Testimonial for Elaine Allen

When I first decided to attempt a drug free birth I never considered having a doula. In fact, I didn't want anyone in the room except my husband and I. I decided we needed to go to a natural birth class so we signed up & there they talked about doulas. I still was hesitant, but my husband felt he would be more comfortable if "we got one of those doulas." I did a lot of research & read testimonials. We decided to go with Elaine & started with next steps. We met up a couple of times to go over my birth plan & she would text me to check in frequently. The day finally came that I went into labor. It was a long labor starting at 8am on a Sunday & didn't end until 12:12pm the next day (Monday). I wanted to labor at home as long as possible & did successfully with the help of texting back and forth with Elaine to understand which stage I was at. I decided to lay down for the night (didn't get any sleep due to contractions) & Elaine texted me back every time. I wanted to wait for the hospital to meet up with her & when I felt the contractions coming quicker I told her it was time. She was there before us. During the hard labor it was like we were on the same wavelength. She knew exactly what I needed at every stage. She even helped my husband know what he needed to do and it felt like we did it together. It was hard work but I never asked for an epidural. Truth be told-- I never thought I could really do it, but when I did I felt like superwoman (Elaine actually brought me a superman onesie for my son after he was born & she was coming to check in. She said "superman because his mom is superwoman). I know 100% the reason I was successful was because of her. She was my drug. 5 months later & she's still there to answer any questions I have. I know it sounds extreme but I feel like God sent me an angel with Elaine. I couldn't have had a better birth experience & my next child we will definitely be calling Elaine!

-Rebecca Johnson

October 03, 2014

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Elaine Allen

Masa Doula Services

Birth Fee: $1200 to $1400

Postpartum Rate: $30

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Updated 3/19/2024

Birth Fee: $1200 to $1400

Postpartum Rate: $30

12

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Updated 3/19/2024

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