I was honored to provide doula services for this lovely family. This was the birth of their second child, Selah Grace.Christina and John hired me to be their doula very early in her pregnancy and we had a lot of time to get prepared. In addition to the doula care that I provided and when I was not involved in hands-on physical support, I took some photos during labor and birth. The were edited by Christina, who is a photographer by trade. You can see her photography work here. It was a neat collaboration and we are happy to share these special photos with you below! - Doula Christie
"When I contacted Christie, I was very specific about the type of birth experience I desired with my daughter. This was my second pregnancy and my first birth was traumatizing. I had all kinds of medical interventions that ended up making my birth experience with my son difficult and hard to look back on.
She was kind of my voice when I had no idea what to say or ask. As my daughter's due date approached, Christie stayed in constant contact with me. And then her birthday was here!
I could not have asked for a better birth experience - it was beautiful and I attained everything I wanted out of her birth because of Christie's coaching. Again, she was my voice. She talked with the nurses so I could work through contractions without losing my rhythm. She calmed me when I was scared and assured me that I could do it. Having her there made me brave, in a sense.