Birth Fee: $300 to $1300
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.
Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 57 births attended
Clients per Month: 0 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
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
Languages spoken: English
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!!
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