We are passionate about supporting moms through a balanced, holistic approach. We understand some circumstances require a more interventional approach, and assist families in navigating through these unknowns. By utilizing evidenced based information and resources, our family’s can feel truly confident that they are making informed decisions, instead of decisions rooted in fear.
We advocate for families to ask questions and research their options! We work to connect families with like-minded providers that they trust (Midwives and Doctors) in the birth setting of their choice (hospital, birth center, or home). This is the biggest decision that will directly affect a family’s birth experience.
We strive to create a secure and calm space, so partners are free to love on the laboring person without having to worry about all of the details; reminding them to hydrate, eat, rest, what positions are best for progress and comfort and communicate the needs of their loved one, during each stage of labor.
Our hearts and hands are our most used tools. We provide gentle, verbal encouragement through each stage of labor; reminding moms to listen to their bodies and walking them through what to expect in the upcoming stage. We offer suggestions when needed to assist in progression of labor and management of contractions.
Placenta Encapsulation/Tincture/Cord Keepsake $170
Extensive Labor and Birth Photography (average 50-75 photos) $250
Maternity or Newborn Milk Bath Photography session $300 (minimum 15 images)
Newborn Lifestyle or Fresh 48 Photography session $300 (minimum 30 images)
Located in and serving the greater Phoenix metropolitan area; Laveen, Tolleson, Goodyear, Surprise, Peoria, Glendale, Avondale, El Mirage, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Casa Grande, Tempe, Scottsdale, Queen Creek, and San Tan Valley.
We believe all families deserve a Doula regardless of their financial situation. If this is a concern, please contact us so we can discuss payment options or Cherry Blossom Doula Services gift certificates to make sure you have the Doula support you deserve. All military and first responders receive a 10% discount off doula services
We offer personalized labor and postpartum doula support and care, placenta encapsulation, birth photography and videography, fresh 48 and newborn lifestyle photography, weekly postpartum mom groups and monthly group prenatal meet ups for clients. Specialized Ayurvedic Mother Support that empowers mommas in the first 42 days post birth.
We are a collective of doulas passionate about providing families resources for evidence based care with holistic minded birth philosophies. We are dedicated to educating and caring for the families we support with exceptional service, communication and empathy so they have positive and empowering birth and postpartum experiences.
"...I don't think I could have made it through my home birth without her- I'm not exaggerating!"
“Where do we start?! Alyssa is pretty much an angel on Earth. My wife and I were are so blessed to have come across Cherry Blossom when searching for doula services. She was a wonderful support throughout my entire pregnancy. When I say I don’t think I could have made it through my home birth without her- I'm not exaggerating! She was an amazing physical support knowing exactly what to recommend to cope with surges. But beyond that she was an amazing emotional support. We hired her as our birth photographer as well and OMG, the photos were amazing. Anyone wondering if it’s possible for one person to play both roles (doula and birth photographer), it’s absolutely possible, especially when Alyssa is doing it! At no point did one interfere with the other. She did it all so seamlessly. It was bittersweet to have our babe born because it meant that our time with Alyssa came to an end! excited to work with her again next time!"
"She served as a huge emotional crutch during and after the pregnancy. She is so responsive, I wonder when she even sleeps!"
“By my third pregnancy, I FINALLY decided it was time for a doula. I had my 2nd without meds and wanted the same for this one. And, let’s be real, partners are awesome and supportive BUT don’t always know exactly what to say or do. Choosing Alyssa was the best decision I’ve made. She encompasses total nurturing momma vibes. She is soft and gentle, her voice sing-songy, you just feel like you’re being “held” in her presence.”
We had a prenatal diagnosis of both Down Syndrome and a congenital heart defect and Alyssa’s empathy, gentleness, care and consistent checking in sets her apart. She served as a huge emotional crutch during and after the pregnancy. She is so responsive, I wonder when she even sleeps! If she doesn’t have an answer, rest assure she’ll find one! Oh and hire her for your birth photography because you will spend every day regretting it if you don’t. She has the eye and heart at capturing those moments."
"...she was a calm and supportive presence."
“Alyssa was an amazing doula and I recommend her without reservation. She was easy to establish communication with and responded to text and e-mail in a timely fashion. She helped me and my family feel at ease leading up to the birth. During the labor and birth she was a calm and supportive presence. And she took some fabulous photos. I have worked with and know several doulas as an Ob/Gyn. It was also important to me that she get along with hospital staff, but also advocate for me, which she pulled off very smoothly."
"...couldn't have asked for better labor support..."
"Kristy was incredible, organized and on top of things, yet very comfortable and laid back. She was all about what WE wanted. She was supportive and encouraging through a very long labor and went above and beyond what we ever would have imagined. I couldn’t have asked for a better labor support as I aimed for a non-medicated induced delivery. She helped me to get exactly what I wanted, even when in the midst of it, I forgot that I actually wanted it. Together we achieved my goal of no epidural, and I couldn’t have done it without my amazing doula and husband team! In preparation for our delivery we met several times and communicated through text and calls. Even the nurses commented the next day on how much they liked her as a doula! Thank you, Kristy, !!"
"..doing everything with a lot of love and care."
"My family was honored to have Kristy Martin as our doula. From the moment we first met her we noticed that she was very professional, very well prepared, had a lot of experience and more importantly a great personality! She guided us in helping create our birth plan and during on call hours she was always available to guide you in any question that you might have. Kristy stayed with us the entire time supporting me and my wife doing everything with a lot of love and care. She took pictures during labor to capture the precious moments for us to cherish. Kristy went above and beyond our expectations she made the experience a lot better for us. We were very lucky. Thank you!"
"..I couldn't have done it without her..."
"Bringing my baby girl into this world would have been drastically different without Melissa, I am SO thankful that we decided on her as our doula! I tell her that I couldn't have done it without her, and she's right, I could have, but I am SO glad I didn't have to! Both me and my husband are eternally grateful to have had her share this experience with us! From the very beginning she provided us with evidence based articles to help with any questions I had. She also blew me away by capturing the purest moments of our birth story that I will cherish for the rest of my life! I highly recommend Melissa and I look forward to having her at my future births!"
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