Hi, I’m Cris - a trained doula and photographer serving families in Rochester, NY. I have two boys, Wren and Flip, and a steadfast partner, Rory.
I came to birthwork during my own transition into parenthood. I stumbled through trying to figure it all out with both success and defeat along the way. My first son’s birth and postpartum taught me how to be a fighter - to stand up for my intuition. My second birth? It taught me how to be soft. To love deeply and have trust in others. To be vulnerable.
My experiences and training have shaped what I would love to offer you as your doula. A listening ear as you navigate your options and expectations. Encouragment as you move through birth and postpartum. Reverence for the intertwining roles of your support team. Guidance on how to connect and build strong relationships with your parenting community. And most of all, unwavering support from a place of non-judgement.
When we work together you can expect - support throughout your pregnancy, curated evidence based resources, two prenatal visits to plan for birth and postpartum, on-call birth support starting at 37 weeks, access to back-up doula coverage, continuous labor and birth support through the first hours postpartum, photography documentation of your birth and postpartum, and two in-home postpartum visits after birth.
My full-spectrum rate, with photography, is $1000. Certification rates, payment plans, and non-photography rates are available.
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