Short story & juicy bits

Hi, I’m Kristin Beckedahl.

For the past 20 years I’ve worked holistically within the pregnancy, birthing and postnatal circles. It’s been rewarding, inspiring and pretty awesome!

I’ve been a been a Naturopath for 20 years, a Childbirth Educator and Doula for over 13 years and a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist for 8 years.

I love seeing pregnancies bloom and women discovering their body’s innate wisdom for birthing. I love witnessing the push through vulnerability to arrive at the courage.

I also love seeing men step up at birth and soften at the same time.

I love sharing all the knowledge I can, paying it forward.

I’m a big believer in the ‘fourth trimester.’  The gains from acknowledging and implementing this are invaluable for all.

I am also the mother to two amazing children. By far, my greatest life achievement!

I live by the ocean in Fremantle, Western Australia. I will never tire of the sunsets and lifestyle. Home is amongst the gum trees, backyard chooks and our endearing English Springer Spaniel, Albie.

Juicy Bits

I am a second generation birth worker, having heard birth stories from a very early age from my mother who was a midwife.

One day in 1998, not long after finishing my Naturopathy degree, I had a tarot card reading in Byron Bay (as you do). The woman told me she could see pregnancy and babies all around me in my future. And there I was thinking I would go on to be a mother of 12! Phew!

I have had an ongoing love affair with herbal medicine since I was a little girl. My first job after graduating was managing a herbal dispensary. Complete herbal heaven!

Good coffee matters. So does forgiveness, gratitude, sleep and I love you’s.

Birth matters. Mothering matters. As does how a woman feels throughout her experiences of both.

I met the man of my dreams on the dance floor in the wee hours at a nightclub in Sydney. Yes, magic happens!

I have leapt from a light aircraft not once, but twice in skydives. On my second jump I was also 10 weeks pregnant.

As a doula I’ve been described as a realist, passionate and committed. I’ve also affectionately been called “a wingman”, “a secret weapon” and “a beacon of continuity”.

When I’m not relishing in family time, I’m listening to podcasts or day dreaming.

I am still moved to tears at every birth I attend as a doula. Very much a cup-runneth-over moment!

Life is always better when I get to move my body, float in the ocean, hike in nature and dance to house music.

A solo trip to India in the mid 90’s led me to become a Business for Birthing Kits with Birthing Kits Foundation Australia almost 30 years later. You can read more here.

I can also be found downing short machs, reading research or binge-watching Outlander.

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