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Kelly Underwood

The Redheaded Doula

Website: www.theredheadeddoula.com

Phone: (571) 510-0175

Birth Fee: $1300

Postpartum Rate: $30

Fee Details: Hi, my name is Kelly Underwood I am The Redheaded Doula, a certified postpartum doula, birth doula, and placenta specialist serving the Leesburg and Ashburn area. It is my intense privilege to be invited into peoples lives and homes at the pivotal point that is early parenthood and birth. My goal is to uplift and support each woman and each family unit I work with in the individual way that every person needs. I believe this world is filled with a beautiful variety of people, and different people have different needs and different wants. My mission is to be a safe place for you to get the exact support you need. I have trained with DONA International and received my certification from Prodoula. I am constantly pursuing further knowledge and training so that I can provide the best care possible.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 12 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years and 13 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • ProDoula - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • ProDoula - Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula

Doula Training

Not Specified

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smokers.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I attend at any birth centers within my range and have a special affinity for NOVA Natural Birth Center in Chantilly.
Attends home births? Some Home Births
I will only attend home births with a midwife present.

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Home Birth
  • Multiples
  • Single parents
  • Twins

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Placenta encapsulation

Languages spoken: English

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Rebekah M

Kelly attended my antenatal visits during pregnancy, listening attentively, prompting me from earlier discussions if I lost my train of thought, researching conditions that came up, even assisting when my two older boys got impatient.

When I went into labor, Kelly came to the hospital as soon as we asked her to and stopped by our home to pick up an item I'd left. My two earlier births had been with just my husband, midwife, and hospital nurse and I wasn't sure how much we'd need a doula, but I thought it might be helpful. I'm so glad Kelly was there! During early labor and transition she attended to all the little things that eased my labor (finding my playlist, adjusting volume, keeping me hydrated, finding things for my husband or me). Saving my husband from those tasks meant he was right with me the whole time - my biggest pain management technique during labor. She was attentive to my progress and made helpful suggestions about position or technique from time to time.

Once it was time to push, Kelly's attendance was invaluable. I prefer minimal contact and noise, except from my husband or if my midwife has instruction. Kelly's instincts were perfect. She provided helpful counterpressure for my back, quiet useful exchangs with midwife, nurse, and husband, and reassurance to me at the perfect time, but mostly she was quiet, which was perfect. My son was born sunny-side-up which prolonged pushing and made things more painful. Through several position changes, Kelly stayed unobtrusively by my side, providing the perfect amount of support and allowing my husband to be fully focused on coaching me. She also assisted during pushing, so well, that I asked the nurse to mimic Kelly in her support.

Following labor, the baby needed extra attention. Kelly made sure I got everything I needed immediately, as hospital staff focused on the baby.

I can't imagine getting through this birth, especially pushing, without Kelly's support.

Posted 5/3/2016

Birth Availability for Kelly Underwood

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