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Found 3 Pros in Lynchburg, VA, USA | Postpartum doula support
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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
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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.

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Lynchburg, VA offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Lynchburg, VA offer a wide range of after-birth support services, including:

  1. Caring for and assisting in the recovery of the birthing parent
  2. Providing breastfeeding and lactation support
  3. Offering advice for baby soothing, diapering and bathing
  4. Parent-baby bonding
  5. Caring for older siblings
  6. Light housework
  7. Night nannying or sleep relief services

Some parents require additional physical and emotional support due to their specific situation, lack of family support, or their particular lifestyle. A postpartum doula positively affects the entire family, as many postpartum doulas are involved in sibling care, housework chores, and educating clients on childcare information/techniques.

To find a postpartum doula in Lynchburg, VA, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified postpartum doulas near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many postpartum doulas as you wish and hire a postpartum doula in Lynchburg, VA with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a postpartum doula. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted postpartum doulas Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: Answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated postpartum doulas near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of postpartum doulas: In a few hours, you will have a collection of postpartum doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each postpartum doula to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a postpartum doula with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top postpartum doula choices. Hire your top postpartum doula and start getting the care you deserve.

To find a postpartum doula, you can also browse the available postpartum doulas near you in Lynchburg, VA and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the postpartum doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three postpartum doulas before hiring a postpartum doula near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified postpartum doula near you and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a postpartum doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a postpartum doula in Lynchburg, VA to be $35 per hour, which is the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of Virginia. The cost of a postpartum doula in Lynchburg, VA can range from $29 to $41 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 139 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Virginia. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Virginia is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Lynchburg, VA, you and your postpartum 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.

A postpartum doula in Lynchburg, VA is meant to help the entire family and their role is not just limited to the birthing parent and newborn. A doula provides physical and emotional support to parents and siblings, but they also offer information and advice regarding how to feed, bathe, swaddle, and soothe the baby.

They also often help with postpartum depression issues, and are considered child care “consultants” rather than medical professionals. Many postpartum doulas in Lynchburg, VA offer a range of services that can help with parents trying to adjust to a newborn child. These services often include:

  • Sibling care
  • Assist with household chores
  • Parent-baby bonding
  • Physical and emotional recovery
  • Support to parents and extended family

A postpartum doula in Lynchburg, VA can have a lasting positive impact on a family and help them feel more confident about their parenting role and the way that they feed and nurture their baby. They might offer advice regarding feeding, bathing, and parent-baby bonding.

It is important to note that a postpartum doula might offer advice but is not expected to provide medical care of any kind or serve as a replacement to an accredited physician. Postpartum doulas are also not qualified to prescribe medication.

Many new parents want to know about certified postpartum doulas and how exactly they are certified. Since the demand for postpartum doulas has greatly expanded in the last several years, the number of reputable postpartum doula training and certification programs has grown in Lynchburg, VA. Training criteria can differ from program to program, but most follow a similar curriculum which includes core academic curriculum and practical hours and real-life care experience.

One of the most common national postpartum doula training certifications comes from DONA International. A postpartum doula usually receives about 27 hours of practical training before they are a certified postpartum doula.

There are also CAPPA-certified postpartum doulas in Lynchburg, VA, as well. These doulas were certified by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international organization that certifies doulas and other childbirth educators/professionals.

As a reminder, because postpartum doulas are not trained to be a medical professional and diagnose and treat medical conditions, a certification is not required for them to practice.

As their names suggest, a birth doula’s main priority is to provide support services before, during and in the moments immediately after childbirth. A postpartum doula’s obligations usually begin after the birth, for several weeks or months. In many cases, your birth doula will also be a trained and certified postpartum doula, which can provide a continuity of care that many parents find extremely valuable.

Many parents want to know whether a postpartum doula or a baby nurse would meet their needs and expectations. A baby nurse might be focused on making sure that a baby sleeps or feeds properly, but that might be the extent of their role. A postpartum doula generally offers more holistic services for their clients.

A postpartum doula in Lynchburg, VA is expected to be more involved with the family as a whole. They might remain involved in sibling care or also provide emotional support to the partner as both parents adjust to becoming new parents. This may even include support for older siblings, light housework, and even meal prep. A postpartum doula provides more physical, emotional, and informational support than a baby nurse.

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.

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