Testimonial for Allison Kohl

Allison Heaney is a fantastic doula.  My birthing experience was joyful and fun.  We birthed our son in July at a hospital in Toronto, he was two weeks early and my labour did not start without the help of pitocin.  Allison helped us to make the right choice for our family about when to begin the drip and we felt empowered to take our time when the doctors were pushing us to begin before we felt ready.  Our birth was not exactly what we expected and we were still able to have the birthing experience that we had worked and hoped for.  We were a hypnobirthing family, having taken the class that Allison offers.  This method was incredibly helpful and allowed me to be present and unafraid.  Allison helped my husband to be the most amazing birth partner and we truly felt that the birth was something we did together.  The closeness that this has brought to us is incredible.  It was an amazing 3 person team!!

Allison helped to create the quiet environment that we craved by intervening with hospital staff and nurses to keep our space sacred.  During the most challenging parts of birth, when I started feeling overwhelmed, I would open my eyes and each time Allison was right there in front of me with a smiling face reminding me to stay within my body.  We had a very difficult  doctor and Allison really helped us to deal with her positively and with confidence. It worked and I had a relatively easy labour, 8 hours from start to finish, with good memories.  It remains my best day ever.

Our son became very ill two weeks after he was born with a (non-birth related) infection that he is still recovering from four months later.  In this most difficult time, the lessons we learned in our birthing preparation really helped us to navigate difficult medical waters.  Our confidence as parents has everything to do with our positive birth experience.  Thank you, Allison!

-karen stolte

November 25, 2013

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Allison Kohl

Great Lakes Birth and Family Services

Birth Fee: $1400 to $2400

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $40

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Updated 2/5/2024

Birth Fee: $1400 to $2400

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $40

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