Testimonial for Christina Carino CD(DONA)

From the start I knew I wanted to have an unmedicated and intervention free birth.  I had done all my research and had made up my mind.  My husband and I were having our first child and we were both nervous, elated and anxious at the same time.  I had read and learned that having a doula minimized intervention and made the birth experience more comfortable all the while  offering more support for Mom and Dad.  Our decision to have a doula with us at our birth was one of the best decisions we have ever made.  Choosing Christina was "The Best" decision that we made as a family.  Having Christina from the very beginning was like having an open encyclopedia to every question about the birthing experience we could think of.  If she didn't know the answer she found it using any means necessary and willingly.  She was an intricate part of our support system.  She provided us with evidence based materials and always respected our wishes and decisions.  When labor started Christina used all the techniques we discussed and practiced during my pregnancy via home visits, phone and late night emails.  She was ALWAYS available to answer questions or return phone calls and emails.  She comforted my husband and me mentally and physically using rebozo and techniques she showed us during our prenatal visits.   With every growing contraction she counted the minutes and used pain relief techniques with her hands and rebozo which were an indispensable part of my pain relief during labor.  I can not express how important this pain relief was when contractions got stronger and more painful. She also taught my husband these techniques during prenatal visits and they both used these techniques on me together during labor. She never left our side for a moment. 

-Natalie Parsehian-Mendoza

April 10, 2014

a photo from Christina Carino CD(DONA)

Birth Fee: $1800 to $2600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $60

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Birth Fee: $1800 to $2600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $60

12

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Updated 5/21/2024

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