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Laura Stevens

Sunshine Birth, Doula & Childbirth Education


Phone: 724-317-9573

Birth Fee: $700

Fee Details: Having a baby is one of the most transformative experiences a woman can have. Let me support you through the transformation! My fee includes 1-2 prenatal visits; telephone & email support; and unlimited support during your birth. I have back up doulas available if necessary. Private Bradley Method® Natural Childbirth classes available for $250. As an Army veteran, I am happy to provide free doula services if your partner is deployed. Military discounts for non-deployed families also available.

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 17 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, February 2015
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
If you are birthing at Embrace Birth Center my fee is discounted.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
With a certified professional midwife or CNM present.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Bradley
  • Before Baby Moms Club Facilitator

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • LGBTQP Families
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military famiies
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Richmond Doulas - Treasurer; Urban Baby Beginnings, RVA Breastfeeds World Breastfeeding Week Campaign, International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Richmond, VA
Travel Range: 40 Miles

Client Testimonials for Laura Stevens

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Ashten Whited

Laura was truly a blessing for my family. I don't know how we would have weathered my long labor without her. I was a first-time mom and didn't know what to expect, and she helped me cope every step of the way - along with providing my husband the emotional support he needed. She is rock solid, and her coaching and encouragement was instrumental in getting our daughter here. Laura is a strong and unflappable person, and my husband and I will always be grateful to her. Her patience, endurance, tenacity and tenderness helped guide my birth. On top of that, Laura has a great sense of humor and a fun personality, and I found myself unexpectedly cracking wise with her during contractions. Laura followed up with me multiple times after the birth to ensure I was adjusting OK, and she helped me with several baby related referrals. I can't say enough good things about her, and we are so glad for her. Thank you, Laura! 

Posted 10/30/2016

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Kathryn Ashton

Laura is such an amazing doula! She was willing to drive a long distance to be there with me - leaving as soon as I texted her. This was my first child and my husband and I were pretty nervous when it was "showtime." He didn't know what to do other than look at me with pity and hold my hand. Laura was there to help with my anxiety and guide me through this very scary and emotional time. She gave me water and massaged my back. She helped me communicate with the nurses and doctors and guests. She didn't leave until I was ready. My husband even made sure to thank her personally over and over again, saying "You really made a difference in there." And she did. I know that Laura will be there for the birth of every future child I have. 

Posted 9/4/2016

Birth Availability for Laura Stevens

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