Whatever you are going through, I will be there to hold your hand. We will power through it.
I had my son in 2017 and became a Doula in 2019 because when I gave birth I had no idea Doulas existed.
Fast forward to 2024 and I am STILL a Doula because I have fallen in love with supporting parents and families through one of the most important phases of their lives. Each family has its own dynamic, it's own flow and it lights the fire of my soul to hold space, hold your hand, squeeze your hips, or make you a well deserved cup of coffee while you're in it.
My professional studies for Doula work through DONA International (Birth and Postpartum), ProDoula (Birth, Postpartum, Infant Feeding and Loss), Spinning Babies, and StillBirthday.
My personal studies for Doula work include the books Fair Play, Finding Your Unicorn Space, The Happiness Project, The Wonder Weeks, Babyproofing Your Marriage, The Explosive Child, How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen and how to Listen so Your Kids will Talk, The Dance of Anger, The Dance of Intimacy, How to be the Love You Seek, and so many more.
I will be your cheerleader, your coach, your confidant. We are not friends (yet), I am not part of your family, so you can tell me ALL THE THINGS about the people in your lives and I won't tell anyone.
Birth is hard, having babies is hard. Life is hard.
I really feel like going to my instagram (@kristlegage) and following me there will give you a great look at who I am as a person and help you decide if you want me to be your support person on this journey. A Website isn't going to let you see the nuances that build connection between people. Honestly, social media doesn't either but it's a step closer.
Rain or Shine Doulas