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Alison Fischman

Vital Mama

Website: http://www.vital-mama.com

Phone: 202-747-4757

Birth Fee: $500 to $1000

Fee Details: I charge $500-1000 for my birth doula services, which includes 3 prenatal visits, full labor and birth support, and 1 postpartum visit. I am open to sliding scale for high need families and single parents. My fee for placenta encapsulation services is $200, including pick up and drop off, in certain areas. Additional transportation fees for pick up and drop off more than 30 miles from Wolcott, VT.

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 10 births attended

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 2 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I am open to attending births at whatever hospital you prefer to give birth at.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I am studying to become a home birth midwife, so I am especially excited about attending home births!

College Education

  • BA/BS
  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Home Birth

Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Infant massage education
  • Placenta encapsulation

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Alison Fischman

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Zakariah Wilson

Alison was great. She was there every step of the way; patient, thorough, well prepared, calm and kind. She encouraged self empowering choices to avoid invasive and interventionist medical practices, and yet was totally supportive of any and all final choices made by us as the parents. As she said, a healthy mama and baby is the goal.

Posted 9/15/2015

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Heather Joy

Alison was a wonderful
Doula. My husband and I decided we wanted a doula's support early on. My husband was working in Texas and coming home every few weeks and we found that having a doulas support would be instrumental. The first time we met Alison it was like we had known each other for years. She exudes love and we felt her positive energy right away. We had a few meetings before our birth and Alison talked us through all our possibilities and things we hadn't thought of being first time parents. It was important to us to have a unmedicated natural child birth. She fully supported our plan and also talked us through things that could happen and what to be prepared for if our plan wasn't our baby's plan. On the day I went into labor Alison talked my best friend through some exercises that would help me get to the hospital without pushing too early so I could make it to the hospital and she met us there. My husband was on a flight home at this time and I was so relieved to have had Alison by my side. She held me and helped me get through pushing. She gave me water when I needed it, put cold compresses on my forehead during pushing which felt amazing and was there for me at the most important time in my life. Even afterwards there was a little confusion with a nurse who hadn't been there for the birth and Alison was my advocate and spoke up for me. She ran errands for us after our birth and came to visit us at home. I also had her encapsulate my placenta which has helped my mood greatly over the past few weeks as I had been suffering from depression. Looking back I don't have any regrets and I am so grateful that we had such a loving person like Alison as our doula.

Posted 9/15/2015

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Abbie VanSickle

My husband and I were first-time parents, and we were looking for someone to help guide us through an exciting but overwhelming time. Alison was a calm, reassuring presence, both in the weeks before -- and during -- our daughter's birth. She met with us several times during my pregnancy, helping to educate us and prepare us. She answered questions honestly and without judgment. When I went into labor, Alison was a soothing voice, assisting us at home and once we arrived at the hospital. She, quite literally, held my hand through labor, giving me the confidence that I could bring a baby girl into the world, a strength that I drew on again and again in our daughter's first weeks. She has my highest recommendation.

Posted 9/15/2015

Birth Availability for Alison Fischman

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