Testimonial for Alicia Power CD(DONA)

Alicia is a fantastic doula and a calm and comforting person. I found Alicia randomly through facebook and I'm so glad I did! For my second pregnancy, I wasn't sure I wanted a doula since I had a lackluster doula experience the first time around and was still able to give birth without pain meds--did I really need a doula? After meeting with Alicia, it became pretty clear that we wanted to give the doula thing another go and it was a great decision.

First off, I felt comfortable with her almost immediately and that's saying a lot for a skeptic like me that doesn't warm to people particularly quickly. She's just a really genuine person. Alicia was receptive to understanding my family's particular needs for support and didn't try to push her own perspective.

As for labor and preparing for labor, she had many effective and creative ideas for pain management that were new to me (even though I'd already done this once). She proactively checked in with me leading up to my due date and when I went post-dates (like I did with my first), she worked to help me stay positive that spontaneous labor would come soon and reminded me of all those things you can do to encourage labor and prepare your body. During labor she was a gentle, calming presence for me and a level headed support for my partner. I labored overnight and struggled to stay centered and focused since all I could think about was sleep...but I vividly remember Alicia gently pressing on my brow to help relax my face during and between contractions and this small, small thing had a huge impact. It reminded me to breathe, to release my apprehension, and ride the wave. This is just a simple example of how in-tune Alicia was to the situation and what my needs were--I couldn't have known before labor or during that something like that would've been helpful to me, but it was. Alicia was part of the picture perfect labor and birth of my son, and I am forever grateful.

-Sarah E

May 30, 2020

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Alicia Power CD(DONA)

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Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

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Birth Fee: $1000 to $1600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

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