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Christie Whitley

Heartland Birth Services

Phone: 316-641-8656

Birth Fee: $575 to $700

Fee Details: I believe every woman who desires doula services should have access to them. If finances are a barrier, please reach out to me and let's see if we can work something out!

Birth Doula Experience: 5 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, July 2014
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I happily attend home births where a midwife is also present!

College Education

  • PhD

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Vaginal breech birth
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Therapist or counselor

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Postpartum Support International Volunteer

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Client Testimonials for Christie Whitley

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Crystal Peters

A few months ago I had my first successful natural birth with the help of an amazing doula, Christie Whitley.  Her warm and comforting manner was a perfect fit for me.  After having had two prior C-sections, and a terrible labor experience with a previous birth, she was the breath of fresh, confident air I needed to get through this birth.  

I found her wisdom indispensable.  She made sure she knew all my needs for this birth and double-checked my birth plan before I spoke with the doctor.  If I hadn't listened to her about when to leave for the birth I would have had the baby on the highway on the way to the hospital! 

I had terrible back pain during this labor, and she helped support my husband with countermassage during contractions and convincing the hospital staff to let me stand up.   I thought I was stuck, because that's what happened last time, but she kept telling me that things were going very well (and fast!) and she was absolutely right.

When I finally gave in to the pain and screamed my code word for epidural, she wisely asked the nurse to check me first.  I was complete and ready to push!  Without her help, I'm sure I would've gotten the drugs right when I was about to push.

I had no idea how to push, but she (along with the doctor and nurses) coached me in how to push.  After the baby was born, she made sure my husband and I had something to eat and drink, took pictures right after the birth, and stayed for about an hour to help with breastfeeding.  

I loved my experience with Christie, and as long as she continues practicing, I will continue to use her for future births.  Even my husband, who thought a doula was unnecessary, told me later how much he appreciated her help.  I would recommend Christie Whitley to any expecting mother!

Posted 11/7/2019

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Morgan

Christie is an amazing doula! We had a hospital birth with our first child and Christie was there with us every step of the way. It being our first, we were definitely nervous and unsure about what to expect. Christie was great at guiding us through everything and explaining what we may encounter before, during and after birth. She kept me calm and comfortable during my very long labor. Her expertise was so valuable to me and my husband. We couldn't recommend her enough!

Posted 10/11/2019

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Taylor

Hiring a doula was the best choice we could have made prior to our babies delivery. As a first time father I enjoyed having another team member by our side. Christie's helpful demenor was not only valuable to my wife throughout labor, but it also allowed me to better support her. In our particular case, labor lasted 36 hours and we couldn't have done it without Christie. I don't know how many children we will have when it is all said and done, but if I have my way Christie will be there for the birth of every one of them. 

Posted 10/11/2019

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Cynthia

Christie is absolutely amazing! And having a doula is worth every penny in my opinion. I had a very long and hard labor (37 hours to be exact) and Christie was there every step of the way, helping me with pain management, helping my husband help me. She was always available to answer questions during my pregnancy and as a first time mom, I had a ton! :) she was the perfect addition to our labor team

Posted 6/4/2019

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Christina Gentry

Christie was the most amazing, kind hearted doula! From the moment I contacted her I knew it was meant to be! She calmed my nerves and went above and beyond what i could have expected! Day of delivery she was there as soon as I asked for her and with my husband and I through the whole thing! She helped him support me and he was super nervous and she helped him as well! Nothing bad to say about her, hire her and you wont regret it! 

Posted 8/5/2018

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Ashley V

We so enjoyed having Christie as our doula! She was extremely helpful ...and now my husband tells everyone they should get a doula! 

Posted 8/2/2018

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Leanne Peace

I hired Christie as my doula for the birth of my third baby in January 2016. As a doula myself I knew I absolutely wanted a doula by my side for my baby's birth. When I met Christie, I felt like we instantly clicked. She listened to all of my concerns, offered helpful suggestions and reassurance. During her prenatal visit with me, she took careful notes of all of my preferences, and discussed at length what my ideal birth was and how she could help support me in achieving it. During the weeks leading up to my due date, she checked in with me often to check on my general well being and any thoughts/concerns I was having. 

Christie consisitently went above and beyond to make me feel supported during my labor and birth and it was incredibly helpful to be able to talk things out with her as different options/scenarios arose during the laboring process. She is knowledgable and informative, about all things birth-related, and was an incredible resource for us. 

I could not have asked for better support, especially postpartum, when she came to my home to discuss the events of my baby's birth. I especially liked that she wrote out a timeline of the day of my daughter's birth, which made such a special keepsake of that day. 

I highly reccomend hiring Christie as your doula, she is warm, kind, respectful and extremely knowledgable. 

Posted 8/5/2016

Birth Availability for Christie Whitley

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