Hi there beautiful momma! My name is Trista Birdzell. I am a mom to two incredible kids and a wife to my husband of 10 years. I am a Utah native that did a brief stint in Texas while my husband was serving in the United States Army.
As long as I can remember I have felt drawn to the beauty of pregnancy, labor and the birthing process. I pursued a medical career in Medical Assisting and While working with an Obstetric Physician for the next 5 years I found my love for pregnancy and birth grow even more. My favorite part of my job was developing a relationship with my pregnant mommas. Seeing them through their entire pregnancy and being involved in a great amount of their care. I took great pride in making sure that every mom was being heard by the physician and that they were not just simply becoming another patient to mark off the list. They were seen, heard and loved.
So after the very hard birth of my second child I decided to pursue my dream of joining other birth workers and became a trained Birth Doula through DONA international. I wanted to help woman advocate for themselves by knowing their options and helping them feel safe, loved and as comfortable in their laboring journey as possible. I knew that there had to be a better way for women to be heard in the delivery room, to be able to move around, and have their voice heard and bodies respected. I knew that If I would have hired a Doula that my son's birth, would have been a completely different experience.
I work to provide comfort to you with your pregnancy, labor and birth journey in anyway that you feel is needed. Specializing in light touch massage, guided meditation, counter pressure techniques, a comforting and calming voice, helping you develop a self love practice, and working through fears and preparing for the birth and the postpartum period. I also really love involving the partner as much as possible since Oxytocin is a key player in the labor game!
I have personal experience with breastfeeding as well as formula feeding. I love breastfeeding and think that breast milk is incredibly important to those growing babies and I love to work with new parents on establishing a great relationship with your breastfeeding journey. I do also know that it is not for everyone and think that you should do whatever works best for you and your baby(ies).
My goal is to help change the birthing community starting with empowering and educating parents and helping them feel safe, loved and heard in their journey into parenthood.
My hobbies include, Yoga, meditation, dancing in the kitchen with my kids, being out in nature, painting and coloring with my 5 year old daughter, reading, swimming, boating, camping, cooking, baking and hanging out in bed with my husband watching our favorite shows.
Doulas of North America (DONA) Trained
The VBAC Link Doula Training
Advanced Rebozo Techniques Training
Reach out to Trista today for a complimentary, no obligation consultation!