Alison fischman, MA, CD(DONA)
Certified Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Student Midwife
I have a passion for people, all people, and the intimacy that exists between people on all levels. I am a social justice advocate and have committed myself and my life's work to empowerment; lifting up the voices in each of us, and letting tradition, culture, and instinct guide us. I love listening to stories, and even more so, I love being part of the creation of stories. The story of pregnancy and birth is different for each parent and each baby. What a beautiful expression of how we are all unique!
I believe in following the parent's lead, providing space for them listen to their body, and allowing them to experience the fullness and intensity of birth. I believe partners have a key role in pregnancy and the birth process, and I seek to shine a light on the inner support system that partners possess.
I am a Certified Doula through DONA International and was trained by long-time doula, Carol Shattuck-Rice, of Open Heart Doula Training. I am also currently enrolled in an accredited Midwifery school, Birthwise, and I am excited about providing doula services in Vermont as I learn more deeply about the birthing process.