Krista Maltais, Founder/Owner of Relief
Krista Maltais is an Advanced Postpartum Doula (AdvPCD) and Certified Postpartum Doula Trainer (PDT) through DONA International and an Advanced Lactation Consultant (ALC) through the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies from the University of New Hampshire and has worked as an Adjunct Professor at Great Bay College in the Early Childhood Education Department. Krista began working as a postpartum doula in 2006 and was a member of the Seacoast Doula Group for six years before co-founding the Great Bay Doulas in 2011 and then founding Relief - Parenting Respite & Resource Center in 2018.
Krista has worked with newborns (including many multiples!), siblings and parents in a variety of settings both in the United States and abroad. She has a strong background in parent-child attachment, family dynamics, growth and development as well as family support. Krista believes that all families are unique and deserve compassionate support so they may gain the confidence, skills and resources needed to build a strong and successful family foundation. She is continually honored to be a part of that process!
The concept of Relief Parenting was born from Krista’s professional observations and personal experiences as a mother. Krista lives in Exeter, NH with her husband and two boys, holds a variety of weekly classes and events at Relief, travels throughout New England to teach DONA International Postpartum Doula Workshops, and is a passionate advocate for family support.
Krista Maltais, founder and owner of Relief - Parenting Respite and Resource Center in Hampton, NH, is an Advanced Postpartum Doula, Certified Postpartum Doula Trainer, Advanced Lactation Consultant, and simply a powerful, compassionate, inspiring leader in the Seacoast community. In this episode, Krista opens up with courage and vulnerability about her own experience of becoming a mom, coming up against some pressures and assumptions, feeling extremely alone at moments, and craving connection. Her journey supported her to lean into her community, ask for help, and practice receiving necessary and deep support, which ultimately led to the birth of Relief Parenting Center. Krista dives into her passion for supporting moms, parents, and families as they navigate all the different transitions and stages. Relief Parenting Center offers tremendous resources and support for families from educational classes, therapy, much needed rest (yes… the center has 2 respite rooms and on-site childcare), parenting consultations, play-groups, and so much more! Krista is a mom, wife, community connector, nourisher, passionate advocate for family support, and truly, a heart-felt, brilliant woman living her purpose and passion. Tune in to learn more about Krista and this incredible center, and enjoy!