Testimonial for Heidi Blanton-Pohl, CPD & Birth Photographer

It was a great blessing to have Heidi as part of my birth team for my second pregnancy. After having delivered my first via an unplanned cesarean, I wanted to hire a doula to optimize my chances for a VBAC. Heidi was one of six doulas my husband and I interviewed, and it was immediately obvious we would choose her. She was easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and willing to support her clients in their choices. She was also clearly passionate about the work she does.

After we signed our contract, Heidi made herself incredibly available to us, always answering emails and responding to text messages quickly. I checked in with her regularly throughout my pregnancy and she was the first call I made after my husband when I found out our baby had turned breech at 36 weeks. Heidi met with us at our home to talk about the external version I was scheduled for the following week and worked with her back ups to ensure she could be at the hospital with us for the procedure. It was a great preview of what having her at our birth would be like--she helped my husband support me in the ways I needed and came prepared with snacks and wipes and lavender spray (and more!) in her bag. After a successful version, she checked in on me regularly until I finally went into labor at 41 weeks and then was the glue that made my birth team an all-star team: she effortlessly managed to be hands on, take photos, help my husband support me, and communicate with my care team all throughout. She and my husband were there to hold my hand, apply counterpressure, and remind me that I could do it (and that I was doing it!) through the whole labor and delivery. She then remained an important support in the weeks after birth, as I healed physically and adjusted mentally and emotionally to becoming a mom of two. And she delivered wonderful photos that documented the whole birth experience.

I couldn't recommend Heidi more highly--she is an amazing doula and person to have in your corner!

-Meredith Sisson

June 30, 2021

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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Updated 5/22/2024

Birth Fee: $1500 to $1800

Postpartum Rate: $30

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