Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Postpartum Support International - 2 Day Certificate training - learning resources and supporting mothers with Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders.
What led you to become a Doula?: My passion for women's health and working with women began during my first pregnancy. I was surrounded by so many supportive and passionate women; my midwife, friends, my La Leche League leader. Family education and non-judgmental support are key to doula care. To me as a doula and a health coach I know mothers and families need a listening ear, a gentle touch, the most up-to-date research-based information so that they can navigate their pregnancy and birth experiences.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
She’s trustworthy, observant to my needs and genuinely cares for my son with love. She’s also an on demand help when she isn’t here with us. — Rachel Meadows; A natural caregiver, Allison has contributed to my son’s growth, kept my house in order and has been a shoulder to lean on when I’ve felt overwhelmed. — Rachel Meadows; She worked wonderfully with our midwife and in future check-ups the midwife couldn’t stop complimenting on Allison’s calm & helpful presence throughout my labor and delivery — Alisha C.;
Allison’s positive attitude, massage skills and knowledge of labor and when to try different comfort positions really helped me get through the tougher parts of labor. — Alisha C.; Her availability and flexibility in schedule was extremely important to me. She was available at all hours, including weekends and evenings. — Martina Z.;
I had complete confidence in her skills with my son, and peace of mind that goes with leaving your child in good hands. That to me was worth the money. — Martina Z.