TESTIMONIALS

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“Although I had always envisioned a peaceful home birth with the guidance of a midwife, never had I considered hiring a doula. It was only after much prodding by my midwives (shout out to MCNYC) that I began my search for a doula at 36 weeks. I was looking for a newly trained doula on a grad school budget. After meeting Alaska at our prenatal session, I knew I’d be in good company on my birthing day. She even brought over bone broth crafted by her loving hands despite having to travel long distances to my home. She listened to my birthing expectations and went over my birth plan so she could advocate for me in case of a hospital transfer. When labor finally began, all I wanted was to labor alone. As someone who is rather private, I preferred not to be watched while I gradually lost control of my bodily functions. My entire mindset shifted as pressure waves intensified and increased in frequency. Alaska helped me through the toughest contractions as she corrected my breathing, helped me change positions, and gave me much needed counter-pressure. She provided me with the strength to continue laboring in the comfort of my home. While the relief of an epidural frequently swept across my mind, Alaska remained supportive of my innermost desire to welcome my child at home. She had brought over a Mary Poppins’ bag full of supplies ranging from honey sticks to Arnica gel which felt amazing. I even had a chance to labor in candlelight on top of a cloud of pillows though I was feeling the least bit romantic. I am forever grateful for Alaska’s presence during my labor and delivery that I now consider doulas an indispensable part of childbirth, especially for first-time parents. I needed someone tougher to fight my inner demons during labor and I couldn’t have asked for someone more patient and resourceful. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending Alaska and I know that she will go on to transform the lives of many families to come.”

-C.H.

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“First of all, there is no one on planet earth who makes a better bone broth (very helpful post-partum). Second of all my birth was a truly insane one: we intended for it to be in a birthing center au naturale and instead I ended up in the ICU and during every twist and turn we had the support and unfailing energy of Alaska. She had all the potions, suggestions for positions and is definitely someone you can poo yourself in front of :) For a doula at the beginning of her career -- we were her first birth -- she was helpful, compassionate and knowledgable. Under such challenging circumstances she kept it together and we appreciate her for all her help. Since the birth she's stayed in touch and made sure we were readjusting and healing.”

M.B.