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Amazing Grace Doula Service was founded with an emphasis on the Christian principles of service to others. Amazing Grace strives to assess the needs of families and provide them with appropriate services. We embrace diversity in a non-bias way to achieve best outcomes.
What's a Doula Anyway?
A Doula is a non-medical trained professional that provides coaching, continuous emotional, physical, informational and advocacy support for expecting mothers before, during and shortly after childbirth. Doula’s also provide similar support for end of life care.
Evidence shows that continuous support from a doula can decrease the risk of Cesarean, the use of medications for pain relief, and the risk of low newborn Apgar scores. Labor support increases satisfaction and the chance of a spontaneous vaginal birth. Continuous support may shorten labor and decrease medical interventions. Research has shown that with some outcomes, doulas have a stronger effect than other types of support persons. As such, doulas are viewed by both parents and providers as a valuable, evidence-based member of the birth care team."
Hi my name is Crista and after serving 26 successful years in healthcare thatincluded working in women's health and then in corporate healthcare education, I was called to provide education and support to women during childbirth and postpartum. My Grandmother Grace, before me was a pioneer in obstetrics and service to others, Therefore, Amazing Grace Doula Service was born to honor Grace's legacy and as my ministry to serve others.
Amazing Grace's philosophy is to look around and identify what the needs are within your life, in other words, how can we be of service to you? Does being of service to you mean that we are at your side to help bring your most precious new life into the world and help educate you at a very venerable time? Does it include helping you get the rest you need while we meal prep for you during your postpartum period? It could even mean that we hold the hand of someone you love who is leaving this world. We know that everyone has very specific needs and we are here for you to provide resources, education, physical work and of course kindness understanding and grace.
About me personally, I have an amazing family of my own. I love to camp, spend as much time at the beach as humanly possible and plant succulents. I practice and guide others in mindful meditation and hope Amazing Grace can be a blessing in your lifes journey
Founder of Amazing Grace Doula Service
We provide both in person, hands on and virtual coaching to include; recommended positioning, counter pressure, breathing techniques, guided visualization, positive affirmations and emotional support to aid in labor progression. We assist and support moms in all birthing spaces including cesarean sections, inductions, hospital or home births. We strive to support women’s birth and postpartum choices through education and understanding.
Have you ever heard the term “if mama isn’t happy, nobody’s happy?” Amazing Grace’s philosophy is just that. Our goal is to provide you with the best support possible so that mom and baby can achieve less anxiety and better quality time together. We provide but are not limited to the following:
Amazing Grace Doula Service provides full spectrum support from conception to end of life. Our end of life services are designed to support not only the person that is near the end of their life journey but to provide family members with emotional support , resources and assistance in navigating the day to day elements and obstacles that arise during such a difficult time.