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Alana Potter

The Joyful Doula

Delaplane, VA Service range 50 miles


Birth Fee

$1000 to $1200

Postpartum Rate

$25 to $35

Birth Fee

$1000 to $1200

Postpartum Rate

$25 to $35

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Birth Doula Experience

2 years and 120 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

1 years and 10 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, June 2016

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Special Services Offered

  • Miscarriage support

Fee Details

$25 daytime hourly rate, $30 per hour overnight. Overnight hours are negotiable but usually require a minimum.

Delaplane, VA Service range 50 miles

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It was an absolute gift to have Alana at my birth. Her grounding presence allowed me to stay focused during the most challanging parts of labor. Alana offered different positions and breathing teachniques throughout labor. In addition, she provided homeopathic remedies both during and after labor. I highly recommend having Alana at your birth because she is thoughtful, thorough, grounding, and passionate. 



Alana is a great doula! She's personable, extremely experienced and knowledgeable about labor & delivery, which is very helpful when being thrown curveballs at the hospital. I was induced unexpectedly and had yet to take any courses in pain management as I'd planned. Fortunately, I was able to naturally endure the pain of induced labor much longer (up to 8 cm dilated) thanks to her many ideas for pain management. I also appreciate that she made herself available to me with such short notice. I had not yet signed a contract with her when I found out I'd be getting induced within 24 hours. She was so understanding and kind to show up to the hospital to support me when I needed it, and stayed through the wee hours of the morning after my little one was born. Above all, I appreciated her faith - as a Christian, it was important to me to find someone who shared my faith. I had a long a long and tough labor, so having someone with me who was prayerful and resourceful was a gift from God. I think she's a great doula, and I'm so grateful to have had her with me during labor & delivery!



Alana served as a birth assistant for both of my children who were born at home. Alana is incredibly thoughtful and knowledgeable. During my pregnancies, she would follow up on our conversations with links to more information to help me understand topics in more depth. During my labor, Alana was supportive, gentle, and empowering. She asked me what kind of birth I envisioned, listened to my needs, and cultivated the exact birthing environment and experience I wanted. Post-partum, Alana continued to follow-up with me and check-in to ensure I and baby were doing okay. She even brought over food for my family during her visit. Given Alana's experience, wisdom, and gentle demeanor, she was an incredible asset during my birthing experiences, and I am so thankful to have her as my doula!

Vicky Ferrari


I am a first time mum and I was 38 when I had my baby girl. Alana helped me through labor even though I ended up having a csection. I called her as my water broke at home and just talking to her kept me calm as i was putting things together to go to the hospital . Later she arrived. I specifically asked the doctor I wanted to deliver naturally . Having Alana next to me gave me a sense of comfort and strength and after many hours of waiting to dilate the doc decided it was safe for the baby and me to have csection.  I would recommend Alana's  service to anyone who wants a doula and if I have another baby I would definitely ask her to be my doula again.

Joan Nguyen


Alana has helped me feel at peace throughout my whole labor. She created a serene yet cheerful setting with her soft string lights and candles in the labor room. I appreciated her confidence in me during times when I wanted to give up during transition. She helped me keep going to deliver my child naturally with no complications.
Thank you Alana for your wisdom and guidance.

Ayana Brickhouse


Alana was wonderful!!

I had a worldwind week. I started the week thinking I would have a natural birth at a birthing center. Only to find out that because of health reasons that was not possible and i would have to deliver in a hopsital. In comes Alana and the ladies at BirthPartner to ensure that I still had someone at  the hospital to help me has as natural of a birth as possible. It was disappointing in and of itself to be in a hospital but Alana made me feel better about it. She had worked with the hospital before and felt confident all would be ok.  Alana quickly went over my birth plan and got to know what I wanted and hoped for this birth. We only had a matter of days but I felt like she and I got to know what I wanted and she was emotionally supportive in my birth. 

Alana made me feel supported and when I felt like i failed myself for getting the epidural she reassured me that I was fine. Alana knows the birthing business like the back of her hand but was always careful not to interfere medically and to provide the extra support my husband and I needed. Alana had beautiful lights and decorations for the arrival of my son. While the birth was not what I expected and took much longer that I would have was made wonderful with her help. 

I highly recommend her as a Doula. You are in good hands with Alana!


Birth Availability for Alana Potter

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Postpartum Availability for Alana Potter

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