Allie Grunder, Birth Doula in Training
Hello my name is Allie and I want to start off by saying CONGRATULATIONS on your pregnancy! This is such an incredible time in a woman’s life and I am so excited for you!!! I am the mother of 3 amazing kiddos and the wife of my high school sweetheart! I am passionate about my family, my friends, and serving those around me.
Birth became a passion of mine after my experience with the birth of my first child. This birth was quite traumatic and after 47.5 hrs of labor, it ended with a cesarean. (Although she did not come out as I had planned, she was and still is an absolutely beautiful and healthy girl.) I didn’t realize until I was living it, how important a woman’s birth story is… It’s a story we carry with us
for the rest of our lives. It’s during this time that we realize this inner strength we never knew existed, we see how far we are truly capable of going, and we remember the team that was around us that day!
When we became pregnant with our second I was determined to find “my team”. I wanted a team of people who believed in me, encouraged me, and would stick by me through EVERYTHING, and that is exactly what I found, which I believe was a HUGE contributing factor for me to experience two amazing homebirths after my cesarean. Your birth story matters! Your team of people matter!
After enjoying being a stay at home mom for the past 8 years, I decided to begin the certification process of becoming a DONA certified birth doula, which is something I am still in the process of finishing. It is my goal to empower you and help you achieve the birth experience you desire while being a part of “your team” of people who truly believe in you.
My services include:
A doula who supports YOUR desired birth plan
A free initial consultation
1-2 prenatal visits between 34-37 weeks where we will discuss nutrition,
relaxation, comfort measures, your birth plan, and address any questions or
concerns you might have
I am on call starting 2 weeks before your due date- during this time I am
available to answer any questions you may have.
Labor support at your home upon request
Continuous labor support until the birth of your baby.
I will stay with you for the first 1-2 hours after your baby’s birth to help with feeding, comfort, and whatever else is needed at that time.
I am not a professional photographer but I am happy to take pictures of your birth upon request, or provide a referral to a professional birth photographer if desired.
My birth bag includes food, drinks, essential oils, and some basic essentials for mom’s comfort
One postpartum visit the first week after your baby is home where we can
discuss your birth experience, and go over any questions might have
*I am working on my certification births so I am offering my services for $500 at this time. Once certified, these prices will increase
Servicing El Dorado, Placer, and Sacramento counties
Phone: (916) 300-8808