I have a diverse background in the birth world. I am a compassionate and encouraging birth doula who adds positivity and calmness. As a postpartum doula, I bring confidence by understanding and appreciating this time of transition. As a lactation counselor, I assist with lactation concerns by coaching and reassuring. I have attended 20 births as a doula and have given birth twice myself. I have a special professional interest in working with families conceiving with ART and IVF and unmedicated hospital births.

Specialized Experience

  • Unmedicated hospital birth

  • VBAC

  • Twin birth

  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF

  • High risk pregnancy

  • Cesarean birth, including in-person support in the OR

  • Induction

  • Birth after loss

  • Infertility Doula

  • Supporting clients pursuing fertility treatments, including office visits and injection support


Certified Birth Doula, Doula Trainings International (DTI), May 2016

Certified Postpartum Doula, Doula Trainings International (DTI), May 2016

Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice, July 2016

Heartsaver CPR AED Certification, American Heart Association, Since August 2016

Certified Childbirth Educator, Doula Trainings International (DTI), July 2017

Certified Fertility Specialist, Bebo Mia, January 2019

Certified Neonatal Resuscitation Program practitioner, American Academy of Pediatrics, March 2019

Certified New Jersey Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-NJ), May 2019


Annual flu shot - September 2018

Tdap vaccine - June 2016 (CDC recommends boosters every 10 years for healthcare workers.)

Measles, Mumps and Rubella immunity confirmed by titer - Janurary 2019

In the Media

“Holding Space During Infertility.” DTI Blog, April 28, 2017,

Hunan, Heather. “PCOS & High Natural Killer Cells: Alison’s Story [SUCCESS].” Beat Infertility Podcast,

Prato, Ali. “Alison.” InfertileAF Podcast,

Continuing Education

Birth Monopoly Know Your Rights course - July 2019

Breastfeeding Multiples V2 w/ Lactation Education Resources - April 2019

Oral Assessment 101 w/ Breastfeeding LA - March 2019

The Prevention of Trauma in the Birth Room w/ Krysta Dancy, MA, MFT - January 2019

Group B Strep (GBS) Online Course w/ Microbirth School - January 2019

Born Into This Conference w/ DTI - 2018 Digital ticket

Demystifying Lactation Service Billing for Certified Lactation Counselors w/ Kristyn Leonard- September 2018

Hypnobirthing for Doulas w/ Hypnobirthing NY - April 2018

The Magical Octopus: Advanced Care & Sleep for Multiples w/ Devon Clement - February 2018

Twin Magic w/ Lindsey Bliss - December 2017

Twin Love Concierge Expecting Twins Class - November 2017

Paid Family Leave w/ NY Metro Doula Group - November 2017

Evidence Based Birth, Professional Membership - 2017, 2018, 2019

Flock Yeah NYC w/ Gena Kirby and MotherWit Doula - April 2017

Rebozo Workshop - The Gena Kirby Method w/ Amethyst Hertsens - February 2017

Supporting LGBTQ Families in Birth & Postpartum w/ Morgane Richardson - February 2017

How to Have a Great Hospital Birth w/ Choices in Childbirth NYC - January 2017

Bradley Method Childbirth Course w/ Mary Esther Malloy - January 2017

Comforting Touch for Doulas w/ Yiska Obadia-Gadal - November 2016

One Doula Retreat w/ Doula Trainings International - October 2016

Spinning Babies w/ Tammy Ryan - September 2016

Babywearing for Doulas w/ M is for Moms - June 2016

Yogini and Bambini Lamaze Childbirth Education Course - August 2012