In the early '90s while finishing up her nursing education, Christine was diagnosed with a large uterine fibroid. Told by three gynecologists that she must have a hysterectomy, she refused, opting instead for laser surgery to remove the fibroid. Her surgeon, when told about her minor urinary incontinence suggested that "while he was in there anyway" he could tuck up her bladder and solve the problem.
What he failed to tell her was that the "state of the art" proceedure he promised virtually always results in a profound uterine prolapse, as it did in Christine's case.
Again, she refused the hysterectomy she was told was now essential. Christine spent years working on the problem, both through in-depth research in the medical library and through dance, exercise, and body work.
Little by little, the pieces of the puzzle came together and as Christine began applying what she had learned to her own condition, she realized she was regaing control of her body and her life. She published her book Saving the Whole Woman to pull together all the research that went into her breakthrough.
Unsure if she could teach other women what she had learned, she put up the first wholewoman.com web site with an online forum and day after day instructed women on what to do. Within weeks, women began joyfully reporting significant improvements in their prolapse.
Christine has since created a series of videos with a variety of exercise programs and information to address urinary incontinence, chronic hip pain, and vulva vaginal issues.
Christine began training Whole Woman Practitioners in 2011 and now has active Practitioners in Australia, the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Ghana, and cities and towns in the US.