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Christy received the award for Best Doula in South OC
 
We chose you out of 52 providers in your area based on 25 variables across the following six criteria: Reputation, Credibility, Availability, Professionalism, and Experience. If you’re here, it’s because your business is among the best.
— Expertise
 
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Christy Gochez is an Orange County Doula, Mother and Birth Professional. Hiring Christy for guidance & support as your Certified Advanced Doula has many unique benefits. As your Childbirth Educator, Christy is someone you have come to know very well during your pregnancy. She is fully aware of the positions and techniques you have learned and are planning to use in labor. You have many opportunities to observe her skills in supporting and teaching coaches, without replacing them as she leads you in weekly labor rehearsals. As a future midwife she has a strong commitment to natural childbirth, and the knowledge and experience you are looking for in a labor support professional. Christy is someone you know is experienced, knowledgeable, and with whom you have built a good trusting relationship.

For every birth, Christy brings an authentic Mexican Rebozo as a unique pain relief tool and also for active labor and pushing positions. A Rebozo is a Mexican shawl made of beautiful, woven material that has been used for comfort and pain relief during labor and birth for centuries.

For every birth, Christy brings an authentic Mexican Rebozo as a unique pain relief tool and also for active labor and pushing positions. A Rebozo is a Mexican shawl made of beautiful, woven material that has been used for comfort and pain relief during labor and birth for centuries.

When a labor is stalled or a woman's baby is presenting breech, there are specific positions and exercises to fix these issues and only a trained and certified individual such as Christy can help with the very specific techniques taught by Spinning Babies® founder Gail Tully. Spinning Babies is an approach that uses maternal physiology & fetal positioning to ease pregnancy & birth. Spinning Babies® understands the role of the muscles & ligaments in preparation & progress in childbirth. The effects of posterior, solutions for transverse lie, and labor patterns when baby needs to rotate in the pelvis and ultimately reducing unnecessary pain and/or cesareans due to lack of progress in labor.

When a labor is stalled or a woman's baby is presenting breech, there are specific positions and exercises to fix these issues and only a trained and certified individual such as Christy can help with the very specific techniques taught by Spinning Babies® founder Gail Tully. Spinning Babies is an approach that uses maternal physiology & fetal positioning to ease pregnancy & birth. Spinning Babies® understands the role of the muscles & ligaments in preparation & progress in childbirth. The effects of posterior, solutions for transverse lie, and labor patterns when baby needs to rotate in the pelvis and ultimately reducing unnecessary pain and/or cesareans due to lack of progress in labor.

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

Student Midwife

Certified Childbirth Educator

Certified Birth Doula Professional

Certified Birth Doula Educator

Certified CPR Instructor

Certified Infant Massage Therapist

Certified Infant Massage Instructor

Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist


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Birth Doula Services

Includes

  • Continuous Pregnancy, Labor & Birth Support by Christy Gochez, a Certified Birth Professional.

  • Two private prenatal appointments to go over your birth plan details and discuss your expectations and we’ll work together as a team.

  • New Education & Exercises at every prenatal appointment to ensure optimal pregnancy health & fetal positioning for birth.

  • Prenatal support via phone, text and email.

  • Emotional & physical support for the mother during labor (help with positioning, massage, relaxation techniques, water, snacks, etc.).

  • Support for the father during your labor (education, help with positioning, relaxation support, emotional support, water, snack prep, etc.).

  • Rebozo.

  • Organic, Non-GMO Essential Oils & Diffuser.

  • Guaranteed back-up doulas.

  • Birth Photography during and after the birth if desired by the expecting couple.

  • Postpartum support (1-2 hours) at the birth location to ensure the mother and father are settled in and comfortable. This is where I may help with breastfeeding, tidying up, meal prep, answering any questions or taking snapshots of your new family.

  • One Postpartum follow up phone call or FaceTime to check in on parents, offer emotional support, process the birth and/or to answer any new parenting questions.

If finances are an issue, we would be happy to work out a payment plan that suits your needs. We do require an initial deposit upon signing and the full amount by 35 weeks gestation.

*Additional Traveling Fee applies for deliveries outside of south orange county. **Pricing and Availability Subject to Change. The only way to lock in your due date and current pricing, is to book your services.