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Christine Litas

Our Wise Ways

Phone: 5104570913

Birth Fee: $1500 to $1800

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $50

Fee Details: Will consider reduced-fee for clients in need, don't let the fee stop you from reaching out!

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 60 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 15 families served

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • I recently completed midwifery training and am in the process of licensure. I am a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula through Cornerstone Doula Trainings.

College Education

  • AA/AS
  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am a volunteer with Birthways Doula Program in Berkeley and have volunteered at San Francisco General Hospital Doula Program and Homeless Prenatal Program in the past. I was also a co-director for the Bay Area Doula Project.

Languages spoken: English, Czech, Spanish

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Oakland, CA
Travel Range: 20 Miles

Client Testimonials for Christine Litas

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Shannon Mochel

I recently had the privelege of having Christine attend the hospital birth of my baby boy. We met towards the end of my third trimester and over the course of a few home visits and telephone check-ins I knew that hiring her was the right decicision. Her knowledge as well as her calming presence were so comforting even before labor began! She was a great sounding board as I avoided pressure to be induced once I went past my due-date. And when I finally did go into labor naturally at 41 weeks she came to my home early in the morning and helped nourish me and reassure me with gentle touch and suggestions for comfortable posititions and movement that allowed me to labor in my own home for as long as possible. The last couple of centimeters of dilation once we reached the hospital were tough, but she and my husband were such amazing support. Up until this point my natural birth had gone exactly as I hoped and I credit Christine for helping me to achieve it. Unfortunately we ran into some complications after that which required medical intervention. Through it all Christine was a great advocate for me with the medical team, asking questions that I wasn't always thinking to ask and offering gentle suggestions that she knew were in my best interest. And when I had to make difficult decisions, it was so reassuring to have her help. While the birth was not the completely natural experience I had hoped for, I have a healthy baby and avoided a c-section and for that I am thankful. My husband, who had been supportive but fairly indifferent about my desire to hire a doula, later told me that Christine's presence at the birth of our son had been "invaluable." I know that he appreciated her support nearly as much as I did, and that is saying a lot! We will forever be grateful to Christine for her presence at this most important moment of our lives. 

Posted 8/11/2015

Birth Availability for Christine Litas

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Postpartum Availability for Christine Litas

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