Online & in-person services with Allison Lactation Counselor, Nurse, Childbirth Educator

Preparing for the addition of a new little life is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. With all the options available and resources, I'm here to help you find the information YOU need, starting from wherever you're at right now.

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

-Diana Korte and Roberta Scaer

There are many virtual live, online self-paced, and in-person options available here. If you don't see what you're looking for, send me a message!

Allison Tolman New Little Life

I'm a nurse, lactation counselor, childbirth educator, and birth doula. I LOVE helping individuals and families meet their unique goals.

To learn more about me, my qualifications, and why I love what I do, visit the MEET ALLISON page.

Lactation

Online Breastfeeding Class - SELF-PACED

This is an online, self-paced breastfeeding course taught by me! You can do it completely online at home, with or without your partner. It has been pre-recorded, so you can do it at your own pace whenever it's convenient. It’s perfect for first-time moms to give you a solid base to start on as well as a great refresher for 2nd, 3rd... 6th-time moms!

You can view the first 2 lectures for free to see if this course is right for you. There’s also a Facebook support group to join after. YOU can do this, and New Little Life can help.

Personal Breastfeeding Class or Refresher - VIRTUAL

This is an “Ask me Anything!” type consult. We can cover the basics of breastfeeding, you can ask any questions you have about your personal circumstances, discuss fears or concerns regarding breastfeeding, or anything else you’d like. Whether you’re a 1st, 2nd, or 6th-time mom, this is a valuable tool to help you get started on the right foot!

*This can be done over Zoom, Skype, or Facetime (Time-zone GMT+2)*

A DISCOUNT is given to students who have taken the Online Breastfeeding Course from New Little Life.

$35 per Hour

In-person Breastfeeding Help - SHAPE/Mons, Belgium

*Recommended if you are: just struggling, have a problem you need help with, or looking for reassurance and guidance. LOCAL CLIENTS ONLY*

Consults are done in a place you’re most comfortable, usually your own home. Visits typically last between 60-90 minutes based on ease or difficultly of the problem. Includes initial assessment, in-person guidance and plan, and follow up text/phone support to see if improvement has been made. Multiple session packages for follow up are available.

40€ per Consult

Breastfeeding & Postpartum Coloring Book

I've created a fun option for you to slow down, relax, and celebrate your accomplishments! These hand-drawn coloring pages are available for individual download or in a hard copybook. New Little Life has published 4 coloring books, but this one is specifically for postpartum and/or breastfeeding mothers. 

There are multiple ways to purchase a book or individual coloring pages. If there's a specific page you'd like me to create, let me know! 

Childbirth Education

Personal Childbirth Class - VIRTUAL

This is an “Ask me Anything!” type consult. We can cover the basics of labor, birth, postpartum and you can ask any questions you have about your personal circumstances, discuss fears or concerns, or anything else you’d like. Whether you’re a 1st, 2nd, or 6th-time mom, this is a valuable tool to help you get started on the right foot!

We can do this in multiple sessions if you're a first-time mom, or as a single "refresher" session and start from the knowledge base you already have. Multiple session pricing is available.

*This can be done over Zoom, Skype, or Facetime (Time-zone GMT+2)*

A DISCOUNT is given to students who have taken the Online Breastfeeding Course from New Little Life.

$35 per Hour

Online Childbirth Class

I loved creating my Online Breastfeeding Course, and am in the process of creating a similar option for a self-paced online childbirth class. I teach a 6 weeks course in my local community, but hope to have this online option available soon.

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Online Hypnobabies Home Study Course

*This course is NOT taught by me, but I am an affiliate for Hypnobabies*

The first time I heard of Hypnobirth, I wasn’t quite sure what to think. But the more I learned, the more I enjoyed using these techniques in pregnancy, childbirth, and life! These techniques can be used in the hospital, at home, on the drive to your birthplace, anywhere. This at-home Hypnobabies course is a great way to prepare for the birth of your baby. Many moms choose a few of their favorite techniques to use and leave the others. That’s the beauty of this program, it doesn’t have to be all or nothing!

If nothing else, this is a GREAT way to relax and connect with your baby during pregnancy. I highly recommend this course for anyone, even if you’re not planning a Hypnobirth.

Birth Affirmation Coloring Book

line drawings pregnancy birth

I've created a fun option for you to slow down, relax, and prepare for your birth! These hand-drawn coloring pages are available for individual download or in a hard copybook. New Little Life has published 4 coloring books, but this one is specifically for pregnancy and birth. 

*There is also an option for an "Add Your Own Affirmations" coloring book is you want to write in your own. *

There are multiple ways to purchase a book or individual coloring pages. If there's a specific birth affirmation you'd like me to create, let me know! 

BIRTH DOULA SERVICES

I offer two birth doula packages. ALL packages come with a free meet-and-greet consultation with no obligation. This is a good chance to get to know each other and see if doula care is right for you. It’s important that you are comfortable with whomever you choose to have on your birth team. This meeting can be in your home or a neutral location and can be done at any point in your pregnancy.

Your birth should be in a location that makes you comfortable. A doula can be utilized if you’re planning to use a physician or midwife in a hospital, birth center, or home birth setting. In addition to assisting with planned natural births, I can also assist with moms who desire an epidural or are having a planned c-section. 

I am available for clients who live within 30 kilometers of the SHAPE/Mons, Belgium area (English speaking, avec un peu de français). I specialize in serving military families and have personal and professional experience navigating Tricare during pregnancy/postpartum.

Basic Doula Package

(Ideal for experienced moms)

During your pregnancy, it is important to get to know each other. We can meet 1-2 times for pregnancy education, learning pain management techniques, or other topics that may interest you. You may also call, text, or email with any questions or information you may need. We can develop or discuss your birth plan, feelings or fears you may have about pregnancy, labor, or delivery, breastfeeding topics, and anything else you may need to have an informed, empowering birth.

As your doula, I would be “on-call” from 38-42 weeks of your pregnancy to attend your labor and delivery. I will also do my best to accommodate an early delivery if necessary. You should call as soon as you think labor is beginning. This way, we can plan based on your needs and situation. After delivery, I will stay for as long as you need, typically between 30mins-2 hours.

I am available by phone, text, or email in the weeks following your delivery to answer questions, provide information on support groups, or breastfeeding help. In-home lactation counseling services are available at an additional cost, depending on the amount of extra time needed. Don’t forget, doula clients always receive 15% off any products!

Full Doula Care Package

(Recommended for 1st-time moms and those wanting the full doula experience and best educational preparation)

In addition to the Basic Doula Care Package, this service includes the following:

 

  • 1 in-home postpartum visit to review your birth experience, utilize my breastfeeding counseling services, or answer any other questions you may have.
  • up to 3 prenatal visits (or 2 prenatal, 1 additional postpartum visit OR 4 prenatal visits, no postpartum)
    • This way we can have extra time to discuss pregnancy education, labor process, and pain management techniques, fear clearing, discussion/creating a birth plan if desired, personalized breastfeeding class, or any other topics that interest you.
  • Education on and a Rebozo to use during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. This is yours to keep!
  • Full access to my lending library.
  • Use of all my stock doTERRA essential oils during labor to use any way you like and up to 2 samples during pregnancy.
  • Discount on any other services including Lactation Support/Classes, Childbirth Education, and/or BengKung Belly Binding Services (Belly binding can be used in place of a postpartum visit)