Postpartum Care Clients
Christina was such a wonderful help to us as a postpartum doula after we welcomed our second child in summer 2019. She provided us with much needed support for several months while we adjusted to having a newborn and a toddler. (who absolutely loved Christina). She's a lovely and caring person who will take excellent care of you and your family.
Christina helped us after the birth of our daughter, because I had severe complications, and was not able to care for her at night. My husband was pulling 100% of the weight, so we brought Christina in at night to help 3 nights/week. She was a true Godsend, not only giving my husband a break from caring for both a brand new baby and his wife who needed extra help, but also giving us both peace of mind knowing that our daughter was in great hands and getting the best care. She was non-judgmental, gave us suggestions as new parents, and took care of all the household duties that we had been neglecting. We bonded over our individual health issues, and she just got down to our level and made us feel like long-time friends. She even helped on some days when my husband was back to work, and I needed to get to appointments. Even though it was only 4 hours, it gave me enough time to feel like a real person, and get out of the house without a little one in tow. I cannot recommend Christina enough!
Christina has been caring for our triplets for several months, including overnights while they were between 3 to 12 weeks old. She is on top of things and makes caring for three newborns look easy. She's very warm and caring and I always feel like my little ones are in good hands. I also appreciate that she will do what ever else she can to make our lives easier like picking up items from the store, washing bottles and folding laundry. I highly recommend Christina.
We had twins boys on February 25 — they were two months early. We also have a toddler at home.
Christina's experience and kind nature allowed us to get some sleep without having to worry about the boys. Preemies can tricky, particularly when you are dealing with two of them. She is definitely an expert. Often, I handed her at least one crying baby the second she arrived, (she was ALWAYS punctual). She quickly learned our little boys' personalities and needs, and adjusted as they began to grow. Also, her help in cleaning/prepping bottles for the next day (we did breast milk out of bottles and formula at night) and laundry was incredibly helpful. I slept well at night and woke up the next morning knowing that everything was under control. She reported on any concerns and offered ideas for resolutions.
Needless to say, I highly recommend Christina for twins. Our boys are sleeping much better/longer now, but we plan to continue using her when one of us travels for work.
For being new parents with no family on the west coast, we decided a doula would be of great help. Christina was very helpful and supportive in dealing with all the new aspects of having a baby. She obviously loves babies and we had complete trust in her with our tiny human!
Placenta Encapsulation Clients
I loved being able to meet someone so close to home, to be able to provide this service to me. Christina was awesome, she took the time to meet me on a couple of different occasions and it became very clear that she was truly invested in my experience. She kept in constant touch with me, once I notified her I was going into the hospital to deliver. She came by quickly to collect the placenta and delivered the capsules the minute I got home, with a lovely bunch of flowers, which was such a nice treat. She was tremendously responsive to my million texts asking her questions, as I had a serious case of baby brain...I highly recommend anyone that is considering this to go with her.
We were so happy with the care we received and would highly recommend Christina to others. She's knowledgeable, experienced, and so friendly. We felt really good with her and felt like we were well taken care of. I am so happy I encapsulated my placenta. It really felt like I maximized my pregnancy, labor, birth, and postnatal experience.
I was thrilled with my experience with Christina. She provided me with a comprehensive and thorough consultation beforehand. I felt comfortable with her breadth of knowledge and expertise, both about the placenta encapsulation and about hospital procedures. She made arrangements to pick up my placenta so I did not have to worry about any logistics after my son's birth. She delivered the capsules to my front door quickly, making the process incredibly convenient, and made herself available to me for any questions. After I gave birth, I had a quick recovery, both emotionally and physically. I would eagerly recommend Christina to any expecting parents!
I had Christina encapsulate my placenta for my 3rd pregnancy following my 3rd c-section. Before meeting Christina, my knowledge on the process was limited, but walking into my third c-section & knowing that when the baby & I returned home after surgery and there were already two healthy active boys waiting for their Mama, I was definitely looking for anything to make the transition as physically & emotionally easy as possible. A few days following our baby's birth, Christina started me on my placenta capsules along with a few herbs that were meant to help my internal healing after carrying a child & the physical trauma of surgery. Both my husband & I noticed that with taking the capsules, my energy was higher, I was more balanced emotionally, & the cleaning out of my uterus after pregnancy (bleeding) was more intense & complete.
My wife's recovery seemed almost cut in half & she did not experience extreme emotional ups & downs as she did before.
Birth Tub Clients
We were directed to Christina by the recommendation of my midwife and couldn't have asked for anyone more amazing. Both my husband and myself went through a private childbirth class with Christina, as well as rented our birthing tub through her. As first time parents planning a homebirth, we found her class to be incredibly helpful, really building the foundation for us to be a solid team for the birth of our daughter. Christina ended up being an incredibly invaluable part of my daughter's birth when I went into labor three weeks early. She immediately dropped everything early in the morning and rushed over the birthing tub to ensure I would have it for labor(even if it was a week before our scheduled drop off date). Thank goodness for her, as she was the one who realized just how far into labor I was, and prompted us to call my midwife, even being kind enough to stay until my midwives arrived. Both my husband and I absolutely adore Christina and would recommend her to anyone and everyone.
I was recommended by my midwife and I was so happy she was available for her services. This was my third home birth and I loved all of her attention to details. She came over early the next morning to clear the tub, got my placenta, and didn’t need me to do anything. I stayed in bed the whole time with the baby. A couple days later she came back with the placenta pills and added a couple of extras: some breast pads with a nice bag, a picture of the placenta, and the cord in a little fabric bag. My favorite part was the little pamphlet she gave with the pills, cord and breast pads. The pamphlet had dosage of pills and directions and some very uplifting advice. I would recommend her to everyone.