Whether this is your first pregnancy or fifth, you deserve congratulations for becoming pregnant, and for seeking out extra support and information to support you along the way. Pregnancy, labour and birth are life changing experiences. Once you’ve gone through it, you can’t change it so of course you want to make it the best experience possible. How do you see this experience unfolding for you? Do you feel that you have all the knowledge and information required to give you the experience you want?
Women were born to birth, however, in this day and age we are dealing with a multitude of distractions and decisions when it comes to birth, and it's important to ensure you are not only physically and emotionally prepared, but well informed and supported, in order to achieve the birth experience you are seeking.
Bear With Me offers you the services of Alison Evans, certified Doula, Dancing For Birth™ instructor and Birth Hypnosis practitioner. Alison's experience, knowledge and passion will support you through your pregnancy, birthing and parenting journey.
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"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it." ~ John H. Kennell, MD
"Alison was a fantastic support providing information and emotional guidance without being imposing, throughout our pregnancy and labour.
She quietly, calmly and confidently allowed us to go our own way through everything, just being a constant rock when we needed her, particularly when panic started to set in just prior to the transition period!
Her gentle coaching, driving us to the hospital and support for us all was beautiful and enabled us to look back on the whole birth with much love as we had felt empowered and informed throughout.
My husband Roger and I could not have asked for a better birth thanks to Alison! While Roger was a little dubious at the start, once he realised Alison was there to support him and help him to support me, he felt in control and able to be a fantastic birthing partner!
I can think of no higher compliment to give Alison than to say I would be very happy for her to be part of baby number two when the time finally comes!
Thanks for a great job Alison"
~ Carol, Roger and Matehaere
"Having a doula was great, not only for myself, but for my partner too. It took a lot of stress away that I am sure he would have had if Alison had not been there. It was great to have someone who knew what was going on and who could help me with contractions. Alison knew what I wanted, what I didn’t want, and what I would do if I had to. This helped us achieve our much wanted VBAC.
If anyone is contemplating having a doula, I say GO FOR IT! Thank you Alison for helping and being a part of my successful VBAC"
~ Tennille, Paul and Bronte
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Arm's Reach Mini Co-Sleeper
Opal Ring Sling
Pregnant Mama Bliss
Birth Vibes Tea
Mini Co-Sleeper bassinet canopy
Chocolate wrap with Vanilla pocket
After a 6 hour active labour, Evan surprised us all by making a grand entrance, weighing in at 4.7 kg! Welcome earth side beautiful bubba.
Baby Jaeden was welcomed by first time parents A and P. He certainly kept his parents (and doula!) on their toes with lots of contractions for 5 days before he decided to make his appearance.
"...an experience of the phenomenal capacity of our birthing body can give us an enduring sense of our own power as women. Birth is the beginning of life; the beginning of mothering, and of fathering. We all deserve a good beginning." ~ Sarah J. Buckley, author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering