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Welcome to

Labor of Love

Painted Leaves

The Support You Deserve

A birth should be a positive experience.  You may be unsure about what to expect and if the things that are happening are "normal". A doula can be the perfect guide. I can help you to navigate through the process, give you emotional and physical support, and help you to be a better advocate for yourself.

I believe you should be filled with confidence and empowerment as you become a mother, and that the way you give birth matters!

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What I Offer

Painted Leaves

Prenatal Visits

 By offering Prenatal Visits, my goal is to reduce any stress, allowing you to pay attention to your body and your baby.


Postpartum Support

Pregnancy, birth and the early days of child rearing can be very scary and stressful. My role with my Postpartum Support service is to ensure you get the best information and care possible. No matter when you need me, I will be there offering support.

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Birthing Guidance

With my Birthing Guidance, I offer unwavering support to you and your family before, during and after birth. I will stay in close contact in order to routinely check how you’re doing and step in with anything you might need.

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All About Me






As a certified Doula, I feel honored to be able to share my expertise with women and families around the Delmarva area. As well as physical support during labor, my role is also to act as an advocate for the birthing woman and her family. 

When I am not involved with births,  I am being mom to my 10 year old amazing twins. I have also been married to my adoring husband for over 16 years who fully supports this on call lifestyle. We love to travel, swim, and play games together as a family. 

I believe that birth is a sacred journey from a woman to a mother. I believe a woman's body is perfectly designed and capable of giving birth. With the right people to support her, she can feel very empowered! I often hear moms say they didn't feel like their voice was heard when giving birth or that they didn't feel supported. I am there to help the woman see her potential and help her to trust her body. I am there to help the partner feel comfortable in supporting mom. I am there to share my own experiences of what birth can be like and give support so moms don't feel alone and can find their inner strength and voice in their birth experience.

It is so hard to sum up my journey in words, feel free to ask me more and I am happy to share. 

  • Certified Birth Doula

  • Certified Post-Partum Doula

  • Certified Breast Feeding Counselor

  • Labor and Delivery Instructor

Get in Touch
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-She was extremely helpful with pain management techniques during labor. The massage tricks she taught me really helped me feel comfortable. She explained how to use the equipment provided to help with dilation and labor. She was also an amazing advocate for my birth plan and helped insured I was not pressured to make a decision I’m am not comfortable with.

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Get in touch!

Kristen Holloway

Painted Leaves


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