A Certified Doula & Birthkeeper and developer of Wit’nLove Birth Services, Kristi Whitten is a woman with many hats. She is wife to her middle school sweetheart; a mother of seven, five of whom she birthed at home without the assistance of a medical attendant; a freebirth advocate and supporter; the co-founder and producer of the Birth Set Free Project with fellow freebirther and friend; and a Licensed Independent Minister. She’s passionate about many things, but most namely serving birthing families and educating others on unhindered, undisturbed, and intuitive birth.
In addition to her love for the beauty of birth and the amazing design of the human body to bring forth little humans, Kristi loves learning from and ministering to others as she pursues Christ; she’s passionate about supporting and validating trauma survivors, walking alongside others as they journey through their struggles and overcome hard things. Due to her own past experiences with childhood trauma involving sexual abuse, domestic violence, an abuse induced mentally ill mother, and emotional neglect with C-PTSD and anxiety, it’s especially of value to her to help others who’ve struggled as she has. As such, she’s pursued further education in these areas to heal her own past trauma and knows firsthand the harsh reality of what that looks like.
Kristi and her husband married in 2003 and soon after, began growing their family. They gave birth to their first two children in the hospital and their other five children were born at home without the presence of a medical attendant. It’s the support of several women that helped Kristi to question the system, to ask the next question, to be confident, educated, and safe in her own birthing journey, and to trust her own intuition above all else that has led her to where she is today; with the desire to help others in the same way she received.
“It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.”Confuscious
“A cheerful heart is good medicine.”Proverbs 17:22
“The most important tool for victory in any area of our lives, begins with the willingness to try.”Kristi Whitten