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Christine Waters CD(DONA),CCE (BWI),PPNE (APPPAH)

your inner glow

Website: Http://www.yourinnerglow.com

Phone: (201) 349-3688

Birth Fee: $250 to $1400

Fee Details: NEW - I offer prenatal and childbirth classes - The early bird class is where we explore and delve into options and choices... Preconceptionally or early pregnancy - a one-time class devoted to preparation & awareness… learning about the pause, ways of connecting to your baby, important information such as nutrition and critical developmental periods, conditioning exercises and ways you can be preparing holistically before your childbirth class begins....BirthWorks classes offer a unique & innovative design for childbirth education integrating the mind, body & spirit... Locations in Paramus as well as Lakeside in North Haledon call me to discuss! NEW: Birth Tub Rental - Labor in comfort...birth tub rental - CALL FOR PRICE...

Birth Doula Experience: 10 years and 60 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, May 2007
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 2 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
i am trained to teach calm birth meditation (not certified) and i am certified to teach kundalini prenatal yoga..using these prenatally..just some tools to bring into the hospital setting...
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I want you to experience your own power and will help you in whatever way that is needed...we meet early in the pregnancy to discuss how i can be of service to you to have the birth you need! I would love to meet with you preconception - to help with your journey...look forward to hearing from you!

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • BirthWorks
  • Calm Birth Meditation Instructor - also trained in ALACE birth support

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • PPNE (APPPAH),Completed Elizabeth Davis' Heart & Hands Intensive Program - APPPAH (Assoc Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology) Prenatal Educator Certificate Program, Kundalini Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Midwifery Assistant Certification with Ina May Gaskin at the Farm, ToLabor (formerly ALACE) BIrth Assistant Training, cpr/neonatal resuscitation, Spinning Babies with Gail Tully, Rebozo for use in pregnancy & labor - Train the partner :)

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Home Birth
  • Over 40
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure and/or acupuncture in labor
  • Aromatherapy
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reflexology

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Board of Directors - BirthWorks,Int'l, and I am a member of NJ Birth Network, ICAN (Int'l Cesearean Awareness Network), APPPAH (Association of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology and Health), DONA (Doulas of North America)

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Haledon, NJ
Travel Range: 60 Miles

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Client Testimonials for Christine Waters CD(DONA),CCE (BWI),PPNE (APPPAH)

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Manon

Going to see Christine Waters was a great experience ! She's really passionate about her work and you can feel it. Her class was very informative and we had a lot of fun, she answered to all our questions with accuracy. We were a bit overwhelmed before we saw her, being pregnant for the first time, but Christine helped us a lot. Not only she is an amazing source of information and advice, she's also very friendly and you can feel she really care about your experience. We can see much clearer now. I would highly recommend this class to anyone ! Thanks again Christine !

Posted 6/15/2017

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Thuat To

My wife had a prenatal class with Christine a couple of weeks ago and as a husband, I can say I feel like I learned so much and feel more confident for the birth of my child. I wouldn't say I was clueless but I felt like I learned many new things regarding my wife, the development of the baby inside of the womb, and the birthing of the baby. Christine was informative, friendly, patient, and thoughtful. The class was 4-5 hours and the time went by quickly. She kept us hydrated and fed which was one of our concerns going into this class. I would highly recommend this class to anyone looking to not only educate themselves but to also feel more at ease about the idea of bringing a child into this world.

Posted 5/25/2017

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Alexis Nieto Cullen

I can literally say I could not have delivered my baby the way I did were it not for Chris! She came into our lives early in the pregnancy and was a constant source of support, information, and advice throughout the pregnancy. When it came time for labor, my son decided he wanted out rather quickly, so we unfortunately did not get to do most of the labor techniques we had planned, but I was home alone when I started labor and I progressed so quickly that the only person who made it to me in time to get me to the hospital was Chris, and thank heavens for that! Once we were at the hospital, she was an incredible advocate for me - I recall that she handled the hospital staff for me at every turn, so that I could focus on birthing my baby. Postpartum, she did my placenta preparation for me and has continued to be a source of friendship, support and encouragement. I recommend her with all my enthusiasm!

Posted 11/13/2014

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Jeannie Fournier

Chris is an amazing doula!!  From the minute we met her, we could feel her warmth...we knew she was the right fit for us! Chris is an incredibly kind and supportive individual - she motivated US both throughout my 30 hour labor. She was by our side the entire time, providing whatever we needed - encouraging words, back rubs, sips of water, spoonfuls of honey :) Both my husband and I benefitted from her presence and we feel honored to have had her share in the birth of our daughter. I HIGHLY recommend Chris to anyone who is looking for a doula!

Posted 11/4/2011

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Kristen Plass

Working with Chris was wonderful. She was my midwife's assistant. She was comforting emotionally, physically, and spiritually. She was there through the toughtest moments, supporting me through the ups and down of the childbirth process. She was understanding, and was always very interwined even throughout the pregnancy. Chris has a very gentle approach, and is so highly recommended!

Posted 10/7/2011

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Chiara Opiparo

 I cannot stress enough what a wonderful person and doula Chris is. She assisted during my home birth and came to the hospital when I had to be transferred there. I can honestly say she was the only person I wanted around to comfort me. Not my darling husband, not the midwife or my parents but Chris. She has a beautiful calming presence and infinite patience. I remember being in desperate need or rest and Chris massaging me until I finally fell asleep or her gently trying to help me eat and drink while everyone else kept just pushing me too hard.
Her presence alone helped me through what I thought was the longest labor! I dont exagerate when I tell my husband that she was an angel sent to help me!
I am definitly going to want her there for my next baby!

Posted 10/6/2011

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Elizabeth Del Rosario-Baker

 Chris Waters was a doula at my home birth. I couldn't have asked for a better person to be by my side during the birth of my first child.

She was simply amazing, rushing over when I went into labor, words of encouragement at the right time, massage when the pain was becoming unbearable, made sure I ate and most of all the love and care with which she did everything!

I would love to have Chris at my next birth, this lady is priceless and I highly recommend her to any expecting mother!

Posted 9/27/2011

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Doria Ceraso

 During my pregnancy, Chris was a constant comfort and a steadfast base of knowledge. While she made suggestions, she didn't overwhelm me or push her own point of view. While she had experience (personal and professional) to offer, she was definitely "all about me," and very respectful of my opinion, views, and beliefs. She quickly picked up on what I was comfortable with and thought would be helpful to me (as far as exercises, meditations, etc.) and quickly adapted her plans.

Chris was also wonderful in communicating with my husband. The three of us formed a team that I was very comfortable with and, just as importantly, so was my husband. He enjoyed talking to her and was comfortable asking her questions and seeking her advice. At the same time, neither he nor I ever felt like she was taking over his role as my husband and partner in the pregnancy and birth. She became not only my assistant, but his as well.

From my first phone call ("I think it's time!"), to my nod goodbye over my newborn daughter's head as she nursed (Chris helped with the latch), Chris was an invisible, yet solid presence at the birth. She was there when I needed her to be, and out of sight when I needed private time with my hubby. She pushed me when I needed to be pushed, and stood up for me to medical staff when I needed that. She was adept at dealing with and communicating with doctors, nurses, and midwives. All, with a peace that was oh so welcome. She even visited us a few times afterwards, and shared knowledge, wisdom, and laughs.

Chris loves birth, babies, and women. If you're considering her as a doula, you should know you may end up with a friend.

Posted 8/20/2010

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Vera Casazza

My experience with Chris Waters (Robertazzi) was fabulous! She is a very warm and compassionate person. She was always available for me when I needed her and always gave me a sense of security. Although, we met several times I cannot say I was fortunate enough to have her with me when I was attempting my VBAC. I am sure had she been with me she would have been great!!! Thanks again Chris for all that you did for me and my family!

 

Posted 5/22/2010

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manuela sander-feder

Chris is a most wonderful person and great doula. I can't recommend her highly enough.

Our experience was a short one - Chris was our back-up doula and I only met her once before the birth of our second baby.

When labour started, our doula was out of the country and Chris took her place.

Even though she didn't know us very well, she fit right in, staying in the background when we had everything under control and being there when needed. I had a wonderful, medicine-free birth experience and Chris was a big and important part of it.

After birth she visited me in the hospital and also at home, being just as wonderful as always, making sure I was ok and got a little rest.

I'm still so impressed at how well  everything went despite the fact that we were all so new to each other. Chris is truly a wonderful, caring, knowing doula who will help every pregnant woman she works with to have exactly the experience she wants.

Highly recommended, we love her!

Posted 5/17/2010

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