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Allison Petrides

Gentle Beginnings Doula Services LLC

Website: http://www.gentlebeginningsdoula.com

Phone: 2034424277

Birth Fee: $600 to $800

Fee Details: Please visit www.gentlebeginningsdoula.com for additional information.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 10 births attended

Doula Training

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), March 2019
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

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

College Education

  • AA/AS

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Military families
  • Parenting consulting
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Client Testimonials for Allison Petrides

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Michelle

I feel fortunate to have had Allison as my birth doula during my hospital birth. In the weeks leading up to my delivery, she periodically checked in on me and provided excellent advice regarding pregnancy, prenatal care, labor and birth. When the time came for me to deliver my baby boy, she immediately left an event she was attending and met me at the hospital. She supported me alongside my mom. I don’t know how I would have gotten through active labor without her encouraging words and back massages.

Overall, I had the birth experience I wanted. And Allison played an integral role in helping me to achieve it. Therefore, I highly recommend Allison’s doula services. 

Posted 11/23/2019

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Erin

In all my preparation for child birth, finding Allison may just of been the best. Throughout my pregnancy she periodically checked in on me, offering suggestions and support. I felt comfortable to contact her with any questions, concerns or just anything I wanted to share. I reached out to her the morning my contractions began and stayed in contact until I was ready for her to help me labor at home before the hospital. Her support, suggestions, and encouragement helped me get through labor without any pain meds! Not sure I would've done it without her. I'm so thankful for all her help!! She was an awesome support for my husband as well. In the beginning he hadn't been totally convinced that a doula was something we would need, after the birth he raved to our friends and family how amazing it was to have a doula, specifically Allison!!

Posted 10/28/2019

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Michele

Aly is a judgement free, genuine, caring and inspirational woman. I couldn't shock her and she was always there with an ear to listen and sound advice. She gave me strength when I thought I had none and pulled me back to sane when I thought I'd gone crazy. She was great at explaining things and letting me know how normal our amazing bodies are when they scare us. As a mother of 3 herself, she just gets it! She's educated and compassionate and I couldn't imagine anyone else I would have wanted in my corner more during the biggest events of my life!

Posted 10/2/2019

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Grace

Allison was a huge emotional support to me when my birth plan felt like it was flipped upside down. I wanted a natural birth with no interventions or medications. When my doctor told me I needed to be induced that day, I was shocked, frustrated, scared, angry, and sad. Allison was very informed about what medications would likely be offered to me. She helped me come up with questions I could ask the doctor. She also eased my anxiety and helped me get into a better headspace as we went through the induction process. In the end, I was able to have a version of the birth I wanted (one without painful procedures, pitocin, or pain meds). I am very happy with my childbirth experience and I am so grateful to her!

Posted 7/15/2019

Birth Availability for Allison Petrides

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