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Christina Latch onto Health

Latch onto Health, LLC

Summerville, SC Service range 100 miles

9125085536

http://www.latchontohealth.com

Birth Fee

$900 to $2300

Postpartum Rate

$25 to $40

Birth Fee

$900 to $2300

Postpartum Rate

$25 to $40


Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Birth Doula Experience

9 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

9 years


Doula Training

  • DONA International, March 2012

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


College Education

MA/MS


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Child passenger safety technician services
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Prenatal & postpartum fitness services
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Therapist or counselor

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Summerville, SC Service range 100 miles

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Diana

6/23/2020

A big thank you Christina for all the support she gave me before, during and after my labor. I am so grateful that I decided to go with a doula and that I found Christina. She was wonderful throughout the entire process. Even the doctors and nurses at the hospital gave her tons of compliments on how supportive, efficient and helpful as a doula she was. My labor lasted 42 hours from early labor until the birth of my daughter. Christina was on the phone with me during the first part of Early Labor and then she came over to my home and we did some preparations for Active Labor and then she spent another 24 hours at the hospital during Active Labor and Transition. I wanted a natural delivery and without Christina it would not have been possible. For all women who are hesitating to hire a Doula, Don’t hesitate. It’s totally worth it!!!

Carmen Diaz

6/17/2020

Christina was a god send to my wife and I. We interviewed several Charleston doulas before selecting her and we could not have been happier! She was with us every step of the way, super nice, professional and most importantly knowledgeable. We ended up with not only a doula but a new friend. My wife said that she could not have made it through her (almost 48 hour) labor without Christina's help. We will be forever grateful to her for everything she did to guide us through the delivery. I highly recommend her services.

Alicia Barksdale

5/17/2020

I can't really say enough about Christina as my doula. She made herself available to me 24/7, and always worked around our schedules to make sure we were able to meet. She put me in touch with so many great resources, including books, nearby classes, placenta encapsulation, and my counselor who I absolutely loved and continued to see during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. She answered any and every question I had, and made sure I was prepared for my birth and executing our birth plan. She not only made sure we had back-up doulas in place, but she arranged so we could meet with them and feel comfortable just in case. I can't say enough what a calming presence she during my 55-hour labor, 19 of which were spent at the birth center. She and I were in constant contact from the moment I went into labor. She came to check in on us and bring us dinner after Lucy was born and showed us how to properly use our Maya wrap and Tula carriers, and she started a Meal Train for our friends and family to easily help out. We are still in touch and she gets regular updates on my Lucy. Christina's knowledge and involvement in the birth & baby community is unparalleled and I cannot recommend her enough. Thank you for EVERYTHING!

Andrea

1/27/2020

I don't even know where to begin with how much we just adore Christina! She truly calmed my husband and I's nerves as we prepared for a VBAC. I loved her confidence, her listening ear and her sincere support for my health and well being. My only regret is not hiring her sooner in my pregnancy! Best doula ever! 

Vilma Perez-Munoz

12/31/2019

I am a breast cancer survivor and there's no way I could have been able to breastfeed from one breast my miracle baby girl, without Christina's help. Her passion for supporting and giving comfort is inspiring. Today at my baby almost turning 22 month I am still here breastfeeding my baby with one breast. Thank you Christina I hope your magic to help other in their breastfeeding journey never ends.

I got pregnant very quickly after finishing my radiations for breast cancer so my pregnancy was very full of emotions, more than normal. Christina doula knowledge was crucial for me to survive and make it a precious journey. If I ever have another baby I would not think twice before hiring her as my everything lady. Her magic is priceless.

Briana Grosicki

12/5/2019

Christina served as our doula and was well-worth the investment. Her knowledge, advice, and experience was reassuring for us as first time parents. My husband is a researcher so her evidence-based approach was appreciated.

When our birth turned out differently than we hoped, Christina was right there with us talking us through our options. She even held my hand during my unexpected c-section. My husband says, "it was great having her at the birth. It made me feel not so guilty about shutting my eyes for a quick nap."


When baby wouldn't latch the night we got home from the hospital, she Facetimed us to help and put us in touch with a nearby lactation consultant who came to our house the very next day.


Hiring Christina as a doula to help us with the birth was great, but her network of related birth-and-baby professionals she has connected us with postpartum has been huge as well.

Bobby North

11/26/2019

Christina was a life saver when I hired her to make nutrition plans for me. I needed to lose ten pounds for a boxing match and Coach Christina really came through for me. We walked  through  my kitchen and  I swapped the foods that would hinder me during my workouts and replaced them with better alternatives. Her guidance kept me in peak physical condition while I was training and made me feel full when I was cutting weight. I am definitely hiring her again for my next fight!!!! ??????

Evelyn

10/17/2019

Christina is awesome! We cannot thank her enough! She was our doula for the birth of our daughter. This was my first birth and I was very nervous. She has such a calming effect which is exactly what I needed. She met with us three times before the birth and even attended a tour of the hospital with me. She is so informative. I was stressed when I was unable to attend a birthing class but Christina was there to give me all the education I needed. She helped prepare me for every step of labor and helped me create my birth plan. And when things did not go as planned, she was right there next to me, reassuring and comforting me. She even stayed and held our daughter so we could get a little rest after the exhausting birth. I feel so fortunate to have had Christina there. My doctor and nurses were also wonderful but they can’t be there every minute of labor. Christina was there the entire time. I am so incredibly grateful to her. So if you are looking for a doula, look no further, she is the best!

Jennifer Donan

10/9/2019

Christina is so amazing! As a first time mom, she answered so many questions I had and made me feel at ease. She was quick to reply to my questions and even come over when I needed her last minute. She really helped me get the hang of breastfeeding and made my overall experience more comfortable!! I DEF recommend her:)

Mili Minick

9/4/2019

Dancing for birth class was super fun and educational! Christina is super knowledgeable and easy to work with! 

Morenike

9/3/2019

Christina is awesome to work with we have worked side by side at the Savannah Baby Cafe, she is a joy to providers and parents!

 

Everlea Bryant

9/1/2019

Christina was such a huge support to me in my birthing story! She was available to speak to me from several states away during my birth planning, and she was there for me after my twins were born as a postpartum doula. She was and continues to be a huge support to us and invaluable resource. I can't recommend her enough. She is compassionate, charming, soft-spoken, knowledgeable, and beautiful inside and out. If you were looking for a doula for yourself or for a loved one, look no further. You don't even have to be in the same state to take advantage of her services!

Rebecca Ashberry

8/31/2019

Christina is amazing! Our kids absolutely love her. She is knowledgeable and incredibly warm and relatable. We are thankful she was placed in our lives and we will continue to recommend her services, always.

Noelle

8/6/2019

I'm very grateful for all the help Christina has been to me. When she wound up being unavailable to be my doula because of a previously-booked client, she helped me to find one that was available, who was also wonderful. When I needed to have a second set of hands for a work trip, Christina joined me and my kids and was able to help me navigate a new city and to keep an eye on the young ones while I worked. She truly is gifted with babies and children and is a joy to be around.

JoAnn

3/12/2019

I cannot imagine having my first child over again without the help and knowledge from Christina.  She is not only well versed in the ever-changing world of Nutrition (with a Masters and years of experience), but she is also down to earth and so incredibly giving that she would give you the shirt off her back to make you feel better.  Christina was our post partum doula and visited my husband, daughter and I in the NICU several times when my water broke at 34 weeks.  She was a true supporter of everything I wanted to do and gave me the pros and cons.  She was available via text, phone call and email at all hours and was attentive to my questions and knew “the rules of the road” in the hospital, especially the medical terms, vaccinations, “do’s” and “don’ts” and why.  Just like taking driving lessons before driving a car, it is helpful to learn the ropes of the maternity ropes course in small doses instead of all at once!  Christina helped my husband and I navigate breast feeding and “let-down” with videos and support and she was a great listener, therapist and cheerleader for me!  She helped me BE ABLE to feed my child when most nurses recommended formula; even though my baby was vomiting it.  Christina helped my husband and I get that thick honey like colostrum needed for strong antibody build up for my baby’ s strong immune system.  I would say I will not have another baby without her! ~Proud Mama

 

Catie Mudd

2/1/2019

As first time expectant parents, we knew that we would value the help of a doula during our delivery. We came across Christina after receiving several recommendations. We knew when we met her that she would be a wonderful addition to our birth team. Her personality is the perfect combination of bubbly and upbeat mixed with calming and reassuring. She was very helpful before baby arrived with giving us techniques to work on and answering all of my questions. Her presence at our birth was just what we needed! Most people that I told that we were having a doula thought it was a bit odd or had never heard of doulas before. Even my parents questioned why one was needed. After my delivery my husband and parents were singing Christina's praises. I knew I would love having her by my side but having her there made their jobs much easier as well. They were very thankful that she was so helpful in keeping me calm and focused. She even took pictures for us which I loved! She truly helped give me the confidence that I needed going into labor and delivery and she provided the needed support to help me through the natural labor and delivery that I was so hoping for. When people ask me how I managed an induced labor with no pain interventions, I say call Christina!

Christina's support did not end when our daughter was born. She continued to check in on us and came to the house to help me ease into new motherhood. She has continued to answer my questions and just knowing she is there continues to bring me peace. We have not used her childcare services just yet but I would feel 100% confident in trusting her to care for our daughter.

Annie Sevel

10/8/2018

Christina was amazing! She went above and beyond before and and after I had my baby! She’s very knowledgeable and had many ideas for me to try! She was a HUGE help during labor and birth! She even stayed with me at the hospital overnight because my husband was unable to! I would recommend her to anyone!

Sharon Varasse

5/2/2018

Christina was amazing! It was my first baby and things didn’t go as planned, for reasons beyond our control. She helped to make my birth as much like what I had planned as it could be. She was very supportive, not only of me but my husband as well! Having her there helped me have peace and confidence in my decisions I made through out labor and delivery. I would highly recommend Christina to anyone wanting a doula, and we will definitely be using her again as well!

Carty Powers

3/4/2018

First of all, I highly recommend that everyone hire a doula for their birth- they are amazing. Christina was a life saver for us. She met with us several times prior to delivery, helping us come up with a birth plan. During the actual birth of my daughter, she helped provide necessary support for myself and my husband so we could stick to our birth plan. Christina was caring, professional and knowledgeable throughout the whole process. After the birth, she helped us initiate breastfeeding (it's a major plus that she's a lactation consultant as well). She also provided help with questions when we got home and provided a post-partum visit. Thanks to Christina, we had the best birthing experience I could imagine. I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking for a doula.

Barrington Harvey, Jr

2/5/2018

Christina has been extremely helpful to my family during the birth and development of our 2 children. She has consistently offered helpful expert advice regarding breastfeeding and other baby topics. She has been comforting and helped put my wife at ease during stressful times as a mother. She has also given my wife confidence as a mother . We are grateful for her!

Sydney Battle Harvey

2/5/2018

Christina has been an outstanding support for the births of my two children. She has always been available and eager to offer expert professional advice, specifically on breastfeeding. However, she has also provided great input about infant sleeping and adjustment to Motherhood overall. What I appreciate is her positive outlook and constant encouragement . I felt her sincere concern even though we mostly  communicated via  phone calls, texts, and email. With my first child I was so close to giving up on breastfeeding and I prayed for God to help me make it. She was an answered prayer! She has a true passion and gift for nutrition and all baby matters!

Birth Availability for Christina Latch onto Health

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