Best Doula Award Philadelphia 2019

WINNER OF THE BEST DOULA AWARD

Philiadelphia Family 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016 & FINALIST 2018

Philadelphia's Best Doula

Let me care for you with my wide range of services that will inform, inspire, and nurture you from pregnancy to postpartum. As one client shared, my care feels like “one-stop shopping!”

Create your support plan for birth and postpartum.

BIRTH DOULA

My birth doula care begins in pregnancy, with two comprehensive home visits helping you and your birth partner(s) to feel prepared for birth. My role includes continuous emotional support for you and your partner, physical comfort measures, information support, and helping you advocate for yourself every step of the way.

COST: $1200

POSTPARTUM DOULA

As a postpartum doula, I am all about caring for you as a new mother and nurturing your family. Ideally I would be at your home once you get home from your birthplace. My role is to help your new family sleep, rest, relax, enjoy, feed and bond with your baby. I will help with food, breastfeeding, household tasks, baby care instruction, and emotional support.

COST: $35 / hour

NEWBORN CARE SPECIALIST

If you are a bottle feeding family and would like to get some sleep at night, I can come in to your home and provide expert professional care for your newborn at night so you can get some sleep.

COST: $30/hour for one baby, or $35/hour for twins.

Hi, my name is Christine Golcher

Over the years I have seen again and again that a safe and calm birthing environment with minimal disruptions allows your body and baby to know what to do to give birth. While this philosophy guides my care for you, my #1 priority is to support you in making informed decisions and honoring your needs and wants for your birth.

I am mother to three, wonderful, grown, children who are all out on their own. This allows me plenty of time to dedicate myself to caring for your family as your doula.

I currently live with Bubbie, my Scorkie dog, and Harvey Two-Face, my Tortie cat.

- Christine

Certified birth doula, postpartum doula, lactation counselor, childbirth educator, newborn care specialist, bereavement support, aromatherapist, and herbalist serving families in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Certified Birth Doula & Postpartum Doula, DONA International
Certified Lactation Counseling, Healthy Children Project
Certified Childbirth Educator, Childbirth International
Bereavement Support, Birth Arts international
Certified Aromatherapy and Certified Herbalist, Heart of Herbs
Friends of Breech Babies

“Christine was incredible. I could not be happier with the outcome of my final birth.

I delivered a son via VBAC with Christine’s help. My goal was to labor at home for as long as possible for fear that if I went into the hospital too early I would be trapped in bed with all sorts of meds and IVs and not be able to move around. This baby was my last chance to have the vaginal birth that I desperately wanted and Chris was there to help me despite my fears and pain. Please don’t hesitate to hire a doula to assist you in labor (they are heaven sent) and consider Christine to help you.”

I was recently featured in an episode of Rompers Doula Diaries with one of my clients having their second baby. I’m delighted to offer you this chance to see me in action and learn from this beautiful family!

On the blog:
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“There is a phase in labor, appropriately called transition, where a woman will meet her breaking point. She’ll feel as though she just can’t go on, and she is right. The maiden in her is not strong enough for the task at hand. It’s during this Time the maiden dies so that the woman can be reborn as a mother, with her child. A new, more capable version of herself with far more strength than she has ever known. From maiden to mother.”

– Carley Mendes