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

There are not words to describe how much of a benefit Alyson was to our family. We hired Alyson for the birth of our 4th child. Our goal was a natural, non intervention birth, we wanted to labor at home as long as possible (with our doula) and then go the hospital.  We have 3 other children all natural births and all with doulas.  We have hired and bonded with several different doulas for the births of our other children.  I can honestly say after our experiences with doulas, if I was having another baby I would choose Alyson to be my doula AGAIN without a thought. We contacted Alyson around our 20 week appointment. In meeting Alyson for the first time, you immediately get the sense that she will be there to support you in whatever form you desire. (For us, it was a natural birth plan). But she is okay with whatever you choose-she is simply there to support the mother and family in the process. And she does her homework and knows what she is talking about. She sent us several evidence based practice links when we had concerns. When we went into labor, we were in constant communication with Alyson. The plan was for her to come to our house and labor with us at home, then travel to the hospital together. However, (being the 4th) labor went faster than anticipated. Alyson met us at the hospital (actually she beat us to the hospital).  She immediately went into doula mode with all the fixings... (ice, essential oils, rabozo, camera, etc.). Following the birth, Alyson stayed with us for several hours. She came back the next day to visit and check on us. Several days after we left the hospital, Alyson came by the house and even brought some cookies to help with breast milk production.  This is our 4th and final child.  I was nervous because, a birth is something that you will remember and I wanted to remember a positive experience, and that was something that Alyson provided with an A+ rating.  

-Leah Lecuyer

February 22, 2021

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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