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 1400-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 almost three years, she has been attending births professionally to offer emotional and mental support and physical comfort measures.

For over 10 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 two childbirth information series:  Organic Birth — A Wholistic Approach to Education and Preparation; and the Wonderful Weekend Childbirth Class.  She is often invited to speak on birth and parenting topics for parenting groups, college classes, area hospitals and local businesses.

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:

  • Doula training through toLabor, The Organization of Labor Assistants for Birth Options & Resources
  • 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
  • Spinning Babies: Easier Birth with Fetal Positioning
  • Acupressure and Use of TENS Therapy for Birth Attendants
  • Homebirth Midwife Assistant with Maitri Midwifery
  • Reiki Level 2 Practitioner
  • 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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