Midwifery care is about you. Your body. Your baby. Your family. Your choices. Your journey.

I support families from preconception care through home birth and the postpartum, in Southern New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.

 

 

Services

Midwifery Care

Doula Support

 
  • "Krystina is a wealth of information and her knowledge of the birth process coupled with her genuine compassion and care for our well being was essential to the positive experience we had. She was with us by phone, email and/or in person from the start of labor and was a grounding source of love and encouragement through delivery, literally holding my hand and rubbing my feet."
    — Karly N., Dover, NH
  • "My pregnancy had the most amazing moments along with the most devastating. You helped to remind me of the balance that is everywhere."
    — Johanna S., Portsmouth, NH
  • "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 knew that she was what I needed to embark on my journey to motherhood. Every step, she was there answering my questions, concerns, holding space through my laughs and my tears. Krystina’s professionalism in intense moments and advocacy for my wellbeing were nothing less but the best I could ever ask for."
    — Maria F., Newton, 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
  • "She had strength and energy when I had none and was there to ensure that both my husband and I took care of ourselves and each other during the process. She helped calm me and suggested ways my husband could assist during the process. When I hired a doula, I was looking for an advocate who would offer their support and expertise to assist me during the preparation and birth of my child. Krystina surpassed all my expectations going above and beyond."
    — Michelle G., Merrimack, MA
  • "Having Krystina as my doula was easily one of the best decision I made surrounding my pregnancy and childbirth. I'm a type 1 diabetic which means my pregnancy involved lots of testing, monitoring, and medical intervention ...not easy when you're a naturally minded person. Krystina gave me the support (and resources) I needed to navigate through my high risk pregnancy with empowerment... even when that meant come labor and delivery time I needed a c-section."
    — Rachel M., Manchester, NH
 
A South Asian mother kisses her newborn baby. Krystina Friedlander, CPM is a midwife offering home birth midwifery care, as well as doula support, well-person care, and herbalism consultations in NJ and PA.

Being born is important
You who have stood at the bedposts
and seen a mother on her high harvest day,
the day of the most golden of harvest moons for her.

You who have seen the new wet child
dried behind the ears,
swaddled in soft fresh garments,
pursing its lips and sending a groping mouth
toward nipples where white milk is ready.

You who have seen this love’s payday
of wild toiling and sweet agonizing.

You know being born is important.
You know that nothing else was ever so important to you.
You understand that the payday of love is so old,
So involved, so traced with circles of the moon,
So cunning with the secrets of the salts of the blood.
It must be older than the moon, older than salt.

— Carl Sandburg