Fee Details: $800/birth. Financial assistance may be available to families with demonstrated financial need (low resources and income below 250% federal poverty line). Financial assistance is prioritized for expectant parents who are lacking key social support (in other words, those with deceased, hospitalized, incarcerated, or otherwise missing parents and/or spouses/partners). I will consider offers for bartering. If you are a repeat client or have given birth naturally before, you may choose a $600 birth only option, without the standard prenatal and postpartum meetings.
Postpartum fees are usually $25/hour, but variations occur depending on my travel time to your home and the duration of my shifts.
Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 6 births attended
Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 4 families served
Birth Doula Certifications
DONA International - Certified Birth Doula
DONA International, February 2015
ProDoula, July 2015
Type of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 0 to 1 births and 0 to 1 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 Attends home births? Some Home Births Non-smoking home births only
Currently pursuing 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
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. As an active member of Junior League of the Palm Beaches, I also volunteer for organizations working to support area children and improve our community.
Languages spoken: English
Service Area Map
Area of practice: West Palm Beach, FL Travel Range: 23 Miles Travel comments/restrictions: I exclusively serve Palm Beach County. I do not travel to West Boca Medical Center and Lakeside Medical Center.
Certifications for Christine Frackelton
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