$550 to $850
3 years and 22 births attended
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? Any Home Birth
I am passionate about helping people to have empowered birth experiences through education and support in your prenatal period and throughout the birth process. I have been studying herbalism and natural health modalities for over a decade and bring that knowledge along with my passion for birth. I am committed to educating about the value of midwifery-led care and am currently studying to be a Certified Professional Midwife.
My basic package for most clients is $800. I have an herbal add-on for a total of $850. I will take clients, especially POC or low-income clients in need of a sliding scale on a case-by-case basis, for around $550.
Chardon, OH Service range 40 miles
Christine was an amazing resource throughout my pregnancy and an invaluable support during labor and delivery. She was very prompt in responding to my texts and emails, and even set up a reusable diaper consultation to introduce me to the many different options. Her support during my labor was amazing. The different positions and counterpressures she uses were a great relief to the discomfort of contractions. After delivery, Christine remained involved to provide breastfeeding support and encouragment. I cannot recommend Christine enough to expextant mothers, especially those hoping to have a natural birth without medical interventions.
When we met Christine we knew she was the perfect fit for our baby's home birth. Her beliefs on health and wellness lined up beautifully with ours. She was calm, compassionate and helped make our birth experience magical. She is wonderful doula!
Christine assisted in the birth of my first child in the spring of 2019. She met with my husband and me twice before the delivery, and gave us a lot of material to help us prepare for the birth experience we hoped to have. She also provided plenty of text/phone support in the last few weeks before my son was born. My pregnancy was textbook, and very easy, but in the last month I tested positive for Group B Strep. Christine helped me think through my options, and helped me remain calm. The week before I gave birth I passively dialted to 5cm. My labor was very fast and intense. The time from when my water broke without warning, until my son was born was only 5.5 hrs. For most of that time I was on my side tethered to monitors and hooked up to an IV for the antibiotics recommended for the Group B Strep (not at all what I had hoped for). My husband supported me with backrubs, and Christine was right next to my head giving support in anyway I needed, from aroma therapy to answering questions and giving ice chips. Once my son was born she stayed with me while I was stitched up (2nd degree tearing), and made sure my son and I were able to breastfeed right away. Perhaps even more helpful was all the phone and text support after my son was born. Early postpartum was very very hard for me, the lack of sleep was almost too much. She was there giving me a ton of information about baby sleep and breast feeding. She also visisted us, and was such a huge encouragement. Hiring Christine, and having the peace of mind knowing she was there for me before, durring and after birth made a huge difference in my stress levels. She was kind, patient and attentive. I can't say enough how grateful I am that she was there to help us. We were blessed to have the birth experiece we had prepared and hoped for, and Christine was a huge part of that. Thank you Christine!!!!
Christine was the doula for my home birth and I really appreciated her knowledge of herbals before, during and after birth. She came prepared the day of with essential oils and sent me a lovely post-partum box of teas and herbs to use after birth. She came to my house hours before my midwife arrived, which made me feel more comfortable to have a woman by my side in the early hours of labor. Having a doula made a big difference in my mental state leading up to birth day and I felt good knowing there was someone else on my birth team that I could trust.
I wholeheartedly believe that having Christina at my most recent birth was the best decision I had ever made. She helped make sure that even though my birth didn't go as planned but I still got a lot of what I wanted. She was my strength and my voice when I could not have either for myself. She comforted me during my time in the hospital and help me keep my head straight through the unplanned endeavors. The resources she provided to me were absolutely amazing and I have gained myself a lovely friend ?? .
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