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Kristi Ramey

Ramey Birth Doula Services

Website: https://www.rameybirthdoula.com/

Phone: (804) 393-0094

Birth Fee: $650 to $850

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $25

Fee Details: Payment plans available. Just ask me. Multiple families, add $3 per each additional baby.

Birth Doula Experience: 15 years and 100 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 50 families served

Doula Training

  • ProDoula, February 2014
  • Birth Arts International, August 2015
Type of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per Month: 1 to 6 births and 4 to 15 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Lamaze International

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • La Leche League Leader
  • La Leche League Peer Couselor
  • Newborn Care Specialist. (NCS with Newborn Care Solutions)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified
  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner
  • Advanced training with multiples.

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military famiies
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

La Leche Laegue Leader for many years. Mentor with YOUNGLIVES, a teen mom group and MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers. Missionary in Mexico for years.

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Richmond, VA
Travel Range: 80 Miles

Client Testimonials for Kristi Ramey

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Sara Ragsdale

Kristi helped me adjust to a whole new life. She was encouraging, kind and knowledgable. There is not a judgmental bone in Kristi's body, and she is warm and loving. My baby loved her from the first time she met Kristi.

Kristi is knowledgable about different ways to cope; she brainstorms with you about different solutions to try and helps you understand what worked and what to adjust. I lost my milk when I got sick prior to delivery, and Kristi coached me through getting it back.

My husband loved Kristi because she brought peace of mind. We used her as a night nurse, and we knew we could enjoy a good night's rest when she was with us. When I was breast feeding and pumping through the night, I never had to get out of bed to get it all done. What a luxury! 

We are forever grateful to Kristi and look forward to having her back as we grow our family.

Posted 1/13/2018

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Brooke Barden

We hired Kristi to provide overnight care for our newborn twins a few nights a week so we could get some sleep. Kristi was always very punctual and knowledgeable about newborn care. Like most moms I was very particular about a lot of little things and Kristi always catered to our wishes and provided reports so we could see activity during her time with the twins.  She also provided helpful advice and recommendations for breastfeeding and general care of infants and getting them to sleep:) I would definitely recommend Kristi! It can be hard to entrust your small babies to someone else's care but we were very comfortable with Kristi and had all the confidence in her care of our boys.

Posted 12/21/2017

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Andy Barden

Kristi has been an unbelievable asset to our family.  She has an overwhelming amount of parenting experience and treats our children and family like her own.  Her communication skills are second to none and is alway on time.  Having Kristi around has given my wife and I opportunity to sleep!  We are the parents of twins who were allergic to sleep!  Kristi from day one had our trust and allowed us to sleep easy.  I would recommend Kristi Ramey to anyone who is looking for an exceptional individual to care for their children.  

Posted 12/20/2017

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nicole matchett

Kristi was amazing throughout my labor and delivery. She's the reason I made it to 9 centimeters before having an epidural (due to baby sunny side up I stayed at 9 for 2 hours). She helped to refocus me on my breathing when the pain was so unbearablethat I would've lost my mind and maybe screamed at every person in that room. She kept me calm when it felt like a knife was in my tailbone repeatedly. she was my advocate making sure things went how I wanted them whenIwas unable to express it. I will forever be grateful for her wonderful services!

Posted 12/31/2014

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Michelle Schneider

I had a great experience with Kristi! She was comforting, calming, helpful, and worked well with my doctor. 

Posted 12/31/2014

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Jossie Ramey Dominguez

Kristi Ramey is an excellent doula! I had her attend both of my births. Throughout my pregnancy she was very helpful and resourceful, lending me birthing books and teaching me relaxation techniques, to help get me the labor and delivery i wanted. When it was time to deliver she maintained calm and made the atmosphere very relaxing, she was able to show my husband where certain pressure points were and helped when he needed breaks. She help me stick to my birth plan and let everyone know i did not want to be bothered. She encouraged me to breathe through contractions and reminded me to relax. Both births were fairly easy and quick and i know it would have been way different without her. As for post partum care, she was there to help latching baby on. And then the weeks to come made sure nursing went smoothly and answered any questions i had and asked how i was healing and seemed to really care about me. I would have to say she makes you feel so powerful as a mother and that you are capable of having a baby.I highly recommend Kristi as a doula to all of my pregnant friends. 

Posted 11/16/2014

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Heather Lynn

Kristi was amazing! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her. She attended several dr appointments with me and helped me form a successful birth plan. She was kind and attentive with my many questions. During labor she was a lifesaver! She advocated for me when I couldn't talk on my own behalf which was so helpful! She was kind and soothing when needed during labor but also strongly supportive when I required an extra "nudge" to keep going. She implemented pain management techniques (I.e. Massage, deep pressure, birth ball, visualization). It was because of her support and techniques I was able to follow through with my intention of having a sucessful, natural birth. I feel that hiring Kristi was one of the best decisions I made and greatly contributed to my amazing and positive birth experience. Thank you Kristi!!! :)

Posted 11/7/2014

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