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Christine Schmidt

Christie Schmidt Birth Doula (CD)DONA

Phone: 630-808-7601

Birth Fee: $700 to $800

Fee Details: I’m just a Mom who believes in helping other Moms. I was a single Mother for several years, I’ve experienced PPD/POA myself. I’m passionate about offering support to other Moms to help ensure that they are set up to be the best Mothers they can be. I’m currently going through specialized parenting training and learning how to best support Moms who wish to wear their babies as well. I have experience personally with both extended breastfeeding and cloth diapering as well.

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 10 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, March 2015
Type of Practice: On-call doula service

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

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

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Personal experience nursing my 3 children

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents

Special Services Offered

  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer Babywearing Educator

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Christine Schmidt

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Julene Barder

My husband and I really appreciated how well Christine supported our desire to have a peaceful and positive birthing experience with our fifth baby. She was very receptive to specific requests we had, was able to step back when we were doing ok and come right back in when I needed pain-relieving measures, and communicated well with us the entire time. Christine has a pleasant personality that was so easy to have around, especially since we ended up pulling an all-nighter laboring. We were also thrilled with the high-quality photographs she captured of our first moments with our daughter.  They are amazing!  We highly recommend Christine and are so thankful to have found her.  

Posted 7/18/2018

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Allison Kapitanoff

We hired Christie for the birth of our third child, not having used a doula for the first two.  We had just suffered major losses in our family, I was working through a lot of anxiety about my pregnancy and delivery, and my husband thought that having "extra" hands before and during the labor would be beneficial.  From the start, Christie was amazing- accommodating, accepting, understanding, and supportive.  She accepted my "expertise" and experience in childbirth both as a mother and a childbirth educator, while providing just the perfect amount of knowledge and support to make me feel comfortable and confident.  While her presense was helpful during labor and delivery, I believe it was her support during my pregnancy that made all the difference.  She was always a phone call or text away, she met with us often, she comforted me and provided relaxation, and she helped us prepare for the arrival of our little girl in a way that we would not have been able to do without her. It is without reservation that I recommend her to those looking for doula care, as I have to many of my clients!

Posted 7/11/2018

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Rachael Fortman

We were fortunate to have Christie on board as our doula soon after finding out that I was pregnant. From the beginning she provided tons of useful information that my husband and I were able to use when developing our birth plan and deciding what was most important to us on that special day.


We knew we wanted as natural of an experience as possible. I wound up having some complications and Christie checked up on me throughout all the different appointments and tests that were involved with that. When I had to be induced at 37 weeks, Christie helped me remain positive in spite of the change in plans.


On induction day Christie was very attentive to the mood of the room. Lavender aromatherapy spray was my favorite touch from her bag of tricks! When the tunnel vision of active labor set in, Christie was a great source of both physical and emotional support. She reminded me to stay focused on the purpose behind the painto avoid getting lost in it.


Throughout my labor and delivery she remained respectfully engaged with the nursing staff and my doctors. But I think what meant the most to me was knowing that no matter how vulnerable my husband and I might find ourselves at any point, we had Christie in the room to advocate for us, be our voice, and help us stay as true to our birth plan as possible.

Posted 1/5/2016

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Ann-Thea Motley

Christie was invaluable to my husband and I when delvering our first child. Her and I got along right from the beginning. She helped my husband support me and gave great comfort to me when I needed her. She helped answer any questions I had and made me think of things I hadn't considered. She's cheerful and has a very calming way. 

She was always reponsive when I contacted her and went above and beyond what I expected. Her and I still talk and she still helps me when I have questions. So glad I met Christie and I would absolutely reccomend her to anyone looking for a doula.

Posted 10/19/2015

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Guadalupe Arellano

I had the pleasure of having Christie as my doula for the birth of my first child. She was very helpful providing me resources and preparing me with what to expect. Christie was thorough in reviewing all information and helping me prepare my birthing plan. Although my birth did not go as planned (was taken in for a c-section after having a transversed baby), Christine remained by my side to answer any questions and most important provide me with the much needed emotional support that I needed. She showed kindness and am so thankful she was there for my big day. Thanks Christie!

Posted 9/28/2015

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