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Jessica Turner

Peaceful Prenatal: Yoga Classes & Doula Services


Birth Fee: $500 to $700

Postpartum Rate: $25

Fee Details: BIRTH SERVICES Your fee includes 2 prenatal visits, on call time, the birth, & 2 postpartum visits. Prenatal visits cover your options/preferences, prepare for labor, & collaboration to decide what services suit you best, plus postpartum preparation. The postpartum visits support the transition into parenthood, and ensure that you have all the resources and support you need. The first half of your fee is due upon contract signing (to secure your due date) and the second half is due by week 38 (when on-call support begins). I accept cash, check, or Paypal. You will receive an invoice and instructions to seek insurance reimbursement (this cannot be guaranteed). POSTPARTUM SERVICES Postpartum rates are $25 per hour for days or overnights. 3 consecutive hours is a minimum requirement for daytime hours. Contact me for availability! - Visit for more information.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years

Doula Training

  • The Organization of Labor Assistants for Birth Options & Resources (toLabor), January 2016
  • Birth Arts International, March 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

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

Postpartum limits/restrictions: friendly pets only, please!
Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Your Birth Center rate is $500!
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Your Home Birth rate is $500! You must have a certified midwife attending.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • 3+ years of breastfeeding

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT-85) with Yoga Alliance

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • ASL (American Sign Language)
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Military families
  • 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

Member of Richmond Doulas, Volunteer Doula with Urban Baby Beginnings, Prenatal Yoga teacher with Nurture RVA (non-profit)

Languages spoken: (intermediate) American Sign Language

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Richmond, VA
Travel Range: 25 Miles

Client Testimonials for Jessica Turner

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Mollee Sullivan

At the exact time that I went into active labor with my second daughter, my sweet doula, Summer Goins, came down with a 24-hour virus and was unable to attend my birth. Luckily, she was able to send her wonderful backup, Jessica, and I couldn't have asked for a better replacement. Jessica arrived at the hospital even sooner than we expected her, and she got right to work helping my husband massage my back, squeeze my hips and encourage me as I worked hard through contractions. When I got into the tub, she poured water on my back to add another layer of distraction from the pain. She brought me my water bottle when I needed it, and was there for my husband when he needed breaks. Her calm presence and supportive words helped contribute to the peaceful birth environment I had planned, and it didn't feel at all like we had just met. She was able to snap some photos for us using my phone, and she stayed after my daughter's delivery (a natural vaginal breech one!) to make sure all was well before she left. 

Jessica and Summer attended my postpartum followup visit together, and they were both so warm and friendly, it was like we'd all known each other for years. I hope to stay in touch with both of them, and would highly recommend either of them to new expectant mothers.

Posted 12/12/2016

Birth Availability for Jessica Turner

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Postpartum Availability for Jessica Turner

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