Christal is the best $875 I ever spent! She was an excellent resource before I gave birth, and her expertise in breastfeeding proved to be extremely helpful to me and my husband once the baby was born. Her calming presence was greatly appreciated during labour. I highly recommend her as a doula.
Cristal was a wonderful birth doula.She was generous with her time, answered all my questions and clearly made a genuine effort to do a good job.What I appreciated most about her was how committed she was to giving me the support I wanted in a non-judgmental fashion.Whether you are looking to have a natural birth, or simply to be guided through a daunting process, Christal is the doula you want.She will advocate for you and meet your needs throughout the entire process.
I am super happy that we choose Christal as a doula. She has been so tremendously helpful, particularly postpartum as we navigate this crazy waters!! I used to think doulas were mainly just important to the labour and birth experience but now I realize how important they are postpartum. When things did get harder with his tongue/lip tie, a fussy baby, then even weeks later with an overactive let down, Christal didn’t hesitate to be there for me and I love her for that. Sometimes I feel I overstep the bounds of reaching out to her because our contract is technically over but Christal never makes me feel this way. She seems to welcome all my questions without hesitation. That’s a GREAT doula in my opinion. I don’t know how people survive without one. Thanks Christal!!
At first, I wasn't sure if I wanted to have a Doula present for the labour and delivery and I wasn't sure I would need one post-partum. After meeting Jill during the Childbirth Education Class, who introduced us to Christal, my husband and I decided we would be honoured to have Christal with us during the birth. Looking back, I cannot imagine going through the experience without her. I am certain that I would have felt pressured into medical interventions earlier than I wanted, which I am certain would have left me feeling like I did not have a voice in the process. I ended up needing to have some medical interventions but I always felt like I had a choice. Christal was so professional and compassionate in reminding me of that fact all the way through. She was there right from the beginning and stayed with us for almost 24 straight hours and then she was back to visit us as soon as we were discharged from hospital! She was a huge support for me, and a fantastic support for my husband. I don't think either he or I realized how much her presence would support him through the labour and delivery. Everything from much needed coffee runs to warm smiles of encouragement, she helped him as well. Post partum. Oh my. Prior to delivery, I had no idea what I was in for! Christal was my main support and my go to for questions in those early weeks. She went above and beyond! In so many ways she filled the role that I know my mother would have occupied if she could have been alive to see her granddaughter be born. I will never be able to thank Christal enough or let her know how deeply I appreciated her support during that time, and ongoing! I look forward to seeing Christal each week at the Babeeze In Arms breastfeeding clinic. It is so wonderful to continue to have a relationship with my daughter's "Doula momma" and for her to see my little one grow. I believe that my birth story would look a lot different if we had not chosen to have a Doula, and Christal specifically, at our birth. I have nothing but positive memories of my labour and delivery and that is not because everything went exactly how my husband and I had "planned", but because I had a team of people I trusted with me who reminded me that I had a voice and choices to make, and they would support me every step of the way. For that I will be forever grateful.
First of all, hiring a doula was the best decision that we made! I didn’t know much at all about doulas but I was told by a few people to look into it. I read some articles and did some research about doulas and seeing that my fiancé and I never had a child before, we knew nothing and could really benefit from having a person there to support us. I researched doula services in my area and found Babeeze Doula Centre. There website was very easy to use and informative. I contacted them and very quickly I heard back and was told my information was passed off to one of their doulas named Christal. When I met Christal, we immediately hit it off. We had many similarities and our personalities just meshed, which I think is very important if you are going to have this person be involved in such a personal journey. I made the right decision because I couldn’t have asked for a better support person. She is so knowledgeable and taught both my fiancé and I so much! She was amazing during the birth. She kept us both calm and on track. I can’t even imagine how it would have went or how we would have coped without her. We could never thank her enough for all her help and love and support! She is the greatest!
We really enjoyed Christal, and feel that she was just meant to be part of our birth team. It was like fate that we met her. I highly recommend her services to everyone I talk to, and know that should we have another baby there isn’t even a question as to who I would ask to help me out again. Christal was very professional, yet so personal. It was like she was my best friend. I felt very comfortable with her immediately, which was very important given the intimacy of our relationship. She definitely saw me not at my finest moments during labour, and in a lot of pain. It’s actually been challenging writing this review reliving it all over again.. hahaha. Will and I would like to thank Christal, for everything that she did. We are very grateful for her services. Lincoln’s birth wouldn’t have been the same without her, and we will always remember it
When people ask me about having a doula I respond “everything happens for a reason”. Christal became one of the most important people in my life for THE most important event of my life. Because she was there for my husband and I, we were able to be there for each other and for our baby. I can honestly say that I don’t think I could have made it through those first six weeks without her and Jill. I still attend the breastfeeding drop-in on Mondays with my thriving six month old baby boy. We are both happy and healthy because of the support we received from Christal Malone Doula Services
Christal is an angel, She was EXACTLY what I needed to reach my goals of an unmedicated birth and breastfeeding success! In my birth story, things did not go as planned. I showed signs of labour over 2 weeks before my due date, but went 9 days past my due date until I was induced…it was an emotional rollercoaster! And Christal talked me through those emotions each and every time I was a hair from losing it, both validating them and encouraging me to see the big picture. Christal was not just my doula...she was a coach, a teammate, a mother, a sister, a rock, an advocate, and a really great friend, who I hope I keep for a very long time. There were many memorable moments I had with Christal being an integral part of my birthing team…walking and slow dancing down the hospital halls, swaying my hips on the birthing ball, and making it through wave after wave of contractions in the birthing tub…all leading me to ultimately meeting Charlie. But the most memorable moment that I don’t believe I would’ve had if Christal wasn’t there, was when I advocated for myself when it was recommended by a Resident, 2 hours into labour, that I start on a Pitocin drip, which I would have to have for the duration of my labour, and I refused, knowing that it could possibly throw a huge wrench in my plan to have an unmedicated birth. 5 hours later, Charlie was born, and I felt I met all my goals leading up to that point. I really feel like I couldn’t have done it without Christal not only by my side, but by Charlie’s, my husband’s, and my mom’s side. I have so much gratitude and respect for her and her role in my birth story! THANK YOU CHRISTAL!!!