Christine was such a blessing to my little family. In a time of great stress and uncertainty, she created an atmosphere of comfort and confidence. We are a military family and this was my 3rd baby and 2nd home birth. No matter how many births you’ve been through, you always get to that point when you don’t know if you can to push on through the exhaustion and pain. Christine, Juliann, and Anastasia were a dream team of support for me and my body doing what it was made to do. The birth was all I could have hoped for! My prenatal care was outstanding, compassionate, and extremely thorough in ensuring safety for both me and my baby. I no longer live in the area, but if I could, I would move back in a heartbeat just to have her as my midwife for any other babies. Her passion and wisdom are so evident in her care for her patients, and the friendship that was forged through the experience is one of the highlights of our time in Georgia.
Thank you for all you have done for us!
Christine has been a part of our childrens births for over 19 years now and she always went above and beyond to meet our needs.We were blessed to have her as our midwife for the last two babies and I'm so thankful we did! The 1st was rather uneventful ( although still alot of work for her and the assistant) but the second another story. My son had shoulder distocia which Christine quickly and skillfully addressed. In addition, he had respiratory distress. Christine and her assistant showed professionalism and calmness through the entire situation.
My family and I are extremely grateful for Morning Glory Childbirth services.
Christine and her team have seen me through two pregnancies. One ended in a hospital birth with complications and she supported us all the way and gave wise advice on how to make the best decisions for our situation in that moment. The next pregnancy she advised me on things to do differently and I had a great pregnancy and beautiful home birth. I love how she and her team are focused on prenatal education and nutrition while empowering you to make informed and educated decisions. They’re the best and I’m so thankful for them!
As a registered nurse who works in a large local hospital, people assume I would feel most comfortable birthing in a highly medical environment. Quite the opposite is true. I see first hand how impersonal and disconnected medicine can be. Nurses are bound by hospital protocol and doctors are tied financially to insurance/Medicare and also fearful of lawsuits. In an effort to “do everything possible” to produce a healthy baby on a schedule that suits the staff, health care providers have little time or patience for women’s opinions, desires, or even body autonomy. You may not need much convincing though, since you are researching midwives, these issues are likely already prominent in your mind.
Why Christine then? As a medical professional, it was important to me that a midwife be knowledgeable about all the many complications that can arise with both mom and baby. I brought my skeptical husband to the initial consultation and we were both impressed with her experience, reputation, and cautious approach. Our fears were put at ease by her assurance that she would be carefully monitoring baby and me during the pregnancy/delivery and would not hesitate to transfer us to the care of a physician if necessary. In addition to her medical knowledge, Christine uses a whole range of holistic and natural techniques. She encourages body work, herbal remedies, and proper nutrition before resorting to medical treatment for pregnancy symptoms. Scheduled appointments are relaxed, thorough, and have plenty of time for questions and education. She allows the natural process of birth to unfold with minimal intervention. The mother delivers her baby, Christine is just there to catch it!
One of the best parts about working with Christine is her availability. She was always available for urgent issues and would respond quickly during business hours for routine questions or concerns. It was comforting to know that since she accepted a limited number of clients per month, I could count on her being there for the birth. She remained an important resource for me in the postpartum period as well. Not many doctors can be reached via text message! I delivered both my boys at home without complications or interventions into a calm, warm environment surrounded by loving family. I felt empowered by the experience and look back on it with wonderment and peace.
My birth story is something I am proud of. I am confident that my children’s stress free beginning has set the tone for their temperaments and inspired our parenting style. I have complete confidence in Christine and would (and have) put my and my children’s lives in her hands. Although disease processes can occur, birth itself is not pathogenic and should not be treated as such. A mother and her baby are more than a series of stats and vital signs. Christine gets that.
Tierney Hall, RN