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.
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!