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Verda Murphy

Baby & Company


Phone: 757-513-5442

Birth Fee: Not specified

Fee Details: My doula fees include 2 in-home prenatal visit to discuss and prepare for the birth of your new little one(s). Explore your desires for a healthy birth and to formulate a birth plan. This allows for clarity, understanding and for all to work towards your goals. I also will provide physical, emotional and informative support during labor, beginning at home and throughout the delivery plus up to 2 hours after delivery. I provide 4 full weeks of phone, text and email support to mom and dad (2 weeks before and 2 weeks after the date of birth). Also, includes 1 follow-up visit with the family to go over the birth and any questions that you may have about the birth and lactation support.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 9 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, July 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I will attend a birth at a birth center once I am certified.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Lamaze International

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Newborn Care Specialist trained

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Military families
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Breastfeeding Counselor and Facilitator with Elizabeth Project International (Lamaze approved) CD(DONA) and Educator with Urban Baby Beginning

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Chesapeake, VA
Travel Range: 75 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: fees apply to long distant births

Client Testimonials for Verda Murphy

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Brittany Stanovich

I absolutely loved my birth experience with Verda as my doula! It was my 3rd birth and even though I felt prepared as far as what to expect, I wanted to add another dimension to my birth experience and choosing to have a doula really enriched the whole experience for me. Verda provided my husband and I with new birthing techniques that helped us stay focused on our goals and really encouraged us to work together as a team. She has a very calming presence that made working with her easy and enjoyable. Her passion for encouraging and empowering moms to have positive birthing experiences was evident throughout all of our interactions. She was always focused on providing us with the best experience possible and did an amazing job of communicating with us and interacting with the nurses, doctors and family members to ensure that we stayed on track with our birth plan. Verda was extremely helpful post birth as well. Her extensive knowledge of breastfeeding and postpartum needs is very valuable to a mom welcoming a little one. I highly recommend using Verda as your doula! 

Posted 6/9/2017

Birth Availability for Verda Murphy

= Available. Calendar last updated: 6/19/2017 7:30:19 PM