As a very inquisitive and critical thinking parent, I found Cristina’s ability to help me with my myriad of questions by providing me with complete answers an indispensable part of her support services.
The most valuable aspect of Cristina’s support was helping me ask the important questions that I never thought of asking my doctor. And also making me realize that this is my body, and my baby and what I say goes and that the healthcare provider can not force me to do anything that I don’t feel comfortable with.
Working with Cristina was great! She was full of knowledge, gave me and my husband a ton of resources during our prenatal Appts and put a lot of our fears at ease. During the actual labor and birth, she was there the entire time and offered me and my husband so much support. He loved having her there as a person to lean on when he wasn’t sure of his next steps. She helped breakdown all the options our midwife offered and helped us come up with appropriate next steps. We both felt so much more confident having her apart of this experience.
Cristina is an amazing doula! Both my husband and I can attest to Cristina’s ability and knowledge. Her presence during the birth of our daughter was a tremendous help. This was our first pregnancy and we both wanted to have an experienced and encouraging coach to help us along the way. In addition, I wanted to complete childbirth naturally with no medication. Cristina was helpful in educating us in what to expect in the weeks leading up to the birth, the childbirth process itself, and what to expect postpartum. Our daughter, Trinity, was born at the Pascack Valley hospital. Cristina was very professional and nurturing throughout the labor and delivery. I found her coaching, and knowledge to be superior to my nurses. Cristina was quick to suggest laboring positions and to ask questions and make suggestions that were in my best interest. In addition to her active coaching, Cristina also provided music, dimmed the lights and massage. Cristina helped us achieve our ideal labor and delivery. Trinity was born naturally as I wanted. Cristina was a great cheerleader in moments where I thought I would not be able to deliver the baby. She is awesome and we recommend her highly. Thanks so much Cristina!