Testimonial for Christina Carino CD(DONA)

Going into my first pregnancy I knew I needed extra help. I needed an experienced doula who can support me through the fear I hold about child labor. From our first conversation, I knew Christina was right person for me. She conveys great wisdom and confidence which provided assurance of the entire child birth process. She was a very strong and encouraging coach throughout my pregnancy. She taught us therapeutic massage and stretches before and during labor and it helped me tremendously to move my baby to ideal position to avoid back labor. During the labor, the pressure points she applied at every contraction help me enormously with coping with the pain. I was induced from 1 cm and I didn’t get epidural until 7 cm! Every contraction coming at 2 min apart for 12 hours, I was asked to get the epidural at 7 cm. She was amazing at determining the position of my baby. When my baby heart rate was dropping the doctor recommended a C-section but she quickly said that it was due to the way I was lying on the bed and she made me move to different positions and my baby heart went back to normal. Right before the pushing, my mind was not clear of what I wanted to do since I was in pain for so long, I asked her that I might opt out for C section. She grabbed my hands and encouraged me that I can do this. My goal is right there and I went through so much of unexpected challenges so not to give up. I trusted her and I started pushing after my OB told me the baby head is out. I pushed for about 6 times and my daughter came out within 10 mins! I am so glad I listened to her and gave all I got to push. She reminded me of my initial goal and motivated me to accomplish what I wanted to do when I was about to give up. With her knowledge, experience and quick thinking, I was able to avoid further intervention such as C section. I achieve the vaginal birth I wanted and I give all the thanks to Christina. I highly recommend any woman who needs great doula like Christina!

-moe ekayi

October 13, 2017

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Birth Fee: $1800 to $2600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $60

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Updated 5/21/2024

Birth Fee: $1800 to $2600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $60

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Updated 5/21/2024

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