By just believing in me, she gave me strength – Mareka


I had a horrible first birth and suffered postpartum depression for about six months due to the traumatic experiences. Therefore I was determined to have a better second birth and with the help of Christie, thankfully, I did. I felt amazing after my second birth and six months later I’m still riding high.

Christie was there for me when I made some important decisions about my pregnancy and birth, she stood by me and supported me through some really tough decisions. She also provided me with literature and information that backed up my gut instincts and gave me confidence in my decisions.

By just believing in me and agreeing with my decisions, she gave me the strength to follow through with the pregnancy and birth that I wanted instead of caving in and having the pregnancy and birth that my OB wanted to give me. She supported me with what I wanted not with what she thought I should have or what the doctors or nurses thought I needed.

Christie is an incredible doula. If she hadn’t have been there for me when I started running into trouble around 22 weeks my whole entire pregnancy would have taken a different turn and my birth wouldn’t have been the wonderful success that it was.

Mareka Backus, Miami, FL

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About Christie Collbran

Christie believes in helping women recognize their own inner wisdom, strength and power. Having served as President of the Tampa Bay Birth Network for six years and with ten years serving families as a birth doula, she has a reputation for leadership, dedication and compassion. A childbirth educator, certified lactation counselor as well as a certified doula, she makes a point of ensuring mothers and their partners understand all their birthing options and what to expect on their journey.> keep reading

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