Testimonial for Christina Carino CD(DONA)

I cant say how grateful I am for Christina. I moved up to New York from Virginia, and I was absolutely terrified of delivering at any of the hospitals up here. I did my research, came to realize it was a crapshoot who would deliver, and the stats on cecarians and interventions are staggering. When I discovered the concept of having a doula, I was immediately interested. But then I met and spoke  wirh a doula and wasn't a 100% comfortable. Then I came into contact with Christina. I cannot tell you how happy I was to meet her. My husband put it perfectly: sometimes you meet someone who is perfect for a role or job. That person is Christina: she was MEANT to be a doula. She immediately put me at ease, we spoke for almhost an hour. She told me how she came to be a doula, her experience, and some of the techniques she and I could go over prepping for labor. Her bubbly, unintimitating personality put me at ease immediately and on our first visit we were laughing almost the entire time she was over our house. She has an amazing skill of balancing her good nature with serious expertise and guidance. We learned more about laboring positions and breathing techniques from Christina then in multiple prenatal yoga classes.

The morning i went into labor, Christina came to our home, helped my husband and I with breathing and labor positions. She came with us to the hospital, all the whole coaching me and helping me get through my contractions. At the hospital, she brought a "bag of tricks", yoga ball, rice sack, robozos (long scarfs that were the single best items for pushing Ava out naturally!), even Chapstick and peppermint oil. At some point I only had the option of having one person in my delivery room: I chose Christina. This is how much I valued her help and guidance.

If you can believe it, an hour after my delivery she left to another labor an hour away in New Jersey! A real trooper, all the while positive and full of love. Thank you Christina!

-Lana Savoca

June 27, 2015

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

Years on DoulaMatch

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Updated 5/21/2024

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