Christina in one word is amazing! She is extremely knowledgeable and you can tell she really loves what she does. She met with us three times before our baby came and in those three visits we discussed everything about what to expect before, during and after labor. We also discussed options for pain management and she helped us develop a birth plan. She was so supportive of any choices we made and answered every question we had, and we had a lot! These pre-delivery sessions alone were well worth hiring her!
When it came time for our baby to arrive, Christina’s presence was soothing! My labor progressed faster then the doctors expected so having that extra someone to stay with my husband and I was crucial. She and my husband worked together to use massage, breathing techniques, and pressure points to manage my pain. They then advocated for me when I was ready to use medication for the pain. At one point during delivery, my husband was feeling in the way, but Christina was there to let him know that his place was right by my side and reassured him that if the nurses needed him to move they would ask. Her calming nature and support not only to me but to my husband was greatly appreciated! On top of all the incredible support, Christina also was able to take some amazing picture of our family in the seconds after my son was born! These pictures are priceless and we are so grateful to have them!
Christina also set up two postpartum visits to make sure we were all adjusting well. Her tea for baths and cool pads were much needed for my healing and smell amazing!
There aren’t enough words to express how lucky my husband and I were to find Christina! The experience we had with her before, during and after the birth of our son was beyond anything we could have hoped for. She is such a gentle, sweet soul and was truly meant to be a doula! Thank you Christina!