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Alissa Avila-Hansen

The Doulove Way

Tehachapi, CA Service range 65 miles Will consider clients outside of my service range.

https://thedouloveway.mydurable.com/

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Birth Fee

$1700 to $2500

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $50

Availability Remarks: A min. of 3 hrs. and a max. of 5 hrs. must be booked during the day, while a minimum of 5 hours and a maximum of 8 hours must be booked at night. Day rate: $40/hour. Night rate: $50/hour.

Birth Fee

$1700 to $2500

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $50


Birth Doula Experience

2 years and 17 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

1 years and 1 families served


Doula Training

  • Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations (DONA-Approved Workshop), September 2022

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smoking within the house.

Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
I will attend births at Memorial Hospital, Adventist Hospital, Mercy Southwest, Antelope Valley Hospital, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I attend birth center births overseen by certified nurse midwives or licensed midwives.

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I attend home births that are overseen by certified nurse midwives or licensed midwives.


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Full spectrum doula services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Military families support
  • Pelvic floor health education & support
  • Prenatal & postpartum fitness services
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation

credential


Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Birth doula fees cover the continuous support you receive during pregnancy, labor/birth, and the immediate postpartum period. My fees specifically cover 4 antepartum visits, the trip to your birthing facility on the day/night you begin labor, the continuous support you’ll receive during labor/birth, and 1 postpartum home visit. Additional visits are charged at $50 per hour during the day, with a minimum of 2 hours booked, plus an additional $0.82 per mile charge to cover gas and travel time. Examples of additional visits include: extra antepartum and/or postpartum visits. Travel fees will be charged for birthing facilities/homes outside of my service range. For planned/unplanned inductions: A $400 fee will be added and charged to parents who decided to go forward with an induction of labor. This fee covers my services for extended periods of time (48+ hrs). I offer a 10% MILITARY DISCOUNT on both birth doula and postpartum doula services for military/veteran families.

Service Area

Tehachapi, CA Service range 65 miles Will consider clients outside of my service range.

Client Testimonials for Alissa Avila-Hansen

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Priscilla

4/2/2024

I am a first time mom and I wanted to have a non medicated birth so I decided to find a doula to help support me. I found Alissa on DoulaMatch and she was able to respond the same day I contacted her. I had met with multiple doulas but after our initial meeting, I knew I wanted to work with Alissa because her personality made me feel very comfortable. I started working with Alissa as my doula a few months before my due date. She was very thorough and provided plenty of information to prepare for labor. She helped me create a birth plan, made home visits to go over different exercises/stretches, went with me to my obgyn appt, and post birth visits as well. She was always available to answer any questions I had through text. I felt prepared and empowered to have an umedicated birth. My hospital room was transformed to a spa-like environment thanks to Alissa bringing a diffuser, essential oils, a speaker for music and candles. It really helped me feel so much more relaxed. Unfortunately, my birth experience was completely different than what I planned for. With all the twists and turn, I was still able to have a positive birth experience thanks to Alissa. I can't thank her enough for supporting my husband and I during my hospital stay. I was able to work through my contractions with Alissa's techniques and guidance to my husband. I ended up having a c-section because I could not progress past 4cm. I still feel very confident that we tried everything we could to try and have the birth vaginally. I have no regrets. I definitely plan on working with Alissa again in the future. If you are considering/looking for a doula, do not hesitate to work with Alissa. She is amazing!!

Eremis

3/22/2024

Alissa was my doula, I found her to be very helpful! My birth experience was pretty smooth. I really appreciate Alissa for the support she gave me and my husband. Especially with the tips on how to relieve the discomfort and pain I was feeling in my last month of pregnancy. Alissa made my husband and me feel calm, comfortable and heard she left us feeling more at ease. This is especially important as we are first time parents and at times we felt overwhelmed. Alissa is a  wonderful doula So calm and supportive, kind and understanding. We would happily recommend her to anyone!! Thank you for everything Alissa!!

Moani Z

3/19/2024

We cannot speak highly enough of our incredible doula Alissa! From the moment we met her, we knew we were in good hands. Her hands-on approach, combined with her wonderful sense of humor and unwavering support, made all the difference during pregnancy, labor childbirth, and the infamous 4th trimester. 

Our doula's expertise and calm demeanor were simply remarkable. She guided us through every step of the way with confidence and reassurance, even when unexpected challenges arose, such as finding out that our baby was breeched. Her quick thinking and knowledge of coping mechanisms for labor were truly a godsend.

Thanks to her presence and unwavering support, we felt empowered and well-cared for throughout the entire birthing process. Her ability to anticipate our needs and provide comfort and guidance when we needed it most was truly invaluable.

We are forever grateful for the role our doula played in bringing our precious baby into the world. Her dedication to her work and genuine care for her clients shines through in everything she does. We wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone in need of a skilled, supportive, and compassionate doula. Thank you for everything!

Sarah Pipitone

12/6/2023

I can't say enough about how pivotal Alissa has been in my first pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. She has been a huge support and resource for myself and my husband the entire time. From helping put together my birth preferences, preparing my mind and body for labor, supporting us both during labor, and helping us now that our baby is here. I believe my husband and I wouldn't have had such a positive birth experience without Alissa there. She helped guide me through different positions to labor in, reminded me to go to the bathroom, provided extra comfort methods, snacks and guidance for my husband. I would fully recommend Alissa to a friend or family member as their doula. 

Nicole Stewart

11/26/2023

Alissa was such a wonderful blessing for my immediate postpartum care. I was referred to her as a back-up doula, because the woman I originally hired had something come up and wouldn't be available after I gave birth. Not only was she immediately available for me at the last minute, she knew the best ways to openly communicate to understand my needs without having an extended length of time to get to know me. I am not very comfortable dealing with people I don't know or am I comfortable even asking for help. Alissa had such a warm and caring approach, she knew exactly how to give me the attention and care I needed while keeping me comfortable and never overstepping boundaries. She helped me with breastfeeding/pumping, she always asked where she could be the most useful, whether it was household chores, helping with the baby, or bringing or preparing meals. She was even there for me when I just needed someone to talk to that understood what I was going through as a first time mom. I am truly grateful for her services and I would highly recommend her for birth or postpartum care. She's extremely knowledgeable and beyond attentive and caring. 

Chloe

11/24/2023

Alissa was such an amazing support to have throughout my first pregnancy. I had a lot of anxiety originally when it came to pregnancy and childbirth and she held my hand along the way and played a huge role in making my pregnancy and labor such a breeze. She was always available to answer my questions and had amazing resources and advice. She was such a tremendous support during my labor and delivery with providing physical and emotional support. She was such a huge help during and after my pregnancy and I don't know what I would have done without her! If you're looking for a doula I would highly recommend her. Thank you, Alissa! 

Mikaela

7/26/2023

This was my first pregnancy and one of the things my midwife highly recommended was getting a doula, so I began my search. I was referred to Alissa by a different doula who couldn't take me on. Alissa and I immediately clicked on our video chat. I felt comfortable with her from the start due to her friendly and outgoing personality. Alissa was so present throughout my whole pregnancy, especially towards the end when I really needed it. She answered so many of my first time mom questions, she gave me so many resources, research, data, techniques, info you name it to educate me and my husband. When I was too burnt out to do my birth plan she finished it for me. During my birth Alissa made so many great suggestions and again was there for me even in the middle of the night before we arrived at the birth center. She brought so many tools to use at the birth center which were life savers for helping me cope with labor. She took the most beautiful pictures of my baby being born, made sure my birth plan was followed, gave so much encouragement, and after made sure my husband and I were taken care of and settled before departing. Postpartum she continued her helpfulness with home visits by helping with chores and lifting my spirits by just sitting and chatting with me. Even after my allotted time with Alissa I am still able to get in contact with her if I ever needed. Alissa succeeds expectations and goes above and beyond what I ever thought a doula would. She's always educating herself and keeping herself up to date. She goes above and beyond for her clients in all the ways possible. I could write 15 pages on why Alissa should be your doula but I'll stop here. The bottom line is Alissa was made to be in this line of work and anyone would be lucky to have her as support during their pregnancy, birth, & postpartum. I was so lucky to have her as my doula and as long as the circumstances aline next time she'll be at my next birth and all the ones to come. 

Britany

3/11/2023

I was on my second surrogacy journey and decided to look into hiring a doula for additional support when I was introduced to Alissa. She was very thorough and explained things in a way both myself, partner and the intended parents could understand clearly throughout the pregnancy to best help us prepare for when I would go into labor. She went above and beyond to help me physically and emotionally and I couldn't  be more thankful to have had her apart of our journey. She was truly so amazing and I will definitely be recommending her to other expecting families. 

Maria

3/10/2023

I'm a first time mom, and I got in contact with Alissa very late in my pregnancy. However, she was still able to accommodate me and set up several prenatal meetings to discuss mine and my husband's birth preferences and to let us know what  to expect during the labor process. She even attended several dr's appts of mine, so she and my OB were familiar with each other and to provide additional support during the appts. Overall, my husband and I could not have asked for a better doula before, during and after the delivery of my son. She goes above and beyond for her clients, and it's clear she really cares for them. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend her to anyone interested  in getting a doula for their birth! 

Birth Availability for Alissa Avila-Hansen

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Postpartum Availability for Alissa Avila-Hansen

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