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Julie Roeger

A Beautiful Birth Doula Services

Phone: (804) 683-9709

Birth Fee: $650

Fee Details: The $650 includes: An initial deposit of $300 to cover the 1-2 prenatal visits, constant communication via email and/or phone during pregnancy leading up to birth, and minimal paperwork. Then $350 due at the postpartum visit includes the entire labor and birth experience that you want me to be apart of, the hour after birth to help with the initial feeding and transition into parenthood, and a postpartum visit somewhere between 1-3 weeks after you go home. The cost is lower for military and their family and for adoption situations and it would be $100 off the fee total. Even this is negotiable if needed. I would never want the money to be a reason a client doesn't have a doula as apart of their birth. I charge $150 for private Lamaze class as well, if you desire that.

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 18 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA (DONA International)
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 2

Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
I will go to almost any hospital in the area...however it is easier for me to work out childcare and timing to be there for my clients if it is at one of the hospitals here on the southside of Metro Richmond. My favorite hospitals to work with are St. Francis Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital. However, I am willing to work at Henrico Doctors, Johnston Willis, and Chipenham hospitals as well.
Attends birth center births? No Birth Centers
Only because there is only one in the Richmond area and it is too far away for me to be a proper doula there.
Attends home births? No Home Births
I do not want to carry the insurance and responsibility it would take to be apart of a birth outside the hospital. However, I will help labor at home and then move to the hospital to deliver and I love working with the Midwives at St. Francis Medical Center.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association)
  • Lamaze International
  • Certified Lamaze instructor and CAPPA member

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CHBE – Certified Happiest Baby Educator
  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Teens
  • Clients on bed rest
  • High risk
  • Single parents
  • Cesarean birth

Special Services Offered

  • Reduced rates for military members/spouses
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am currently teaching full and private childbirth classes as well as being an active birth doula. I am currently training in both prenatal facilitator and postpartum care facilitator. I am currently working with a young group home for unexpected pregnant moms and will hopefully be starting to teach with them soon as well.

Languages spoken: English (a little American Sign Language)

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Powhatan, VA
Travel range: 50 miles
Travel comments/restrictions: will work with St. Francis, Chipenham, Johnston Willis, Henrico Doctors, and St. Mary's Hospitals

Birth Availability

= Available. Calendar last updated: Updated 1/20/2014