COASTAL DOULA SERVICES

DOULA~Don't Give Birth Without One.

Testimonials

Quotes Christie has such a positive energy that radiates through the room. She makes you and your husband feel empowered and capable of accomplishing the birth experience that you have communicated to her. She is nonjudgmental, open and honest about the birth process, helps you and your partner set realistic goals and expectations. she coached my husband and I throughout the entire birth. She knew when to step in and take charge, how to communicate with me so that I was in control, when to step back and let nature take its course, and when to provide the extra support to my partner when needed. Christie is knowledgeable and passionate about helping families achieve the most wonderful birth experience. She will always hold a special place in our hearts. Without her guidance and support we may not have been as successful and proud of our birth experience as we had hoped. Thank you Christie! We will always be thankful for you! Quotes
Joy & Thomas
Wilmington, NC

Quotes Christie was great; I would highly recommend her. She was a calming and supportive presence in a stresful time; she knew her stuff and gave great advice. She was always open to meet, talk, etc, and is suportive postpartum as well. She was willing to do what we needed for a successful birth. She even helped with breastfeeding, staying until everyone was well. Doula of the Year! Quotes
Jessie R.
Morehead City, NC

Quotes Seeking a natural birth experience I knew a doula was a must. I was lucky enough to come across Christie Gumble?s contact information and from our first meeting knew she would be in our corner through the whole experience. My husband was skeptical at first but after experiencing a natural birth he is a doula believer!! In his words, ?Christie was like Batman, here when you need her!? Christie?s calm, nurturing demeanor helped me stay positive through the pregnancy and labor. When I went into labor Christie knew exactly what to do. Christie was very helpful to my husband and made sure he was part of the labor; she gave him guidance and never made him feel as if he wasn?t involved. Christie was there by my side, providing positive feedback and letting me know I could do it. I truly believe that without Christie?s support I would not have been able to achieve a natural birth. If a natural labor and delivery is what you desire, Christie is who you need by your side! Quotes
Christie & Matt T.
Camp Lejeune, NC

Quotes "Thank you so much for the all of your help in the birth of Declan. My wife said again and again she could not have done it without you, and I whole heartedly thank you for that. You will always have a special place in our hearts for what you have done!" Quotes
Sean
Morehead City, NC

Quotes Christie has such a positive energy that radiates through the room. She makes you and your husband feel empowered and capable of accomplishing the birth experience that you have communicated to her. She is nonjudgmental, open and honest about the birth process, helps you and your partner set realistic goals and expectations. She coached my husband and I throughout the entire birth. She knew when to step in and take charge, how to communicate with me so that I was in control, when to step back and let nature take its course, and when to provide the extra support to my partner when needed. Christie is knowledgeable and passionate about helping families achieve the most wonderful birth experience. She will always hold a special place in our hearts. Without her guidance and support we may not have been as successful and proud of our birth experience as we had hoped. Thank you Christie! We will always be thankful for you! Quotes
Joy & Thomas
Wilmington, NC

Quotes My desire for a doula was to have an experienced guide to help me through an epidural free labor and delivery. This was my second labor and delivery and although my first experience was with an epidural and without regret, I wanted to learn how to do it naturally. Christie did just that. I appreciated her open idea of going in with a plan but being open to deviate as needed. She is compassionate and gentle and knows how to help make labor easier. I had the experience I desired and Christie helped make that happen. Quotes
Mary & Steve

Quotes Christie was instrumental in helping me achieve the type of birth I had wanted. I had hoped to go intervention-free, and although that didn't happen due to having to be induced, I was able to birth my daughter without any pain medications due to Christie's support, guidance and awesome back massages through my contractions. When I felt like I couldn't go on any longer she sprung into action offering breathing techniques, labor position changes, and moving around to help work through the contractions. She worked incredibly well with my husband, guiding him with suggestions to better help me. As an added bonus, she took a ton of photos of us with our new baby in the delivery room right after she was born. Looking back, it was a complete blur. Had she not been there, we would have no photos of us and our new baby in those first moments of her life. I wish I could pack Christie up and take her with us when we move so that we could hire her when we have another baby! Quotes
Sally
Swansboro, NC

Quotes When I found out that my husband would be deployed for the birth of our sixth baby I knew I needed a doula. I began my search online and after talking with Christie and meeting her I knew she would be great labor support. She was able to keep me focused. Her soft words and kind ways made my husband's absence easier.. With her help I was able to have my fifth unmedicated birth. It was truly a wonderful experience. Quotes
Megan V
Great Decision

Quotes You are amazing at what you do and I could never thank you enough for your support. I had the most ideal labor and I owe it to you, so thank you. I truly appreciate all of your support, care, concern, and patience. You have no idea how comforting it was not only for myself but for my husband and my family, knowing you were with me! Quotes
Lauren D.
Jacksonville, NC

Quotes Thank you so much Chrisitie! You really showed me what I needed to do and always knew the perfect thing to help me through where I was. Lucas was 10lbs 11oz and delivered with 40 minutes of pushing and no tears because I had an amazing couch at my head the whole time! Jason and I are very grateful to you =) Quotes
Thea & Jason
Camp Lejeune, NC
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