Birth Fee: $600
Fee Details: Congratulations! I am always honored to be a small part of this world changing with your child's birth. I have a passion for teamwork, supporting families, and the wonder of childbirth. Fees include 2 prenatal visits, entire birth, and at least one post-partum visit. Also includes unlimited calls/texting/emailing between 8:30am and 9pm up until 36 weeks. At 37 weeks you have more access to me for obvious reasons as we enter an on call period for 38-42 weeks. I am currently finishing my certification and almost done! 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
Clients per Month: 1 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
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 MapArea of practice: Richmond, VA
Heidi is the absolute answer to every prayer I had. God led her to me because He knew my delivery was going to be rough. Heidi before labor was always available if I had any questions. Her gift is service. We both connected because our love language is acts of service. The day of my delivery she met me at the birth center. My water broke but I wasn't contracting. She knew everything my midwife perscribed me to do to try to get them to start. She went home with me and helped me walk around. She stayed with me until Lily was born which was a total of about 35 hours. Since I had to transfer to the hospital from the birth center because my contractions weren't starting. When I was finally contracting she encouraged me and kept me going even when I wanted to quit. She was there for my husband and helped him get his bearings. She let me squeeze her hand as much as I could. She was so prepared and I couldn't have asked for a better doula.
My husband and I chose Heidi as our birth doula when I was about 20 weeks pregnant. This was the best decision we could have ever made! She helped us throughout our entire pregnancy. Heidi came over to meet with us a few times before Summer was born. She helped us figure out what we wanted in our birth and the best way to make it happen. Heidi was there for every question, curious text, and was full of encouragement. She kept my husband and I calm and focused through out the birth. She made sure we had a voice in all medical decions made. Heidi helped empower me and give me the courage to give birth they way I wanted to. Not only that, she truly has a passion for this. You can tell how much she enjoys helping families bring babies into the world. She cares so much and my words can't even express how appreciative we are and how blessed we are to have had her as our birth doula.
Heidi was one of our best decisions in having the birth of our son. She was always professional, prepared, communicative, but more importantly was warm, calm, caring, open and alleviated our anxiety about having this experience for the first time. She not only provided soothing to me when needed, but also helped my husband in his role as well. She thought of things we hadn't, particularly on the day of the birth, and was consistently calm and supportive. We felt so much more at ease knowing she knew more than us and I credit having an easy, non-stressful and well-planned birth to her services. I couldn't have asked for a better doula for our birth experience. We highly recommend Heidi and can't thank her enough for her services!
We were second time parents trying for a VBAC. Heidi is so easy to work with and has such a great, positive energy. Our preschooler loves her too. We ended up with a repeat cesarian for a footling breech. Heidi was such a great support through the pregnancy as we tried a version to flip baby and looked for information about allowing spontaneous labor with a breech. When my labor started in the middle of the night she was so responsive and came to the house as we tried to decide if it was time to head into the hospital. Being in active labor in the triage room was made so much easier by her support and interventions. If another baby is in our future we would definitely use her again!
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