Christine has been my midwife for 2 of my 3 births and if I could go back, I would have her for all 3! My first birth was in a hospital setting and was far below my expectations. I wanted more from the experience and I got what I wanted with Christine. From our very first meeting, I KNEW she was who I wanted to be there through my pregnancy and delivery. She was so informative, supportive and understanding even from the very first visit. Each appointment she was sure to check not only my baby but ME and my family. She made the experience a family matter and I LOVED that! She let my 1st daughter sit in on visits and then both my 1st and 2nd daughter when I was pregnant with my 3rd. She included my husband in conversation and informed us on all our options. I never left her office feeling confused or uninformed. During my 1st homebirth, I went from sleeping at 3am to water breaking, hard labor and a baby in 1 hour and 20 minutes. It was overwhelming to say the least but when Christine arrived, she checked baby and checked me and then let me shine. I can still hear her cheering me on while I was in my bathtub birthing my 2nd daughter. I was able to catch her myself and that thought brings tears to my eyes. Christine let ME shine. She let ME be the badass I knew I could and she was incredible. After the delivery, she helped me establish breastfeeding and talked me through the struggles I had with it. When I found out I was pregnant with my 3rd child I cried MANY MANY tears of “I wasn’t expecting this”. I told my husband and then I called Christine. She helped me in those very first moments of overwhelm and emotions. As with my first pregnancy with her, she was incredibly attentive to every detail. When I called with a concern, she fit me in right away to ease my worry. With my 3rd birth, things didn’t quite go like the first. I was in labor for 14 hours and needed so much more support than the first time and she gave that to me. She coached me through contractions, she reminded me that I’d done this before and I can do it again. When my cervix stalled in progression, she knew just what to do and it worked! Baby girl number 3 was birthed at home in my bathtub and caught by me. Again, Christine was there to support me while I shined and I am forever grateful for her. I definitely don’t plan on having any more children, but if I did, there is no one else I’d want as a midwife!