For anyone considering using Blue Columbine Birth Services I simply cannot say too many good things or recommend Christy Cuddihy enough. Christy truly has a gift to bring babies into the world. She is extremely knowledgeable and able to handle any inevitability. Whilst birth isn’t a science and there are many many variables Christy always has suggestions and ideas about how to help during pregnancy and birth. She was always on the other end of a phone for the silliest of questions and shows not only professional but genuine concern for her clients. Not only this but Christy was also able to deftly navigate our ‘delicate’ family relationships and handle things in a considerate yet firm manner. Many in our extended family had serious questions about using a midwife and Christy was brilliantly able to assuage their fears. As it happens those that attended the birth expressed delight and confident trust in that having Christy as our midwife was indeed the right decision.
To give a specific example during my daughter’s birth at one point unbeknownst to me Abygail’s heart rate dropped quite a bit (my husband told me about this later). Once Christy had checked the baby’s heart rate she simply told me the baby wasn’t happy and I needed to get the baby moved down – it was just the right amount of information with a firm voice to ensure that I didn’t panic or worry but helped me to know I had to push harder after I thought I was pushing as hard as I could. It was Christy’s knowledgeable, confident and firm direction that helped me to find reserves inside me that I myself didn’t know I had!
Christy is also very accommodating in that my family actually moved back to Colorado when I was already six months pregnant so she took over midway through the pregnancy but it seemed as if she’d been with us from the beginning as she was wiling to email and keep in contact prior to our arrival. Also in financial matters Christy is very flexible — obviously she needs to get paid for her services — but she is always willing to find solutions that work for parents who have cash flow challenges. I am delighted to be a first time mom (at age 38) and I am truly honored that my daughter’s birth was aided by Christy Cuddihy.