What is a Doula?

(Think of me like your birth bestie)

A Doula is a trained professional who empowers you before, during, and after childbirth. My primary role is helping you achieve the most satisfying birthing experience possible by providing emotional, physical, and informational support. I work alongside your birth team in a non-medical role too. insure you're listened to, confident in your choices, and in charge throughout pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum.

I attend all births including hospital, homebirth, birth center, and anything in between.

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Services

Birth Doula

$1050

Includes-
*Free Consultation
*Intake Form
*1-2 Prenatal Meetings
*On-Call from 37 Weeks
*Unlimited Time During Labor Through 1-2 Hours Postpartum
*Postpartum Follow Up
*Plus unlimited questions, providing information, resources, and support!

Childbirth Education

Coming Soon

Join me for an in depth overview of everything you need to know about childbirth! We will go over comfort measures, pain management options, interventions, induction methods, stages of labor, breastfeeding, tips for a healthy pregnancy, and much more.

Birth Doula

$1050

Includes-
*Free Consultation
*Intake Form
*1-2 Prenatal Meetings
*On-Call from 37 Weeks
*Unlimited Time During Labor Through 1-2 Hours Postpartum
*Postpartum Follow Up
*Plus unlimited questions, providing information, resources, and support!

Childbirth Education

Coming Soon

Join me for an in depth overview of everything you need to know about childbirth! We will go over comfort measures, pain management options, interventions, induction methods, stages of labor, breastfeeding, tips for a healthy pregnancy, and much more.

FAQ

Will the hospital allow you in the room with me?

Yes! While some hospitals still have visitor counts from COVID times, all Sentara hospitals in the area do not consider Doula's in the visitor count. I work very well alongside the hospital staff!

Will you replace my husband or partner?

Absolutely not! My goal is to add to that support by teaching your partner how to best help you during each stage of labor. The partners love that even while they rest or step out to eat, the birthing mother is never alone!

Are you certified?

Sure am! I am trained and certified through DONA International- the world’s largest, longest standing and most respected doula organization in the world. I am always continuing my education to include VBAC's and teaching childbirth education classes.

Will you check my blood pressure or perform cervical exams?

A doula is non-medical support for you and your partner. I will not perform any medical tasks on you as I am not trained in that! I can provide you with resources and information regarding your options when talking about medical decisions though!

I'm planning a homebirth, can you still help me?

Even homebirth clients can benefit from a doula. Oftentimes your doula arrives before your midwives to provide physical, emotional, and mental support through early labor and beyond. We allow the medical professionals to worry about the medical side of things and we take over caring for you and your partner.

Do you offer any discounts?

I offer a repeat client discount and also serve our local military population by accepting Tricare insurance! I also accept payment plans of all kinds so please reach out if that's something you're interested in!