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Natalee Hines

Calming Waters Birth Services

Website: https://calmingwatersbirth.com/

Phone: (540) 268-3532

Birth Fee: $700 to $800

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $35

Fee Details: Please see my website for detailed information on what my services include. Ask about my military discount!

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 11 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 1 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Madriella Doula Network - Certified Labor Doula
  • Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Madriella Doula Network - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • Stillbirthday, May 2018
  • Madriella, July 2018
Type of Practice: Solo practice

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

Postpartum limits/restrictions: Only Non-smoking families.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I serve as a birth doula for the Northern Virginia Area, including the surrounding military hospitals. My passion is helping parents have a successful and memorable birth experience as they welcome their new baby into the world. I especially enjoy helping those parents who may be away from their family, as I know how hard it can be to journey through pregnancy and birth separated from your typical support system. My goal is to help mothers let go of controlling their labor while remaining in control of their birth.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Madriella - Certified Lactation Educator

Other Relevant Certifications

  • 4. Biologix Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists Trained
  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • High risk
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Prematurity
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • VBAC
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Military famiies
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Stafford, VA
Travel Range: 45 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: Births in Richmond, Charlottesville, Maryland and the surrounding areas will take a minimum of two hours for me to arrive at births. I do not serve clients in the DC area.

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Client Testimonials for Natalee Hines

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Brittaney Young

I had a lot of fears and anxiety about childbirth and being a mom but Natalee was there for me every step of the way. She answered my dozens of questions throughout my pregnancy as well as helped me to calm down when I felt the panic rising. She recommended so many good resources and products that helped make both the pregnancy and childcaring easier.

Though Natalee, to no fault of her own, was not present at my birth (unexpectedly born early) she ensured that I was cared for by one of her doula associates. Natalee continued to check in on our little family throughout the birth (three days of hospital care before our child was born) as well as visited us at home immediately after we left the hospital. 

After our son was born, Natalee continued to help my husband and I to become more confident in our parenting abilities by working with us on things such as baby carrying and other basic baby care tips. Natalee was there for our family through everything and her presence and knowledge helped me to be the mom I am now. I feel less stressed, more relaxed, and more confident in my abilities as a mother because Natalee was there for me. Natalee has also continued to cook for us each week which has helped both myself and my husband to eat healthy foods and have that extra time to spend with our son. 

I am forever grateful to her for her help and would recommend any mom and new parents to reach out to Natalee for guidance. 

P.S. My husband said the food Natalee cooks is delicious! I concur =)

Posted 3/11/2019

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Tati Ana

Natalee was instrumental to the birth story of our son. This was my second baby but first time using a doula. Unfortunately, I came with a history of a traumatic birth story from my first child and  pre-existing medical conditions that caused complications in pregnancy. Within days of meeting Natalee, I went into preterm labor at 30 weeks. She was ready to be by my side within an hour. Although we were trying to stop labor, Natalee was there to keep me comfortable through the contractions I had and keep my mind occupied. Thankfully, labor was stopped and I went on to 38 weeks pregnant before delivering my son. My labor started fast and furious and Natalee was there within the hour. She was my saving grace when I doubted myself throughout labor. As fears started to grow in my heart, she would comfort me and knew exactly what to do. When my labor stalled and I was completely defeated, Natalee advocated for me. She offered up ideas to position change and even stopping some interventions to give me a break from the contractions. In the end, I needed a c-section due to my baby being malpositioned and large for my small frame. Even during that emotional time, Natalee assuresd me that I did all I could do. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a doula. 

Posted 12/26/2018

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Becca B. Hawkins

We chose to hire a doula for many reasons. We have no family in the area and very simply, as first time parents we wanted someone there with us who had done this before. Who better to have with you than someone who genuinely wishes to support a mother through labor.

Natalee‘s professionalism was evident at our first interview. It was an easy decision to hire her. Natalee was available throughout the pregnancy for text support and there were two face to face meetings to statt talking about the labor iteslf, to make a plan. Natalee’s support became invaluable to us after I went into early labor. Although I couldn’t do my birth plan exactly how I had wished (due to baby’s premie status), I was able to keep my head about me and I had the natural birth I wanted with Natalee‘s support when things got difficult. Overall, I had a positive birth experience thanks to our decision to hire Natalee.

Posted 12/22/2018

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Leisha Monroe

Natalee is an amazing and wonderful doula. From our first meeting with her, my husband and I knew she was the right doula for us. This wasn't my first pregnancy however I had a miscarriage between my firstborn and this pregnancy and knew I needed not just a second support person during labor but a someone who could help with any fears or anxiety that could come up during labor. In Natalee I found that even in talking with her before labor she was reassuring and helpful. When labor did come she came as soon as we wanted her too and was so supportive and helpful in offering techniques and insight that we hadn't thought of. Even in the weeks after labor she was still interested in how we were doing and adjusting. Natalee is truly not only a great doula but also a wonderful person. We are so very thankful for her!

Posted 11/8/2018

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Emily Johnson

My husband and I are very grateful we had Natalee as our doula for the birth of our daughter. We were looking for someone that could help us advocate our preferences with the staff and help my husband stay calm in the event the birth became complicated as we previously had a difficult birth. She was prepared and professional at our meetings, very knowledgeable about birthing techniques, positions, etc and even sent resources on topics we had discussed so I could make better informed decisions.

This birth was a planned induction and she was totally supportive of a hospital birth, including my choice to have an epidural. When it didn’t work, she did a great job of trying different pain relief techniques with me. When things came up that were not part of our original plan, she reminded us so we could ask questions or for other options. She stayed with us until we were settled in the recovery room and followed up multiple times after the birth, too.

Natalee was professional, caring, and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend her!

Posted 10/13/2018

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Tara Townsend

I'm a first time mom who didn't even know what a doula was until about 4 months from my due date. That's when I met Natalee, who immedietly made me realize how invaluable her knowledge and services could be. I was skeptical about needing a doula considering I was pretty sure I would be using some sort of pain management, but her support before, during and after labor and delivery was essential. 

Natalee was constantly available by text and phone for all of my crazy questions leading up to my due date. She checked in often just to see how I was doing. She provided encouragement, knowledge, and support throughout the entire process. And she helped me to advocate for myself during an incredibly frustrating, exhausting, emotional and difficult labor. I think labor would have been far more difficult without her.

Even now, weeks after delivery, Natalee has is providing breastfeeding, sleep and general infant 101 support. I have learned so much from her and can't imagine having made this journey without her.

 

Posted 9/14/2018

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Melissa Olson Phipps

Deciding to have a Doula was a difficult decision but it was so worth it! Natalee was very professional from the beginning and extremely knowledgeable in so many areas that it made me feel comfortable asking questions and sharing information with her. Although I decided to get a doula late in my pregnancy she was very accommodating and made sure we discussed everything and were confident in the birth plans we put together. After a very traumatic first birth experience we outlined my ideal birth plan for this time around but also had a back-up plan for cesarean birth. I think planning for both put my mind at ease no matter what happened. All in all I ended up having an all natural VBAC and only labored for about 6 hours. Natalee was so supportive leading up to going into labor, during and after as well! She was quick  to provide advice or help find answers  whenever  there was a question the couple weeks before delivery. She made sure to remind the doctors and myself of the birth plan if something was said or done incorrectly. Afterward she stayed and helped with breastfeeding and also came to our home to check on us as well! She was a great advocate for my wishes and very encouraging! Having Natalee definitely helped make this birth experience everything I ever wanted!

Posted 8/25/2018

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Megan Lang

I am so grateful for having Natalee's knowledge and support during my newest little's pregancy, delivery, and hospital stay.  Natalee helped me mentally prepare for labor and delivery when I was so distracted by life with a toddler, was a wealth of information when a sudden, unplanned induction was recommended, and took excellent care of me and my husband while our son spent his first 36 hours in the NICU.  She was very supportive, encouraging, thoughtful, and helpful throughout or whole birth exerience.  Natalee is also an excellent, strong advocate and helped us talk to doctors and nurses when we were feeling overwhelmed.  I highly recommend Natalee as a doula!

Posted 6/15/2018

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Bailey Blank

There was a stark contrast between my first pregnancy/L&D without a doula and my second pregnancy/L&D with one. Natalee made all the difference. She was there to help get me settled and comfortable as soon as I arrived at the hospital. Because of Natalee, I was well-informed of the various practices available to me to help make the labor and delivery of my second child go as smoothly as possible (laboring positions, delayed cord clamping, prolonged skin-to-skin, etc.). Not only did she inform me, but she truly advocated for me to ensure that my rights and wishes were respected. I tend be very laid back during birth because I want to let the doctors and nurses do their jobs, but this leads me to not speak up for myself. Natalee made sure that I was spoken for and asked questions for me as well when I was unable to or when I was uncomfortable asking. She truly cares for her clients and their desired birth experiences. Having her in my corner was invaluable :)

Posted 6/11/2018

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