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Heidi Blanton-Pohl

Heart of Virginia Doula Services

Phone: 434-390-3888

Birth Fee: $550 to $600

Fee Details: Fees include 2 prenatal visits, entire birth, and one post-partum visit. Also includes unlimited calls/texting/emailing between 8:30am and 9pm up until 36 weeks. At 36 weeks you have more access to me for obvious reasons as we enter an on call period for 36-43 weeks. I am working towards my certification and could use clients! I am professionally trained with toLabor. Until I am certified, there of course will be a discounted price in my services. I am open to all kinds of births, not just non-medicated like most assume. I am hired to help support and advocate what you want your birth to be like. Contact me if you have any questions at all!

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 10 births attended

Doula Training

  • The Organization of Labor Assistants for Birth Options & Resources (toLabor), June 2014
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I have attended a few births (vaginal and cesarean) in a traditional hospital setting. With the right support I feel that non-medicated and low intervention births are possible in this setting. I am here for you during your birth as you need me. No judgment, just complete support for your wants and needs.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I have attended a few births in a free standing birth center and one in a hospital birth center. All of these births were as unique as each client. I am here for you during your birth as you need me. No judgment, just complete support for your wants and needs.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I have yet to attend a home birth however, I am here for you during your birth as you need me. No judgment, just complete support for your wants and needs.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Military famiies
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am a member of Richmond Doulas. I also am the Doula Internship Coordinator for Embrace Midwifery Care and Birth Center here in RVA.

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Richmond, VA
Travel Range: 35 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: With adequate notice when hired, I am willing to travel further.

Birth Availability for Heidi Blanton-Pohl

= Available. Calendar last updated: 6/18/2017 4:37:06 PM