Hello, my name is Alla Irwin. I am a certified birth and postpartum doula living in San Francisco. I am trained to provide support before, during and after birth. As a mother of two children, I understand how important support is during such an intense, vulnerable, emotional and exciting time. If you are considering hiring a doula, I would be happy to meet you for a short interview. 

I will be with you continuously from the moment I arrive (usually in active stage of labor) through the birth of a baby and a few hours after.

As a doula I do not perform any medical procedures, I am there to support Your needs and wishes, to do my best to help you with discomfort management using massage, encouraging words, reboso, aromatherapy etc., to make sure that you and your partner are nurtured and as rested as possible to meet your baby.

No matter what kind of birth you are planning: home birth or hospital birth,

I will be there to support Your goals. 

 

My dream is that every woman, everywhere, will know the joy of a truly safe, comfortable, and satisfying birthing for herself and her baby
— Marie Mongan
A doula is a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical and informational support to the mother who is expecting, is experiencing labor, or has recently given birth. The doula’s purpose is to help women and their partners to have a safe, memorable and empowering birthing experience.