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

When we found out we were pregnant with our second, I immediately started a search for a doula. Despite my best efforts to have a natural birth with my first, I felt very unsupported during the whole experience and a bit traumatized afterwards. After calling 5-6 doulas, I called Alyson and knew she was the one just from talking to her over the phone. She exuded a calmness that made me feel relaxed and safe. We live in a rural area in the Northern Neck, and the long drive to the hospital was a huge source of anxiety for me. Luckily Alyson lives close by, which just the proximity helped to ease my fears, but she also helped me work through my feelings and gave me lots of resources to help me stay mentally and physically healthy throughout the duration of my pregnancy. When it came time for the birth, Alyson was the calming presence everyone needed. She helped in so many aspects, from the small things like simply tying my hair, to giving words of encouragement, and of course helping me labor without medication. And just having that point person to voice your wishes while you are otherwise occupied is invaluable. To put it simply, she was peace of mind, and I truly believe having that from the beginning helped me have the natural birth experience that I always wanted. I felt fully supported and empowered, a completely different experience from the first. I cannot recommend her enough! Oh, and she makes amazing lactation cookies ??

-Youri

February 20, 2022

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

Birth Fee: $1300

Postpartum Rate: $30

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Updated 4/9/2024

Birth Fee: $1300

Postpartum Rate: $30

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Updated 4/9/2024

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