Rachel & Josh
Mel & Baby Sienna
Christa’s passion, enthusiasm and belief in the Hypnobirthing Australia course was inspiring and reassuring. From the bottom of my heart I truly want to thank Christa for the incredible support she showed me throughout my pregnancy and birth and for the amazing gift of self-belief and inner strength that was instilled in me in the lead up to the birth of our first baby. I don’t think I have ever met such a kind and passionate person.
Suzie & Baby Lucas
Just a quick note to say thank you! Reflecting on my birth has made me realise that it would not have been so perfect without you. The help and support that you gave us was priceless. My first birth I was uninformed and naive but thanks to you my second birth I was empowered and able to make wise informed decision and ultimately have the birth that I had always wanted, one that I had dreamed of. You were truly amazing.
Thank you so much.
Love Suzie, Tony, Darius & Lucas xxx
Kristall & Baby Grace
Christa was such a great help throughout my childbirth preparation and birthing. She was always there for me to call when I needed support and reassurance. She had tons of information and DVDs - she knows what she is talking about! Her ability to listen and empathise made me feel like someone cared about how I was feeling and about what I really wanted - which is something I never had before during pregnancy and birth with any other medical professionals. I was so grateful for her calm reassurance during my birthing time which helped me re-focus and her assistance in helping me get everything I wanted out of my birth experience. It was perfect. I am so glad I found you!
Sam & Baby Mitchell
We couldn't have done it without Christa's support and encouragement. Well could have but wouldn't have been the wonderful birth it was and I love. Christa, thankyou for absolutely everything! And thank you soooo much for taking those amazing photos! I still cant stop looking at them, I want to show everyone. They really captured the moment and and how amazing our bodies are. How you managed to get all the photos and be the support to both Craig and I astounds me, I did not notice you not by me until you were taking pics of Mitchell getting weighed etc. Thankyou again and again xxx
Tanya & Baby Xavier
Daniel and I cannot thank you enough for the support and commitment you showed us before and after the birth of our first baby Xavier.
After our first initial consultation Daniel and I knew we wanted you to be our doula. Your kind nature, positive spirit and passion for what you do is second to none.
We opted not to do the birthing classes with the hospital so that we could have a more personal experience in the privacy of our own home. The information and resources you provided us with meant that we were well equipped to make informed decisions about our own birthing experience.
It was a pleasure getting to know you throughout our journey; you always left us feeling calm and relaxed after each session so we both knew with your support our birthing experience was going to be a positive one, and it was!
You are genuinely one of the nicest people we have met and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending your services to anyone that may be interested.
Daniel, Tanya & Xavier
Swindelle & Baby Kobe
"Our experience with Christa as our Doula was beautiful. The classes we took as we prepared to birth our first child brought us closer as a couple and closer to the little one waiting inside. Christa is a wonderful and friendly person who enables women to feel positive about their bodies and their abilities to birth. We were informed about all our choices and ways in which we were able to birth, which gave us insight on how we wanted our little one to arrive. We are so grateful for her services and recommend her to those who are preparing to become a parent. Thank-you Christa for sharing this special experience with us."
Swindelle & Beau
Ellen & Baby Noah
“ I would like to start out by saying what an amazing help Christa was in the whole preparation and birthing process! I took classes with her and also had her present for the birth of my child and I truly believe that without her assistance and knowledge that I may have had a very different outcome from the natural birth that I had.”
To read Ellen's birth story, click here.
Su-Yin & Baby Joshua
“Dear Christa, Words cannot express how very grateful Adam and I are for your loving support and commitment before and during the birth of our little boy, Joshua. It was such an honour for us to share that precious experience with you!
I know that for my entire lifetime, your presence at Joshua's birth will always be felt deeply in my heart. What I will always remember is your sweet gentle voice, your joyous smile and your positive encouragement which I know gave me the incredible strength to just keep going!!!Thank you so much for your time with the hypnobabies preparation and for all the resources you kindly lent to me. I found them very helpful and I believe that without them, I may not have been so empowered to give birth the way I did.You are such a gem, and I feel so fortunate to have met you!! I truly admire your passion to helping mothers at the most critical hour of need. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being there, and thank you for being the most beautiful person that you are!!With all our loveSu-Yin, Adam, Lachlan and Joshua”
Felicity & Baby Owen
“ I am writing to recommend Christa Buckland as a Doula. I have known Christa for many years. We worked together in 2002-2003 and remained friends since.
I attended Christa's natural birthing class, and even though I had done the birthing class at the hospital the first time around, I still learnt a lot from Christa's class, and left with a much more positive attitude towards birthing and was actually looking forward to the labour.
After having a negative first birth experience, we wanted our second child’s birth to be a positive experience with less intervention. Christa helped me feel in control of my birth by helping me to write a birth plan, being sure to go through each point with me taking notes so she knew exactly what I did and did not want, and also explained what would happen if things didn’t exactly go to plan so there would be no surprises on the day.
On the day (09.12.10) when the delivery suite became available, Christa arrived promptly within half an hour which she said she would. I had to be induced, which wasn’t part of the plan, but Christa helped me to stay positive, reminding me that baby would be here soon, as she swayed with me during early contractions.
Before things got too intense, Christa offered me some motivational signs to look at during contractions to help me through. I chose the sign “Release” which I found really helpful, when I felt my body tensing I’d look up and see the word “release” and relax the muscles in my body with a deep breath out. Christa also told me to picture everything opening. So the sign helped remind me to relax and allow everything to open. The deep breathing we practice in the birth class and at home with the CD Christa gave me called “Come Out Baby” really helped and got me through the contractions.
The last hour of my labour was the most intense and at the peak of my contractions I was thinking about asking for pain relief, until I heard Christa’s soft, calm voice telling me what a fantastic job I was doing, (which also encouraged my husband to join in and give me praise). I didn’t believe her at the time as I didn’t feel fantastic, but it got me through and I had a drug free labour and was so proud of myself!
Christa then stayed until after our baby was weighed which ended up being an hour and took pictures like I asked her to before the day. She also kept me focused on my baby while I was having stitches. Christa then made sure I was okay and ready for her to leave before she left.
Christa was fantastic! She kept me calm and positive and I couldn’t have done it without her. I will be recommending her to all my expecting family and friends. Christa also came over the following Monday to discuss the birth and answer any questions I had about the labour, which was the perfect closure to my positive birth.
Chrystal & Baby Lawson
“ I can't recommend Christa enough. She is a fantastic Doula with a great passion and focus on having a positive birthing experience.
Christa was amazing in the role she played in our birthing experience. She kept herself in the background to allow my husband and I to focus on each other but she was always there remembering the little things like offering me water after each wave which helped to make my experience a lot smoother and more comfortable.
She is a very calm and relaxed person and very passionate about childbirth with a genuine interest in making the birthing experience a positive one. She is focused on the role of the support person which I found to be important in making my husband feel involved and needed.
Our birthing experience would not have been the same without Christa's comforting presence and words of encouragement.”
Stacey & Baby Aimee
24 April 2010 :)