Birth is a powerful experience that deserves our utmost respect. Every birth, every mother, and and every family is unique. I love the work I do. Though it is not always easy, I would not change a thing. I am constantly amazed that this is my life.
I have a wonderful relationship with the staff at our hospital as well as the midwives. Whether you choose a hospital or home birth; a water birth, to birth in bed, or surgical birth; and to birth with a midwife or physician, I support you and your choice of birth place as well as your choice of caregiver.
I am blessed that birth work chose me before I went searching for it. I am forever grateful to the hundreds of mothers who have helped to teach me how amazing pregnancy and birth truly are. I am honored to be part of your birth team and story, and support you as you journey into the wonderful world of motherhood.
"I cannot say enough good things about our doula, Allison Crick. The support we received during labour and throughout my pregnancy was amazing. Having someone there to support myself and my partner during labour took so much pressure off of us. I was able to focus solely on the birth and he was able to help me as much as possible. I had a great birth and I don't know how I could have done it without Allison!" Nicole H
I am a wife, a mother of four grown, amazing children, and a "Grammie" of eight beautiful blessings (each of whom I was given the gift of being able to welcome them as they breathed their first breaths in this big beautiful world).
Birth doula work, for me, began when I was pregnant with my second child. I had the honour of attending a friend's delivery of her first child. I remember driving home after the birth and was overcome with emotion, saying to myself "I have to do this." It is still such a vivid moment in my memory after many years. That is when my birth work began. I have been a certified Birth Doula through DONA International (www.dona.org) for many years now. I am also a DONA certified Birth Doula Trainer and I absolutely love the paying it forward work during my trainings.
I am a Lamaze-certified holistic prenatal teacher (www.lamaze.org). In our classes I love to witness women (and their partners) engage in their pregnancies and births. In the classes you will find more about yourself as you explore the world of birthing from inside your real self. You will have those moments of enlightenment. Those are my favorite.
DONA International Certified Birth Doula
Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator