$1000 to $1500
Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula
Clients per month: 0 to 5
Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
I only attend births at Lions Gate Hospital
Attends birth center births? No Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Home Births in North and West Vancouver
Basics of Lactation Management for Doulas Complete | Child Passenger Safety Technician by CPSAC | DONA Doula Training November 2018 | CPR-HCP | OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Certification | Evidence-Based Birth Course: Failure to Progress
· initial interview a wonderful welcome package & postpartum gift · two to three prenatal visits · access to lending library & educational information and resources about pregnancy, birth, and parenthood & private client portal · nutritional support · car seat installation lesson · help writing your birth plan · unlimited phone/text/email support throughout your pregnancy to six weeks postpartum · use of TENS Machine · birth pool & supplies · on call until the birth of your baby · photography of the birth with 15-25 edited photos · continuous labour support and support initiating breastfeeding · one postpartum visit at your request
North Vancouver, BC Service range 15 miles Only servicing North Shore (LGH & home births)
I seriously don’t even know where to start. Allison went above and beyond, like to infinity and beyond, our expectations! She was caring and thoughtful every step of the way and respected each and every one of our decisions, all the while being a professional source of valid and well-researched information. It is not hard to see that Alli adores being a doula because she takes every opportunity to be better equipped to serve you in your pregnancy, labour, birth, and postpartum experience. I loved knowing that Alli was always continuing her learning about all aspects of pregnancy and birth. My husband was also nervous about having a doula because he was worried that it would replace his role as my birth partner and he said that he couldn’t have been more wrong about that.
“Alli gently coached me and encouraged me to partner with Sarah in effective ways that I would have never instinctively done before. She was truly my birth partner too.” - Carter (my husband)
Alli journeyed with us through the whole process, she laughed with us, cried with us, researched with us, processed with us, discerned with us and nourished is physically, emotionally and mentally. She is so down-to-earth and personable that she makes you feel at home in her presence. I can honestly say that there’s no one else we would’ve rather had alongside us.
Sarah & Carter Reimer
I could not have picked a better doula to be present for the birth of my son. Allie was there for me from the very beginning of my pregnancy right until the delivery and beyond that. She answered every question and was more than accommodating of me not living in the same city! She made sure not only I but also my support people were as ready as possible for the event. Periodically she was checking in on me making sure if I had any concerns or questions that they were answered. Allie is very evidence based and this spoke to me. I like concrete information and research I can read and trust. When I had questions Allie provided credible sources I could go over and make informed choices with. If she didn't immediately have sources she had no problem putting the work in to get me what I was looking for. When my labour started I can honestly say that I had an absolute need for her to be there. She was the person I trusted during this incredibly vulnerable time. She was able to make it to Nanaimo from Vancouver and I am so thankful for that. Going into this I knew that there was a chance that because of my location she may not be able to attend. It was no problem and she was able to accommodate coming over for the night the moment I needed her to. Without her support I do not know if I would have been able to successfully get through my home birth. She did everything possible to support me and make my first night with my new baby so successful. From making sure both me and my baby ate to helping my partner clean up. In the weeks following the birth her support remained the same. I am so blessed to say that Allie now has a special place in our family. When I decide to do this crazy thing again I will most definitely be using her as my doula.
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