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Samantha Leininger, CD(DONA)

Virago Birth Services

Website: http://www.viragobirthservices.com

Phone: 937-243-6811

Birth Fee: $800 to $900

Fee Details: Hello! Thank you so much for considering me as your doula. I am so thankful to be entrusted in this role and am delighted to serve families in the greater Savannah area. I am a DONA certified birth doula. My package includes three prenatal appointments, full support throughout labor and birth, and one postpartum appointment. Private prenatal yoga sessions may be added into package, if desired. Packages may be customized to fit the need of the family.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 9 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, August 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3

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

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Pregnancy Yoga

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Placenta encapsulation

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Client Testimonials for Samantha Leininger, CD(DONA)

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Anonymous

Samantha was so wonderful and a breath of fresh air. I had already given birth before but I had some fears from the last birth. She talked through these fears with me and encouraged me when I needed it the most. She provided a relaxing prenatal massage when my back was killing me and used comfort measures through my contractions. I'm so glad I had her there with me. She even offered to pick up food for me after I gave birth. She also recorded the entire experience and gave me a copy to keep. It was really nice to have that because many parts of labor become a blur and I wanted to remember what happened. I highly recommend her. 

Posted 9/16/2019

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Brooke

Samantha was my doula for the birth of our third baby. It was my second homebirth so we almost didnt think we "needed" a doula. Thankfully our paths crossed w Sam. She was wonderful. She was a calming presence at our birth. She knew when to be involved and when to give me space to work with my husband. She talked me through contractions, she massaged my feet between contractions, she held a cool rag on my head during the birth . She was just lovely. We were blessed to have her as a part of our birth team. 

Posted 6/17/2019

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Kimberly Kinnecom

Upon meeting, I immediately experienced a connection with Samantha and felt completely comfortable with her as if we were old friends catching up. Samantha is a soft, graceful soul who exudes love, positivity, compassion and empathy. Her ways of being were an invitation to me to feel and be safe sharing my journey with her.

My journey to motherhood was marked with a broken relationship, deep emotional pain and so many fears of the future. The pregnancy was physically demanding and emotionally challenging. Samantha helped create calm, peace, assurance and relief during the last days before my daughter's arrival.

When we first met, Samantha was generous with her time getting to know me, discussing my birth plan, sharing her background and detailed information about what to expect working with her. The very next day she offered me a relaxing essential oil massage in my home. It's just what I needed. The following day we stayed in touch via text message updating about a final ultrasound appointment and phone calls with my OB to determine what the rest of the week might look like. Early that evening I went into active labor and sent her message right away. Just about an hour later she met me at the hospital. Once I was admitted, she helped set the atmosphere of the labor-delivery room with an essential oil diffuser and her calm aura. During labor not only did she comfort me with a relaxing foot massage, but she was also a hand to hold, a calming voice, and advocate.

The postpartum check in conversations and meetings were also significantly meaningful and helpful.

Samantha walking into my life was an amazing blessing and gift, and I cannot properly articulate the gratitude I have for her. She is an angel of birth and I'm so glad that she was a part of my journey. Now, a year later, I am so thankful for this amazing friend. I highly recommend her! May she be a blessing to many others!

Posted 2/2/2019

Birth Availability for Samantha Leininger, CD(DONA)

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