Testimonial for Elaine Allen

I recently had my second birth with Elaine as my doula. She brings calm to the storm that is labor and delivery, which is why we asked her to be our doula again when baby #2 came along. I spent several weeks on bed rest, then on limited activity because of preterm labor. She was there the entire time checking on me, and encouraging me. During labor she was once again my calm within the storm. she encouraged me to change positions to help baby move into place for delivery, she helped keep my husband calm. She made sure I stayed hydrated, offered suggestions for helping to make me more comfortable. Elaine was ever watchful for my unspoken cues that it was time for a new position or that I was moving into transition phase. She was calm & soothing and even the nurses appreciated her quiet (yet strong) presence. She walked my husband through each phase so he felt comfortable knowing what was going on. She also literally held my hand (or pushed on my back) during contractions. Each time I felt I couldn't go on, she was there reminding me gently that each contraction was bringing me closer to meeting my precious baby and that my body was created to do this. When it was time to push she was there encouraging me & reminding me that I could do this, even though I felt I couldn't. After our sweet baby was born, Elaine brought us food and drinks, and helped baby to latch on.

I truly feel that a drug free birth would have been not doable for me without Elaine. She helped me push through the worst for two amazing deliveries. The first one was done while on pito in to induce my labor. By helping me achieve my goals of doing what I feel is best for our babies, she has proven to me and to my husband, that her services & her presence are invaluable. We are forever grateful for her care and her help through something that is so hard and that has the potential to be awful or wonderful. With her help, both deliveries were wonderful!! Thank you Elaine.

-Elsa Greenfield

April 26, 2017

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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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