Phone: (678) 618-7153
Birth Fee: $400 to $750
Fee Details: Includes: prenatal fitness training session, complimentary consultation, flexible payment options, unlimited communication prior to and after delivery, on call 24/7 from 38 to 42 weeks gestation Monitrice services now available.
Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 79 births attended
Clients per Month: to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Young Lives, In Better Hands, PUAH Birthing Services, Melba's Manor
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Griffin, GA
Christina was a huge support in my labor process. She knew so much about every step of the labor. She was able to help me get thru the pain to a much further point, than I was able to do with my 2 previopus children without a Doula. Especially, for us women who's husbands are clueless in the delivery room, she was a God send for support...
I became aquainted with Christina Pruitt six months prior to the birth of my son, when I attended the birth of my niece (my younger sister delivered at Fayette-Piedmont). I was so impressed with Christina's skills and soothing presence that I asked her if she would consider being my doula at the birth of my second child (which was going to be a VBAC). Christina agreed to be my doula and checked in with me throughout my pregnancy to see how appointments were going. She met with me and we discussed my birth plan and she advised various excercises to help me prepare for labor/birth and answered all of my questions. When my real labor began, Christina came to my home to offer support and encouragement and advise me when we should leave for the hospital (which was an hour away). Christina followed my husband and I to the hospital, and supported me throughout a grueling 36+ hour labor. During that time, she advocated for me with hospital staff, educated my husband and sister on techniques to help ease my back labor, suggested different positions, helped keep me hydrated, and reminded me to breathe/moan through contractions in a constructive way. Additionally, Christina took several labor and birth photos that I absolutely treasure. She never seemed to be concerned about the amount of time that she was away from her own family and I felt she was completely focused on me and my birth experience. I am SO GLAD that I hired her as my doula, and would highly recommend her to anyone seeking doula services!!!!
I cannot begin to express how impactful Christina was for my husbabnd and I during our birth experience. This was our first child together and we, like most first time parents, really didn't know what to expect. I had read lots of books, but I still had no clue what it would all be like. Christina met with me in person and talked with me on the phone numerous times before my due date and always knew just what I needed to hear when doubt and uncertainty crept in. Because I went over my due date I was sort of pushed (by my midwife) into being induced and was really unhappy about it. It just wasn't in my plan. But Christina met us at the hospital and stayed with us for the beginning, letting me know just what to expect next. She stepped in when she felt that the nurses were rushing things and backed off when she felt things were going well. She always had my birth plan in mind and tried to make my experience as close to my desires as possible. She helped me get through some of the most intense pain my body will ever feel. She guided my husband into helping wherever he could. She was my voice when I didn't have any idea what to say. And she listened to me when I had met my match in pain. Our entire experience was so much better by her being there and supporting us. I have recommended her to many of my expecting friends and family and my sister used her services just last week. She has really become an important person in my life and always will be. I will use her for as many babies as I have in the future. My husbabnd brags about her still to this day and tells all his friends how different his view of the need for a doula is now. Christina absolutely rocks!!!
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