I can't say enough positive things about Kindra as my doula during labor and as my lactation consultant for weeks after delivery. During my 26 hours of labor I thought to myself several times that I would pay her 10 times what I was paying her for the priceless work she was doing. Being someone who is normally very self-sufficient and self-contained, I was amazed at how much I ended up relying on her expertise, emotional support, and physical presence. She did a wonderful job preparing me and my partner prior to delivery and was essential in helping my partner feel involved in supporting me through this process. Our anxiety was greatly reduced just knowing she was available and my focus on ways to reduce the pain of labor was only possible because of her constant, calm, experienced, and thoughtful presence.

After delivery we had significant trouble with breast feeding. Kindra worked with us at the hospital and during numerous visits at home to ensure we were doing everything we could to be successful with breast feeding. We were able to get on track within only a week, and now feel confident we'll be able to continue breast feeding successfully for as long as baby needs. During this difficult time, Kindra was often available at odd hours for phone consultations and home visits. She was very encouraging and supportive of my goals, but always with the bigger picture of a healthy baby and mom in mind. I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to recommend Kindra to anyone I knew for doula, midwife, or lactation consultant work. Our experience of the weeks prior to delivery, delivery, and post delivery was greatly enhanced because of her involvement and we will be forever thankful.

- Tara

Bend, Oregon Midwife

Offering midwifery care, home birth services, doula services, breastfeeding support, and childbirth education classes in Bend, Redmond, Sisters, La Pine, Prineville, and Madras.

I am so happy to announce that Dana Johnson and I have decided to merge our practices. Please visit us at Mandala Midwifery


 "Above all, I believe in the family’s right to make informed decisions about what kind of care they receive throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum. My goal is to assist each family to become educated about pregnancy and birth and to feel confident making their own decisions, regardless of what those decisions are. Every pregnancy, labor and birth are different so I believe in providing flexible, patient and individualized care. With this type of care, each family can have the highest quality experience possible. Each person involved--mom, dad, siblings and baby--deserves the personal, compassionate, humble care of a well-trained midwife. I support families as a licensed midwife with complete prenatal care, labor and birth care, as well as postpartum and newborn care. I also offer support as a doula in the hospital for families who choose a hospital birth with a nurse midwife or OB/GYN. "

Kindra Kennedy - Certified Professional Midwife, Licensed in Oregon

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