Valencia A. | Doula in Springfield, MA

Valencia's Birth Services

    Practice overview

    I began my career as a Birth and Postpartum Doula, after completing my initial Birth Doula training with DONA International in 2016. Shortly afterward, I joined Manhattan Birth's Mentorship program for 18 months of additional trainings on tending to the postpartum psyche, basic life support, Neo-natal resuscitation, supporting LGBTQ+ families, lactation studies, and more. My trainings have allowed me to provide more comprehensive support through education, emotional and physical work, healing through nourishment, placenta encapsulation, baby-caretaking, and more.

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    Care philosophy

    In Erykah Badu's words: "a Doula is a conductor of peace." It is with that spirit, that I choose to serve my clients and my community. Leading with attentiveness and a calm presence, my goal is to wholeheartedly center each client family and provide applicable support. I learn and address my client's unique needs in real time and ahead of time, when applicable.


    • Doula support
    • Birth doula support
    • Postpartum doula support
    • Virtual doula support
    • 24-hour newborn care
    • Babywearing
    • Belly binding

    Specialties and Experience

    • Cesarean birth
    • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
    • High-risk pregnancy
    • Induced and high medical technology labor and birth
    • LGBTQ
    • Multiples
    • Over 40
    • People of color
    • Plus size
    • Prematurity
    • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
    • Single parents
    • VBAC
    • Waterbirth

    Care settings

    • Birthing center
    • Home
    • Hospital


    • English
    • Spanish


    • CD, PE Specialist


    Pricing packages

    Prenatal and Labor Support
    $ 2700
    I provide emotional, physical, informational and spiritual support to birthing individuals and families, leading with a more traditional and holistic approach. Through prenatal visits, I take the time to foster a relationship of trust and support with each client (and their family). Before exploring your birthing options and creating a birth plan, we spend some time getting to know each other. My goal is for each client to feel comfortable enough to focus on their birthing experience, while trusting that they are fully supported, no matter the circumstances or process. I support each client through visits, phone and e-mail availability, on-call support at 37 weeks, labor and delivery support and immediate postpartum care.
    Sliding scale pricing available
    Contact for additional pricing options

    Postpartum Overnights
    $ 375
    Sometimes, new parents just need a good night's sleep and transitioning with a newborn can present some serious challenges. Overnight support allows client's to maximize their rest from time to time, while recovering from pregnancy, labor and delivery. During overnights, I offer the option to provide 100% newborn care and support varying feeding methods. Overnight shifts can be 8-12 hours long, starting as early as 7pm and ending as late as 7:30am. I charge a base fee for the first 8 hours and each additional hour at my daytime postpartum rate.
    Sliding scale pricing available
    Contact for additional pricing options


    Areas served

    • NYC, Lower Hud Valley, Connecticut & Massachusetts
    • Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester, Western Mass, E. CT

    • Margaret
      December 11, 2020 at 4:18 am | Client review

      I can not say enough good things about my experience working with Valencia. She is a crustal part of a birth team. Her knowledge, care and overall mindfulness was just what we needed to have the experience we wanted.

    • Betsy-Ann
      December 11, 2020 at 4:27 am | Client review

      Valencia is patient when providing services to her clients. She is well rounded in her knowledge related to birth and neonatal care and is resources in finding interventions when supporting families. She is a great problem solver and has been a great source of support in keeping myself and my family grounded when faced with complications.

    • Annette
      December 13, 2020 at 2:35 pm | Peer review

      I cannot sing Valencia’s praises enough. Valencia knowledge about birth and the care of her clients is beyond exceptional. She’s thoughtful, kind, considerate, giving, compassionate, smart, caring and professional. I refer her often and without hesitation.

    • Betsy-Ann
      March 12, 2021 at 6:24 am | Client review

      Valencia is a warm and loving professional. She is entuned to her clients needs and is willing to go above beyond to support the family unit of her clients. Valencia is very knowledgeable about the birthing experience, neonatal care, breastfeeding and post partum and much more. She has an abundance of resources for homeopathic remedies and nutritional advice that will both support the mother and the developing fetus/infant. She did a remarkable job at teaching the necessary skills to the family unit to ensure stability and empowering the mother her ability to continue caring for her infant after discharge.

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