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Meet Krystal

I am a Lactation Consultant, Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Placenta Encapsulation specialist, but above all else, I am a mother. I have four wild little children.  Noah was born via cesarean in 2008, Kellan’s birth was a healing VBAC in 2010, Dahlia was born in 2015, another VBAC and Heinz my 3rd VBAC, was born in 2022.  Each pregnancy, each birth, and each child has taught me more about myself, about life and about birth, then I thought possible.  My experiences have left me with a deeper understanding of patience and trust, courage, humility and grace.  

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Each of my births and breastfeeding journeys were transformative experiences, and have inspired my path both personally and professionally.  Over the last 13 years I have nourished a deep passion for supporting new & growing families on their journey; honoring pregnancy and birth as not just a means to an end, but as a rite of passage, a powerful and beautiful journey full of love, connection and self discovery.  I believe that labor and birth can be experienced in mindful awareness and that your preparation happens in your heart and soul, not solely in your head.  

Breastfeeding is another adventure after your birth!  I've had an easy road, and a hard road and the inbetween with my babies and have infinite gratitude and respect for the women who helped me through each path.  I have LOVED supporting breastfeeding families over the last 12 years and would love to help you meet your breastfeeding goals. 


As an Educator, Mentor, Doula & Mother, I honor YOUR unique journey no matter what paths you walk.   My role is to help you discover your own innate power, to cultivate your confidence, and nurture your ability to handle whatever comes your way.  I am dedicated to helping you have the most satisfying and empowering experience as possible as you bring your baby (or babies!) earthside and support your breastfeeding goals.  It is truly a gift to be invited into the sacred space of a birthing or newborn family.  I am continually in awe of the strength, power, love and courage I am able to witness with each and every family I work with!

"The best part about choosing Krystal to be my Doula is that she brings so much joy to the experience." - Kaili Reynolds

Birth Related Experience and Trainings
  • High Risk Pregnancy and Drug Counseling 2005-2008

  • Postpartum Group Facilitation 2010 - present

  • Breastfeeding Counselor 2010 - present

  • Childbirth Education 2012 - present

  • Providing Birth Doula services  2013 - present

  • Placenta Encapsulation services 2013 - present

  • Owner and Founder of The Santa Cruz Village Birth & Family Enrichment Center.  Offering services for families from preconception through the toddler years with over 30 different instructors and providers.  2011 - 2014.

  • Completed Breastfeeding Counselor training with Nursing Mothers Counsel Dec 2010

  • Completed Birth Doula Training with Doulas of North America (DONA) Jan 2013

  • Completed Childbirth Educator Training with Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) Jan 2013

  • Competed Birthing From Within Mentor training August 2013

Doula for Childbirth
Doula in Lake Tahoe, CA
Doula Lake Tahoe
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