Meet Chrystin Pflum,CLD, Birth Doula

I would like to thank you for considering me as your birth doula! Birth is such a sacred event; I’m always honored to be a part of a family’s journey!!!

My journey to becoming a Birth Doula

Chrystin Pflum, TampaBay Birth Doula

My passion for birth started in 2005 when a good friend, invited me to her birth. Witnessing her birth changed my life forever! Shortly thereafter, I became pregnant with my first born child, Ava. I started reading Ina May books, hired a doula and became obsessed learning all things birth related! My urge to support families with their own pregnancy, birth and new life as parents along with breastfeeding support, became stronger with each passing year. I since then have had two more beautiful girls, MaKalyn and Serenity-I also have two teenage bonus children

I attended the CAPPA,  CLD (certified labor doula) workshop held by “For the Love of Birth” in May/June of 2013. I finished the required process and obtained my CLD (Certified Labor Doula) certificate in July of 2014. I have supported multiple family’s as a Birth Doula in all of Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. I also attended the VBAC facts workshop hosted by Jennifer Kamel, in November of 2013. I became a certified Infant massage instructor with CIMI in May 2014. On January 2015, I became a certified Breath of Life Doula.  I’m always continuing my education on pregnancy, birth and newborn related topics. I also provide education on baby wearing, cloth diapering and car seat safety.

My mission is to provide a supportive and safe environment for the birthing woman and her family. I promise to give unconditional emotional, physical and informational support to every woman, regardless of her birth choices. I hope to enable my doula-supported families a constant calming presence during their birth experience. As a Certified Birth Doula, my goal is for every family to experience the childbirth process as a safe, empowering and memorable rite of passage.

I am trained and experienced in:

  • High risk birth
  • Water birth
  • Vaginal births after Cesarean sections (VBAC)
  • Out of hospital birth
  • Natural Birth
  • Planned Cesarean birth
  • Twin birth
  • Providing support during labor and childbirth for partners, siblings and the extended family
  • Teen moms
  • Advanced maternal age
  • IVF
  • Surrogacy