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Christine Robinson, CLD (CAPPA) , HCHD, CHBE

COACH Doula, Inc.

Website: https://www.doulasofasheville.com

Phone: 828-222-0446

Birth Fee: $1000

Postpartum Rate: $35

Fee Details: **I am booking clients through Doulas of Asheville www.doulasofasheville.com ** The fee for birth support through Doulas of Asheville is $1000 & includes: A complimentary initial consultation (up to 1hr); 1 prenatal appointment (up to 2 hours); unlimited phone/email support; on-call availability from contract signing; support during your labor; 1 postpartum visit (up to 2 hours). 50% of the fee is a retainer due upon contract signing to secure your place on our calendar. The balance is due by week 36 of your pregnancy. You may pay at once or installments, according to your preference. we accept cash, check, credit/debit cards & PayPal as methods of payment. Birth or postpartum doula clients may add on placenta encapsulation and/or belly binding at a reduced rate. Postpartum care is available day and/or night, in short- or long-term packages. Please contact us to inquire about postpartum care packages or to build one that meets your needs.

Birth Doula Experience: 5 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 5 years

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Group practice with shared call schedule

Clients per Month: 0 to 6 births and 0 to 6 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I'm proud to work with families choosing any of the Asheville area hospitals.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Now attending births at the WNC Birth Center
Attends home births? No Home Births
Unfortunately my business insurance prohibits me from attending planned home births.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • 4. Biologix Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists Trained
  • Tranquil Transition Placenta Services (TTPS - Now ProDoula Placenta Prep) trained in placenta encapsulation Bengkung Belly Binding

College Education

  • BA/BS
  • MA/MS

Special Services Offered

  • Babywearing education
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Current member of the Doula Association of the Mountain Area (DAMA), Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) and ProDoula. Member of Young Professionals of Asheville. Former doula with Chicago Volunteer Doulas (Aug-Dec 2014).

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Christine Robinson, CLD (CAPPA) , HCHD, CHBE

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Anna Colaner Dixon

Our experience with Christine was absolutely positive.Christine first sought to understand what type of birth we were hoping for and what type prenatal and labor support we were seeking in a doula. She heard us, understood us, and responded beautifully.

At our request, to prepare for labor and newborn care, she shepherded us through researching the issues and decisions we would face, providing us with evidence-based resources and multiple perspectives to help us make informed decisions.

During labor and delivery, Christine read and anticipated my husband’s and my support needs perfectly, even with our different personalities and needs. She stepped in when we needed her but also gave us space to have our own intimate moments as a couple, all seamlessly and without us having to say a word.When facing confusion or anxiety during the labor process, we literally looked to her for help.Each time, she recognized and addressed our concerns quickly, quietly, and appropriately.At times, this meant reminding us how to speak up to the hospital staff when we weren't being heard.Other times it meant handling communication with friends and family when we could not, taking notes when we did not have our wits about us, or suggesting the implementation of new comfort measures as labor progressed.

At our post-natal visit, we shared our experiences and challenges as new parents, and Christine responded with recommendations and resources based on our needs. Further, she took time to listen and answer questions as we processed our labor and delivery experience.

Initially, we hired a doula to help mitigate our fears associated with childbirth. What a wonderful surprise it was to look back and find our experience was empowering, beautiful, and even joyful. We believe we owe that, in large part, to Christine’s work and skillful support.

Posted 10/17/2014

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