Mountains and river

Mae Allard

Contact Info

Western MA, Central MA, Southern VT, Northern CT
Mae Allard

Professional Qualifications

sliding scale $500-$850 (payment plans available), volunteer work available, $25-30/hr postpartum care, $30-$40/hr overnight care
Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Other Hospital
Adoption, Anxiety and Phobias, Birth After Loss, Homebirth, Optimal Fetal Positioning, Special Spiritual/Religious Needs, Surrogacy, Twins/Multiples, Unmedicated Birth, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
  • Phone and email consultation
  • Free initial consultation visit
  • Home Visits 
  • Companionship to doc appointments available upon request
  • Information & resources
  • Lending library of pregnancy and birth books and articles
  • Herbal consultation and research if desired
  • 1-4 prenatal check-ins in person
  • Birth plan counsel
  • 24-hour on-call services beginning 2 weeks before baby is due through the birth
  • Early-stage labor support by phone
  • Presence at the hospital or home as soon as possible
  • “Goodie-bag” of snacks and pain-reducing and inner-focusing techniques to try
  • Advocacy for the birthing parent and birthing partner(s) in the hospital setting
  • Scene Setting: making sure you are as comfortable and relaxed as possible
  • Unconditional emotional and physical support throughout active labor
  • Care for 1-2 hours after baby’s birth
  • Early breastfeeding resources and support
  • One post-natal visit within 3 weeks of birth
  • Optional 2nd post-natal visit within 2 months of birth
  • Post-partum depression resources and support
  • Post-partum doula & infant care
  • Experienced childcare support for other children as well as newborns
  • Ask me about back-up doula coverage!

My doula care is rooted in social justice and feminist principles, which means that I will always put the needs and wishes of my client first and foremost, and will advocate for those needs during pregnancy and the birth experience. I believe the healthiest, happiest births are created when the parent feels supported, respected, and empowered. I aim to provide doula companionship that is positive and encouraging as well as honest and informative.

As a queer woman, I love providing care for LGBTQI families.

An important part of my mission is to doula for people who are most overlooked and/or negatively targeted by medical systems: thus I make a point to prioritize clients who are people of color, non-native English language speakers, abuse survivors, LGBTQI-identified, low-or-no income, single parents, teen parents, drug-dependent parents, and incarcerated parents. I offer volunteer (free) doula care on an as-needed basis.

I also believe doulas provide care not just for the birthing parent, but for the partner(s) and/or other children involved in your family. I am happy to honor unorthodox birthing partners (I have had a client whose b.p. was her nine year old daughter, one whose b.p. was her aunt, etc...) and thus offer a wide range of support options to your partner.  I feel that one of my strengths lies in giving space where it is needed and stepping in for support when it is desired.  My role as a doula is not  to act as a replacement for your birth partner(s), but instead to offer support and resourses for all involved in your birth. 

I have upwards of 12 years of professional childcare experience, 4+ years of speciality infant/toddler care. Postpartum services include caring for & nurturing your babe while you take care of you; meal prep and cooking; light housework; lactation support, and more.

I'm educated in herbal options for reproductive health, herbs helpful with nursing, herbs to avoid when pregnant and nursing, and helpful herb allies for pregnant people. I offer salves, belly rub creams, and a variety of herbal products at request and made to order for your specific needs!

Contact me at for my phone number so we can set up an intial chat! 

ESL experience, decent but not fluent grasp of Spanish
Mae Allard