Christine's Care & Compassion

Certified Birth Doula, Certified Postpartum Doula, 
Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Childbirth Educator, 
Certified Aromatherapist

Rose Rodriguez

I delivered a son via VBAC with Christine's help.  My goal was to labor at home for as long as possible for fear that if I went into the hospital too early I would be trapped to the bed with all sorts of meds and IVs in place and not be able to move around.  Christine helped me reach my goal and then some!  I labored at home for 23 hours and by the time we went into the hospital I was 8cm dilated and progressing quickly.  The hospital staff pretty much ignored my begging for drugs but as soon as I said the code word (meaning I was serious about pain relief) Christine told the staff - "luckily" they did not humor me and I delivered my bouncing baby boy completely natural with some tearing to boot! Were it not for Christine, however, (who also trained my husband to help) I would not have have reached my labor and delivery goals - no way, no how.  This baby was my last chance to have the vaginal birth that I desperately wanted and Chris was there to help me despite my fears/anger/and obscene screams throughout my labor and delivery pain.  Please don't hesitate to hire a doula to assist you in labor (they are heaven sent) and consider Christine to help you - she was incredible and I could not be happier with the outcome of my final birth.  

Posted 7/15/2013

Brittanie A. Weber

Thank God I found Chris when I did!  Right after our interview, I gave birth to my twin girls and was so glad to know Chris would be coming to our home about 3 times per week for several weeks after their birth.  Chris was such a huge help, allowing me to sleep while she watched my daughters.  Chris took care of feedings and changing, but cared for my babies as she would her own children.  In addition, she managed to complete other household tasks like baby laundry, sterilizing bottles, straightening the living room, emptying the dishwasher, and other such things.  Chris listened to my joys and woes, and she was a wealth of information when I had a million questions as a first time mom.  as much as I appreciated Chris's professional expertise, I was grateful to encounter a very kind-hearted, gentle, and joyfilled woman who loves what she does.  I would highly recommend Chris as a doula. You will not be disappointed!

Posted 4/29/2013

1.  "We have been so lucky to get to know you over the past few months! Thank you so much for helping us bring Caroline into the world healthy and peacefully!  Thank you even more for helping the postpartum period go more smoothly than it ever has!"

2.  "Just a note to thank you for helping me reach my goals of laboring at home for as long as possible (to 8CM!?) and achieving the VBAC I despartely wanted.  I wish you much success with your business, you are one awesome doula!. My apologies for my rudeness and obscene screaming throughout the whole process.  I had no idea how it can be but thanks to you and Dev (thank you for helping him too) and your patience I am a very happy woman who was able to deliver her last child the way nature intended (well, except for the IV)."

3.  "I know we sent you the edible arrangement, but we wanted to thank you again for all you did for us.  I know we would not have survived my labor and delivery as well as we did without you.  And we would have been walking zombies without you after our birth.  You were so wonderful answering all of our questions, helping me with breastfeeding concerns and for taking care of Myla.  We all miss you and hope to work with you again when we decide to have our next child."

4.  "Thank you so much for everything you did to help make pregnancy and labor a bit easier-it was comforting to have you there during Desmond's birth, keeping us focused and less panicky.  Good luck with your future clients, you will be great! Would love to keep in touch!!"

5.  "Thank you so much for all of your help and support in welcoming our baby girl, Samantha Jane.  We couldn't have done it without you!"

6. " We would just like to thank you for all of your support you gave us in our meetings with you and especially during the labor and birth process. We were so grateful to have you there with us and you helped each of us get through the day!  I'm so glad that we were paired with you! Thanks for all of your hard work in helping us!"