Hey there, I'm Allison but have gone by Alli for as long as I can remember. I'm a wife and mama from the beautiful state of Colorado and currently serving families in Oklahoma City, OK as a Postpartum Doula and Certified Birth Doula CBD (CBI). I have a passion for pregnancy, birth, and beyond and that all started when I was a young girl. I strive to empower my clients by giving emotional, educational, and practical support during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. I get to witness the most beautiful and raw moments of birth and postpartum. No birth is the same and I will support your choices without judgement.
I am never done learning. In fact, my next steps are to be even more skilled and knowledgeable in the birth world. Next on my certification list, is to become a CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor) and CBE (Certified Childbirth Educator). However, I'm currently pursuing my Bachelor's in Sociology with a focus in Social Work and Public Administration. It is my desire to open my own organization that will one day make a difference in the Maternal/Fetal Mortality rate for birthing persons of color. For now, I am doing what I can to be a voice and advocate for all.
When I am not working, you can find me enjoying life by hiking outdoors, photographing the night sky, drinking massive amounts of coffee, spending time with my family, watching football, reading, and walking my two sweet dogs.
Whether you are looking for doula services, photography, or both, I've got you covered.
Certifications & Memberships
I am a Certified Birth Doula through Childbirth International (CBI). I am also a professional member of Evidence Based Birth®. I am currently working on continuing education with Evidence Based Birth® by immersing myself in in-depth trainings and adding more certifications on Evidence Based Care for Big Babies, VBAC's, Failure to Progress, PROM & GBS, and more. Stay tuned!
Awards & Features
One of the things I enjoy is entering my images into competitions from time to time. It is always nerve-wracking but so worth it in the end.
Here are some of the awards and features I have received.
I specifically chose not to enter any images into any contests in 2018 as there wasn't as much acceptance of Birth Work as I, or the birth community, wished to have seen. There has been a lot of censorship of the work that us birth workers do and has since sparked controversy and demands for change.
It is really important to me that our work not only be accepted but also be normalized as well, as it deserves to be.