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Heather Shank

Rocktown Doulas LLC

Website: https://www.facebook.com/rocktowndoulas/

Phone: 540-324-5178

Birth Fee: $850

Postpartum Rate: $25

Fee Details: Our Labor services include 24/7 text, email and phone support, one - two prenatal appointments, complete labor support and one-two follow up postpartum visits after the birth. We are on call for you the moment you sign our contract. Contact me at heather@rocktowndoulas.com to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Birth Doula Experience: 12 years and 34 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 6 years and 25 families served

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

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

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attending births at RMH in Harrisonburg and Augusta Health Fishersville
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Home births with qualified care provider present

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula

Client Testimonials for Heather Shank

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Sara Anne

Heather has been at 5 of my births, all at home, and she has been such a blessing at each one of them!  I can't imagine birth without her now...  she's a part of my birthing team!  She is calm and soothing, and yet, ready to help get whatever job needs to be done, done!  She anticipates my needs (a cool cloth, a different position, counter pressure during contractions), is ready to help wherever she's needed.   She's the best!

Posted 6/28/2017

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Sasha Rothwell

Finding the words to describe how phenomenal Heather is as a doula, is incredibly hard for me. Heather walked with me through a very hard pregnancy, a ten hour labor and helped me with exercises and comfort measures hours upon hours the last few weeks of my pregnancy, in order to get my son into the optimal position. Having a doula is an absolute MUST. And highering Heather will be the best decision you'll make, promise! Heather is gentle, tender hearted, calming, encouraging, knowledgeable and professional. She's also very good at helping you through one contaction at a time so that you can accomplish a drug free and beautiful birth! Not only that, if you for any reason need to give birth via c-section she will be with you all the way. When I was faced with the very possible reality of giving birth via cesarean, Heather helped me with a hospital birth plan, and encouraged me to embrace whatever way my baby was to enter this world. She helped me to remember that birth, is birth, and is beautifully sacred no matter how one goes about it. Lastly, my darling husband who is reserved and very private was completely comfortable with her joining us on such a special and sacred journey. Our birth experience with Heather was nothing short of wonderful.

Posted 6/18/2017

Birth Availability for Heather Shank

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Postpartum Availability for Heather Shank

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