Testimonial for Jen Allan

Jen always went above and beyond to help me get set up for birth, including sourcing lemon verbena oil for me when my midwives had run out and bringing birthing pool in advance of my due date. She was always accessible by email or text, and I felt like she was there with me throughout my late pregnancy, not just during labour. When my waters broke Jen came immediately even though contractions hadn’t fully started.
When she arrived, Jen immediately helped to set the calm environment, making gentle suggestions about lighting and music. The room was peaceful, with dim lights, and my favourite music playing. Looking back, it felt like a sacred space. Jen was gently supportive throughout birth, giving me physical help through contractions with massage and her TENS machine. Her presence was calm and unobtrusive. She was a quiet cheerleader and I appreciated that.
Theo was born at 3am. After he was born, and the midwives had left, Jen stayed and cleaned up, then quietly left. Her profound respect for childbirth was clear in her decision not to intrude on our bonding with our new baby. When I eventually got up, I found that she had brewed sitz bath tea and left a spray bottle of it in the bathroom as well as 2 jars of it in the fridge. It was so soothing, and I used it for days afterwards. On her final visit, Jen also brought tinctures and teas that she had made herself. She also gave me some lemon verbena body butter before the birth, to help with the at-home induction. It was these thoughtful acts that make me say that Jen goes above and beyond as a doula. She clearly sees her role as more than just support through labour; she supports the entire process of becoming a mother.
I cannot say enough about Jen’s work as a doula. She is informed and educated, and her presence is quiet and respectful. No matter where or how you choose to give birth, her presence and support will be invaluable, and she will help to create a sacred birthing space.

-Laura Robertson

April 04, 2018

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Jen Allan

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Birth Fee: $1450 to $1650

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $40

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Birth Fee: $1450 to $1650

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $40

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