Alli Ryan, B.S., CCE (Aviva College), Doula (DONA International Trained)
- Antepartum/Birth/Postpartum/Bereavement Doula -
- Group and Individual Childbirth Educator -
My doula journey was born out of my love for empowering women. I initially found this by providing support to female victims of traumatic experiences through a local organization. After graduating from college, my degree in education allowed me to work with at-risk youth and then preschool-aged children. It was during the early childhood teaching that I fell in love with pregnant women and their babies. I began supporting, educating and advocating for women during their pregnancies and the postpartum period, specifically with breastfeeding.
After multiple miscarriages, I became pregnant with my oldest daughter Scarlett, and found the work of a birth doula. I supported several women as their doula and began the birth doula certification process through DONA International in the fall of 2010. We then learned I was pregnant with our second daugther, Vivian. Sadly, she was born still nearly full-term in the spring of 2011. In the summer of 2011 I began the process of postpartum certification through DONA. Then, while pregnant with our son Jude, I completed my childbirth educator certification with Aviva College. Jude was born with a congenital heart defect and required open heart surgery at five days old. It has been this combination of experiences that has brought me to The Rainbow Sisters.
The Rainbow Sisters, Inc. is a doula service that offers a continuity of care. I enjoy learning from and nurturing a growing family. As a doula through both the birth and postpartum period, I am able be a consistent source of empowerment specifically for the woman, which in turn further develops the family. Though I specialize in the loss of a child, all women have their own individual stories which impact their pregnancy, labor and role as a mother. My goal as a doula is to listen to your story. I can then help to create a birthing and mothering environment that allows you to feel safe and nurtured.