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Cristine Steele

Phone: 530.768.4458

Birth Fee: $1100

Postpartum Rate: $35

Fee Details: I specialize in providing postpartum doula support services. Postpartum Services include the following: Postpartum Education and planning (usually done prenatally) Creating a nurturing and restful environment; Organize and tidy the home; Keep an eye on potential perinatal mood disorders; Offer evidence based support on newborn topics; Keep parents fed and hydrated; Offer advice on how to integrate new baby into the family; Provide breastfeeding or bottle feeding support; Allow space for self-care so you can rest; Offer a listening, non-judgmental ear; Information on baby carriers and safety; Provide specialist referrals; Registry support if you're not sure what you'll need; Hospital visit (optional); Gentle suggestions as issues pop up; Nutritious meals add-on package (optional); and Help you enjoy this new little one and ease the transition into parenthood!

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 10 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years and 20 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, October 2016
  • Doula Alliance, December 2016
  • Stillbirthday, December 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 2 to 3 births and 1 to 5 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smoking in the home
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Postpartum Preparation Education

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified
  • Postpartum Support International (PSI) Certificate in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Hearthside perinatal bereavement care training
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Surrogacy
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother Roasting
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

2020 Mom Ambassador Perinatal Mood Disorder Educator (in the community & parents to be)

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Cristine Steele

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Having Cristine involved in the birth of my daughter was game-changing. We were induced 2 weeks early and she was so supportive and helpful through the entire process. She was full of suggestions and ideas at just the right times, and support when both myself and my Husband were exhausted. My only goal for labor & delivery was to get through without an epidural - and her support made that possible. What I appreciated most, though, was that she gave me dignity and respect in very vulnerable moments, when I was feeling a bit embarrassed for what I needed. I loved that she took notes during labor and told me stories a week later of things I hadn't even noticed. Her post partum support blew me away. I recommend Cristine to all my friends!

Posted 4/16/2019

Birth Availability for Cristine Steele

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Postpartum Availability for Cristine Steele

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