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Allison Castaneda

Mother Lovin' Doula Services

North Aurora, IL Service range 75 miles In order to best serve mothers, I try to keep my travel time to 1hr away from my home in North Aurora, IL

630-926-7581

Http://www.facebook.com/motherlovindoulaservices

Birth Fee

$300 to $1300

Birth Fee

$300 to $1300


Birth Doula Certifications

  • The Matrona - Certified Holistic Birth Doula

Birth Doula Experience

5 years and 57 births attended


Doula Training

  • DONA International, September 2014
  • The Matrona, April 2019

Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per month: 0 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I am very happy to assist with natural, epidural, or cesarean section births. I am also very happy assist with VBAC births. I believe it is your birth and I will support whatever birth choices you make!

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I love helping with natural births, whether they are on land or water births!

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Home births are amazing! I can assist in any way needed, whether its support for the mother, helping with other children, or almost anything requested.


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Military families support
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I support Illinois midwives through the Illinois Friends of Midwives group. This group is working to pass legislation to make home birth safer in Illinois

Fee Details

My fees range greatly due to the various services I provide. I offer Placenta encapsulation and Informed Beginning Child Birth education courses for $300 each. I offer birth doula services for $900. I offer $100 off for each service added to the original (for example, the total for classes, PE, and doula services would be $1300). That being said, there is wiggle room as I want to be able to accommodate as many women from as many backgrounds as possible. I do offer reduced fees and/or payment plans for clients with tight budgets as I believe every woman who wants a doula should have a doula.

North Aurora, IL Service range 75 miles In order to best serve mothers, I try to keep my travel time to 1hr away from my home in North Aurora, IL

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Client Testimonials for Allison Castaneda

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4saleby owner2012

3/17/2015

I was privileged to have the support & TLC of Allison at my 5th birth, a home waterbirth. She was absolutely WONDERFUL!! Her vast knowlege of how to support a laboring mama was an incredible blessing for my family as we welcomed our baby earthside. 

Allison has a calm demeanor, is gentle, & very down to earth. I felt so comfortable with her as if I had known her forever. She supported me through a very challenging labor w/a posterior baby using affirmations, counter pressure, encouragement, essential oils, massage, & love.  Before transition, w/her knowledge & use of EO's, I was able to rest & feel such a calm between ctx that I had never experienced w/my other births.

During transition there were honestly times when I wondered how I would make it through yet another contraction as they were on top of one another & not letting up, which lasted for quite some time. My stomach, back, thighs, & hips were all contracting during every contraction; Allison wasn't fazed one bit but calmly kept to the task at hand. She knew how to help me feel some relief, to focus, kept encouraging me that I was doing well, telling me my body was working as it should, & that I would be meeting my baby soon. She was also very reassuring to my hubby & our children that Mama was doing well working very hard to bring baby into the world, & showed (or quietly whispered to) them ways they could also show me love, help me to feel some relief (like putting cool, damp cloths on my forehead & using counterpressure), etc. so that they were also part of the labor & birth.

I <3 Allison, how normal she made birth, & how special she made our birth. Allison has so much to offer a laboring mama (& family). If you hire her you will be in the best hands AND have the BEST freakin' doula EVER!!

Birth Availability for Allison Castaneda

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