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That tenth month, or about forty days after your baby is born, is a crucial time for bonding with your baby. A postpartum doula is a woman who facilitates that time, and helps ease the transition for your newly grown family. You can begin preparing for the tenth month by attending breastfeeding and babywearing classes before your baby is even born. As two mothers of three, Certified Lactation Educators, babywearing educators, and one DONA trained postpartum doula in the Twin Cities, we have experience and can bring a calming presence to your household. We have a passion for breastfeeding, helping moms with babywearing, and cloth diapers. We will provide evidence based education and non-judgmental support for all kinds of families, and will help you find the confidence within yourself to be the best mother you can be.   10668576_10105044182754173_714426628_n12193665_749690873180_939080792657233903_n
My name is Christina Owen (she/her). I am a mom of four living in St. Paul, Minnesota. The weeks after my second child was born were some of the most difficult weeks of my life, but my saving grace was a new mom support group. It was from this time period that I came to value the importance of having some sort of support mechanism for new (or new again) parents. It wasn’t until later that I discovered postpartum doulas and decided this was what I needed and wanted to become. My whole childhood and throughout my teen years I had a strong desire to help the plight of women, and over time that has not changed, but has evolved to wanting to help new mothers and parents; to nurture them in this crucial period of their lives, and this includes all aspects of the postpartum period – breast/chestfeeding, infant care, and babywearing especially. I’ve been a postpartum doula and a babywearing educator for 5 years. I’ve been a Certified Lactation Education Counselor for 4 years, and Center for Babywearing Studies Trained Educator for 2 years. When I’m not “doula-ing,” I love playing board games, drinking coffee, swimming, camping, crocheting, or maybe sewing something. I am also a former Master Babywearing Educator through Babywearing International, and President of Babywearing Twin Cities. I also love to cook. I love to feed people and usually I’m making food in large batches. My most recent continuing education has been attending WEAR and the La Leche League of MN and the Dakotas Conference in 2017, BOND Conference and the International Babywearing Conference in 2016. Coming up in 2018 I will be attending the International Babywearing Conference in Des Moines, IA, and the Center for Babywearing Studies Progressions Training.