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Alana Potter

The Joyful Doula


Phone: 540-212-2244

Birth Fee: $800 to $1000

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $35

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

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 100 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 4 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

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

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

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

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Healing Touch Practitioner
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Home Birth
  • Over 40
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Alana Potter

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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.

Posted 9/19/2019

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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.

Posted 9/18/2019

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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!


Posted 8/4/2019

Birth Availability for Alana Potter

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Postpartum Availability for Alana Potter

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