Christine Potter Photo

Christine Potter

Christine Potter Photography

Website: http://www.christinepotterphotography.com

Phone: 5098605760

Birth Fee: $800 to $1350

Postpartum Rate: $30

Fee Details: As a birth doula client with me, you have special access to a heavily discounted rate on birth photography services! Doula fee: $800 Add on Birth Photography: $600

Birth Doula Experience: 0 years and 30 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 0 years and 0 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, March 2019
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 2 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: My postpartum services are available to my existing doula clients.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
A midwife must be present

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Birth Photographer

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Expected stillbirth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Languages spoken: English, Love :)

Client Testimonials for Christine Potter

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Brittney sweet

I knew from the moment I met Christine that she was the gal for me.  Her passion and genuine love for the field oozed out of her.  I chose to have a natural birth and doula pretty late in the game (30 weeks) and her belief in me, experience and compassion was absolutely what got me to the finish line.  Christine waited on me hand and foot from the moment she stepped in to my birth story.  Her presence was genuinely calm and magic.  Her bag was full of essential oils, snacks, the fixings to make lavender towels, a notepad to take down every detail that I would surely forget.  But there’s even more to say about her heart.  She took the time to get to know me personally before entering labor land with me and she had many tricks and tips up her sleeve.  She gave me confidence through my labor, she snapped beautiful photos and she held my hand while they stitched me up.  She made sure I was hydrated, remained calm and she put much needed pressure on my back and hips when I needed it most.  She never let my ice cold lavender towels get warm and she never left my side.  My husband was quick to say right after she left that her help was the cherry on top and helped me accomplish my goal and that without her he’s not sure we could have done it.  She knew just the right amount of touch, words of affirmation, and encouragement to get me through all stages or labor.  If you’re considering hiring a doula I would HIGHLY recommend Christine.  I’m a picky person and labor is very intimate and we clicked right away.  Having her in my corner was phenomenal.  I’ll always have a special place in my heart for the special person who was with me during one of the most important days of my life.  I don’t have enough words to truly describe how wonderful she made my experience and I know that there’s no doubt you’ll feel the same!

Posted 7/26/2019

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Ruby Van Winkle

Just thinking about writing about my experience with Christine, brings tears to my eyes. I'm still in awe at the fact that I did it! What I loved about Christine, was that she made me feel like we had been close friends for years, all while still being professional and respectful. I had a very rough labor and delivery with my son, and it wasn't until I knew that Christine was my doula that I began to look forward to doing it again! I wanted that natural birthing experience, and thanks to my caring doula, that's exactly what I had. I have horrible anxiety, every time I questioned myself and was feeling it, she helped me relax and be confident! she helped my husband be involved and helped us bond, we even danced, and joked around while I was 8cm dilated! A girl who struggles with anxiety dancing and laughing during labor?! That's what you get with this amazing doula! One of the things that really came in handy was having a code word in case i needed pain meds. Having the freedom to express my discomfort and to say I want pain meds without truly wanting them, helped me feel in control when I started feeling like I wasn't. Those powerful words, reminding me to let my body guide me, I can't believe I did it until I remember all that Christine did to guide me! I have never felt so safe with someone I just met a few months ago, thank you so for your passion and dedication to helping women get such an unforgettable experience during such a significant event in life. It is because of the wonderful doula that you are, that I can remember that I can go beyond what I think my body is capable of when I believe. This birthing experience will be one of my fondest memories, what a blessing you are! If you are thinking about hiring a doula for your next pregnancy, do it and make sure it's Christine! This woman is one of a kind and with her as your doula you will get the most beautiful birthing experience and you will learn so much more about yourself during!

Posted 7/9/2019

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Ashlee Melby

My experience with Christine was absolutely amazing! From the first time we met, she was just so loving, welcoming, and respectful. She was extremely helpful and informative with my questions and concerns throughout my pregnancy and after. During my labor process, she was just the right amount of hands on and REALLY helped my husband stay calm through what ended up being a very traumatic labor experience for us both. We didn't have a doula with our first and we were nervous what this experience would be for us with our second baby, but we don't know how we got through our first kid without her! We wouldn't have made it through our second labor with our sanity if it wasn't for her! Our experience with her was and still is out of this world. If you're looking for someone who is the perfect amount of everything, she's it!

Posted 7/7/2019

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Katie

We could not have done it without Christine! After my water broke, the doctors wanted my baby to be born within 24 hours. But my labor did not progress.  The doctors allowed us some time to get labor going before inducing me. Christine was able to work with us through exercises and techniques to try and get labor started. I ended up needing to be induced after all. As I was attempting an unmedicated birth, Christine was able to use her vast amount of knowledge to work with us to help reduce the pain through pressure points and techniques. Christine was there to physically and emotionally support both my husband and I throughout the entire labor and birth. She was unfailing cheerful, helpful and supportive. We can't wait to have her at the birth of our next child!

Posted 6/21/2019

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Chelsea

Using Christine as my doula was the best decision! Christine came and met with me in my home to get an idea for what my goals were, what I thought would and wouldn't work, and to talk about my past birth experiences. We came up with my birth plan and how I thought she could best help me during the process. It is very apparent that she cares about you and your baby, and wants to make the birth process a positive experience. Every meeting and encounter I had with Christine before and after deliver was filled with compassion, knowledge and care. Christine is like the Fairy Godmother that you always wish for, but never knew you could have. 

The day of my labor and delivery, Christine showed up with her Mary Poppins bag full of labor and delivery essentials that would help calm my mind and body. She got right to work setting everything up and making sure I was comfortable. She met the nurses and midwife on call, and quickly established a relationship with them. Its was very apparent from the beginning that Christine was the calming force in the room. Christine worked tirelessly to make sure that I was mentally and emotionally in the right place for each contraction. That being said, she made sure that my husband was at the forefront, assisting me and helping me through each contraction. She was able to guide him on how to best support me, which was good for both of us! After the delivery, Christine stayed close by, but in the background to make sure we had our privacy, but also there to offer support as needed. Post delivery, I had some severe medical complications that required all medical staff to assist me. Christine quietly stayed by the baby making sure that she was okay. I really can't say enough good about this wonderful woman and her ability to care with compassion, knowledge and experience. Christine truly has a gift that makes her the quintessential doula.  

Posted 3/22/2019

Birth Availability for Christine Potter

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Postpartum Availability for Christine Potter

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