Kirsty Ray, Director Tulsa Family Doulas
CYBE, HCHD, CLD, CPD, CPS
Antepartum, Education, Birth, Postpartum, Belly Binding, Placenta Specialist
Kirsty is now the Director of Tulsa Family Doulas, taking the reign from Sarah Coffin and continually focused on serving the agency's clients and personell with exceptional care. She is certified and experienced as a Your Birth Experience childbirth education instructor and has received the credentials, HCHD, as a Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula, Certified Labor Doula and Certified Postpartum Doula with Your Birth Experience and Certified Placenta Specialist.
She is a married mother of two little girls and after both of her birth experiences, she was left with a feeling that something was missing. After scouring the Internet, she discovered the term "Doula" and was very surprised to begin reading the description of her life. Kirsty is a Doula everyday to her friends and family in so many ways and is so excited to be able to extend that service to the women of the Tulsa area.
Kirsty volunteered in Labor and Delivery and Postpartum at her local hospital during her teen years and that is where the passion for serving women during this amazing time developed. She has gone through a pregnancy alone, has been a single mother, and knows the struggle associated with not having an adequate support system. But she has also had a baby with the support of her husband and numerous family members and still felt there was a need for more support.
She has an overwhelming passion to help mothers go through and come out of the experience of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period feeling empowered and proud of every decision they have made. She wants to make sure that there is a smooth transition from the exciting and nervous surprise of finding out that you're expecting, through the planning and dozens of decisions and definitely through the weeks and months after you bring that sweet bundle home.
Kirsty has grown up in Broken Arrow her entire life and lives at home with her 'partner in crime' as they tackle the daily hysterical scenarios of raising two energetic little girls. They love bike riding as a family, cooking and trying new meals, and are attempting to learn to speak Korean so they can better communicate with the in-laws.
Training and Continuing Education:
- Your Birth Experience, Certified Instructor, CYBE, 2015
- Certified Labor Doula, 2015
- Postpartum Doula, 2015
- CPR and first aid certified, 2015
- Certified Placenta Specialist, 2016
- Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula, HCHD, 2016
- Blood borne pathogens training, 2016
Confidence and Experience in Birth
- Hospital Birth
- Epidural and narcotic analgesia
- Natural Birth
- Single Mothers
Confidence and Experience in Postpartum
- Bottle Feeding
- Sibling Adjustment
- Overnight Care
- Large Package Contracts
- Birth Planning