Type of practice: Doula agency owner
Clients per month: 1 to 4
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Midwife attended home births only
-Owner of Jax Bump and Beyond Expo jaxbumpandbeyondexpo.com -Part of clay county infant mortality task force. -Jacksonville Maternity Directory member -North Florida Birth Coalition member/volunteer -Work with local women’s centers. -Run Jacksonville Natural Birth & Parenting and St John’s County Birth & Parenting Facebook groups.
Specializing in medication free birth, I have the privilege to serve women through all types of childbirth. Providing emotional & physical hands on support. One prenatal meeting, unlimited phone/text/email support from the date of hire, on-call for your birth with constant unwavering support during birth as well as One postpartum visit with breastfeeding, sleep and baby care support. Experience in The Bradley Method, Hypnobirthing, vaginal birth with/wo epidural-nitrous, cesarean birth, induction and Natural Birth. Serving home birth, birth center & hospital based births. Spinning Babies trained. Trained Hypnobabies® Hypno-Doula as well as Trained & Certified Birth Doula through Birth Arts International & ProDoula. CPR certified!
Jacksonville, FL Service range 40 miles
Christin was absolutely crucial in our wonderful birth experience, and I could not be happier with her. Things did not go exactly as I had planned, and that was why her expertice, knowledge, and active support were so valuable! I wanted a peaceful water birth at the birth center, but the baby and my body had different plans, and I was induced at the hospital, and ended up getting an epidural for pain control. Christin was with me every step of the way and advocating for me, telling me the possibilities with every choice I was making. I am so grateful for her being with me, from before our baby was even born, through the labor and birth process, and beyond. I wish every pregnant mother had someone like Christin by her side.
When I found out I was pregnant I was very excited, but also very anxious. I had a bad history with medical care and I was aware of many issues that could arise during labor, delivery, and postpartum. I was very nervous at first meeting Christin. Trust is very hard for me to give because of my history and anxiety. She immediately validated me, made me feel safe, and heard. Throughout the pregnancy at every turn she was a solid rock that kept me present and as calm as possible during many unexpected challenges during Covid-19. I felt completely supported and she gave my husband and I any and every resource to have a successful birth even though she was not allowed in the hospital because of the restrictions due to Covid-19. We stayed on the phone or FaceTime with her from the start of my induction due to hydramniosis until the birth of our beautiful boy. I cannot stress enough how valuable she was to us through the whole process. Her support, information, and guidance gave me the confidence I needed to have a beautiful birth experience. Thank you so much Christin!
Love from Mason, Joey, and Rachel ??
Choosing Christin as a doula was the best decision I made for the birth of my second child. Before birth, she taught my husband and I tips and tricks for natural birthing and answered our many questions about the process. After ending up in the hospital for an emergency induction due to pre-eclampsia, Christin came to the hospital to help me make decisions and move forward through a difficult and unexpected hospitalization. She stayed with me for the 36 hours it took to deliver, guiding me through every step. Her calm demeanor and gentle voice kept me calm. She held my hand, coached me through contractions, brought me ice chips, and even wiped me face with a cold washcloth when exhaustion tried to take over. Her knowledge of the process and how to take the next step forward was invaluable. I was then able to call her any time in the next couple of weeks that I had questions or needed sound advice from someone knowledgeable about birth and babies. I know without a doubt that aside from actually choosing to have a doula, choosing Christin made all the difference for my birth experience.
I am one of those “I can do anything” type guys that was resistant when my wife first brought up hiring a doula. I completely misunderstood the role and was actually offended. I was very active with the birth of my daughter, and I truly felt that I was the partner that my wife needed me to be to have a smooth delivery experience. Once I did some research I was willing to entertain hiring a doula.
Then we met Christin. Within the first 5 minutes I was ready to hire her. She was very thorough and really made me feel comfortable that not only would she help alleviate stress for my wife, she would also assist me in being the best partner that I can be.
When the day came my stress level skyrocketed. My wife chose to labor in the comfort of our own home as long she could before we headed to the hospital. As the evening wore on I began to get more and more frantic, fearing we would not get to the hospital in time. ENTER CHRISTIN!!! She was available by text and by phone with every silly question that I had. She advised me on signs to look for and ultimately coached me on when to strongly encourage my wife to head to the hospital.
As we got to the hospital and through the final stages of labor and into the delivery, Christin was right there. She played an active role while also giving plenty of space. She was amazing at helping us stick to my wife’s birth plan exactly how she had hoped. The experience that Christin helped us to have meeting our son is one that I will be forever grateful for. With the intensity of a natural delivery it was amazing to have a faint tap on the shoulder and a whisper to encourage me to grab the camera, hold my wife’s hand, rub her back, kiss her forehead, etc. all at the perfect time.
Christin, you are a rock star! Thank you so much for joining us on our journey. You will forever be linked to our family through Chance.
I have so many wonderful things I could say about my experience with Christin as my doula. She was a vital part of my birth. She was respectful of all of our birthing decisions and provided research-based information when we needed it. While I had a swift labor, Christin was incredibly helpful during the active pushing stage of delivery. She helped to keep me grounded, focused, and relaxed when I wanted to give up. She’s a natural nurturer. She has a calm, un-intimidating presence that helped me feel more confident in asking for what I wanted. She also knew when to step back and allow my husband and I to have our moments. I am blessed to have experienced the birth I had hoped for, and I am so grateful to have had Christin’s guidance throughout the process.
I was pleased with Christin from the get go! She was prompt at replying upon inquiry. She did Not rush though our initial phone call and was very attentive to what I had to share regarding my previous birth experiences and what I wanted from a doula. She was professional but also very sensitive to my family’s emotional and physical needs. Christin was upfront about financial obligations and what she expcected from us. Once contracts were signed she was always available as needed for questions, concerns and even a few appointments leading up to the birth of baby. On the day of baby’s arrival she was completely attentive to my family alone. She was never distracted and she was assertive at helping me stick to my birth plan. More than anything, I appreciated the balance that Christin maintained through our journey as assertive, honest and knowledgeable with loving, empathetic and open minded. Whether she was dealing with myself or my husband or a healthcare professional, Christin was able to give a well informed opinion in a loving and respectful manner So that me and my family always felt respected and those who we were interacting with throughout our birth journey felt respected. Over all, Christin provided exactly what we needed from a doula and we would highly recommend her to anyone!
Christin was an amazing support for me during my pregnancy and labor. I have quite a few health issues that cause me to be considered high-risk and needed a birth plan that would encompass not just my own wishes, but also would take into account the many possibilities that could arise from expected pregnancy complications. Christin took the time to talk through each possibility, from VBAC to emergency c-section and tailored a birth plan to my specific wants/desires/and probable outcomes.
Next week my son turns one and I am still amazed by how easy his birth was in light of the complications I did have. I was prepared and empowered through each decision and it made a world of difference. I don’t have a single regret with his birth and a large part of that is due to Christin’s patience and planning.
I would absolutely recommend her services to any and all of my family and friends! If you are able to secure her services for your next birth, you will be truly blessed. She loves what she does and it shows in every way. You’d have to love what you do to be able to withstand an extremely grumpy pregnant lady during hours (through the night and next day) of a magnesium drip.
To know her is to love her. ?? Thank you, Christin, for all you have done for me and my little family!
Christin was a great doula. When I was in labor I was on the border line of getting some pain medicine or asking for the epidural because I never experienced the no medicine labor with my son I got the epidural but, Christin helped me through everything and she was right by side through everything she never left my side. I dropped a few tears on her she is WONDERFUL I have no regrets and I would do it all over again if I have her again. If it wasn't for I honestly believe I would have gotten some medicine but I thank God that I was able to experience the birth that I wanted. The birth plan I had came true everything went exactly how I wanted and i was medicine free thanks to Christin I would thank her everyday that's just how great she was.....Thank You Christin
Christin was so supportive during my birthing experience. She had such a calming presence and soft, encouraging voice while guiding us. In the days leading up to my birth, Christin came to our house and made sure my husband and I were prepared mentally and physically by showing us different techniques and talking about some of our fears and concerns. I definitely felt more prepared because of her! She eased my mind and made my birthing experience a success.
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