Testimonial for Christina Carino CD(DONA)

Christina did a tremendous job for us and it's hard to describe how grateful we are for her competence and composure. My wife's labor lasted 25 hours and was quite physically and psychologically testing; had it not been for Christina, it would have been much more painful and stressful, and we would have been much more likely to make a serious misstep about when to go to the hospital. Labor began slightly before midnight, when we were about to go to bed, so we were already tired; we would not get to sleep for well over 24 hours more. Once labor began, the frequency of contractions progressed quickly from 10 minutes down to around 5-6 minutes. By that point, Christina had already arrived at our home (she was quick to do so once she heard about this pattern). However, from that point onward, the frequency of contractions went back up and until about 8 pm the following evening it was all over the place - 5 minutes apart, 20 minutes apart, etc. Christina was with my wife at every moment and did a ton of exercises and massage with her to make the pain more tolerable and to help increase the frequency of contractions, as well as support her emotionally and help her stay calm. This was very important, because it helped preserve my wife's energy and morale for the actual delivery. The hospital had told us not to call them before contractions were only 4 minutes apart. When the pain grew stronger and we did call them, they reiterated that my wife was probably too early in labor, given contractions were spaced so far apart. Despite that, Christina correctly made the judgment call to head over to the hospital. When we arrived there, my wife was 9 cm dilated. From there, my wife only labored for around 4 hours in the hospital until she delivered. Christina was also tremendously helpful during delivery itself, reassuring my wife and helping her stay calm, which helped my wife make good choices about epidural, not having an episiotomy, etc. Thank you, Christina!

-Ivan Manolov

February 11, 2016

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Birth Fee: $1800 to $2600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $60

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Birth Fee: $1800 to $2600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $60

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