Gloria Miles

Simple Miracles Birth Services

Website: http://www.simplemiracles.org/

Phone: 804-510-8068

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

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I have access to military bases, and therefore all military hospitals.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Homebirths attended by a licensed midwife.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • I provide low-cost childbirth education classes to couples in my home or yours, in group settings or personal; I provide postpartum classes

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • I provide basic breastfeeding support, classes, and extra information for breast pumps.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • Certified Aromatherapist
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military famiies
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Monitrice services
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

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 Map

Area of practice: Bumpass, VA
Travel Range: 60 Miles

Client Testimonials for Gloria Miles

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cynthia Parfait

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. 

Posted 9/13/2016

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Maria Ulloa

Gloria was wonderful to have as a doula. She's kind and caring and really loves what she does. I'm so happy she was there with us when I was in labor because I had no idea if I was on true labor or not and she really did help me cope with the pain for as long as I did even though I eventually ended up getting an epidural. When pushing, I had to tune everyone else out because they were yelling, "push, push, push!" and Gloria's voice was the only calm and comforting one so I focused only on her voice and she helped me to get through that final, most painful push that brought my daughter into the world. Being that it was my first time giving birth, the support, comfort and encouragement that I received from Gloria made my childbirth experience just that much better and memorable. She was there for me through the pain and didn't judge me when I strayed from my birth plan and decided to have an epidural. Overall, I'd say she was a huge help and a key factor in the beautiful moments leading up to and during my daughter's birth. Thank you so much Gloria!

Posted 1/18/2013

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Monika

I have chosen Gloria Miles as my birth doula because from the first meeting I saw how sweet, knowledgeable and passionate she was. Another big plus for me was her calmness. I would highly recommend having a doula when you decide to labor and birth naturally (that was my plan and the reality), but I can imagine how important she might be at whatever birth you choose or end up with. I had a wonderful all natural birth thanks to a combination of factors: being active throughout my whole pregnancy, taking care of my body and my mind, and having the support person - Gloria that have been there for whatever question or concern I had. I liked the library of hers and the great books I could borrow. If you are thinking about having a doula, Gloria is perfect person for that :)

Posted 12/3/2012

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Erica Daniels

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!

Posted 3/7/2012

Birth Availability for Gloria Miles

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