"If you don't know your options, you don't have any."

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

Professional Qualifications

Mae Allard
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 allsarahmae@gmail.com for my phone number so we can set up an intial chat! 

ESL experience, decent but not fluent grasp of Spanish