Testimonial for Christine Halldorson, CD (DTI), CBE

When my husband and I decided we wanted to hire a doula for the birth of our first baby, we knew it was important to both of us to find someone with a calming presence who would be a quiet support during labor and help us through any anxiety that arose. At our first meeting, we immediately felt comfortable with Christine, who offered information and encouragement while listening to us share about our hopes and fears about birth and parenthood.

When signs of prelabor built up slowly in my 38th and 39th weeks of pregnancy, Chrissy checked in regularly to see how I was doing. When real labor started, she arrived at our apartment at 6 am and sat with us until we went to the hospital at noon. She helped my husband support me through contractions, heat up the rice sock (one she'd given us) countless times, and worked hard to keep me comfortable. Her help only continued when we got to the hospital. My labor was long, lasting until the following afternoon (she was with us for more than 30 hours total), and I never felt like I was taking too long or asking too much.

Along with physical support, my husband and I both leaned on her for emotional support in moments when labor didn't go as we hoped or expected. She listened when we needed it and helped us keep things in perspective.

Aided by her presence, our birth story ended with an intense hour of pushing and a healthy baby on my chest. We are incredibly grateful to Chrissy for enduring with us and celebrating with us.

-Alison VanBuskirk Philip

July 13, 2015

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Christine Halldorson, CD (DTI), CBE

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Postpartum Rate: $55

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