Allison Tolman, IBCLC, LPN, ICCE, ICD
Allison Tolman, IBCLC, LPN, ICCE, ICD

Allison Tolman IBCLC | Childbirth Educator | Nurse | Doula

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I started my career as a nurse, I never thought I’d be where I am today. Not everyone is so lucky to KNOW their passion and know where they fit into the world. A beautiful career as an OBGYN nurse led me to lactation counseling. A love for teaching and helping new mothers, along with the birth of my first child, began my journey as a doula.

Now, 11 years later, I have combined my passion for learning, teaching, and serving into helping new mothers and families navigate their way through pregnancy and post-partum life.

Being a military spouse has opened my eyes to the world and the variety of ways that one thing can be accomplished! I find true joy in helping families meet their individual goals with respect to their unique circumstances, dynamics, religion, or culture.

I am passionate about my work and helping families, not only where I am located (which is always changing #militarylife), but all over the online world. Seeing the success and challenges of growing families drives me to learn more, share more, and explore new options!

When others ask me why I do what I do, I think they expect me to say, “Because I love babies!"

Babies are wonderful but...

I really do what I do because I love mothers.

The transformation a woman goes through during pregnancy and into motherhood is an incredible process, but it often comes with fears, anxieties, and doubts. It doesn’t have to be so daunting.

My goal is to help the experience become easier and more relaxed for you.

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”– Pablo Picasso

I love hearing from you! Here are a few places you can find me:

What’s next for New Little Life by Allison?

  • You’ll keep seeing new videos on the New Little Life YouTube channel, blog posts, coloring pages, and content focused on breastfeeding, breast pumps, and mom life.
  • The New Little Life Podcast is now available! You can find new episodes or apply to be a guest on the podcast page!
  • The new Working Moms Program is already available for you and will continue to grow in 2022!
  • Find more personal and daily content on Instagram! Also, don't miss giveaways and a great community on our Facebook group.
  • Coming soon Telehealth & In-home Consults! Reimbursment through your insurance or direct billing may be available. Home visits will be availale in Virginia Beach, VA and surrounding areas.

Licenses and Certifications

IBCLC - International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

ICD - Internationally Certified Birth Doula

LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse

ICE - Certified International Childbirth Educator

SBD - Certified Stillbirth and Bereavement Doula

HCHD - Hypnobabies Certified Hypno-Doula

Also certified/trained in:

Rebozo – with Gena Kirby

Spinning Babies

Placenta Encapsulation (No longer offering this service)


Official Red Cross Volunteer and Mom2Mom Shape Chapter Director

Previous CPR/First Aid Instructor with the Red Cross.