DONA (Doulas of North America)-trained Birth Doula

LCCE (Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator) and Spinning Babies Certified

Infant BLS trained (Infant Basic Life Support, CPR and Infant Heimlich)

My name is Christina, and I have been a doula since 2011. I have always had a deep passion for helping expectant mothers, and being a doula has been a very rewarding calling in my life. While living in Chicago, I pursued my doula training through DONA International and also attended Bradley childbirth education courses, as part of my training. I worked with the Chicago Volunteer Doulas out of four urban Chicago hospitals, volunteered my doula services with clients, and became a New Moms Group facilitator, all of which I loved.

Since moving to Boston in 2012, I have taken on private clients as much as I am able, while working at a maternal and child health nonprofit. I came to Boston to pursue a Master of Public Health degree and specialized in Maternal and Child Health. I loved working toward my degree, as I became up-to-date on all the growing research that affects moms and babies and worked extensively on the website birthbythenumbers.org. In the spring of 2014, I attained my certification in Lamaze Childbirth Education. I love teaching, and I love accompanying moms! Finally, in 2017, I became certified in Spinning Babies, a skillset I deeply value.

My personal mission, as a doula, is to support and aid all women who seek it before, during, and after labor – regardless of financial means, race, religion, culture, age, physical ability, or sexual orientation. I believe in accompanying moms as they realize the strength, wisdom, and power of their bodies. While I work mostly with moms seeking an un-medicated or “natural” childbirth, my main goal is to help each mom become an informed decision maker and to have the type of birth experience she intends, as much as possible.

Thank you for reading about my journey, and I am grateful for your consideration to be involved in one of the most important times in your life!

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Me and the first baby/family I ever doula-ed for. We still keep in touch today. She is now 6 y/o!

 

To contact Christina:

Please email me at cgebel@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

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