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 attendedType of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 0 to 2Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
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 MapArea of practice: Powhatan, VA
My husband and I are older paretns without family in the Richmond area. When we were expecting our first child, we took Julie's Lamaze class at St. Mary's and knew right away that we wanted her as our doula (a term I had never heard of before I got pregnant!). Having Julie in the hospital with us, letting us know what to expect at each stage and assisting with massages and other pain alleviating tactics was hugely helpful and a comfort. I am a very private person. Julie was never intrusive at all. She seemed to know instinctively when to offer suggestions and when to sit peacefully. I hihgly recommend Julie's doula services.
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