Birth Strong Doula Services
As a caring Birth Doula, I strive to provide the emotional, educational and physical support you need during pregnancy, labor and post partum. Whether you’re interested in a birthing class, labor support or breastfeeding advice, I’m here for you.
Birth Strong Doula’s mission is to enhance the overall birth and postpartum experience of our clients by providing personalized care, non-judgmental support, and professional services.
Meet Alissa Crandall
Hello, I'm Alissa, owner and birth professional of Birth Strong Doula Services. My passion has evolved from the natural tendencies of caring for and supporting others, to offering assistance to families during one of the most life-changing experiences.
As the mother of 4 children (and 3 babies in heaven), I have grown through the challenges of parenting, as well as, the incredible births of my children. I wished I had more labor/birth support with my own births. It was then that I decided to focus my energy on exploring a career in becoming a professional birth worker. In 2018 I stumbled upon a doula training. I have since trained and certified with several organizations in the birthing world and pride myself in continuing my education. I trained and work through the Brookings hospital and enjoy serving families in Central South Dakota.
The best part of being a birth professional is witnessing the growth in confidence as a family learns their choices, build their ideal birth team, and achieve a positive birthing experience. It is truly heartwarming being asked to follow a family's journey and seeing their love grow as they welcome a new little life into the world.
In my spare time I enjoy photography, baking, kayaking, star gazing, and traveling.
Alissa spent the first year after training as a volunteer doula in the Brookings health system to further educate herself. She has attended 50+ births. Education is a huge priority to her and her business practices and you’ll notice below even more of her qualifications.
Certified Lactation Counselor (2022-present)
Certified Pre-natal/Post-natal Yoga Instructor (March 2020 - Present)
Spinning Babies Workshop (2020)
DONA trained Doula (2018)
Active member of Evidence Based Birth
CPI Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula
GentleBirth Instructor (Feb. 2021)
Spinning Babies®️ Certified Parent Educator (July 2021-)
Unmedicated vaginal births
Medicated vaginal births
Birth center birth
First-time parents and those of subsequent pregnancies
Cesarean (c-section) births
VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)
I am a student CPM midwife (SPM)
As an experienced Birth Doula working in Central South Dakota since 2018, I offer personalized birthing support. My goal is to give you and your family the attention and knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your pregnancy and labor process. To learn more about me and the services that I offer, please get in touch.
What I Offer
Informative and Compassionate
I take on a limited number of clients at any one time to make sure I can give you the full care and attention you deserve. By offering Prenatal Visits, my goal is to reduce any stress, understanding the kind of birth you desire, and allowing you to pay attention to your body and your baby.
With my Birthing Support, I offer support to you and your family before, during and after birth. I am here to provide you unparalleled, judgement-free support for any kind of birth. I will stay in close contact in order to help you navigate your entire journey, from pregnancy through postpartum. Available virtually & in-person.
Here for You
Pregnancy, birth and the early days of child rearing can be very scary and stressful. My role with my Postpartum Support service is to ensure you get the best information and care possible. There is no need to go this alone. I will be there offering support.
Here for You
Breast/chest feeding support to assess and guide you through possible hurdles in the early days postpartum can be stressful. My role with my Postpartum Lactation Support service is to ensure you get the best information and care possible. I will be there offering support.
Prenatal Yoga - 6-weekly Sessions
Informative and Compassionate
This is a series of 6 weekly gentle yoga sessions starting September 2021 every Tuesday evening from 7:15pm-8:15.
I take on a limited number of clients at any one time to make sure I can give you the full care and attention you deserve. By offering Prenatal Yoga, my goal is to reduce stress, allowing you to pay attention to your body and your baby.
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