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Cristina Berchez

Contact Info
Area Served: Chicago and surrounding suburbs
Phone Number: 8472393357
About the Doula
Doula Since: 2014
Number of Births Attended: 27
Postpartum Families Served: 6
Bio:

The time of birth is a sacred moment.  Being a mother of two boys and having experienced the wonder of their childbirth, I strive to empower the women and their partners to have the best experience that will enrich their lives with cherished memories.  At my own childbirth, I had a doula present, which proved to be a formative experience in my life, my awareness, and my calling to carry on this passion in my own doula work.  I carry that gift with me each time I am present at my client's birth time.

 I completed my training with Tranquil Transitions for Placenta Encapsulation, rooted in the traditional Chinese method.  I follow safe-handling of the placenta in accordance with the protocols of contemporary blood pathology training.  I received my doula training from Doulas of North America (DONA). I love supporting women and their partners in the birth path they view as ideal for them, including natural birth, medicated birth, C-section or VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean).  I hold a B.A. in English Language and Literature. In addition, I have been a teacher of yoga/meditation for over 20 years, and I understand the value of inner balance in the birth support practice.