Office Staff

Christy Shields, Clinic Coordinator

Christy began supporting women as a birth doula in 2005 and began teaching childbirth education the following year. She has served the birth community as a volunteer for Operation Special Delivery both as a volunteer doula and as the Assistant Director. She then joined the board of directors with CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association) as the Executive Director of Childbirth Education Programs where she was responsible for program development, faculty oversight, as well as teaching new childbirth educators. Since joining the GBO team, Christy has filled many roles. She has served as a birth assistant, taught childbirth educations classes, and managed the administrative desk for Gentle Birth Options and Growing Green Bums. During that time she has continued her education to maintain certifications as a Certified Labor Doula, Certified Childbirth Educator, and completed the Certified Lactation Counselor program. As Clinic Coordinator, Christy is excited to expand her role at GBO to oversee the day to day operations while continuing to teach childbirth education classes and assist in birth.