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Lauren Patterson



Phone: 804-363-2119

Birth Fee: $500 to $700

Fee Details: As a doula, I work for you and you alone. I provide non-medical physical & emotional support to you before, during & after the birth of your baby. My fee includes two prenatal visits, support during labor and birth & 1-2 hours following the birth & 2 postpartum visits (one in the hospital & one in your home). Your first prenatal visit will be held in a centering style group setting with other parents. The second will be a private one on one with you, your partner and me. As your doula I offer unlimited support via phone, text & email from the moment you choose to hire me. I am "on-call" & guarantee availability for the two weeks prior to your due date until you deliver your baby. Guaranteed experienced backup doulas are available. Enrollment in any MyBirth childbirth education class is discounted 10% with doula contract. If you have any questions about how I can help to support & empower you through your labor & birth experience, please feel free to contact me.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years

Doula Training

  • The Organization of Labor Assistants for Birth Options & Resources (toLabor), June 2017
Type of Practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

Clients per Month: 2 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
The rate for birth center birth support is $500. This fee includes one in-home prenatal visit, support at your birth, and one in-home postpartum visit.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
The rate for home birth support is $500. This fee includes one in-home prenatal visit, support at your birth, and one in-home postpartum visit.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Additional training in Accupressure and Perinatal Loss & Traumatic Grief

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Hearthside perinatal bereavement care training
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military famiies
  • Mother Roasting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Midlothian, VA
Travel Range: 50 Miles

Client Testimonials for Lauren Patterson

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Lauren Patterson

Submitted on behalf of Katie:

Prior to birth, Lauren provided information and tips on everything pregnancy and newborn related-- from nutrition and pre-labor exercises to laboring to breastfeeding.

Lauren made a home visit where she helped us become comfortable with the idea of laboring at our house as much as possible before heading to the hospital. This included techniques to minimize pain, and identifying rooms in which we may want to work through contractions. Lauren also got to know our dog, Sam.

The day of Liam’s birth, Lauren was available via text, phone, and, when the time came, in person. She talked us through numerous questions (Is this it?!), and once at our home, helped Damon and I cope with more intense contractions and getting to the hospital.

At VCU Hospital, Lauren helped contribute to making our delivery room cozy and comfortable. I have no doubt the lighting, music, and aromas supported our relatively quick labor. In addition, Lauren was on hand to provide encouragement to both me and my husband, assist with massage and comfort, and support the midwife and nurse. In addition, Lauren snapped beautiful photos of the birth.

Post-birth, Lauren was once again on deck to answer questions, give tips and advice, and offer encouragement. When we had a dehydration scare with our little one, Lauren was in constant communication, making a home visit and recommending a wonderful lactation consultant.

We were more than pleased with Lauren’s Doula services. She helped us accomplish the quick, natural, drug-free delivery of our 9 pound 1 ounce first child, using her knowledge of the birthing process, massage and comfort techniques, and positivity. Her kind and calm demeanor, optimism, and professionalism were a bonus! Thank-you, Lauren!

Posted 12/13/2017

Birth Availability for Lauren Patterson

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