"The touch-ins to check on my mental health really helped me keep an awareness of how I was feeling and allowed me to address things before they turned into issues, such as lack of sleep or frustration with feedings and so forth.

I was so grateful to have Allison by my side during labor. While we weren't able to have the intervention-free labor we’d hoped for, we truly appreciated having her there to help us ask the right questions so we could make the best decisions as we worked with our doctors and nurses. When our baby started showing signs of distress, I really appreciated her calming presence and talking me through my feelings of panic. I came away from our experience saying how much scarier it all would have been if she hadn’t been there. I now sing even greater praises for doulas and truly believe they’re a vital part of your birth team!"

– Aleisha A, Administrator ETSU & Mom of one