Allie's Reviews & Testimonials
Allie- We have begun to refine things and shift, and it already feels so good. My pumping already improved in output since yesterday evening and I have no doubt it is the confidence you helped me build and the release of expectation and stress that your visit brought. Along with our first walk outside which was amazing!!
We can already sense an important shift and how much it has already helped me to find the important space to just enjoy L.
It was wonderful to meet you and again, thank you.
- T & A
Hey everyone, hope this recommendation helps someone! I just wanted to give a shout out to Allison Mennie at North Shore Doula. We were lucky to meet her just before baby arrived and she has been such an amazing help with breastfeeding advice and everything postpartum. She’s never been forceful with her advice and she’s always there with a supportive message or phone call Would highly recommend!!!
I could not have picked a better doula to be present for the birth of my son. Allie was there for me from the very beginning of my pregnancy right until the delivery and beyond that. She answered every question and was more than accommodating of me not living in the same city! She made sure not only I but also my support people were as ready as possible for the event. Periodically she was checking in on me making sure if I had any concerns or questions that they were answered. Allie is very evidence-based and this spoke to me. I like concrete information and research I can read and trust. When I had questions Allie provided credible sources I could go over and make informed choices with. If she didn't immediately have sources she had no problem putting the work in to get me what I was looking for. When my labour started I can honestly say that I had an absolute need for her to be there. She was the person I trusted during this incredibly vulnerable time. Without her support, I do not know if I would have been able to successfully get through my home birth. She did everything possible to support me and make my first night with my new baby so successful. From making sure both me and my baby ate to helping my partner clean up. In the weeks following the birth, her support remained the same. I am so blessed to say that Allie now has a special place in our family. When I decide to do this crazy thing again I will most definitely be using her as my doula.
Allie is AMAZING! She provided hands on genuine care throughout my pregnancy. I felt comfortable asking questions along the way about what I was feeling and about what to expect. Allie also helped to ensure that we could safely bring baby home by installing our infant car seat. We have a toddler at home as well, and she helped make the necessary adjustments to ensure everyone was safe! Would definitely recommend NS doula!
I went into my second pregnancy with so much anxiety but also hope. I wanted a VBAC so so bad to heal some wounds from my first birth. From the first meeting I knew this was my team. Having Allie VBAC certified gave me peace of mind and she was so great at helping me process everything I was thinking/feeling. Then I ended up having a precipitous labour and went from water breaking at work to baby in my arms in just over an hour. Allie made incredible calls under pressure and not only made it to the hospital minutes before me, she also helped coordinate with the Midwife and called the police to ensure we weren’t pulled over as my husband ran red lights down Marine Drive :). You will be in great hands if you choose to hire these wonderful women.
I seriously don’t even know where to start. Allison went above and beyond, like to infinity and beyond, our expectations! She was caring and thoughtful every step of the way and respected each and every one of our decisions, all the while being a professional source of valid and well-researched information. It is not hard to see that Alli adores being a doula because she takes every opportunity to be better equipped to serve you in your pregnancy, labour, birth, and postpartum experience. I loved knowing that Alli was always continuing her learning about all aspects of pregnancy and birth. My husband was also nervous about having a doula because he was worried that it would replace his role as my birth partner and he said that he couldn’t have been more wrong about that.
“Alli gently coached me and encouraged me to partner with Sarah in effective ways that I would have never instinctively done before. She was truly my birth partner too.” - Carter (my husband)
Alli journeyed with us through the whole process, she laughed with us, cried with us, researched with us, processed with us, discerned with us and nourished is physically, emotionally and mentally. She is so down-to-earth and personable that she makes you feel at home in her presence. I can honestly say that there’s no one else we would’ve rather had alongside us. We love you Allie!
- Sarah & Carter