Testimonial for Allison Petrides, CLD/CPD

As my husband and I prepared to welcome our first child I was very certain that I wanted a doula to guide me through pregnancy and my birth experience. I am so glad my husband and I chose to work with Allison. Allison not only coached me through the birth of my daughter but what really surprised me was how involved she was during my pregnancy and postpartum! Allison set me up for success in ways only a doula could. Allison got to know my husband and me in person over two meetings. We never felt rushed and she answered every question and never spared any details. In the times between our meetings, Allison would send articles, exercises, and so many other resources my way so I felt knowledgeable about pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. During the last month of my pregnancy, Allison was in touch often and so helpful in answering all my questions that came up. When I went into labor everything progressed very quickly. Allison was calm and talked me through what I was feeling. We decided to go to the hospital right away. Allison stayed in touch with my husband so she could coach him while she drove to the hospital. Once she got to the hospital it felt so nice to have an experienced and grounding presence with us. Due to my daughter being in the wrong position I really leaned on Allison while I pushed for over 3 hours. She was an amazing support for not only me but for my husband as well. When the doctor said I needed a c section Allison was a shoulder to cry on and so much more. She stayed in touch with resources after I had my daughter and came to our home to meet her! Allison has an amazing way of making you feel like you’re the only person she is working with. Allison is truly passionate about being a doula. If you are like me and want to be as prepared and knowledgeable as you can be along with having a birth coach by your side then I absolutely recommend working with Allison as your doula.

-Rebecca

January 26, 2023

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Allison Petrides, CLD/CPD

Gentle Beginnings Doula Services LLC

Birth Fee: $2000 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $50 to $60

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Birth Fee: $2000 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $50 to $60

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