Christine Sheets Birth Services

Birth and Post-Partum Doula, Birth Photographer, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor

About Christine

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The founder of AP Chicago South, a 1600-strong online community dedicated to providing peer support for families who practice Attachment Parenting, Christine Sheets has been assisting parents through pregnancy, baby loss, post-partum adjustment, and early childhood for more than a decade.  For the past five years, she has been attending births professionally to offer emotional and mental support and physical comfort measures.

For over 12 years, Christine has been a Babywearing Educator — conducting workshops and providing one-on-one consultations.  She organized the Designer Showcase for the 2008 International Babywearing Conference.

Christine created three childbirth information series:  Organic Birth — A Wholistic Approach to Education and Preparation; and the Wonderful Weekend Childbirth Class; as well as a One Day Instensive Childbirth Class.  She is often invited to speak on birth and parenting topics for parenting groups, college classes, area hospitals and local businesses.

Christine currently serves as the Vice President for Illinois Friends of Midwives (ILFOM);  as the Co-Facilitator for Chicago Area Homebirth Meetup; and on the Childbirth Education Advisory Committee for Evidence Based Birth®.  In 2015, Christine was honored to serve as Administrator for a fundraiser to benefit the Beverly Breast Cancer Walk. Christine Sheets Birth Services Inc. is a member of the Southside Women’s Business Alliance and Southside (net)Working Women.

Born and raised outside of St. Louis, Christine now lives in the Southwest suburbs with her husband and three children. All of her children were born in a hospital setting with a CNM (certified nurse midwife) and a doula. Christine and her husband educate their children at home through child-led learning. She is an avid reader and genealogist who creates the funniest cross-stitch in the tri-state area.

Education and Training:

  • Certified Doula through toLabor, The Organization of Labor Assistants for Birth Options & Resources
  • Evidence Based Birth® Instructor
  • Certified Breastfeeding Counselor through Lactation Advocates International Institute
  • Certified in Neonatal Resuscitation through the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Certified in Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association
  • How to Help Families Get Evidence Based Care
  • Due Dates
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Premature Rupture of Membranes
  • Group B Strep
  • Newborn Procedures
  • Estimated Blood Loss, Venipunture and IV Workshop
  • Birth Emergency Skills Training
  • Spinning Babies: Easier Birth with Fetal Positioning
  • Acupressure and Use of TENS Therapy for Birth Attendants
  • Homebirth Midwifery Assistant
  • Level 3 Reiki Master
  • Truth about VBACs (vaginal births after Cesarean), an evidence based information seminar by VBAC Facts
  • Essential Oils for the Childbearing Year
  • Advanced Homebirth Doula Training from the Illinois Council of Certified Professional Midwives
  • Mood Disorders in the Childbearing Year
  • Supporting Families during their Baby’s Stay in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit)
  • Advanced Postpartum Doula Training: Working with Twins and Multiples

 

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