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Alison Rizzuto

Daughters of Grace Doula Services

Phone: 3869169748

Birth Fee: $750

Fee Details: I hope to keep my rates accessible as I continue my journey as a doula. My services include on-call services, a thorough prenatal visit to discuss childbirth and lifestyle preparation, support during labor at home and at hospital, a postpartum visit, and on-call postpartum support.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 6 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, June 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • During prenatal visits, I educate families on childbirth and help them to learn what is necessary to plan for their ideal birth experience.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • La Leche League Leader
  • In addition to nursing my own child for over two years, I was able to help many mothers as a La Leche League Leader for several years. I understand how to get breastfeeding off to the best start and love seeing the fulfillment it can bring to families.

College Education

  • AA/AS
  • BA/BS
  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Expected stillbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Military famiies
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I was blessed to become a mother in 2014 to a spunky little lady. We were thrilled when we found out we were expecting a second child and we assembled a strong group of women to support us through the labor and birth. Although, our sweet, sweet baby passed away in utero and that was when I realized how amazing our birth team really was... The support I received from our birth team forever changed my heart. I received a sense of peace during this time. I knew I was given this peace for a reason and I wanted to share it with other women and support them along their journeys to childbirth. I am grateful to have the opportunity to share my skills, support, knowledge, and listening ear with other women as they transition into motherhood. I have studied pedagogy (the art of teaching) and music, breastfeeding, and I participated in a DONA Doula training. I understand the importance of education prior to birth and the connection between voice, mind, and birth. I am able to teach my clients how to use their bodies and voices in a productive way during childbirth. I recognize that each woman is the expert of her own family. My role is to support women throughout their birth journey and help to create joyful memories that will strengthen their family and allow them to be the best mothers for their family.

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Fairfax, VA
Travel Range: 15 Miles

Client Testimonials for Alison Rizzuto

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Lindsay M del Campo

Alison was amazing throughout my experience with her.  I was pregnant with twins but one had passed away.  She was kind and compassionate while discussing options for my angel and helpful when discusing my birth plan for both babies.  During the birth, She was amazing.  I would not have had an unmedicated birth without her.  She provided support to both my husband and I including position suggestions/reminders, counter pressure and massage.  She also helped communicate with the medical staff including my wishes to see my baby that had passed away.  Once we were home she was available via phone when I had sme issues with overactive letdown.  I cannot recommend Alison highly enough.  Additionally, my husband was unsure of the need for a doula but said that Alison was fantastic and he would highly recommend a doula, and Alison in particular, to anyone preparing to have a baby.

Posted 2/28/2018

Birth Availability for Alison Rizzuto

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