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Valerie Butler

Phone: 6153081640

Birth Fee: $800

Fee Details: Fees include free consultation. 1-2 prenatal appointments , labor support and 1 postpartum visit

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 13 births attended

Doula Training

  • Stillbirthday, April 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Personal Breastfeeding experience of 10+ years

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Rebozo Training

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Valerie Butler

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Rachel Monette

I had a fantastic experience with Valerie as my Doula. I moved to a new state with only a month until my due date with baby #3. I found Valerie through Baby and Company Nashville. Her flyer was in the book of Doulas that they recommended locally. When I called Valerie she was very kind and she answered all the questions that I had. I liked the fact that she had attended births at Baby and Company before. She had insight on how births run there which was very nice to have before going into labor. I thought her pricing was very resonable. When we needed to schedule a meeting she was very accomodating. She was truly there to make my experience the easiest and best it could be. For the weeks up to my labor she was very responsive through text messages I would send to update her. I never felt like I couldnt get in contact with her if I needed something. For the actual labor she was a very calm and warm presence for me. She was supportive in the ways we had talked about would be best for me. She made me aware of things when they were happening to make sure that they were what I wanted to happen. She took pictures (with my permission) in moments that my husband and I couldn't. After the labor was  over, she stayed for support until we were settled. It did not seem like she was in a rush to leave at all. In the weeks after the birth, she checked in periodically to make sure we were doing well. She offered an after labor meeting to me if I wanted. Overall, I had a great experience working with Valerie! Having her there made a big difference for the better. I would recommend her to others without hesitation!

Posted 8/31/2018

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Halie Bradan Clark

Valerie is amazing! She answered any questions I or my husband had leading up to the birth. She was very supportive during labor and provided whatever I needed at the time. She has continued to provide support and resources during postpartum as well. Highly recommend her! 

Posted 7/11/2018

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Mallorie Smotherman

My labor and delivery ended up being 3 hours from first contraction until the birth of my son. So we didn't get to use Valerie to her full potential but if I had to do it over, I would still hire her! She was there for me when I wasn't sure if it was really happening, she left for the birth center right away and made it in time, and suggested things to my husband to try to keep me comfortable. She also captured pictures and video of the birth, which had not crossed my mind at all during that time, so to have those memories captured is priceless!

Valerie was very reliable, she answered every text or email right away- before, during, and after!

There was a possibility that she was going to be out of town the weekend of my due date and she went out of her way to find a backup that we were comfortable with! Luckily, baby came 4 days early and we still got to use Valerie herself!

I definitely recommend her! Not only was she on board with my birthplan of a natural birth and was knowledgeable and experienced!

Can't thank her enough for helping my birth story go as smooth as it did! 

Posted 3/23/2018

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Franny Rataj

MMy husband and I were so happy to have Valerie during the birth of our daughter. This was our second child and had used a doula with our first and had a great experience. We moved to Tennessee midway through my second pregnancy and felt lost. I knew I wanted a doula but didn't know how to find one. I found Valerie through this website, and after reading the testimonials, wanted to meet her. My husband and I are both laid back and we were looking for a doula that would be the same way...not pushy, but there to help us through our decisions and to be a support for both of us since we dont have family in the area. We were not disappointed. Valerie did not try to push me to do anything we did not want to do and was such a helpful support before, during, and after labor and delivery. She has such a calm and laid back personality that fit well with my husband and I. She was always available when I needed. I had some complications a week postpartum and she helped me decide what to do and even offered to come to the hospital or stay with our first child if needed. After I was released from the hospital the second time, she continued to check in on me. It was such a pleasure to have her by our side. Thank you!!

Posted 1/26/2018

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Kelly O'Neill Bailey

I am so grateful that I had Valerie in my corner for my unmedicated birth. She was a peaceful presence in the room, providing encouragement during the hardest moments, assuring me I could do this, confirming that the midwives were giving me sound advice during the labor. Since she knew my wishes for the birth, she was able to keep me on track and be a sounding board when I was unsure of how things were progressing. without her, I would not have been at ease as much as I was, as my labor was challenging and not without drama.

Valerie was patient with all of my questions and false labor instances before actual labor. She is knowledgeable and kind. And she's had 9 kids of her own, so there was such a comfort in that, knowing she'd experienced everything I was.

I would absolutely hire her for a future birth.

Posted 1/22/2018

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Nadine C

My husband and I both wanted an all natural experience for the birth of our third child and knew that we needed help sticking to our plan. Valerie was very present and helpful with any questions regarding the natural approach to birth I had in my pregnency and was quick to help me find answers to questions concerning the pregnancy. She always provided all of the necessary facts for me to make an informed decision and then respected that decission and supported me fully.

Though our birth journey did not begin as expected (do they ever?), Valerie was quick to be at our side and provided us with the support, relief and help without which I dont think I would have stuck to the natural approach. We will for always treasure her presence and expertise during our birth journey!

I feel completely empowered by the experience of natural birth and I am thankful to Valerie for showing me that my body could actually do this!

Posted 10/18/2017

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Courtney Saale

Valerie is absolutely amazing! I can't say enough good things about her! She encouraged me, rarely left my side, was there for my every need, and also went with it when we were thrown curveballs. She was persistent in reminding me of my plans but never judgemental when i faltered from them. The thing I love most about Valerie is her calm presence, which is something you really want in a doula. No matter what was going on, she remained calm and confident which helped me to remain that way also. Her calm presence really helped my husband and family too. Also, she has had 9 babies so she knew so many different positions and was so knowledgable about birth and the weeks leading up to it. I highly recommend Valerie as a doula! 

 

Posted 1/27/2017

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