"With the birth of my second child, I found myself on my own in a new city much earlier than anticipated. My husband was called back to work last minute. Without family or friends nearby, the thought of being alone with two small humans who needed me so much felt overwhelming. I scheduled a visit with a postpartum doula who warned me that there was a very small chance that one of her pregnant moms would go into labor. That small chance turned out to be just the right amount and so she found me another postpartum doula - Christina Clark - the night before she was to come out. Christina saved the day in more ways than one. I was so grateful to have someone there to provide the encouragement I needed to get through those lonely postpartum days. She played with my two year old daughter, allowed me time to shower, cooked me a meal, and gave me the space to regroup. She gave me the life line I needed to get out of my lonely funk and my confidence grew. She provided the kind of support every mother deserves."
- 'Auli'i Nathaniel
"Christina attended the birth of my daughter in July of 2014. She was calm and comforting in working as one of my doulas and I will always be grateful that she was able to attend my birth.
Christina was always professional and helped me to make informed decisions as we met a few complications in our birth. She believed in me and assisted me in believing in myself and my body. She helped to empower my husband and I and encircled us in safety and warmth.
Communication between the hospital staff, my midwife, my other doula, my husband, and Christina was seamless – they all worked together as my team of support. Christina helped me to ask further questions when there was something I didn’t understand, and helped to make sure my birth plan was followed.
With Christina’s help, I felt supported, empowered, safe, and calm. I truly had a beautiful birth experience and I would ask her to attend my birth again in a heart beat!"
- Rebekah Hawkins
"Can't say enough about Christina! From our first meeting to our postpartum visit she made me feel very comfortable and I could easily discuss my feelings and expectations with her. She helped us through a very tough labor with lots of unexpected twists and turns. The birth ended up being amazing. She had so many tools and suggestions that helped me progress through labor. She was an amazing support for me and my husband throughout the whole process. If you are giving birth you NEED a doula and I can say that Christina is the best of the best."
- Courtney Barnett
"I had the pleasure of Christina as my doula during my second birth. My first birth was filled with anxiety and stress, and I wanted my second birth to go as differently as possible. Christina took the time to learn what I wanted for my birth and educated me on my options. She knew I wanted more than a healthy baby- I wanted a happy, healthy mama as well. She was by my side before, during, and after labor and reduced so much of the anxiety that I had towards the postnatal period. With Christina’s support and guidance, I felt confident and empowered, and I will be forever grateful for her and her role during my son’s birth."
- Ashley Stanaland
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