Christina is amazing! My husband and I knew from our very first meeting with her that we wanted her present at the birth of our son. Her sweet, joy-filled demeanor paired with her knowledge of all things pregnancy and birth related gave us a peace of mind that we had chosen the right doula for our family!
Our initial meetings with her were full of invaluable information about the birth process as well as different exercises and breathing techniques we could practice before the big day. As we went through our birth plan with her prior to the big day, she provided insight on details we never would have thought about on our own. We went into the birth of our son feeling educated and empowered.
Although my labor was long and didn’t go according to our initial plan of a completely natural birth, Christina was there as a constant calming and affirming presence, reassuring us that we were making the right decisions in that moment. My husband said he would not have been able to keep it together throughout my labor without her strength and support for both of us. Oh and the photos she took immediately after the birth perfectly captured the emotions of meeting our son!
We were so thankful to have her there as an encourager and coach. Her presence allowed us to look back on our birth experience with positivity and joy! I now firmly believe every woman deserves the support provided by a doula.
Emory Ronevich | December 2015
Christina brings peace and calm to your birthing experience. She will go above and beyond the call of duty leading up to your birth, making sure you have everything you need in terms of supplies, support, etc. I had a particularly long labor (64 hours!) and she was there every step of the way. Birth can be a scary experience for a first time mom. She not only coached me through it but was an incredible rock and support for my husband as well. There were times my husband needed guidance as to how to best support me, and Christina was there to help guide him. Christina was made for this and her passion shines through. You will want her calming and encouraging spirit with you with every contraction and every push
Rebecca Matthias | June 2015
It was incredible having Christina as an outside resource from the very beginning - her presence and support was more special, and necessary, than I could have imagined. During our first meeting, Christina walked me through a birth plan worksheet which made me think through details I never would have addressed on my own. Christina was always excited to reflect with me about the birth classes I took and delved deeper into different breathing techniques for when the time came. It eased my mind knowing someone experienced would be there to hold my hand through this - literally.
When the big day came, Christina began to take a leadership role as she helped guide my husband and I through what was about to happen: calling into work, fueling our bodies, walking, breathing, resting, showering, calling the hospital and then finally...heading to the hospital. The contractions started coming on fast and it was a blessing to have someone who brought experience and wisdom to our home. Throughout my labor Christina cheered me on when I said “I’m done!”, gently encouraged me in moments of quiet, held my hand, and even tag-teamed my husband on massaging me through the pain. When my son arrived she grabbed the camera and took pictures of everything happening in the room including when I held him for the first time, my husbands sweet tears of joy, and my mom gushing over who the baby looked like most. Christina knew exactly what to capture.
Christina also used her expertise to guide me through what she knew about my son being able to latch-on for his first feeding. What an experience. And since then when I need advice, Christina is the first person I go to. Christina partnered with my husband and I, assisting us as we took the lead during this incredible life event. Christina is passionate, joy-filled, gentle, supportive, knowledgeable, compassionate and much more. My husband and I would not trade having her by our side for anything!
Sheena Wilton | November 2014
Simply put, Christina is incredible. My experience with her was nothing but positive and enlightening. It made me feel so secure and prepared to have her as an ally during my pregnancy AND after. I was pleasantly surprised when I initially found her that her services included some helpful and informative meetings before the birth to talk about different scenarios and make sure everyone was on the same page. Going in to the birth of my son, I was armed with knowledge and strength that I wouldn't have had without Christina. That was invaluable to me!
Christina is extremely wise and passionate about pregnancy, birth, and babies. Not only did she educate and prepare me, she also assured me and supported me while I mentally prepared for giving birth and caring for a newborn. Needless to say, I was nervous! But Christina's calm, soothing energy made a huge difference for me. She was a pillar of strength for BOTH myself and my husband.
The connection didn't stop after my son was born. She checked in on me frequently and gave me lots of brilliant advice during my first months as a Mother. I can't even begin to explain how thankful I am for her. And now I am preparing to celebrate my son's first birthday, and she's one of the first names on the invite list!
Brittany Harris | July 2014
Christina was fabulous during all parts of our labor. She took extensive time to meet with my husband and me prior to labor, kept in constant communication up to delivery, supported me overnight, and stayed to help photograph the huge events including weight checks. She kept my family informed and even has checked on me since delivery to support breast feeding and new baby life. I highly recommend Christina's services to all couples considering a doula. She supports without being pushy. She gave me confidence to ask the right questions and backed up my decisions once I made them. I'm so glad Christina was part of my labor and am happy to be a reference to any couples considering her!
Kristen McDevitt | August 2014