Testimonial for Heidi Blanton-Pohl, CPD & Birth Photographer

We met Heidi at a doula speed dating event. After talking with her for a couple minutes I knew immediately she was the right fit. She is warm, kind, calm, and funny. Most importantly, both my partner and I immediately felt at ease with her. My labor was long (36 hours!). Heidi was there for us from the moment we called her in the middle of the night through the entire labor and delivery. I could list out the million things she did for me in those 36 hours, but I don't have space. What's important is she  intuitively knew exactly what I needed at any given moment. She knew when to encourage me to change position or eat/drink despite discomfort and when to let me rest. She knew how to help my nausea, when to coach my husband and when to give him a break, and how to work in harmony with the nurses/midwives while remaining "on my side." My midwife even commented to me that she wishes Heidi could be at all of her births, as she was suggesting positions and strategies even before the midwives had a chance! My labor was long and eventually I had an unplanned epidural then an unplanned c-section due to circumstances beyond anyone's control. I can say it is one of the most difficult things I've done but Heidi knew what to say when and also when to just be with me quietly as I made decisions about my care. Her support ensured a difficult experience was something I look back on with happiness and pride rather than fear and trauma. Through all of this Heidi also managed somehow to get a ton of beautiful photos that I was super thankful for because they allowed me to look back and reclaim my birth story. Her postnatal support was also essential. She helped me talk through and process the birth, helped me access supports I needed for breastfeeding and PPD, and provided us with excellent overnight care so we could catch up on sleep and feel confident about going back to work. 

-Liz P

January 06, 2020

a photo from Heidi Blanton-Pohl, CPD & Birth Photographer

Heidi Blanton-Pohl, CPD & Birth Photographer

Heart of Virginia Birth Services, MyBirth RVA LLC

Birth Fee: $1500 to $1800

Postpartum Rate: $30

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Birth Fee: $1500 to $1800

Postpartum Rate: $30

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