New Little Life

Allison Tolman

Birth Doula, Lactation Counselor, Birth and Bereavement Doula

Allison Tolman, ICD, CLC, SBD, LPN

Photograph by Robbie McMillian Photography


Pregnancy and childbirth are my passion. I was born and raised in Idaho Falls, ID and graduated from Idaho State University in 2009 with my License in Practical Nursing. Following graduation, I worked in an OBGYN clinic for nearly 3 years and loved it. I worked closely with physicians and certified nurse midwives in caring for patients throughout pregnancy and postpartum.

In 2011, I attended a 40 hour course to become a certified lactation counselor and gained experience while also working as a nurse. The following year my husband’s job took us to a small town in Northern Wyoming. I accepted a job as a school nurse and worked in that capacity for 3 years. Since then, I’ve decided to focus on my true passion for childbirth and education and work as a full time birth doula.

Family-GreenShadow

Photograph by Ramie Edwards

My husband Nick and I enjoyed the birth of our first son, Simon, in March of 2014. It was such an amazing experience and I loved our wonderful doula. I couldn’t have done it without her. It was then I realized that helping other women have the birth they wanted was my calling in life. I began reading the required lists for becoming a certified doula and completed my birth doula certification through ICEA over the next year. I have attended many births during my nursing career and have served many clients in Idaho and Oklahoma as a birth doula. With each birth, I remember again how much I truly love this valuable work!

I also love to sew and have enjoyed that for close to 15 years! I opened an Etsy shop in February 2016 and sell products for other doulas as well as new mothers and babies. Since then, I’ve filled over 140 orders! I love having this side business and making products to help others!

Hyrum10

Photograph by Sarah Creal

My husband has recently joined the U.S. Army and we are now stationed in Lawton/Fort Sill Oklahoma, where we have also enjoyed the birth of our 2nd sweet little boy! I have a special place in my heart for military families and hope to be able to use my skills to help others have the positive birth experience I know is possible. I am also certified with Stillbirthday as a Birth and Bereavement Doula, completed the Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula program, and offer several other services. Please view my contact page for more information on my availability!



International Certified Birth Doula

Since 2015 – ICEA

Certified Lactation Counselor

Since 2011 – Healthy Children

Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula

Since 2016 – Stillbirthday

Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula

Since 2017 – Hypnobabies

Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

Since 2017 – IPPA

Licensed Practical Nurse

Since 2009 – Wyoming State Board of Nursing

Certified CPR/First Aid Instructor

Since 2013 – American Red Cross

I have training in or specific previous experience with:

Unmedicated Births

Cesearan Births

Epidural Births

1st, 2nd, 3rd time moms! 

Single mother/deployed partners

High Risk Pregnancy

Infertility

VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)

Postpartum BengKung Belly Binding

Stillborn, miscarriage, or difficult diagnosis births and recovery

Rebozo Trained 

Spinning Babies Trainined

DACO

(Doula Association of Central Oklahoma)

Member Since 2016

DOLO

(Doulas of Lawton Oklahoma) 

Member Since 2016

Rebozo badge

FJ8A2940

stillbirthday logo

Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula with Stillbirthday

Training to assist with miscarriages, stillborn, fatal diagnosis, or difficult outcome births.

Hypnobabies Childbirth

Hypnosis Doula

2017-03-11 13.23.08

BengKung Belly Binding Specialist

FullSizeRender (21)

An ancient technique used for postpartum belly wrapping to provide support, healing, and wellbeing.

 Spinning Babies

Trained to help you understand where your baby is, teach you belly mapping, and ways to assist you into getting baby into optimum position for a beautiful birth! Ask me more!