Kristin was born and raised a Prairie girl, spending a majority of her life in Winnipeg MB. Having a passion for travel and helping others, she moved with her husband to India in 2010. They spent two years learning the culture, building community and assisting various humanitarian efforts, including empowering women at a local women's shelter. After two years abroad, they learned the exciting news that they were pregnant with their first child, and decided to move back to Canada to be close to family.
In 2014, shortly after the birth of their second child, they settled in Kelowna BC.
With a passion for women's health and wanting a career that allowed her to inspire and motivate people towards autonomy and empowered birth, she pursued a career as a birth doula and childbirth educator.
As a mother of three, she understands that how you feel about your birth affects how you experience the postpartum transition. It is because of this that she is passionate about equipping families with the tools, resources and expertise so they feel confident as they transition into parenthood.
She wants to create a safe space in which to serve women in the exploration of their birth options, truly listening with an unbiased ear, and being the encouraging, reassuring presence throughout the prenatal and birthing process.
Kristin loves the term ‘holding space’, because it encapsulates so much of what she does in her work, which is ‘being present’, without agenda, without judgement. It's a space where her clients feel safe, honoured and heard.
As a certified doula and childbirth educator, she is dedicated to continuous learning, with a passion for perinatal mental health and mood disorders. She is an active member of the birthing community, most notably an antenatal educator at a local maternity clinic, as well as the BC Interior rep and board member of the BC Doula Services Association.
When she's not at a birth you will probably find her learning about dinosaurs, colouring unicorns, or discovering the outdoors with her husband and three kiddos (Jonah (10), Sophie (8) and Ezra (5) ).