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Whether this is your first pregnancy or fifth, nothing beats the excitement and anticipation of welcoming a new member to the family. You may be wondering how your little one will make their journey into the world, and how you can prepare to make that experience a positive one for you and your baby. And that's why you are here! Pregnancy, labour and birth are life changing experiences and each one is unique. How do you see this experience unfolding for you? Do you feel that you have all the knowledge and information you need to have an enjoyable pregnancy and make informed choices when it comes time to birth?
Women were born to birth, however, in this day and age we are dealing with a multitude of distractions and decisions surrounding 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™ Trainer and 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
Parents share their experience of Alison's services
"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
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"...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