Testimonial for Christine Halldorson, CD (DTI), CBE

A chiropractor told me about her experience with Chrissy as a doula and after some research on what exactly a doula does, I was convinced I wanted the added support. I am convinced that the birth of our first child would have been different had we been more educated and supported.
I apprehensively told my husband that I wanted to hire a doula to support us during labor and delivery. When I explained what a doula did, his shoulders dropped 6 inches in relief! He felt so much better knowing that he would have support in helping me through labor. 
As much as I love our experience with Chrissy- I think my husband loved it more. We were confident in making decisions at the hospital thanks to our consults before labor. She advocated for me during labor- for example, I felt like I was getting too much IV fluid. When I asked a nurse why, I was told it was protocol. When I mentioned it to Chrissy, she was able to use her birth knowledge to explain that it wasn't necessarily protocol and asked our nurse to please stop fluids for a while. 
My husband wanted to support me during labor; but, he didn't want to be "front and center." Chrissy jumped right in and helped encourage me during the second phase of labor. She even captured some very emotional pictures during those first minutes after birth. She arrived at the hospital as they were telling me I was getting close- I actually was 16 hours away. 
She stayed with us even after birth until we were ready to settle in by ourselves. She was in constant communication for about 2 weeks just to check in. We did decide to do placenta encapsulation. I would recommend it to anyone. As soon as I started the pills I felt my emotions level out and my milk increased. I feel so fortunate to have found Chrissy. 
If you are debating on whether or not to hire a doula- do it! If it's a question of the cost, save money elsewhere and get the support you deserve! 

-Ashley Siedt

September 05, 2023

a photo from Christine Halldorson, CD (DTI), CBE

Christine Halldorson, CD (DTI), CBE

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Postpartum Rate: $55

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Birth Fee: $1300 to $1800

Postpartum Rate: $55

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