Christina and her husband, Brian, are the proud parents
of two beautiful boys, ages 7 and 4 years. In 2004,
when Christina gave birth to their first son in a
hospital, she was given an epidural for pain relief.
However, both Christina and her son experienced serious
side effects from it, so when she became pregnant for
the second time in 2008, it was her hope to find a
better way of birthing. She was so happy to find The
Bradley Method® and learn about pregnancy, her body and
how to have a natural childbirth. With the help and
support of her endearing and wonderful husband, the
birth was beautiful! Christina & baby were both alert,
healthy and our family bonded tremendously after the
delivery. This momentous event inspired her to help
other families achieve a natural childbirth.
As a natural childbirth educator, Christina has bonded
with many of the couples that have taken my class over
the years. Many of them have asked her to attend their
births with them as their doula. Hence, her doula
services were born. It is one of the most beautiful
experiences to watch a new life come into this world.
Her passion for childbirth, training as a Bradley
Method® teacher and personal experience having both an
epidural and a natural childbirth has given her a unique
perspective in which she can support laboring mothers.
Breastfeeding became another passion for Christina after
nursing both of her sons during the first years of their
lives. The bonding between mother and baby was awesome
and has led to a close relationship to this day with her
sons. The health benefits that were apparent were also
tremendous. Neither of her sons saw a pediatrician for
a cold, cough or ear infector for over the first two
years of their lives. Furthermore, allergies and asthma
ran in their families and neither of her two sons has
shown any signs of them. While every mother faces at
least one breastfeeding challenge in their nursing
career, Christina overcame hers by learning about
breastfeeding and finding the support in her area. With
education, support and commitment each mother and baby
can achieve a successful breastfeeding relationship.