Testimonial for Elaine Allen

From the time my husband and I found out we were pregnant, we got right to searching for who we wanted as support for the birth of our first baby. Before even having our first appointment with our midwives, we reached out to Elaine for an interview. I had some fears around pregnancy and birth and knew we needed someone who would walk with us throughout the whole process. Elaine was the calm, encouraging presence I needed. Every meeting that we had left my husband and I feeling so much more informed, prepared, and capable. 

During labor itself, Elaine was right there checking in and coaching me through early labor even in the middle of the night. One of the most clear examples to me of the distinct difference she made for us though was at the hospital. I honestly had not noticed much of the atmosphere in our room, I was so focused on labor. When Elaine arrived though, she dimmed the lights, gave me essentials oils, coached me through vocalizing. Truly, the whole atmosphere changed and calmed down when she got there. 

A couple of friends have asked us what we felt like was the biggest benefit of having a doula. My husband said something I really like. Your midwife or OB is there to keep you safe. Your doula is there to make sure you are okay. I wholeheartedly agree. Our support team was mostly there checking on the technical health and safety of myself and baby through labor. While Elaine did that too and advocated for us, she added another level of making sure we were mentally/emotionally okay. To us, that was invaluable and made all the difference. 

-Amanda Boardwine

March 23, 2024

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Elaine Allen

Masa Doula Services

Birth Fee: $1200 to $1400

Postpartum Rate: $30

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Updated 3/19/2024

Birth Fee: $1200 to $1400

Postpartum Rate: $30

12

Years on DoulaMatch

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Updated 3/19/2024

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