Phone: (678) 618-7153
Birth Fee: $850 to $1300
Fee Details: Includes: Labor pool, 3 hr private education session, fitness training session, complimentary consultation, flexible payment options, unlimited communication prior to and after delivery, on call 24/7 from 38 to 42 weeks gestation Monatrice services also available.
Birth Doula Experience: 13 years and 256 births attended
Clients per Month: 2 to 3Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
Level 1 CrossFit instructor and mobility specialist to prepare moms body for labor, Young Lives, In Better Hands, PUAH Birthing Services, Fayette County pregnancy resource center volunteer, Certified Midwifery Assistant, Home Birth and Labor skilled
Languages spoken: English
I had the most amazing experience that I could imagine out of a very unexpected early birth. Christina calmed my fears and spoke up for me when I needed it. She is very knowledgeable on all the different parts that come with pregnancy, delivery, and post partum adventures. She captured moments that will never be forgotten. I am so happy that she was by my side.
Christina’s guidance from our first meeting through post partum was instrumental in my journey to bring my sweet girl into the world safely while striving for only necessary/ minimal medical intervention.
She went above and beyond providing a tranquil environment, working with relaxation techniques all while watching for signs of distress from my baby during labor and knew how to intervene with position changes to alleviate distress. Then knew signs of my labor progressing quickly and stayed on top of comfort measures which included manual therapy and encouragement.
As a 42 year old, I endured all the extra monitoring during pregnancy then complied with an induction at 41 weeks. A medical induction was not what I was expecting but we made the best of it while trying to mimic natural labor as closely as possible. In the end I was fortunate to be the first to hold my baby’s head and bring her to my chest with such relief and gratitude.
Now I’m one week post-partum and my healing this week has been so much smoother than my first in which everything was the opposite 6 years ago. I greatly thank Christina for this. Both momma and baby are doing great!!!
Christina was an easy person to talk to from the first interview, very warm, calm and friendly! She helped me and my husband so much throughout the pregnancy, going to doctor appointments, labor and delivery with her reassuring manner. She was very quick to answer any questions and was a wealth of information. I texted her at 2am to tell her I was in labor and she immediately texted me back so I knew she was waiting for me by the phone. My husband never knew how to help me in labor with my first baby but Christina helped him help me for this one. She definitely went above and beyond anticipating my needs before I even asked! I have had two doulas before with a previous birth but Christina was the absolute best in my experience. I will recommend her to all of my friends who are pregnant in the future. If you want to feel like you have an very old close dear friend with you during birth, bring Christina along.
When considering hiring a doula for our daughter's birth I knew I wanted someone with a calm demeanor who would play an active role and provide as much natural comfort as possibly during the labor process. Christina was just that for us. From the time she arrived at the hospital she made the room warm and cozy and was such a great encouragement as we went through the waves of contractions. She saw a need before I asked and was there to fill it, such as rubbing the knots out of my neck and back from a pinched nerve I've had for years and massaging my feet as I rested. It was very apparent her greatest goal was my comfort and the safety of both our baby and myself. Unfortunately, our birth did not go as planned and after about 50 ours of labor I chose to have an epideral. It was not the way I had planned but Christina was so supportive of our decision and continued to help set an atmosphere of peace for us and for our baby girl to arrive in. She truly was a source of comfort throughout the whole experience.
My husband also really appreciated her presence and knowledge as we navigated a birth we did not plan on. She helped give him the confidence to know what to do to help me through the contractions. He also was impressed and thankful for the knowledge she shared with us so that we could make wise and healthy decisions for our baby girl during and after delivery.
I also appreciated the way she interacted with and treated the nurses at the hospital. In a setting where Western Medicine meets holistic health it can be tricky to navigate but she does it with ease and actually ends up getting nurses excited about new things she shares with them.
I would 100% have her at our next birth if that so happened to be God's plan for our family!
I don’t know what we would have done without Christina. As a medical professional, I felt very informed and prepared to give birth, but Christina was the missing link. I initially gravitated towards her because of her fitness background and due to the general positive vibe I got from her when we met. She is very knowledgeable and competent yet unobtrusive and caring. She was supportive during the various stages of my pregnancy and birth and was particularly supportive of my desire to remain fit during my pregnancy (I truly appreciated that). Her knowledge, professionalism, and creativity were key during my birth experience. Without all of her knowledge and ingenuity, I’m not sure how well my labor would have progressed and I don’t know that I would have been able to stick to some of the aspects of my birth plan. I definitely have her on speed dial for our next baby!
My wife and I hired Christina to be our doula for our planned hospital birth to ensure we had our birth in a relaxed environment as natural as possible. From the moment we met Christina we felt instantly comfortable and discussed her expierence and the topic of a home birth came up as she has worked on several. My wife and I began to research the idea and ended up decididing to change our planned hospital birth to a home birth with Christina on as our home birth doula! Wow was that the best idea we made and had an absolutely fantastic experience as this was our first baby. Christina really allowed me to be Dad and catch the baby and take the moment in to emotionally be there for my wife as she was physically there for my wife, numerous holds and help along the whole way. We sing Christina’s praises and recommend her for your doula as we had such a great experience with her from start to finish!
Christina was an integral part of my wife's delivery! Her coaching, encouragement and soothing manner helped my wife through an extremely difficult labor. I would highly recommend Christina as a Doula for any couple that truly care about a quality birth for their child.
Christina made the absolute difference to us in bringing our sweet baby into the world! We struggled with infertility and were high risk. When my water broke and they kept trying to up the Pitocin, despite me being in crazy labor, she was able to get them, the nurses and midwife, to back down. I had excruciating back labor and she tried to get me to relax and work through the pain and used massage and techniques the Drs would never have done. After, when I went into distress, she was right there, getting me help and keeping me calm.
I could never have done it without her and am blessed that she'll always be part of this experience and be there for us and our little man. My husband, who is very traditional is very converted and recognized how extraordinary Christina and Doulas are. He too is writing a testimonial.....
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Christina! Christina will be the first person I contact when we are pregnant again, becuase I cannot imagine having anyone else as a doula- she is truly phenomenal. She was such a light for my husband and I thru the whole prenatal and birth process. Christina has such a calm and sweet demeanor, which is very reassuring thru the prenatal and birth process. The prenatal education she offered was very helpful and made us feel at ease with the upcoming birth. During the birth she was so strong and calm. She made me feel very safe and reassured. Christina truly cares and is amazing at what she does. Even the hospital nurses commented that she was the best doula they had ever worked with. We love Christina and feel so lucky and blessed to have had her be with us for one of the biggest days of our lives!
Christina was nothing short of amazing, I have no idea what we would of done without her. Our son was 5 weeks early and we were a panicky mess. She stayed calm the entire time and kept us calm. We chose to go to the hospital with him being early and she was there the whole time. I personally get nervous at hospitals and the things Drs. advise I don’t fully understand and sometimes I felt weren’t in our best interest. She was phenomenal for that, she was like an encyclopedia of information and she personally gave me the confidence and courage to say ‘No’ when I was not comfortable with things that were suggested. She did so many things to relax my body and mind and make the contractions so much easier. My labor was 36 hours and she was there the whole time and never left. She was everything and more during those hours, a friend, a confidant, a coach, and her personality, sense of humor and positive attitude was so needed during this entire situation. We plan to have a second child and without a doubt the moment we find out we’re pregnant, she will be one of our first calls so we can have her by our side again. She was available anytime I needed her through the whole pregnancy and I loved that she would send over information or videos to help us out while I was pregnant and after we gave birth. We have no family here and this was our first child. She made the entire situation so easy and a memory we will cherish forever. Without her I have no idea what would of happened and I’m glad we will never have to know. There is no way I could ever give her the praise she deserves or recommend her enough. She’s amazing and I guarantee anyone she helps bring a life into this world feels the same.
Our experience with Christina has been that of a friendship and professional doula. She had a warm, confident presence from the moment we met her. She was available to talk and offer assurance or information I needed through pregnancy. I loved that she attended one of my appointments towards the end of the pregnancy. This was my second child and labor as fast and we barely made it to the Atlanta Birth Center to deliver. My husband called Christina on the phone while we were on our way to meet her there. It was great to have her talk me through contractions and give me direction as I was in transition in the car. She helped me out of the car when we arrived and she knew exactly what I needed before I did to support me.
One thing that was important to me, was having a few pictures if possible. I didn’t want a photographer or extra family members in the room to do it. I know this isn’t the primary job of a doula but she took tons of pictures as our daughter was being born and afterwards. I am so grateful for that since we didn’t have any pictures from our first child’s birth.
Also, while we were resting and bonding, Christina went out and got food of our choice and even made a special stop to get me a nutritious smoothie.
We are so happy we chose to have Christina as our doula!
I had not idea what a doula was when I had my first child. When I became pregnant with my second child, I knew I wanted a different birth experience than with my first. Several people recommended a doula, specifically Christina, and so I reached out. Christina was a valuable resource who helped me formulate a birth plan and talked with me about my different options post-birth. When my labor started, Christina was with us every step of the way. Because of Christina, I was able to have more freedom during the birth of my second child then if she had not been with us (my doctor is typically traditional in his approach to childbirth). I was able to have the natural, self-directed birth that I had hoped for with Christina's support and I do not think I could have done it without her. One of the best parts of having Christina as our doula was that she made my husband feel part of the birth process, as opposed to just a bystander. We are forever grateful for her support in welcoming our child into the world.
My husband and I are so happy we found and hired Christina to be our doula. Having her support made such a positive impact on my pregnancy & birth. Christina helped us to shape an otherwise stressful 32 hours into a birth experience that we will remember fondly. She is professional, thoughtful, experienced, and just so good at anticipating the needs of her clients! She often knew what I needed or wanted even before i did! We are forever grateful for her help and support at the birth of our second son.
Thanks to Christina I had a the upmost support during my VBac. She’s very good at what she does and talks great care of her clients! I cldnt Have had a better person by my side through my tuff labor experience. With her you can’t go wrong at all. If I had to do it again she will def be by my side.
I can't say enough good things about working with Christina. I was always the one to want a medicated birth and not feel a thing. That all changed when I became pregnant with my first child and my husband and I decided to hire a doula. We both felt completely unprepared for childbirth and felt it would be a good idea to hire a doula. We contacted Christina after a friend recommended her to us. After meeting her, we knew it was a great match. She was always available to answer any questions we had and made me feel a lot better at the thought of giving birth. On the day my water broke, it was so nice to have her expertise keeping me at home as long as possible. We stay home until about 4:00 the next day. I'm so greatful that I was able to stay out of the hospital so long. She advocated for us in the hospital and I ended up with a natural birth. It was not the type of birth I ever thought i would have, but it was definitely an amazing experience that I wouldn't trade for anything. I'm eternally grateful to Christina for helping us welcome our long awaited miracle child into this world.
I always thought I wanted to have a natural childbirth but was scared of how painful it might be. My doctor encouraged me to hire a doula for the childbirth. My husband and I interviewed three other doulas but Christina Pruitt was by far our favorite. Her warm, compassionate personality coupled with her confident knowledge, encouraged and strengthened us that we could have a successful natural childbirth. I am so grateful for her coaching my husband and I both through the birthing experience to make it one that was peaceful and smooth. We feel so bonded and connected to our baby after this amazing experience. It was incredibly reassuring and helpful to be able to text and call Christina numerous times before the birth help answer questions that popped up. During the birth, she made sure that the birth plan we came up with together was honored as much as possible. She was a strong advocate so we could have the best experience possible.
Christina was a lifesaver for us! I am certain I would have had a C section if it wasn't for her being an advocate/so supportive to what she knew I wanted.. .and for her strong encouragement and reassurance during many times of our process. I had terribly back/hip pain during my labor, and the counter pressure she offered for hours throughout my delivery made all the difference. I am thankful that she values staying fit and strong, as I don't think most people would have had the endurance to be able to do that for me. She also helped ground me and kept me from falling into panic mode and assumption at times in my pregancy where there were certain concerns that came up. Through it all, even though I had kind of a complicated pregnancy... I made it full term and we have a beautiful baby boy who we love more than life. Thank you, Christina, for who you are and all that you do! I'm hoping I can get you for baby #2??
Christina went above and beyond for us. She was there for us every step of the way when we needed her without hesitation and we definitely feel that she helped us very much regarding the direction we wanted our birthing experience to go. Would not hesitate to use her again and highly recommended for others.
Aubrey and Brian Dixon
I had no clue what a doula was when my wife first mentioned the idea. I’m not sure if I was skeptical or just uniformed at the time. This was the best decision we could have made and she tremendously assisted in every stage of labor/deliver. The doula is not only a birthing coach to the mother, she helps the father understand how to play a positive and productive role in the process. I would recommend Christina to any couple looking for some guidance and assistance in their child’s Birth.
There are not enough words to truly descirbe how thankful my husband and I are for Christina and her services.
My husband decided we needed a doula after reading about them in "The Expectant Father." When inquring with friends, Christina's name continued to come up. Before I contacted Christina I actually visited this site and read her testimonals, needless to say I knew I needed her by my side. My husband and I met with Christina in February and while she already had another client with my same due date we moved forward with our fingers crossed that me and her other client wouldn't go at the same time. In our short time with Christina we could tell how passionate being a doula was to her as well as teaching her clients on how to come up with their own birth plan and also the importance/benefits of natural child birth.
Three weeks before my due date my water broke. Since baby was not considered full term my doctor suggested that I check into the hosiptal right way. The Friday before my son was born I arrived at the hositpal about 5:00pm - Christina met us there within the hour and walked us through breathing execrises and execrises for me to do on the birthing ball. Around midnight I was about 5-6cm dilated with my contractions getting stornger and then around four in the morning my contractions were in full force. Christina was be my side massaging by back and directing me in hip sways (which felt amazing) and breathing exercises. She was also coaching my husband on what he could do to help during labor and a couse to keep him calm. At 7:26am we welcomed our son into this world with a natural birth.
I know a 100% that if Christina had not been there, I would have not been able to follow my birth plan and have a natural birth. Christina is an absolute treasure and I am not lucky to call her a friend. If my husband and I decide to have more children she will definitely be one of our first calls! Jennifer & Rusty
As a first time father, having Christina at our side was priceless. When we had questions, she has answers. She was calm and confident and there when we needed her. During the birth, she was there in a moment's notice. She was knowledgeable and calming. There's no question whether or not I'd recommend Christina because she's the best.
Christina is an amazing doula with so much relevant experience. I have known her for years and it was wonderful to have her assist me through both of my labors. She is very much involved throughout the entire process, attended doctors appts with me, helped me with a birth plan and was there for every question I had throughout my pregnancy. She has a wealth of knowledge and is very well respected for what she does. (My doctor who is very natural minded has worked with her on many pregnancies and was very happy to see that she was my doula.)
I had a very long labor and Christina was there for the majoriy of the time. When we had to transition to the hospital, she stayed with me rubbing my back and legs and even slept on the floor of my room. She is unbeleiveable. I have to think that this level of service is not typical and sets her apart from other doulas. Ultimately my labor led to a medical delivery but I felt comfortable with this because we had done everything we could to help the baby progress.
I highly reccomend that you hire Christina to assist you through your delivery. She is a very special person.
Christina was an amazing doula! Very knowledable, always available any time of the day to answer questions, and invaluable once labor started! What makes her stand out is her positive attitude and endless energy, light hearted personality, and her genuine love of the process. Highly recommend!
Christina is a God send, especially for first Time moms, but also for anyone who is looking to have a very healthy happy pregnancy and delivery. She was with me every step of the way from10 Weeks on, answering every question and offering tips and advice appropriately. She calmed my fears when I went over due by two weeks and was was an integral part of my birth team during a very difficult labor. Without her there to keep me focused and to offer ideas, the day may have gone very differently. I am forever appreciative and she has a special place in my heart for helping me attain all the goals I set for my pregnancy and delivery.
From the moment my wife and I found out she was pregnant we both knew we wanted Christina. I knew how important it would be to stay home as long as possible during labor before we headed to the hospital, and we knew Christina was just the person to use. My wife's contractions started around midnight on Monday, we contacted Christina and she was at our house within the hour. Our house was soon transformed into a labor/relaxing atmosphere. She had an almost endless amount of positions and techniques to help comfort and relax my wife during contractions. Christina also helped me to feel more useful throughout the process, because seeing my wife so uncomfortable and in so much pain and knowing there was nothing I could do was nothing short of torture. She did an amazing job keeping not only my wife, but me calm as well. Having somebody with us so knowledgeable was so comforting and kept us from racing to the hospital after her first contraction. My wife did not have the typical labor and delivery, she labored at home for a full 24 hours before we headed to the hospital, and 16 hours and 3 epidural later our doctors told us our baby wasn't making any progress and a c section was our best bet. Christina was right there with us the entire 40+ hours except a few breaks for food and sleep. My wife wanted to have as natural a birth as possible, and despite it ending with a c section, because of Christina my wife knew she had come as close to natural And fought as hard for her natural birth as she could,and we will both forever be so greatful to her for giving us and sharing that experi with us. There really is no dollar amount that could equal what she did for us, and I cant imagine how different an experience it would have been without her. Having somebody in your corner that isn't intimidated or scared to stand up to the doctors and nurses and tell them no when they were pressuring something made a world of difference. Thank you CP
When I found out I was pregnant, I immediately knew that I wanted to go as natural as I could and that Christina was going to be our girl to make that happen. Fast forward 9 months later and it was time to get this party started. Thankfully enough I was able to allow my body to go into labor on it's own right at 40 weeks. Christina stayed with us through the whole early labor process. She coached not only me but was also there for my husband the whole way through. This woman even had a hot tub set up for me in the middle of our kitchen-and it was by far the best thing ever! Long story short, I had a pretty rough labor. I was in early labor for about 24+ hours. I wound up deciding I needed an epi just because of pure exhaustion and I knew I needed sleep and rest so I had the energy to push. After about 15 hours I was only at a 6, and my doctors were very confident that his head was stuck and it was swelling and that I needed a c section. I was so upset and felt that I had done everything I could to have the birth I dreamed of but I knew deep down it wasn't going to happen and at that point we were just ready to have our sweet boy in our arms. Christina had done everything she possibly could for us to have that natural birth and she was so supportive and there for us when we decided on the c section. Before we went to the OR, Christina prayed for us and I will never forget that prayer. It meant everything in the world to us. If I had had it my way, she would have been on the other side of me in the operating room. My husband has said a thousand times how thankful he was Christina was there with us and despite what we went through. I can't even say she is worth every penny, because she is priceless! Thank you again for everything, we will never be able to repay you for helping us welcome our sweet boy into the world.
We used Christina for our first baby 4 years ago, and as rookie clueless parents we were so thankful for her help. Her knowledge and patient, yet honest coaching was well worth the expense, and in fact was priceless. My labor and delivery journey with my son was long, and Christina was there almost every second of the those 35 hours. Her knowledge followed us and we were able to go back and use what she taught us when delivering our daughter, 4 years later, just 5 days ago. We would have used Christina again, but we moved to MO 3 years ago. The memory and the things we have learned will forever stay with us. Thank you Christina. I highly recommend using her
Waverlee is a whopping 2 weeks old today. She is healthy and happy and sleeps 4-6 hours straight each night! She truly is a joy!
I have to give a huge thank you to Christina Pruitt the best doula and friend any pregnant gal could have! With her knowledge, guidance and support we were able to labor at home with natural pain management and some amazing massages. We showed up at the hospital at 9 cm dilated ready to rock. I was able have Waverlee completely medicine free weighing in at 9lbs 9oz! I'm 100% sure I would not have been able to do so without Christina guiding us. Drew was such an amazing partner and I'm so thankful we were on the same team and both trusted her. I couldn't have done it without both of them by my side! Love you both!
She's in high demand, but if you're able to hire Christina to be on your team, I promise you won't be disappointed!
Christina was great to work with. I hired her very late in my pregnancy, but instantly felt at peace that we had made a good decision. She kept in contact with me and checked in on me leading up to our birth. She arrived shortly after we did at the hospital the day I went into labor. My labor was intense and I ended up delivering a 9 lb baby which was very different than delivering my first born who was only 5 lbs. There were so many times I felt myself losing control and in those moments, Christina would either massage, grab a hand, suggest we change positions , or get my attention to bring me back down and help me get through the next contraction. I was able to deliver naturally without medication in a hospital setting. I felt like things went smoothly, I felt "heard" as far as my desires went and we we're blessed with a wonderful outcome of a beautiful baby boy. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a great doula!
What a joy it was to work with Christina! From the prompt replies to texts and phone calls to the encouraging words during early labor (and beyond!) we could not have been more satisfied! When our original birth plan to deliver in Atlanta was thrown off by a baby who decided he wanted to make a much quicker entrance to this world, Christina calmly and quickly got us diverted to a local hospital where she did not hesitate to advocate on our behalf when the staff was less than open to our birth wishes. After our speedy delivery, Christina brought in our bags from the car and picked up dinner from a local restaurant before leaving us. She is a sweet, strong, calming force and is at the top of our doula list if we are blessed with another child!
Christina is AWESOME at being a Doula!! I was able to follow through with my birth plan (vaginal delivery with no pain medication) for both of my children and it was because of her help. Christina has a calming spirit during labor and delivery, she is able to keep you focused on your task, she answers questions and will be an advocate for your birth plan, she helps keep the father and/or family calm and focused as well, and I can't forget to mention the wonderful massages with oils that make you feel better. It is nice to have someone in the room with you at all times and to help guide you through the exciting but scary process of labor and delivery. We could not have done it without her help! She is great at her job and you should pick her to be your Doula!
Christina was such a amazing person to have by my side during my labor and birth! She helped my husband be my main source of strength, but guided us through the stages of labor with comfort and peace. She always had suggestions, but never pushed. Her calm manner and reassurances helped keep me clear-headed. She knew EXACTLY when to leave my home for hospital, and kept reminding me to relax during birth. I cannot say enough great things about my experience with Christina.
Christina was a huge support in my labor process. She knew so much about every step of the labor. She was able to help me get thru the pain to a much further point, than I was able to do with my 2 previopus children without a Doula. Especially, for us women who's husbands are clueless in the delivery room, she was a God send for support...
I became aquainted with Christina Pruitt six months prior to the birth of my son, when I attended the birth of my niece (my younger sister delivered at Fayette-Piedmont). I was so impressed with Christina's skills and soothing presence that I asked her if she would consider being my doula at the birth of my second child (which was going to be a VBAC). Christina agreed to be my doula and checked in with me throughout my pregnancy to see how appointments were going. She met with me and we discussed my birth plan and she advised various excercises to help me prepare for labor/birth and answered all of my questions. When my real labor began, Christina came to my home to offer support and encouragement and advise me when we should leave for the hospital (which was an hour away). Christina followed my husband and I to the hospital, and supported me throughout a grueling 36+ hour labor. During that time, she advocated for me with hospital staff, educated my husband and sister on techniques to help ease my back labor, suggested different positions, helped keep me hydrated, and reminded me to breathe/moan through contractions in a constructive way. Additionally, Christina took several labor and birth photos that I absolutely treasure. She never seemed to be concerned about the amount of time that she was away from her own family and I felt she was completely focused on me and my birth experience. I am SO GLAD that I hired her as my doula, and would highly recommend her to anyone seeking doula services!!!!
I cannot begin to express how impactful Christina was for my husbabnd and I during our birth experience. This was our first child together and we, like most first time parents, really didn't know what to expect. I had read lots of books, but I still had no clue what it would all be like. Christina met with me in person and talked with me on the phone numerous times before my due date and always knew just what I needed to hear when doubt and uncertainty crept in. Because I went over my due date I was sort of pushed (by my midwife) into being induced and was really unhappy about it. It just wasn't in my plan. But Christina met us at the hospital and stayed with us for the beginning, letting me know just what to expect next. She stepped in when she felt that the nurses were rushing things and backed off when she felt things were going well. She always had my birth plan in mind and tried to make my experience as close to my desires as possible. She helped me get through some of the most intense pain my body will ever feel. She guided my husband into helping wherever he could. She was my voice when I didn't have any idea what to say. And she listened to me when I had met my match in pain. Our entire experience was so much better by her being there and supporting us. I have recommended her to many of my expecting friends and family and my sister used her services just last week. She has really become an important person in my life and always will be. I will use her for as many babies as I have in the future. My husbabnd brags about her still to this day and tells all his friends how different his view of the need for a doula is now. Christina absolutely rocks!!!
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