Testimonial for Christine Scarlett, RN, BSN, PCD(DONA), CPD, CBD, CLC, CEIM

Chris came to our house for several days as I was recovering from my first birth and was a great help. For example, because I had some tearing  as well as painful hemorrhoids after a grueling natural birth it was vital that I had several herbal sitz baths each day to aid healing. She was able to boil the herbs, prepare the bath, and take care of the baby while I soaked for a quiet 10 minutes.  Chris would gently remind me to take care of myself.  Sometimes you need someone giving you permission to recover, at least I did.

My core muscles were exhausted after birth so she was able to do things I couldn't manage like leaning into the washer to move heavy wet laundry and leaning into the car to put the baby into her carseat. I was so high on oxytocin hormones that I probably wouldn't have taken time to eat more than once a day so having her to prepare several small healthy meals to maintain my blood sugar was a great help, especially as my milk started to come in. Her experience with breastfeeding education were useful since I had no idea how to breastfeed. She offered help with things I didn’t even know I needed help with like pre-stuffing the cloth diapers, taking care of the umbilical cord, dealing with anxiety about giving the baby her first bath, and managing the sudden doubling of laundry. Offering to help with these things, things I never would have known to put on an “ask” list, is just one of the many things that her experience will bring you.

I will certainly hire her again for my next child expected this summer, especially because I know she will be able to care for my 3-year-old while I’m recovering and bonding. Whether a first-time parent or someone who’s already given birth, an extra set of hands is always welcome. Chris is not only helpful she also brings a wealth of practical experience and knowledge which make her indispensable at this most exciting and vulnerable season of life.

-Natalie

May 05, 2020

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Birth Fee: $800

Postpartum Rate: $25

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Birth Fee: $800

Postpartum Rate: $25

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