Testimonial for Elaine Allen

From the first interview I felt totally at ease with Elaine.  She is warm and so approachable that I felt like I was talking with a sister and could ask her anything without feeling embarrassed! I looked forward to our meetings leading up to our due date as Elaine educated my husband and me on what to expect in the months to come.  At our last meeting she went through helpful labor position demonstrations and gave such helpful, reassuring information.

Elaine cared for me as if I was a family member through over 24 hours of intense and exhausting labor while she was about 6 months pregnant herself and recovering from a sinus infection.  Her dedication, patience and compassion were inspiring and I was and am forever grateful to her for her tender loving care.  Elaine has a keen eye for people's emotions and she knew when I needed her support and when I needed my husband's touch without me having to ask for any of this.  She helped my husband learn how to help me in labor and made sure he took breaks (very important).

After trying and trying through different labor positions and accupressure to have a natural childbirth, my body and mind said "enough is enough" and I elected to get an epidural.  Elaine supported me through this change in our birth plan without any judgement and made sure during our postpartum meeting that I was okay mentally about the change in our birth plan.  She validated my decisions, supported me, and made sure I was at peace with the way our birth story ended up playing out, which was very appreciated.

As a postpartum nurse I felt that I had a pretty good understanding of the process of labor, delivery and mother/baby care, however, to go through labor yourself and become a mom for the first time is a completely different experience.  Both my husband and I agree that Elaine's presence during the labor and birth of our child was invaluable for the both of us.

-Ashley Kilgore

October 22, 2015

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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

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