Christine is a master at helping you feel that it really is your birth. She is watching over you and baby, and you know that, but it is very easy to ignore her presence and focus on your labor if that is what you want to do. Conversely, she and her assistants are ready and available if at any time you feel you need their support and encouragement. If I were to have a long or difficult birth, I would be fully confident in Christine's ability to deal with problems as they arose, forseeing them whenever possible, and to bring our family to the best possible outcome in as much as anyone is humanly able. Since my daughter's birth in 2010, Christine has supported me through two miscarriages with loving comfort and advice, and we are now expecting another baby, with her assistance, of course. We wouldn't choose any other midwife.