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Vanessa Hanible

Wholesome Beginnings

Birth Fee: $600 to $1200

Postpartum Rate: $25

Fee Details: Payment plans available for birth and postpartum services.

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 25 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 40 families served

Doula Training

  • Mamatoto Village, Inc, December 2015
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 2 births and 1 to 5 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: Postpartum Doula services include: Overnights or Daytime care in your home. light housekeeping such as baby's laundry, cooking/preparing/shopping for and serving meals, running errands, newborn/older sibling care, baby wearing and care after c-section. I do not work with families who smoke within the home.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I have attended births at GW, Georgetown, Howard, WHC, Providence, Sibley, Holy Cross Hospitals & VHC. I am available attend other hospitals in the DMV.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Counselor - ALPP
  • Lactation Coach

Other Relevant Certifications

  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Check out my Instagram account @doula.vanessa for tips on pregnancy, labor, breastfeeding, WOC and evidence-based birth practices. I strive to keep my clients informed on this research and info.

Client Testimonials for Vanessa Hanible

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Karyn Wulwick

Vanessa was a wonderful help to myself and my husband in caring for our newborn baby girl those first few weeks home from the hospital. Vanessa listened to me and provided support and suggestions where needed while always giving me the space to make my own decisions. She helped me most during the night when I needed rest and help while feeding. She would care for the baby while I slept and then helped me feed the baby in the middle of the night. I am forever grateful for those middle of the night sessions. Not only was Vanessa available when we needed her but she also provided resources to me in case she wasn't. I feel like the first month of motherhood wouldn't have been the same without her. I can't recommend her enough!

Posted 10/12/2019

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I decided to hire a postpartum Doula for the birth of my second child because I remembered how challenging the transition home was after my first child.  I’m so glad I did!  It was such an easier transition this time around and it was all because of the support we received from Vanessa as our postpartum Doula.  My husband and I live far from family and having that added support made all the difference in the world.  Vanessa helped to make breast-feeding successful, something I wasn’t able to do with my first child.  I always look forward to her visits as a time I could ask her all of my postpartum and baby related questions, help us focus on self-care such as getting rest while she watched our baby and encouraging us to eat healthy foods, and provided encouraging and uplifting words.  Thank you Vanessa for your support!

Posted 5/3/2019

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Shyra S.

Vanessa is absolutely amazing! During the postpartum period after my first pregnancy, Vanessa always did her best to help me through this unfamiliar time. From her overnight services, to helping me with doctors appointments, and teaching me valuable things to help me care for my newborn, Vanessa was dedicated in everything that she did. Overall, she’s truly a wonderful person. 

Posted 5/2/2019

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vonna brownlee

My experience with Vanessa was amazing!!! She was hands on when I needed her and extremely educated! Even after having my little one we kept in contact and she is still a great friend. 

Posted 6/29/2018

Birth Availability for Vanessa Hanible

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Postpartum Availability for Vanessa Hanible

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