Providing modern, personalized doula care to Central Virginia including Lynchburg, Roanoke, and Charlottesville

 

I believe every woman should be supported in such a way as to feel loved, respected, nourished, and esteemed during birth. 

If a woman doesn’t look like a goddess during labor, then someone isn’t treating her right.
— Ina May Gaskin

What is a doula?

A doula is a trained and experienced support person who provides informational, emotional, and physical support throughout your pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum period.

My support in all areas is tailored to your specific needs and desires.

Below is just a sampling of what I can offer.

 

 

Education:

The physiological birth process

Optimal positioning for baby

Labor positions

Labor comfort measures

Relaxation Techniques

Hospital policies and procedures

Breastfeeding

Talk through your desires and fears

Unlimited phone/text/email support

Continuous Labor Support

Massage

Counter pressure

Encouragement and Reassurance

Rebozo Techniques

Partner Support

 

 

 

Hiring a doula can be intimidating at first. We are blessed with an area abundant in this form of support. So how do you know you are hiring the right person? I highly recommend interviewing at least two doulas before making your decision. One of the most important factors in successful doula support is having a personal connection with your doula and being able to trust them. I fully believe in ensuring that my clients and I are the right fit. I want you to be successful in achieving the birth of your dreams and if I think someone else may connect with you on a deeper level, I am more than happy to refer you. I know this may seem surprising but it is something I am incredibly passionate about. Your experience is more important to me than your money.

 

i might be the doula for you if

you are looking for someone to inspire you to trust in the wisdom your body holds; educate you on your choices (because if you don't know what your choices are, you do not have any!) and passionately support you in whatever you choose judgement free; help you feel safe, empowered, respected, inspired, cared for, and like the beautiful goddess you are throughout your pregnancy and birth; to unveil and lift up the fierce woman that you lies within you; to be your ultimate cheerleader while remaining sensitive to your needs and desires; someone who will simply listen, allow you to vent, hold space for you, and show true empathy over sympathy

I offer free in-person consultations with no obligations to help you determine if we are a good fit.

 

Doula packages

 

 Doula services

up to two 2-hr prenatal meetings 

access to lending library

24/7 call/text/email support

on-call starting from your 37th week of pregnancy until baby is born

continuous support during labor and birth and up to 2 hours after

1 postpartum visit

birth photography+doula services

A package that seamlessly incorporates birth support and documentation.
My role as doula takes priority over documentation.

 
 

Additional prenatal education and postpartum support are available as add ons.

 

Payment plans and gift registries are available upon request.


 
 

*Did you know that research has shown that women with a doula during labor have a: 

31% decrease in the use of Pitocin

28% decrease in the risk of Cesarean

12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal delivery 

34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with their birth experience

 

*Research has shown that women in labor FEEL LESS PAIN when a doula is present!

 

*Research claims from www.evidencebasedbirth.com