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Gwendolyn Bright

Bright Birthing


Phone: 8312471433

Birth Fee: $1000 to $1500

Birth Doula Experience: 8 years and 70 births attended

Doula Training

  • Natural Resources, April 2010
Type of Practice: Doula agency owner

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Both UVA and Martha Jefferson have been great places to work and birth
Attends birth center births? Some Birth Centers
In 2014 I worked for the first time at the Birth Centre on Pantops and it was a beautiful experience.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Henna belly designs
  • Military famiies
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Former at-large board member of Birth Matters VA, Virginia Midwives' Alliance, former associate editor of SQUAT Birth Journal, founder of Bright Birthing: Charlottesville's Doula Agency Former member of (Re)Birthing Collective, the SF Doula group, and the Bay Area Doula Project

Languages spoken: English, some Spanish, introductory (out of practice) Mandarin and Russian

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Charlottesville, VA
Travel Range: 20 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: Charlottesville and surrounding areas

Client Testimonials for Gwendolyn Bright

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Lela Gutierrez

The calm, kind, confident presence that Gwen brought to the hospital room is beyond words and beyond measure. She seems to radiate a peaceful energy that is invaluable during such an intense and emotional experience!  I was so grateful for her knowledge and support during the prenatal months. She responded quickly whenever I had questions or concerns. I only wish she lived closer so she could be here for baby number two!

Posted 10/6/2014

Birth Availability for Gwendolyn Bright

= Available. Calendar last updated: 8/5/2018 6:28:39 PM