Christina lives in Havertown, PA and is the mother of three children. She graduated from Drexel University in 2000 with a B.S. in Environmental Science and went on to graduate work and a teaching assistantship in Biology with a focus on functional morphology at West Chester University. Upon graduation, Christina went to work as the Environmental Planner for the Chester County Planning Commission.
The birth of her first child was such an empowering experience, that she decided she wanted to help other women have their best birth experience. She resigned from her role as Environmental Planner at the Chester County Planning Commission and went onto establish Well Born Baby with Elizabeth Larkin in the summer of 2006. She has received training as both a birth and postpartum doula through DONA International and as a certified breastfeeding counselor through Nursing Mothers Alliance. Beginning in 2006, Christina worked as a clinical assistant at Lifecycle WomanCare, formerly the Bryn Mawr Birth Center. She went on to teach Childbirth Education for many years at LifeCycle WomanCare, helping to update and re-structure the class format. Christina currently is a Seminar Leader with Lifecycle WomanCare where she hosts an orientation with potential birth center clients to help them become more familiar with the option for having their baby there. Christina has also created and taught Childbirth Preparation classes at Nurture, for Dr. Bailey and Dr. Almonte's clients at their offices in Lankenau, for Jefferson's Centering Program, and at Hatch Motherhood.
Christina has actively been attending births as a doula since 2006 and has attended well over 900 births. Often asked why she's not become a nurse or midwife yet, Christina has applied and been accepted to programs at Villanova, Jefferson, and University of Pennsylvania. She's made the conscious decision to not pursue a nursing degree and feels her role as a doula allows her to provide personalized and continuous emotional and physical support along with unbiased information to her clients that she would not be able to do as a medical professional working within an institutional facility. Christina believes all families deserve a doula. Her role, and the foundation of Well Born Baby, is that there is no right way to give birth but that the mother and partner need to be supported and heard throughout the pregnancy and into the labor and delivery experience. Christina strives to ensure that all her clients feel empowered by their labor and delivery experience no matter how they choose to give birth.
Christina has extensive experience supporting non-medicated low intervention births, inductions, mothers that want an epidural, scheduled cesarean deliveries, mothers expecting twins, IVF families, single moms, VBAC, and high risk deliveries. In 2014, Christina was invited to participate in the New Yorker videomentary, "An Unnecessary Cut" which followed one of her birth support clients through their journey to towards a successful VBAC.
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