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Found 11 Pros in Ashburn, VA, USA | Birth doula support
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Families served
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Birth fee
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Audrey Gentry-Brown

Ashburn, VA

4 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

4 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

Since 2021 our mission has been rooted in the belief that every person deserves to have an empowering and transformative birth experience. We strive to create a sacred space where individuals feel supported, informed, and empowered to make choices that align with their values and desires.

Care philosophy

At Birth 'n' Herbs, our mission is to provide holistic and compassionate care to individuals and families throughout the journey of pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. We are committed to honoring the inherent wisdom of the body and embracing ancestral traditions.

Areas served

  • Washington DC
  • Prince George County
  • Fairfax County
  • Montgomery County
  • Loudoun County
  • Arlington County

Reviews

  • Amaka
    April 18, 2023 at 11:49 am | Client review

    Audrey has taken great care of me and has helped me through this journey spiritually, emotionally and physically. Whatever I needed Audrey has always been available and right there. She will definitely be my doula again for my other pregnancies in the future. My Consort and I rave to everyone about the nurture, care and the way of the ancestors Audrey provided. I cannot thank her enough and I’m happy to call her a friend now. She is now apart of the tribe.

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Tania Copper

Stafford, VA

3 reviews • 33 families supported • 13 years experience

3 reviews • 33 families supported • 13 years experience

At Birthing Boutique, we are dedicated to providing care that encompasses the full spectrum of the childbirth journey. Our approach integrates principles of integrative biology, ensuring a holistic perspective on fertility, pregnancy, postnatal care, labor, and delivery. We understand that each individual's path to parenthood is unique, and we are committed to offering comprehensive support tailored to their specific needs and circumstances. From fertility consultations to postnatal care, our mission is to empower and advocate for individuals during one of life's most vulnerable periods. We believe in the importance of nurturing both physical and emotional well-being throughout the entire childbirth process, fostering a supportive and compassionate environment for every family we serve.

Care philosophy

I embrace a holistic approach to birth doula care, prioritizing prenatal, postpartum, and lactation support. Specializing as a hypno-doula, I empower birthing individuals with hypnobirthing techniques. Additionally, I offer personalized pregnancy and fertility assistance. Collaboration with medical professionals ensures optimal care for my clients.

Areas served

  • Northern Virginia
  • Washington D.C.
  • Maryland

Reviews

  • Taj
    April 29, 2024 at 7:09 am | Client review

    Tania was amazing! Throughout the labor, Tania demonstrated an impressive blend of expertise and empathy. She was an invaluable resource, not only for my friend but for the entire birthing team, seamlessly collaborating with the medical staff to ensure a safe and empowering experience. Her ability to create a serene atmosphere amidst the intensity of labor was truly remarkable.

    What stood out most about Tania was her unwavering support of my friend’s choices. She actively listened and ensured that the birthing experience aligned with my friend’s preferences, even in the face of unforeseen challenges. In addition, she anticipated needs before they arose and was a pillar of strength during tough moments. Her holistic approach, which included massages, words of affirmation, and breathing techniques, were next level!

    Tania’s dedication to her craft is evident, and I have no doubt that she is a true asset to any birthing journey. I wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone seeking a compassionate and skilled doula.

$ flexible
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Lyndsey Orndorff

Strasburg, VA

0 reviews • 9 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 9 families supported • 1 years experience

I started my journey to becoming a birth doula in 2021 after my second child was born. My pregnancy was nothing short of stressful. After she was born I started to pursue my career in the birth community to help other women know their options and educate them during pregnancy.

Care philosophy

I believe that every birth is beautiful, and every woman deserves the best birth experience possible.

Areas served

  • Northern Virginia (Shenandoah Area)
$ flexible
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Kayla Sponn

Reston, VA

3 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

I am a full-spectrum doula serving the DMV area. I completed my training with Doula Trainings International in 2021. I have loved babies and birth my whole life, but giving birth to my daughter in May of 2021 really solidified my passion for supporting the birthing body. As a full-spectrum doula, I support a variety of reproductive events, specializing in birth and postpartum. ​ I like to describe myself as "Very Virgo" - I'm a detail-oriented perfectionist who loves giving advice and helping others. Prior to pursuing doula work, I ran a locally owned specialty coffee shop and because of it I will forever be a coffee nerd, for better or worse. I am an artist and calligrapher, which helps me find beauty in the imperfections in life. I am also a certified cat lady - literally, there's a certification involved - but I have a soft spot for all animals. In my spare time I love hanging out and being silly with my husband and daughter and our three cats in Reston, VA.

Care philosophy

I believe in the magic of birth and that it is an honor to be proud of. In pregnancy, you do not just grow a life - you create an entire being. I want to give birthing people the experience that a journey so important deserves.

Areas served

  • Washington DC
  • Northern Virginia
  • Bethesda

Reviews

  • Elizabeth
    August 12, 2022 at 10:43 am | Client review

    We were so blessed to have Kayla as our doula. We feel it was a true gift to have our second baby enter the world to such a calm and happy environment and feel that Kayla’s support was an immense reason for this. We were blessed to have received loving guidance, encouragement, and extremely valuable support before, during, and after birth. Prior to birth, Kayla was able to provide us with helpful resources and empowered us to make our own best decisions. During labor, Kayla provided a calm and loving presence, wisdom, and support. She has a great intuition and was able to provide a peaceful space of respect and privacy that my husband and I wanted. During birth, she was able to support us just as needed. She provided endless physical/emotional/mental support. My husband and I truly can not imagine that special moment without her. As we requested, she was also able to take a few candid photos during the birthing experience, which I will forever cherish. Moving to the postpartum period, Kayla has continued to support our family as we begin our life as a family of four. She has answered countless texts, and when I ran into a few challenges, I was so thankful to have her as a resource. Postpartum can present so many challenges, and Kayla makes you feel as though you have a village. I unequivocally recommend Kayla. She was truly the best support we could have ever wanted during this process. We are so thankful for her!!!

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Kim Stinger

Reston, VA

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 4 years experience

Holding space for and empowering those who voice oftentimes is muted. Helping families feel educated both in birth and postpartum.

Care philosophy

Your birth. Your journey. You write the story. Providing support, education to feel confident and empowered birthing on your terms. Finding your voice to advocate and make decisions for a positive outcome.

Areas served

  • Loudoun County
  • Fairfax County
  • Arlington County
  • Prince William County
  • Washington, DC
$ flexible
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Chaya Eaddy

McLean, VA

2 reviews • 150 families supported • 4 years experience

2 reviews • 150 families supported • 4 years experience

We want to change the stigma of birth. We want to change how institutionalized a natural and beautiful process is. We want to break the patterns of health care professionals putting wants and needs before the families. We want healthy, thriving babies and families. We provide advocacy by helping YOU make sound decisions, we provide physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual support to moms in labor and postpartum. We are your backbone through every step of the way.

Care philosophy

Creating healthy beginnings is exactly what Intrinsic Motherhood is all about. We want to give you back your medical freedom and choices. Want want to give security and knowledge to make the best choices for you and your family. We want to be there every step of the way for you! Informed consent and autonomy is the name of the game. We work together to learn the necessary information.

Areas served

  • Fairfax
  • Arlington
  • Gainesville

Reviews

  • Taylor
    January 11, 2021 at 11:52 am | Client review

    I went to school with Chaya and my pregnancy actually helped us reconnect! As a first time mom, I was terrified of the entire pregnancy, labor, and delivery experience but Chaya helped the process go smoothly!

$ flexible
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Lauren Robson

VA

2 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

please see my website for more information on what I offer, prices, and resources: www.thevaflowerdoula.com

Care philosophy

please see my website for more information on what I offer, prices, and resources: www.thevaflowerdoula.com

Areas served

  • Culpeper, Fauquier, Prince William, Fredericksburg

Reviews

  • Jessa
    April 20, 2024 at 9:17 am | Client review

    If you are looking for a doula who is knowledgeable, caring, and goes above and beyond for her clients, look no further! Lauren was such an incredible resource during my second pregnancy journey. She helped guide me through pregnancy complications and a premature birth. Lauren offered amazing pre-natal and post partum support, and was there every step of the way for my unexpected induction. I’m forever grateful to have had Lauren by my side during this pregnancy and beyond!

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Dyamond Copeland

Manassas, VA

1 reviews • 12 families supported • 7 years experience

1 reviews • 12 families supported • 7 years experience

have always been inspired by the strength of women and the miracle of birth. This is why I became a professional Birth Doula and am proud to serve women and families throughout the DMV area and Virtual. Every woman deserves to have someone there to guide and assist them in making educated choices about their pregnancy and remind them that they can trust the strength of their bodies during this time. I’m here to provide unbiased information and emotional support. Please get in touch to find out more.

Care philosophy

As a caring Doula, I provide all the emotional, educational and physical support you need during pregnancy, labor and beyond. Whether you’re interested in a birthing class, labor support or breastfeeding advice and even virtual support . I’m here for you. see each pregnancy as a unique miracle. I'm a professional Birth Doula based in Manassas Virginia . I help women feel empowered through their

Areas served

  • woodbridge
  • DMV

Reviews

  • Shian
    January 6, 2023 at 11:06 am | Client review

    Mrs. Copeland is a amazing person and caregiver during my pregnancy. She’s very educated about pregnancy and answers all my birth questions. I feel so confident in her abilities to assist me during my labor. She’s always patient and caring and loves what she does. Her passion is what made me pick her as my doula. Hands down the best experience so far.

$ flexible
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Bianca Leonard

Tysons, VA

1 reviews • 15 families supported • 7 years experience

1 reviews • 15 families supported • 7 years experience

My name is Bianca and I have been practicing as a birth doula since 2012 and a postpartum doula since 2018.I am currently Lamaze trained in childbirth education as well as lactation support. I provide 2 prenatal visits (in home/virtual), labor support, and 1 postpartum visit. I also began to include birth photography in my practice. I enjoy supporting families through their birthing journey by providing resources, hands on techniques, nutritional Support, birth plans, lactation support, as will as a continuous listening ear of you amazing birthing journey that I love to include in your birth story as a token from your birth! I have 2 little ones of my own that I have been blessed to have had my own doulas. Having someone continuously by your side through your pregnancy journey (prenatal appointments) as well as your laboring process is exactly what a woman needs during the most vulnerable time of her life! I’m excited to take that journey along beside the birthing mother as she transitions into motherhood.

Care philosophy

I offer a sliding scale as well as a discount for minority families. I am available for doula consultations as well as prenatal check ins at a low rate to support birthing persons that would like to connect with a doula during the pregnancy journey and not have the doula present during the laboring process.

Areas served

  • Tysons corner
  • Mc Lean
  • Vienna
  • Merrified
  • Springhill
  • Springfield
  • Alexandria
  • Maryland
  • Shirlington
  • Old Town Alexandria

Reviews

  • Anissa
    September 12, 2023 at 1:54 am | Peer review

    Bianca is a great advocate and leader in the community in reference to being a birth/postpartum doula and a Lamaze trained child birth educator. She has been able to implement educational support to all ages and helped the birthing persons/partner to feel at ease and knowledgeable. The continuity of care that she has been able to give allows her clients to be lifelong and the relationships that are built are authentic.

$ flexible
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Fiona Kunkel Loughlin

Fairfax, VA

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 3 years experience

Fiona (she/her) has always felt strongly connected with the birthing process, babies, and life transitions; wanting nothing more than to help people have beautiful and empowering experiences no matter the circumstances. Caring for her young cousins in their early lives, babysitting, and many other things sparked interest, but attending the birth of her little sister, Bedelia, in 2018 inspired her to get into birth work. She’s spent countless hours reading, taking classes, and applying her skills hands on to the point that she believes she could stand in as an integral part in welcoming a new someone into your family.

Care philosophy

She is a firm believer that pregnancy and the birth experience shape the relationship a child and their parent share, and the mindset and expectations going forward and very important. Fionas goal as your doula is to provide you outstanding emotional support, informational support, and comforting physical support to make your experience a positive, well remembered experience in your life.

Areas served

  • Alexandria, VA
$ flexible
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Katharine Tobin

Fairfax, VA

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a new birth & postpartum doula, lactation counselor, and childbirth educator training with Childbirth International. I am very passionate about prenatal nutrition and am currently in school to become a prenatal dietitian. I married my husband in December of 2020. Soon after, we adopted a boxer husky mix dog named Beau from our local animal shelter. We fell head over heels in love with him and have been obsessed since we laid eyes on him. If you were to ask my husband, he would tell you my favorite things to talk about are pregnancy, babies and Beau! I've worked as a nanny and babysitter with children of all ages. Childcare is part of the reason I wanted to become a doula. I saw how a difficult labor and delivery experience affected families, especially if there is some type of complication or the baby is premature. I felt like becoming a doula was the best way I personally could help. As a teenager, I experienced various medical issues and often found myself in and out of the hospital. These experiences opened my eyes to see how important advocation is in the medical field. I will do everything in my power to advocate for you and make sure your entire experience is as positive and smooth as possible.

Care philosophy

I am here to support you and your family during this time. My hope to encourage you and help you meet your goals. I desire to be your advocate I believe no type of birth is better than another. Whether you choose a hospital, home birth, epidural, C-section etc., I will do my best to inform you of all your options and support you.

Areas served

  • Fairfax County, VA
  • Washington, DC
  • Northern Virginia

Doula Services: FAQs

A doula is a professional that provides emotional, physical and educational support to new parents before, during, and after childbirth and into the early postpartum period. Doulas are companions who strive to give families a safe, positive, and healthy labor experience. They provide parents with evidence-based information and education on childbirth and are someone who the parent can turn to with questions and concerns about having a baby. Doulas also take an active role in collaborating with the parent to create a birth plan.

A certified birth doula offers advice and techniques to help reduce the stress that the parent often experiences during childbirth and provides you with education about different aspects of delivery and labor and what comes after.

There are two ways you can hire a doula through Meela in Ashburn, VA.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Ashburn, VA and send the doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend interviewing at least three before hiring your top doula.

You can also hire a doula in Ashburn, VA in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Ashburn, VA. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
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  1. Hire a doula with confidence: schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top doula choices. Hire your top doula and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a doula in Ashburn, VA to be $1,001, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Virginia. The cost of a doula in Ashburn, VA can range from $807 to $1,196. These costs are based on a representative group of 139 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Virginia. The average cost of a doula in Virginia is about the same as the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Ashburn, VA, you and your doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

Some insurance companies will cover all or part of the cost of hiring a doula. Contact your insurance company to find out if they offer any coverage for hiring a doula; not all insurance companies do.

You can hire two types of doulas in Ashburn, VA: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

Yes, a birth doula can provide support during a Cesarean birth and delivery. Doulas are non-medical professionals and do not replace obstetricians, physicians, midwives or nurses. They are an additive member to the team and provide emotional, physical and informational support to the birthing parent, partner and family. It is up to you whether the certified doula can remain in the operating room during the procedure.

When you hire a doula in Ashburn, VA, your services typically include several in-person prenatal sessions, 24/7 phone and text support, full attendance throughout your labor, and several hours of support immediately following your birth.

A doula in Ashburn, VA can help you in any kind of birth. Certified doulas are able to assist parents in creating the ideal “birth environment” and help parents deliver their baby safely. A doula can provide support during the birth whether it occurs in a hospital, a home, or another birth center of some kind. Doulas are there to support you in your desired birth preferences, whether that is a preference for natural, non-medicated, assisted, C-section or anything else.

Certified doulas can also act as a liaison between you and hospital staff regarding your childbirth expectations and preferences. For example, if your preference is to have a non-medicated birth, a doula can help guide you through that process and create a personalized birth plan. A certified doula in Ashburn, VA does not replace medical staff (such as your obstetrician and nurses).

When a surgical procedure is required, there are some situations in which a birth doula can also remain in the operating room, although this is not an expected obligation. A certified birth doula can also assist hospital staff to improve the overall birthing experience. A doula in Ashburn, VA will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Ashburn, VA can help improve parent satisfaction with their baby’s birth and delivery. The involvement of a doula can also lead to shorter deliveries with less complications.

Recent studies show that parents who have a support person like a doula by their side throughout labor and childbirth are more likely to:

  1. Give birth without the need for pain medicine
  2. Describe their birth experience in a positive way
  3. Give birth without the need for medical intervention, such as C-sections or vacuum delivery
  4. Experience a shorter labor

You can hire a doula early in your pregnancy to allow you time to get to know each other and to begin planning for your later trimesters, labor, birth, and aftercare. It is ideal to hire a doula when you are around 20 weeks along, but you can start looking for one before that.

It is never too late to hire a doula in Ashburn, VA; you have right up to your due date to find a doula near you and receive all the benefits of doula support.

While many people think that a doula and a midwife are the same thing, their educational background and job duties are different. Doulas are non-medical professionals who provide emotional, physical and educational support, while also offering actionable advice and guidance to new parents about how to nurture their baby.

A midwife is a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or a certified midwife (CM). CNMs are medical professionals that are certified and licensed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. CMs are also certified, but they do not have nursing backgrounds.

Doulas are not medical professionals; they focus on the emotional support for the parents and the family before, during, and after the birth of the baby. Their job is to provide information, advice, and support to the family not diagnose any medical conditions or provide medical advice.

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