Alison Gordon LM, CPM
Alison began her work in childbirth as a childbirth educator trained through The Bradley Method. She became a DONA certified doula in 2000. Alison first started her traditional apprenticeship as a student midwife in 2005 and received her state license in 2009.
Our philosophy of birth is that it is a normal process, not a medical event. We understand, and know from personal experience, that for the majority of women, pregnancy and childbirth are normal processes that do not require medical interventions.
Labor and birth is a complex, yet a very well designed, process. When the mother feels loved and supported and free from all stress, she and the baby may peacefully complete the process of birth. Our goal is to intervene as little as possible and allow the woman and her partner the time and space to do their work uninhibited.
Women should be free to labor and birth in any position that works for them. They should also be free to eat and drink as necessary, to sleep when tired, and to make their own decisions about how their labor is managed. The woman maintains her autonomy throughout her labor and is considered competent to decide what is best for herself and her baby. When allowed to follow its natural course, pregnancy usually results in the birth of a healthy baby.