Becki P. | Doula in Newport News, VA

Comfort and Strength Doula Services

    Practice overview

    As a military spouse I have supported many friends through birth with and without their partner and family. I began just helping friends and realized this was something that brought me joy and life. I have since been trained by DONA and Madriella as a birth doula and am pursuing my postpartum certification as well.
    I have attended many births as a birth doula and helped the mother and her partner to find moments of peace and unity in what can be a fear filled and lonely process. I support birth plans of all types and work as a part of your care team to give you the experience you desire. This begins before birth with our prenatal meetings and planning. I help you create a birth plan and prepare for the unexpected. These conversations will help you to be more at ease during labor and delivery.
    I had babies earlier than most of my friends and have found myself being the example many turn to for how to raise their babies. I have helped over 10 families troubleshoot breastfeeding, sleep, and scheduling with their newborns and love helping each family find ways to communicate with their babies and the practices that work for their family.

    Years experience


    Families supported


    Birth Rate


    Care philosophy

    As a mother myself I know the need for you to make choices based on your own personal needs and desires. I aim to support the decisions you make for yourself while answering questions you may have about the process of labor, birth or raising babies. After having a high risk pregnancy and high need infant I understand the changing nature of this time and want to support you where you are.


    • Adoption doula support
    • Birth doula support
    • Postpartum doula support
    • In-home lactation visits
    • Virtual lactation visits
    • Newborn nannying
    • Babywearing

    Specialties and Experience

    • Cesarean birth
    • Clients on bed rest
    • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
    • High-risk pregnancy
    • Induced and high medical technology labor and birth
    • Plus size
    • Postpartum mood disorders
    • Prematurity
    • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
    • Previous life trauma
    • Single parents

    Care settings

    • Birthing center
    • Hospital


    • English


    • DONA Birth Doula In certification
    • Madriella Birth Doula in certification
    • Madriella Postpartum Doula in training

    • Lexi
      July 3, 2022 at 4:07 pm | Client review
      5 /5

      Becki has a heart that cares! With so much information in books and the internet, it was so helpful for me to have Becki’s knowledge, experience, kind heart, and listening ear to help me in my motherhood journey. Becki helped me with my confidence as a new mom, and was always there when I needed help. You can count on Becki to show up for you, and to check in on you, because she cares. I would recommend Becki to anyone, and I have.

    • Rachel
      July 3, 2022 at 4:36 pm | Client review
      5 /5

      I couldn’t have asked for a better postpartum doula than Becki. My introduction into motherhood was abrupt as I delivered by baby 13 weeks early and after 95 days in the NICU we finally brought our daughter home. While it was so wonderful to be home I was still processing the traumatic NICU experience became crippled by Postpartum Anxiety and felt like I had no idea what I was doing with my daughter. Becki was a constant source of peace, stability, and comfort for me and my husband. She graciously showed me ways to encourage sleep, soothing techniques, helped with feeding, troubleshooted ways to help with reflux and fussiness, and so much more. She was so encouraging and helped me gain the confidence I needed to help me relax and fully connect and bond with my baby. She never made me feel less than and no question was too small. She was available, present, loving, and always encouraging. I am beyond thankful for Becki and her postpartum doula services.

    • Abby
      July 4, 2022 at 10:48 am | Client review
      5 /5

      As a first time mom, I was really nervous about giving birth! Becki was SO helpful as we talked through hopes and expectations, making sure we understood all our options and the risks/benefits associated with each before we ever got to the delivery room. That education helped me feel calm and empowered going into our birth. Then on the day itself, Becki was the perfect coach for my husband and me. She knew when to step back and coach him as he supported me and when to give him a break so we could all make it through the marathon that is birth. She had this instinctive ability to know exactly what I needed at various points in labor – counterpressure, change of position, a pep talk, you get the idea. The whole experience was better than I ever could have dreamed. Did everything go “according to plan”? No! It never does! But Becki did something even better. She helped me feel supported in my decisions, on the same team as my medical providers, safe in the delivery room, and cheered on by both her and my spouse. Lastly, her follow-up postpartum has been incredibly helpful as we navigate the learning curve of the 4th trimester! If you’re on the fence about hiring her as a doula, trust me, she is worth every penny! 10/10 would recommend her to any mama (or new dad!) looking for an advocate in the delivery room!

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