Christina Gebel, of Boston, is a birth doula and childbirth educator. She is the author of the Before Bethlehem curriculum, a parish program to prepare parents for childbirth and beyond.


Young women in front of the U.S. Supreme Court during the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2018 (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
FaithFaith in Focus
Christina Gebel
By enrolling in a largely pro-choice public health program I was able to articulate a pro-life vision that I could truly believe in.
A pilgrim from India holds her baby in front of a painting of the Mary and the Christ Child in the grotto of the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill)
FaithShort Take
Christina Gebel
The church has pre-Cana programs for marriage, but is it falling short in giving couples spiritual preparation for parenthood?