Welcome! Thank you for connecting with me and for seeking my doula companioning support. I am Allison Tate, my pronouns are she/her. I am originally from Scotland and have been …Learn More
My service area prioritizes families across my home county of Hillsborough. Support across Pinellas, Pasco, Polk and Manatee Counties is based on availability and individual need. Please contact me if you are in need of support.
Not sure about the companioning support your need? Lets talk! I offer consultancy sessions to support you to identify what you need and how I can best support you.
Birth Doula Companioning
Whether this is your first or fifth pregnancy, a VBAC, a cesarean, a pregnancy following a loss, a high or low risk pregnancy, a hospital, birth center, home or unassisted birth, you deserve support where you feel safe, heard, respected, informed of your options and are able to stand in your power to achieve the birth that is right for you and your baby. I am here to support you.
Miscarriage Doula Companioning
If you are experiencing signs of a miscarriage, or have been told that a miscarriage is inevitable, I am so very sorry for the loss of your baby. You do not have to experience a miscarriage alone, I am here to support you.
Stillbirth Doula Companioning
I am so very sorry that your baby has died. During this time of crisis, knowing what your options are, and how to move forward can feel overwhelming and inconceivable. I am here to support you.
TFMR Doula Companioning
If you have learned that your baby has a fatal or life limiting diagnosis (or continuing your pregnancy will significantly impact your health or own life), and you are now navigating the unimaginable decision to terminate your wanted pregnancy, I am so very sorry. I am here to support you.
NICU Doula Companioning
Caring for your premature or sick baby in the NICU is a unique and challenging parenting experience, with many unpredictable, ups and downs. Advocating for your baby and taking a lead role in their care, in a highly medicalized environment, can feel frightening and overwhelming. I am here to support you.
Abortion Doula Companioning
Abortion care is essential healthcare, and I amplify and validate your right to autonomy over your body, without restriction, stigma, shame or guilt. In today's changing politcal landscape, accessing safe, dignified and respectful abortion care that you need, is ever more challenging. I can support you as you navigate your experience.
Traumatic Birth Recovery
If you are experiencing symptoms of trauma due to a birth or perinatal experience, I am so sorry. Trauma can significantly impact your emotions, thoughts, behavior, parenting, relationships and day to day life in may ways. Please know that you are not alone, and that finding a way forward is possible.
Angel Card Readings
As an angel guide, I use oracle cards as a tool to provide a connection with angels and other light beings, to channel any messages or guidance they may wish for you to hear at this time, to serve your greater good and your growth.
My husband and I had Allison as our doula for the births our children. She helped us navigate the healthcare systems in both Scotland and the United States. During the births, Allison made sure that I understood what was happening, that I had choices, and helped teach me how to advocate for myself. With her guidance, we were able to ask questions and make informed decisions prior to, during, and after the births of our children. She has given us years of support even after our birth journeys together. She is calm, professional, knowledgeable, and able to navigate different systems. Learning to advocate for our family in two different healthcare systems has been such an important skill that we learned from Allison and continue to benefit from. We highly recommend her!
I recently reached out to Allison for support in a pregnancy termination. I felt a lot of anxiety due to lack of communication from clinics regarding the procedure. Allison was calm and so skilled at helping me focus on what questions and concerns I had so that I could make the best choices for my care.