Testimonial for Allison Petrides, CLD/CPD

As a first time parent in 2023, there are many unknowns, scary stories, conflicting opinions and internet noise. My husband and I knew we wanted a Doula to take us through our first pregnancy journey to educate us based on data, facts and nature’s way. Allison was the perfect person to guide us. She provided thoughtful research, empathy, and peace of mind throughout our whole experience and it wouldn’t have been the same without her.

Allison helped us create a birth plan, coached my husband on how to support me in pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. She helped me through labor and a long (4.5 hour) pushing phase, it was vital having her there for both myself and my husband to advocate for our preferred birth plan at the hospital and make my experience the best possible. She constantly checked in on me to provide support and advice during the whirlwind days of postpartum, including guidance with breastfeeding and when I was readmitted to the hospital for high blood pressure.

Allison is a calming presence and is never pushy with her opinion. She provides all information available, shares advice when asked based on her experience and allowed us the space to make informed decisions as a couple. I truly believe everyone should use a Doula, especially one as amazing as Allison. We are forever grateful to have worked with her and couldn’t recommend her enough!

-Rachel Turco

August 28, 2023

a photo from Allison Petrides, CLD/CPD

Allison Petrides, CLD/CPD

Gentle Beginnings Doula Services LLC

Birth Fee: $2000 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $50 to $60

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Updated 2/15/2024

Birth Fee: $2000 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $50 to $60

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Updated 2/15/2024

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