Christine believes that the birth and postpartum journey holds the capacity to be an empowering and transformative experience for everyone involved no matter what the outcome is. Her goal as a doula and childbirth mentor is to validate and celebrate each parent's experience as she helps facilitate their own self-discovery. Christine has had the opportunity to serve hundreds of families in the Portland area. She believes in a woman's natural ability to give birth, and she does not believe there is only one right way to do it. She is comfortable and experienced with birth in all settings and trained in a variety of coping styles. Christine is a birth and postpartum doula, Birthing From Within childbirth educator, and placenta encapsulator. She holds a Bachelor of Science in communications and is a Certified Doula through the state of Oregon, DONA and Birthing From Within. She has special interests in nutrition, wellness, conflict resolution, human development, community building and ceremony cross-culturally. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, spending time in nature with her dog, singing, drumming, cooking delicious food, and being an Auntie.