Allison Stanton Doula

Allison Stanton Birth Doula

Serving the East Bay at Kaiser Oakland, Alta Bates, and others

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As a birth doula I am committed to nurturing the strength that is in each birthing family. I encourage the connection and intimacy between the expectant couple and I safeguard the birth experience with presence and thoughtful advocacy.

In prenatal visits we develop and practice tools and techniques to walk confidently through labor (and beyond!) tailored specifically to your unique personality, needs, and goals. Throughout your birth, I will be at your side- actively breathing through contractions with you, helping you into conducive labor positions- or quietly in the background diffusing lavender oil, making your partner a snack, or preparing cold washcloths for your brow. My role shifts depending on you and your partner's needs in the moment. In our postpartum visit, in addition to practical support (How do you swaddle a baby again? Is this nursing latch right?) we will have the opportunity to talk through your birth story and glean from it the lessons and joys that led you into this new role as a parent.

The transition to parenthood is remarkable. I see the potential for transformation, healing, and love all along the way and help keep you grounded through it all.



Client Reviews

It’s not often a person comes into your life and has so much warmth and love to share as you have. Your skills, confidence, and caring during Chelsea’s day of labor and birth are so much appreciated
— -Two-time client
We two, on the verge of becoming three, took to Allison like falling back into rhythm with an old true friend. Her empathic understanding, communication, and availability was all our budding family could have asked for during this unfolding chapter of our lives. And her advanced knowledge put at ease the many anxieties about the role I was to play as a partner in welcoming our daughter into the world. Since that special time, my wife and I have never ceased declaring Allison the perfect compliment to the good fortune of having a beautiful, healthy baby; she is truly a gift, a sincere spirit of skilled hand and tremendous heart who helped us safely and naturally bring our family to bloom.
One Time Client, Friend For Life
— David Scott

My Services Include:

  • A no obligation interview/consultation

  • Minimum, 2 prenatal home visits and 1 postpartum visit (average 1.5 hrs each)

  • Phone and email support throughout pregnancy and postpartum

  • Education and assistance determining birth preferences and labor coping tools

  • Continuous support throughout labor and 1-2 hours immediate postpartum

  • If desired, chronological birth notes and photos of your labor and the first moments with your newborn

Fee $1,600

If fee is an issue, I am happy to discuss reduced fees, payment plans and trade/barter agreements.

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