I have three wonderful sons - the second and third boy were born
VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) - one at Englewood Hospital and the next at the
Birthing Center - both with midwives.
I attended both Lamaze and Bradley Childbirth Classes. BirthWorks is a childbirth preparation class
the prepares you completely for your birth. I believe that childbirth is a natural process.
I feel this is an important component - which is why I also studied the CalmBirth method of
Childbirth Meditation. Since the beginning of my journey, I have since learned of BirthWorks which is a program that believes Birth is intuitive. I received my Childbirth Educator Certificate
which will help me teach women about Optimal Foetal Positioning - the brainchild of
Jean Sutton, a midwife who spent her career showing women how gravity works with the body and
positioning can make all the difference in the world - to you & your baby.
I am certified to teach Kundalini Prenatal Yoga by Gurmukh of Golden Bridge Yoga.
This training led me to my doula training- I have been trained by both ToLabor (formerly ALACE) & DONA -
I am a certified Birth Doula - I have apprenticed with several homebirth midwives & have worked in both hospital & homebirth settings. I have completed
Elizabeth Davis' Heart & Hands Intensives, Calm Birth Teacher Training,
Susan Weed Herbs for Pregnancy, Gail Tully's Spinning Babies Workshop,
Gena Kirby's Rebozo "Let the Partner Do It"
& I have trained with Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives in Tennesee.
My steps on this path has led me to so many amazing people & groups -
one lady Anna Verwaal (From Womb to World) introduced me to
APPPAH - The Association for Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health -
Birth Psychology and the important work of so many people -
and so many more...prenatal birth classes that start from where you are coming from...
My birth philosophy is let the body lead...natural childbirth classes...nature is a wonderful thing - there is a reason for everything and if you let it proceed as it is supposed to (as long as everything is as it should be..
a miracle is waiting!
Thank you for visiting my page...
I look forward to hearing from you....Christine
Please call 201-349-3688 for an appointment to meet with me
to discuss your baby's birth -
Here Ina May discusses the effects of fear in
childbirth - i love when she talks about bad manners...
with Ina May Gaskin,
Author of Spiritual Midwifery
I currently work in Labor & Delivery at Valley Hospital and am passionate about birth! I enjoy helping women realize they were born to do this is !!!