Doula support can start as early as preconception
I can't say enough about how much Alysa helped me and my husband through our fertility journey and the birth of our son. Her knowledge and generosity of spirit were a shining light for us during some very difficult moments. She has been kind yet fierce advocate when we needed one the most.
Alysa provided invaluable emotional support and information while we were going through fertility treatment. She did a fantastic job of holding safe and non-judgmental space for us to discuss and process the many stresses and hard decisions that are an inherent part of fertility treatment.
I also can't stress enough how helpful it was to have her assistance during what turned out to be a very long and grueling birth experience, ending in a c-section. I honestly don't know what we would have done if she hadn't been there to support me during the end of my surgery when my husband needed to leave in order to be with our baby during his own medical treatment. Her support, advocacy, and validation helped enormously during what had the potential to be a very traumatic experience.