Fee Details: Proudly serving parents of the Palm Beaches with evidence, encouragement, and empathy * Complimentary consult for all new/expectant parents * Sliding scale for mothers who aged out of or currently are in foster care * Package discounts * Insurance reimbursement and bartering are possible * Affordable "birth only" service available for last-minute decision makers and families who have birthed naturally before * Postpartum support customized specifically to your interests and needs * More details on website.
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 6 births attended
Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 4 families served
Birth Doula Certifications
DONA International - Certified Birth Doula
DONA International, February 2015
ProDoula, July 2015
Type of Practice: On-call doula service
Clients per Month: 1 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families
Postpartum limits/restrictions: No indoor smoking * Postpartum Shifts are a minimum of 90 minutes per visit (though I highly recommend at least 4 hours per visit, for your benefit) Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals I'm happy to travel to the following hospitals: * Good Samaritan Medical Center * JFK Medical Center * St. Mary's Medical Center * Wellington Regional Medical Center * Jupiter Medical Center * Palms West Hospital * Bethesda Hospital East * Boca Raton Regional Hospital. *** Out of respect for mothers with a history of precipitous labors, if you have evidence to believe you may have rapid birth, I reduce my travel range to the following hospitals: * Good Samaritan Medical Center * St. Mary's Medical Center * JFK Medical Center Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers I support you birthing wherever you feel most comfortable, safe, and at peace! Attends home births? Some Home Births I will attend any home birth in a non-smoking home.
In pursuit of IBCLC (numerous breastfeeding courses taken)
Other Relevant Certifications
4. Biologix Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists Trained
CPR Certified - Red Cross
ProDoula Pre-Certified Postpartum Doula, ProDoula Pre-Certified Postpartum Placenta Specialist, Birthing From Within Birth Art Process certified, and K-Power for Mind-Body Therapists (K-Power is kinesiology -- muscle testing and balancing for optimal physical, emotional, and mental performance)
Specialized training or previous experience
Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
Postpartum mood disorders
Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Special Services Offered
American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
Birth Pool rental
Birthing From Within Birth Art Services
Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
Relevant volunteer or advocacy work
I founded and am the branch ambassador for Palm Beach's Hike it Baby, which facilitates getting parents of infants and young children out in nature together with other families. I am also an active member of Junior League of the Palm Beaches, a community-strengthening women's organization, and a volunteer fundraiser for the Dressember Foundation, which provides dignity and support for those fleeing human trafficking. Additionally, I offer my doula services on a sliding scale to those who aged out of the foster care system or currently are in foster care, as well as to pregnant mothers who are in recovery for substance abuse.
Languages spoken: English
Service Area Map
Area of practice: West Palm Beach, FL Travel Range: 23 Miles Travel comments/restrictions: I proudly and exclusively serve Palm Beach County, however, West Boca Medical Center and Lakeside Medical Center are beyond my travel range.
Certifications for Christine Frackelton
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