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Alexandra Blanchard

Moon Child Doula

Website: https://www.moonchilddoula.com

Birth Fee: $1300 to $1500

Postpartum Rate: $50

Fee Details: My standard birth rate is $1500. My standard postpartum hourly rate is $50/hr. I am also able to take 1 client per month on a sliding scale, in which case I will base my rate on the needs and means of the client.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 11 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 1 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Carriage House Birth Foundation - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • Carriage House Birth, October 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 5 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I will attend a home birth as long as it is attended by a qualified medical professional (midwife or OB).

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Rebozo Training

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Languages spoken: English, French

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Client Testimonials for Alexandra Blanchard

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Samantha F.

Allie holds space for you, makes you feel at peace and allows you to navigate your preparation, birth and postpartum time in a way that feels natural and empowered. She was instrumental in helping us navigate hospital settings, make informed decisions and always recognizing the needs of both myself and partner. She frequently steps in, offers a hand or provides a much needed coping tool so seamlessly, that you may wonder how it happened. Through her encouragement and openess, I was able to trust my body and manage my pain through deep vocalization and ultimately had an unmedicated birth. I know that wouldn’t have been possible without her there. By knowing the stages of labor and what to look for, her ability to advocate for us in the hospital was essential. When things progressed quickly, she knew what questions to ask me and what to say to the hospital staff to get them to listen - resulting in more empowered care for myself and my baby.

During our postpartum visit, Allie was essential again by helping us navigate some tricky healing challenges. She provided information and guidance right within our home, while encouraging us through this delicate time. I’m so grateful we found Allie - both my husband and I truly can’t imagine our birth story without her now!

Posted 11/22/2019

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Camille Lannan

Alexandra is an amazing doula! I just had my first child and she made my birth experience so much easier and more comfortable. I can't imagine what I would have done without her! She's always calm and nurturing and knew exactly what to do when we did not. The before and after visits were also so incredibly valuable. Thank you so much for your help!!!

Posted 11/1/2019

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Jayne

I can wholeheartedly recommend Alexandra as a doula. To give you background on how she came to be my own doula. I didn’t choose her. The doula that I hired picked her as her backup. And it just so happened when I went into labor my original doula was at another birth. So Allie was who showed up for me.

Labor is a funny time to make someone’s acquaintance. But she is confident, grounded and smart and I naturally felt like I was in good hands immediately.

My labor was long (understatement). She ended up being with us for over 2 days straight. She was there through 40+ hours of home birth, a drive to the hospital, several more hours of labor at the hospital and through, what ultimately became, the cesarean birth of my son. It was long and difficult and Allie never flinched, yawned or hesitated to offer her support.

She came in as a total stranger and left a part of our family. We see her for a standing babysitting date every week and I’m so happy that my son has her influence and energy in his life.

I am also happy to have her in my life.  She is an amazing woman and unwavering in her commitment to provide support to other women.

Posted 10/20/2019

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Amber

I absolutely loved working with Allie! She is so professional, knowledgeable, and warm. During the prenatal visits she helped me confirm what I wanted to aim for with my birth plan and was completely nonjudgmental about my choices. She was able to cite the latest research best practices for labor, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period, which really impressed me since I’m big on evidence-based practices in general. She also taught us some great comfort techniques to use during labor which helped tremendously. She was very easy to get in touch with during my pregnancy to answer any questions I had and was so encouraging and supportive when I went past my due date.

When baby finally decided to arrive, Allie was able to help me advocate for what interventions I did and didn’t want. I was in labor for about 36 hours (22 of those hours were while I was in the hospital), and she was with us for easily 28 hours. That entire time she had amazing energy! She spent hours squeezing my hips during contractions and holding up my legs while I was pushing, rubbing my back when my husband needed a break, sneaking me some food to keep my energy up, and overall just cheering me on. I felt so empowered with Allie there. She also took great photos during the process so I could witness the moment when I met my daughter. Allie continues to check in with me weeks after the delivery to see how I’m doing, which has been really amazing since this newborn period can be rough and somewhat lonely.

I could probably go on and on about Allie, but the bottom line is that you will be in amazing hands with her. She’s young, but has such a strength and calm energy about her, you can tell that this is her passion. I definitely plan on hiring her again when we decide to have a second child. 

Posted 10/9/2019

Birth Availability for Alexandra Blanchard

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