We had the good fortune of connecting with Stephanie Krueger Domingue and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Stephanie, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I’m from Colorado, born and raised with a few stints abroad. I was raised on a small sustainable farm. My family worked hard to grow and raise what we would eat, including ethical meat, eggs, milk, cheese, and seasonal produce.
I would/ and still do spend countless hours in the barn with my mom and we quietly watch’s goats deliver their kids, horses foal, and even chicks slowly hatch.
I’ve developed a patience for the way life is meant to unfold, unhurried, and in its own time. Which has been an incredible gift in my own birthwork career.
Growing up with a taste of this rural life, gave me a desire to explore the world, and when I came home from all my time abroad, I appreciated my upbringing that much more.
To sum it up, I still feel that being an ethical consumer, hard work, and patience are life’s bread and butter.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I offer pregnancy-postpartum support. *I’m a big believer that once Postpartum, always Postpartum. We need to honor the mothers, and their birth/womb experiences.
I am deeply passionate about supporting women to and through their womb/birth experiences. I vow to guide birthing persons through the threshold of transition, create safe space, and honor their intuition. Through selfless service, resources, support, and healing touch we can come back to the ancient way of honoring the bringers of life, as they transform and process the rawness of their birth.
My own births, loss, and postpartum experiences have led me to this sacred living movement, and desire to help cultivate a nourishing pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience for all. (whether you are expecting, had a baby yesterday, or 40 years ago). I also have a passion for supporting those who have experienced or are facing loss.
After completing a Bachelors in Science from CSU, I chose to pursue more holistic education and became A Registered Yoga Teacher. Working my way to an E-RYT 200 Status, with multiple continuing education credits through the Yoga Alliance. Including Postpartum Yoga, Baby & Me, Yin, and Yoga Nidra. If you have ever had me for a yoga class you know I’m passionate about the pelvic floor and breath awareness. I’m a Red Drum Carrier & Leader, Steamy Chick certified in peristeam facilitation, and studying peristeam hydrotherapy. I also am trained and certified through The Matrona as a holistic doula, The Sacred Living Movement as a Mother Roaster, and Birth Arts International, I hope to support you in all the ways I can, and refer out when more support is needed to any of the amazing providers we have here in Colorado.
I’ve gotten where I am business wise primarily by word of mouth. Networking among birth communities is huge. And we are so lucky to be surrounded by so many wonderful ones here in Colorado.
A big lesson i’m still learning is how to value my time. I don’t want anyone to be without support in such a vulnerable time
In life, and yet, my work needs to be sustainable for me, so I don’t burn out.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Oh gosh, with small kids we don’t get out much these days.
I would say that on Sundays the bootstrap brewing in Longmont has a Ukelele open jam that is pretty incredible.
The brew hop trolly is a great time too, it takes you around on a “bar crawl” of all the local distilleries and breweries in Boulder county.
But more then likely we find ourself outdoors, exploring places like horsetooth reservoir, devils backbone, rabbit mountain, Chataqua, and other kid friendly hikes.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’m a big believer in reciprocity, we learn/gain something from every interaction with someone, as they do from Us.
As someone who values education and community, I’ve made countless connections with women near and far who all have something beautiful to share with me, and I with them.
I really want to shoutout to Whapio and the Matrona. While my doula studies run deep and with many different teachings, the holistic doula and postpartum program she offers truly is mind expanding. This mentorship, and information from this elder in birthwork makes me feel incredibly empowered, and confident that I am in the right work.
Photos by Aubrey Nicole Photography