I never thought about getting a doula until after we experienced several miscarriages. The experience with the medical system was really difficult during that time and I wanted to have more support when we finally had a viable pregnancy. Allie was so patient and kind through our journey. She provided so much emotional support, calmed us whenever there were complications, and educated us on what was coming next. Her knowledge and experience was so helpful and really made us feel more confident in becoming parents and being able to give birth safely and actually enjoyably. With her help and guidance, I was able to reframe my previously traumatic experiences and have a beautiful birth. She never made us feel pressure to choose a certain path, which really made me so comfortable. Friends who had doulas before had said they felt pressure to have a medication free birth and Allie never did that. She took so much time to understand what we felt comfortable with and actually made us take the time to think about what we wanted. I truly feel because Allie encouraged that reflection that we were able to surrender to the process and have faith that we had the knowledge and tools to tackle whatever came our way throughout the pregnancy and birth. Having her didn't mean that we didn't have bumps along the way, but we were much more prepared to handle them. She worked extremely well with all of the other practitioners involved in my pregnancy and birth, and I never felt I had to referee between people. I really cannot recommend Allie enough!
April 27, 2021