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Christine Jennings

Five Elements Birth Services

Website: http://www.fiveelementsbirth.com

Phone: 587-581-5810

Birth Fee: $1000

Fee Details: Open to being flexible with pricing and adjusting number of meetings to meet my client's needs.

Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 50 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, February 2012
  • DONA International, February 2014
  • Birthing From Within, June 2015
Type of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per Month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
I attend planned home births with a registered midwife.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Breastfeeding for Doulas

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Plus size mothers
  • Prematurity
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Babywearing education
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother Roasting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have served as the President (2014-2016) and Secretary (2013-2014) of the Calgary Doula Association. I have studied with the Farm Midwives in Summertown, TN and taken both the Lamaze Childbirth Education and Birthing From Within Childbirth Education Training. I am working on my DONA postpartum certification.

Languages spoken: English

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Katie Phipps

From the moment we met with Christine over coffee it felt very comfortable and familiar. Two very good and important qualities for someone who will in relatively short time go from total stranger to attending your birth! I didn't even really know for certain that I wanted/needed a doula, but I can say now in hindsight, it was a very smart decision. Having Christine at both of our births gave me a level of comfort and confidence that I'm sure would not have been possible without her. Having a person who is there and 100% devoted to you (and sometimes your partner!) from the beginning contractions right until your baby arrives is invaluable. There may be one or many other medical professionals involved in your birth, but the truth is no one is looking out for you through calm eyes like your Doula. My husband and I both greatly benefited from Christine's calm energy, her encouragement and coaching and at the right moment knowing when you need a chance of scenary. There are so many unknowns heading in a birth, and things may not go as planned, but I felt some level of comfort knowing that the things I could control I did, and having a Doula by our side was a big one.

Christine works well in a hospital setting (birth #1) and at the Birth Centre (birth #2). Both my doctors and nurses, and then midwife were complimentary of Christine's style of support and were happy to have her work alongside them. Plus as an added bonus she will literally hand feed you perfectly sized peanut butter toast while you snuggle and nurse your new baby! 

Posted 12/7/2017

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