Holistic midwifery care from preconception through the postpartum.

 

I am an independent midwife offering home birth midwifery and childbirth doula services as well as holistic wellness care in the greater Boston area through southeastern New Hampshire, supporting a broad range of reproductive health needs. 

Baraka is an Arabic word meaning blessing (berakhah in Hebrew), a warm and powerful essence that can linger in a place, a person, or an experience. We learn and grow through all of our fertility experiences, whether they be challenging or rewarding (and usually a mix of both). I believe that all people deserve compassionate, personalized, and professional care across the spectrum of fertility, pregnancy, loss, and wellness needs. 

 

Services

Home Birth

Doula Care

 
  • "It’s impossible to thank you enough for the amazing support you provided during our pregnancy and birth. Our experience would not have been as extraordinary, transformative, or filled with as much love and security if you had not been a part of it. From the moment we met you, we felt an instant connection thanks to your warmth, caring, and wisdom. It was truly a privilege to learn from you each visit and to get to know you, and a special joy that you helped deliver our baby."
    — Aislinn P., Concord, New Hampshire
  • "I hired Krystina as my doula for the birth of my second child fairly early in my pregnancy, before I knew the degree to which the baggage of my first labor and delivery would affect how I felt as my due date approached. Krystina provided not only extremely helpful advice about the usual discomforts of pregnancy, like acid reflux or insomnia—she also helped me navigate the emotional aspects with great depth and sensitivity."
    — Sophie I., Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • "Having a hospital birth naturally, Krystina was crucial to ensuring that our wishes were heard by the hospital staff. She was tireless during my labor in helping to adjust my positioning, providing comfort measures, and making sure I ate and drank. Her presence was so calming and added a sense of peace and acceptance of the natural process. She made me feel as though everything was going according to plan, even when I doubted my own abilities."
    — Meredith K., Boston, Massachusetts
  • "My wife and I found her working style to be a wonderful combination of calm and warm throughout every stage of the process, from pre-meetings to inform us and help us through our first-baby jitters; to her unwavering stamina, positivity and commitment..."
    — Greg E., Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • "From the beginning, Krystina made it clear that she would work to ensure our preferences were met, even when these ran counter to the procedures typically enacted in a hospital. She supported us, giving us information about steps normally taken and offered insights and guidance about which might be avoided."
    — Carol G., Portsmouth, New Hampshire
 
 

"Life [exists] only because of a myriad of synchronicities that bring us to this particular place at this particular moment. In return for such a gift, the only sane response is to glitter in reply."

— Robin Wall Kimmerer