Testimonial for Alyson Mancini CD(DONA), BA Birth/Newborn Photographer

With my first birth I had no real plan and ended up getting an epidural. I knew with this baby I wanted a natural birth. At the advice of my midwife and many friends, I decided to hire a doula. When I met Alyson I felt a connection right away. She had such a warm and peaceful demeanor and instantly made me feel at ease. Throughout my pregnancy she was always readily available whether I just had a question, needed reassurance, or just to touch base. She was so sincere and full of encouragement and affirmation. When my husband met her at the 2nd prenatal visit he too felt such a peace with her and told me afterwards he was so glad I had chosen her! Throughout my pregnancy she touched base with me often, and as I neared the end she checked in with me daily. I just knew this baby would be born early like my first one (36+6 wks) so starting at 36+6 I was sure each day would be the day haha. With still no signs of labor at 40wks I began to feel anxious and discouraged because I wanted a natural birth so badly and didn't want to have to have medical intervention. Alyson offered incredible support and encouragement and helped me feel confident and at peace. I finally went into labor at 40+6 wks but had such a fast labor (2 hours), I barely made it to the hospital and literally gave birth in the foyer. Lol. Very shortly thereafter Alyson arrived to my L&D room and even though my crazy fast labor didn't allow the opportunity for her support during labor, she brought an immediate sense of calm and peace, and her gentle touch and warm demeanor were so comforting. She also captured the most beautiful photos that will be forever treasured. She was such a blessing as my doula but I also feel that I gained a friend. I can't say enough wonderful things about Alyson!

-Belecia Weeks

February 13, 2018

a photo from Alyson Mancini CD(DONA), BA Birth/Newborn Photographer

Birth Fee: $1300

Postpartum Rate: $30

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Birth Fee: $1300

Postpartum Rate: $30

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