About Me

IMG_20211104_172210629Hi, my name is Christina (she/her).  I have been in birth work since 2015 and am constantly adding to my skill set!  I have always been interested in pregnancy and birth, but it wasn’t until the doula-assisted birth of my first daughter in 2014 that I realized what I wanted to do. I am passionate about providing families with current, non-biased, evidence-based information, emotional and physical support, and continuity of care through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I live in Savage, MN with my husband, our two daughters and our puppy. I serve most of the twin cities area. For my current availability, please click here.

 The “mommy Gaia” Name and Philosophy.

Being a doula has been described as “mothering the mother”, and that is very much where I see my role. Additionally, I can “mother” any support person(s) you invite into your birthing space. Gaia is the Greek goddess of mother earth. This speaks to my birth philosophy, that birth can be a natural, beautiful and even enjoyable process. As with nature, I also believe that respect for the process is important. Birth is a powerful event and when medical intervention is either necessary or requested by you the family, I will continue to support your birth journey.  Your satisfaction with your birth is my first priority!

I Believe Anyone Who Wants a Doula Should Have One!

If you found my page looking for a doula but I’m not the right fit (not in budget, not in your area, not available for your guess date, etc.), feel free to contact me anyway and maybe I can be flexible on my fee, or find another doula that fits your requirements!  If you want a doula, there is one out there for you!

My Qualifications

  • DONA trained Birth Doula (trained Dec 2015, certified Jan 2017)
  • Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor (certified 2021)
  • Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Doula (Spring 2017)
  • Certificated Lactation Educator Counselor, UCSD (Summer 2017)
  • Body Ready Method (BRM) professional (completed Winter 2023)
  • CST (Craniosacral Therapy)
    Trained with Dr Carol Philips in the DBB method (Dynamic Body Balancing)
    (100 hours completed in 2021)
  • Childbirth Educator with Birth Arts International (completed Spring 2017)
  • Member of the Childbirth Collective (2016-2021, 2023-present)
  • Board Member of the Childbirth Collective (2018-19)
  • Other workshops/classes attended:
    • Hypnobabies
    • Hypnobirthing
    • Spinning Babies (Summer 2016, Fall 2017)
    • Healing Birth Stories for Professionals
    • Writing Your Birth Story
    • Acupressure for birth workers
    • Unicorns and Seahorses: Supporting Trans, Genderqueer & Gender Nonconforming Clients
    • Serving the LGBTQ Community Training with the Queer Birth Project
    • Serving families with Eating Disorders
    • Supporting Non-Monogamous Families

Personal and/or Professional Experience With:

  • Inclusive care for all types of families
  • Medicated and un-medicated birth
  • Long labors
  • Back labor
  • High risk pregnancy
  • Over 40
  • VBAC
  • Homebirth, Birth Center and Hospitals
  • Waterbirth
  • Single parents
  • Induction
  • Cesarean birth
  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • and more!