Birth Fee: $900
Fee Details: Together we will: discuss wishes for this birth, go over comfort measures that may be helpful to you, discover your ideal birth plan & discuss ways to achieve it, address questions or fears you may have about your pregnancy or birth, & determine ways that I can complement (rather than replace) your birth partner. I provide: Unlimited phone, text & email support while on call 24/7, with a response time of under one hour from 38 weeks until birth. I will: Meet you once in labor & you decide you need companionship, offer continuous care, protect your birthing environment, support you physically, emotionally, & mentally, provide access to my labor support tools, empower you to be your own advocate, encourage you to achieve the birth experience you desire, & support you through any deviations from your ideal birth plan, maintain a comprehensive log of your labor & birth to be shared with you during our postpartum appointment, provide guidance & assistance in your first baby feedings
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 5 births attended
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I am a member of both DONA International and ProDoula.
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Spotsylvania, VA
This is well overdue - our little girl is already three months old! But I have to say that my husband and I couldn't be more grateful that we had Dani's help for the birth of our baby. She was incredible! We knew from the first time we met with her that she would be a great fit. We had an OB who we respected and I was planning to deliver at the hospital, but I wanted to do things as naturally as possible, so we were looking for a doula that respected the medical community but could also support me to help achieve my goal. My husband wanted to be very active in helping me through labor so we also wanted to find a doula that would encourage and support that, not replace him. Dani was perfect! We met with her a few times before I went into labor and quickly felt very comfortable with her. She was always very willing and quick to respond to any questions we had, and was full of ideas for different labor positions and ways to support a natural labor. On the day our baby was born, Dani was a strong and calming presence, and incredibly supportive. Between her and my husband, I never felt alone. I was able to labor and deliver naturally, and am so grateful for Dani's help and support! Thank you Dani, we are so grateful for you!
My name is Brittany and I am 4 weeks post op. It was around 37 weeks when I spoke to Danielle and she was explaining to me all that a Doula is capable of and the purpose of their position in the birthing field. I talked it over with my husband and then we both sat down with Danielle. She was very thorough in explaining all that she was capable of doing to better assist me with my labor and had a positive demeanor about herself. When I started having contractions Danielle was quick to get to the hospital and was prepared with everything! Through my 26 hours of labor she was calming, supportive, and did everything she possibly could to help me get through the pain and stay positive. There was a couple times where I just needed to be with my husband alone and she excused herself out of the room, which I thought was very respectful and professional. I have to say if I had to do it again I would hire Danielle again she was truly amazing. Thank you Danielle for all your hard work, generosity, and support I truly appreciated you!
Before Dani officially decided to be a doula, she was a huge support to me and my husband during the birth of our second child. I knew Dani was the perfect labor support for us the first time I met her. and asked her to join us even before she went to be trained because she was just had that certain "it" factor about her. She is confident, full of personality, caring and knows how to make you feel like you've been friends forever. I had a lot of different ideas about what my perfect labor and delivery would look like, and I would like to say that I got everything I wanted exactly how I wanted it to go but I cant . While I can't say that everything went to plan, I can confidently say that because of Dani's support I had a warm and positive experience! She provided me and my husband a peace of mind and calm presence that was unbelievably helpful when everything else seemed to be chaotic. She provided the atmoshphere for us to make decisions as a couple because she provided us the information we needed without bias or judgmenet and trusted us to make the right decision for us and our baby. When Dani decided it was time to finally pursue a career as a doula, I couldn't be happier for her. I know without a doubt that any couple would be lucky to work with her because heer support was immeasurable to us.
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