Christine Frackelton, CD(DONA)
Why do I doula?
Becoming a parent is among the most transforming experiences we will ever face. So is emerging earth side as a new little human.
Giving birth or adopting is also an opportunity to write history. Not only does birth add names to the family tree, but it opens the door for new stories that will be told for generations, within your family and within the sphere of influence for the person who is birthed. Stories are told not only orally, but also by the perpetual ripples of our energy and epigenetics. In short, the journey of becoming a parent, being a parent, and being birthed and parented are tremendous.
Having compassion on both the parent and the baby, I hope my work will encourage families to write history as they desire it to go. My aspiration is for parents, at the beginning of this journey, to feel informed, strong in their God-given instincts, and supported through each trial they face. I yearn for every mother to be treated with dignity, respect, and care, as I was blessed to be treated by my doulas during each of my own three births.
At the end of the day, I smile to do this work because I love witnessing the strength of women, the tenderness of their spouses and partners, and the love and peace of a family expanding under conditions that are tailored to their needs.
With an insatiable desire to learn and become better for my clients, I am always seeking continuing education. My certifications and trainings include:
- DONA International Birth Doula workshop
- DONA International approved breastfeeding course for doulas
- ProDoula Postpartum Doula workshop
- ProDoula Postpartum Placenta Specialist training
- Birthing From Within Birth Art Process course
- K-Power (energy kinesiology) for Mind Body Therapists and Birth Professionals
- Red Cross pediatric and adult first aid, CPR, and AED
- Biologix Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Professionals
- Lamaze childbirth education series
- Bradley Method childbirth education series
- Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy Self-Care Training
- Touch for Health I
- BA in Studio Art from Wake Forest University
Getting to know me personally:
While not serving pregnant moms and new families, I enjoy playing outside, painting, and giving back to my community. I founded and volunteer for the Palm Beach branch of Hike it Baby and have volunteered through Junior League of the Palm Beaches since moving to Florida in 2014. After many years of moving throughout Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama, I am happy to now call West Palm Beach home. I am fortunate to be the mother to song-writer/comedian Samuel Wesley (age 7), illustrator Louisa Carter (age 4), and scientist/explorer Thaddeus Gil (age 1 year), and am gratefully married to my best friend, economics teacher Rob.Schedule an interview with Christine
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