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Found 3 Pros in Lynchburg, VA, USA | Birth doula support
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Families served
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Kymberly Wampler

Waynesboro, VA

3 reviews • 50 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 50 families supported • 3 years experience

My role as your postpartum doula or lactation counselor is to help prepare you (mind, body & soul) for one of the greatest transitions of your life. I will walk along side of you on this journey, helping to support you in your journey as new parents. I provide evidenced-based information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother-baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care. Research shows that there is an easier transition if a good support team is in place.

Care philosophy

I love serving, supporting and loving parents through the journey of meeting their child. I love being with a couple when they welcome their first baby and being able to literally watch a family be born! I love easing the stress of new parenthood and empowering them. I love "mothering the mother".

Areas served

  • Augusta county, Staunton, Waynesboro


  • Claudia
    January 27, 2023 at 11:25 am | Client review

    She was amazing so helpful even when I got her at the end of my pregnancy tried to help as much as possible during my labor always advocating for me and giving me information about things that weren’t necessary in the labor process . Unfortunately I ended up getting a c section but none the less she made me feel so much more informed and comfortable throughout my labor .

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Nicole Collins


0 reviews • 2 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 2 years experience

Valuing family and babies was something that I had to do.Support is something that everyone need from burping the baby while mom is in the shower to going with mother to the grocery store reaching for the sauce on the top shelf. The beginning stages of pregnancy is very critical as well that’s why I offer my massage services to mothers once a week or twice a month. Becoming a doula/massage therapist came to me I always had a nurturing heart but this was something different it brought sparks to my life. Like why not share my experiences and knowledge to someone. Having me as your doula will be breath taking and a great experience!

Care philosophy

As a mother of 4 and massage therapist, one of the things I value most in life is family and being in someone’s corner when they need you the most.

Areas served

  • Virginia Beach
  • Newport News
  • Norfolk
  • Williamsburg
  • Richmond
  • Hampton
  • Chesapeake
$ flexible
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Andrea Branch


3 reviews • 14 families supported • 13 years experience

3 reviews • 14 families supported • 13 years experience

TheNannyDoula provides informational, physical, and emotional support for: pregnancy, birth, postpartum, sleep training, long term postpartum, and much more! After working with children for over 10 years and spending the last 4 years training and working as a full spectrum doula, I have adopted many skills to help with the many transitions into parenthood.

Care philosophy

Supporting families and creating systems from birth and beyond: I will suppprt you by meeting you where you are in your journey and work with you to meet any goals you may have. I hope that any support I provide makes the transition into parenthood easier to get through and understand.

Areas served

  • Hampton Va
  • Newport News Va
  • Virginia Beach
  • dmv
  • Richmond
  • Charolettesville Va


  • Sarah
    September 29, 2022 at 11:27 am | Client review

    Andrea is so easy to work with and a wonderful person to have on your team. She provided support and information throughout pregnancy, helped us to determine when it was time to head to the hospital, and stayed with us for a full 24 hours of complicated labor (including comfort and reassurance with a surprise c-section!). We were so grateful to have her and will recommend her to friends and family.

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 Lynchburg, VA.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Lynchburg, 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 Lynchburg, VA in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Lynchburg, VA. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Lynchburg, VA doulas: in a few hours, you will have a collection of doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience and read reviews. You can chat with each doula to learn more about them.
  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 Lynchburg, VA to be $1,001, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Virginia. The cost of a doula in Lynchburg, 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 Lynchburg, 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 Lynchburg, 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 Lynchburg, 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 Lynchburg, 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 Lynchburg, 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 Lynchburg, 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 Lynchburg, 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 Lynchburg, 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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