Virtually or in Person From West Island to Hawkesbury & Surrounding Areas
Virtually or in Person From West Island to Hawkesbury & Surrounding Areas
After helping my sister raise her two children, I thought I knew everything I needed to know about taking care of babies. My biggest concern was with my history of depression and anxiety and that I would fall into post partum depression. My friend recommended using the services of a Doula who could help me out with that. I contacted Cris and was amazed at how informative she was! My husband and I had Cris come to our home after my c-section. Cris helped take care of our baby and it was the best decision we made! Because of Cris, I am able to breastfeed my son. She was able to catch his lip & tongue tie and referred me to a dentist who was highly recommended to perform his procedure. Being a lactation specialist, she was very hands on with helping my son latch and shared great tips on feeding him. She also helped me safely give my son his first bath. Cris is a fantastic educator! She always shares valuable information and has given me the confidence to have a VBAC for my next pregnancy. I will definitely be taking her courses in the near future! I am grateful to have met Cris - I feel like I have gained a friend for life! She definitely is a "Passionate Doula" and is a text away if I have any questions or concerns.
Natasha V. K Pierrefonds, Quebec
I am so grateful to have connected with Cris during my first pregnancy. I never knew what a doula was or how important they are. It made me realize how unconnected we are to the birthing experience today. Most women show up at the hospital to give birth and have no idea what is happening to their bodies. I can’t imagine what my pregnancy, birth and even postpartum experience would have been like without Cris. I had my dream birth thanks to the knowledge and strength Cris taught me. Birth should not be a scary or intimidating experience, and that’s what a doula is there to teach you! Her energy, kindness and passion is infectious and she is beyond knowledgeable about everything birth and babies! I could not thank Cris enough for what she has done for me and my family. The first thing I say to any pregnant woman is “you have to meet Cris!”. It is no doubt a life changing experience working with a doula, especially Cris!
Jessika B. Baie D’Urfé, Quebec
Cris is the reason I can proudly say, my birth for my 5 month old son was amazing. I found Cris through a referral, and from the first time we spoke, I knew I needed her to be part of my pregnancy/birth journey. She made my spouse and I feel so comfortable and reassured. I knew I wanted a Doula to be a part of my birth, but I never realized how much I would truly benefit from the whole experience. The educational classes she provided gave my spouse way more confidence to support me when the time came to birth my son. She always listened to our fears, helped educate us on anything we brought up and truly took our fear out of birth. My son ended up being 6 weeks premature. Cris made it to my birth and welcomed my son into this world with us. My birth was a really magical moment to remember, that we still say would never have been the same without her by our side. Her knowledge on breastfeeding and continuous encouragement continues to help me successfully still be exclusively breastfeeding my almost 6 month old boy! If anyone is ever scared, unsure or just wants more information, then hiring a doula, especially Cris, would be my number one recommendation.
She is an absolute dream!
Christina & Justin K. Vaudreuil, Quebec
We hired Cris for prenatal courses, postpartum visits and to attend the birth of our baby as our Doula. Due to complications with our pregnancy and COVID, our baby came early and Cris wasn't allowed to attend our birth and we were not able to complete our courses. Despite all this, Cris made sure to provide as much support as possible. She made sure she was available after the delivery for anything and everything we needed her for. We absolutely loved working with Cris. She was always super supportive of all of our decisions and we were always laughing. You can tell how passionate she is about being a doula and how much she truly cares for her clients. She even gives the best postpartum massages!
Deirdre & Sean C. Hudson, Quebec
Cris is the most incredible gift a mom can have to prepare for child birth! She gave my husband and I the confidence we needed- which no pregnancy book out there will give you!
She taught us not only what to expect during labour and delivery, but knowing our rights and the ability to decide what procedures to move forward with or not. We put together an incredible birth plan, which the hospital respected and admired. She supported me post delivery with any questions or concerns I had.
I recommend every couple treat themselves to Mrs. Cris The Passionate Doula!
We are so blessed to have had her part of our journey! 💕
Ally & Elias Montreal, Quebec
From the minute I got on my first call with Cris, I knew almost right away that I was going to choose her as my doula. Instantly you could tell how passionate she is about what she does and how much care and love she puts into her work. She never judged me once and for that I am grateful. My baby and I are in great hands
Zoe B. Montreal, Quebec
We hired Cris to help with breastfeeding. I was in so much pain and wanted to give up. The bond and beautiful moments I had looked forward to my whole pregnancy were quickly met with days of tears, bleeding nipples and exhaustion. It was so hard. I felt like a failure. I was deflated. Then I met Cris. She really listened to my story and I guess she heard the devastation in my voice. She made me feel safe to share with her. I told her she was my last hope because I couldn't take it anymore. She helped me get calm and we began with skin to skin with my daughter. She showed me how to relax and take calming breaths. She showed me how to help my daughter get a nice deep latch and on day 9 postpartum, my daughter gave me the most beautiful latch and fed for 30 mins. I still cry to this day when I think about that perfect moment. I can proudly say that my daughter is now 4 months old and we exclusively breastfeed and I couldn't be happier. I didn't know then how much Cris' support would impact my life, but I sing her praises every chance I get now. I can only imagine how wonderful it must be to have Cris at a birth. How lucky that mom is to have her there to support them the way they need. I have recommended her to everyone and know who I will be calling should I have another baby.
-Olivia P. (Ile Perrot, Quebec)
I had Cris in my delivery room long before she was an “official” Doula. Labour (especially for your first child) can be so scary and confusing as was the case with my first born. I did not know what to expect and whether the pain I was feeling was normal or not. I tried to avoid having an epidural and so I was just trying to get through the pain by managing it on my own. Once Cris arrived and saw how the pain was so intense directly after a contraction, she started asking questions to the medical staff; questions I never even thought of asking. One of the questions she asked was what position my baby was in. The only answer we could get from them was that they did not know. Needless to say, this is not something you want to hear from people whose expertise are being counted on to help deliver your baby as safely as possible. So Cris jumped in with some techniques for me to try to move my hips around in order to help align my baby into the birthing canal for optimal delivery. I felt so much safer and at ease having Cris there. She said all the right things to ease my mind and had such an air of confidence about her, that made me feel safe and cared for. Cris coached me through each contraction, and I felt more powerful and capable even after the 12 hours of labour I had already endured. Cris made me feel heard and asked the tough questions I did not even know to ask. All I can say is that if she was this helpful before ever becoming a professionally trained Doula, any person who has the privilege of experiencing her calming energy and confidence along with the expertise she has gained from her training, will have an exceedingly pleasant birthing experience to cherish. And you will most likely gain a friend, as she is the most personable and caring person, I have had the pleasure of knowing. Courtnay C (Ste-Cecile-de-Masham, Quebec)
I always assumed a doula meant having someone assist you in a water birth in the comfort of your home without any pain medication — yikes! I quickly dismissed the need. However, I didn’t have a great birthing experience with my first child so, when I got pregnant with my second, I was compelled to find a way to enjoy the birthing process more. Cue: Cris Baluch! Cris perfectly explained what her role would entail for all three processes: prenatal, during the birth and postpartum. Most importantly, she understood how important it was for me to attempt a VBAC and she vowed to help me through it. The entire experience was fantastic. Cris provided me with the confidence I needed and I managed to have the birth I was hoping for in record timing! Having Cris, gave me the support I needed. You don’t realize how badly you want someone who has followed you closely in your pregnancy to be a part of your birth. It is such a personal moment. And it takes someone with compassion and knowledge to help make the experience a beautiful one. So what is a doula? A woman who helps, supports, guides and understands you through one of the most exhilarating experiences of your life. A woman who will make it her mission to make it the best birth story. A doula is a friend that you make out of Cris who will be along your motherhood journey. 💕
Anna & Alex V. Chomeday, Quebec
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