Birth Fee: Not specified
Fee Details: Discounts available for military/first responders. Discounts available for women whose spouses or partners are deployed. Payment plans are welcome. Extra fees may be applicable to traveling outside of my zone.
Birth Doula Experience: 7 years and 157 births attended
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Birth Emergency Skills Training (BEST); contributor to Richmond Doula blog; part of Richmond Doulas collective; volunteer with Urban Baby Beginnings; Suturing Workshops; Midwifery training workshops; Venipuncture workshops; LATCH conferences; breastfeeding peer counselor when previously in the military.
Languages spoken: english, spanish
Service Area MapArea of practice: Bumpass, VA
Gloria was really great when I had any questions on breastfeeding. She gave me the confidence I needed when I wasn't sure if I was producing enough and even let me vent when I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep going. She always listened judgement free. Plus, she also helped me find a pump that wouldn't break the bank for me.
I also found out she was an Aromatherapist and bought a few products from her. They all smelled great and worked very well for me! She also gave me information and advice for when I wanted to buy my own oils and do a few DIY diffuser blends.
Gloria was a great help during my birth and I would recommend her to anyone, especially military ladies! She comforted me and helped me through the hardest part of my labor and tried to make sure I was as comfortable as I could be. She even helped me when I was throwing up and held the container for me! She assured me at every point that what was happening was normal and not to worry. She really kept me calm and I felt so happy that someone was there that knew what was happening and that could help me through it all. She even came to check up on me a few days after I gave birth to make sure I was having no issues. She answered all the questions my husband and I had, which were a lot! I truly felt grateful for her and if I ever have another baby, I would have her as my doula once more!
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