Testimonial for Heidi Blanton-Pohl, CPD & Birth Photographer

We were on the fence about getting a doula for the birth of our first baby. I wasn't sure it was going to be helpful and I also felt like there was a bit of a stigma in the doula community in regards to hospital births/epidurals/etc. We picked Heidi because we really felt like she would support whatever kind of birth I wanted to have and didn't have her own agenda. 

In the end, I decided to have an unmedicated hospital birth with the midwifes at VCU. Heida was an invaluable resource. She helped in so many ways, but I actually found that the support while I was pregnant and postpartum was particularly invaluable (and was something I hadn't even considered when deciding if we wanted to work with a doula). She made me feel confident and assured me that there wasn't one right way to prepare for birth. She checked in regularly after the baby was born and helped me feel more grounded during the first couple of weeks. 

I underestimated how panicked and unsure I was going to feel in early labor. If we had gone by the contraction timer app we were using, we would have headed to the hospital at least 8 hours earlier than we did. Instead, Heidi encouraged us to labor at home for as long as possible. I was only in labor at the hospital for 6 hours! 

I really loved how well she worked with my husband as well. I was worried he might get pushed to the back seat, but that wasn't the case at all. 

I could not have asked for a better experience and I am so grateful for Heidi's support!

-Becca and Brock

November 22, 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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Birth Fee: $1500 to $1800

Postpartum Rate: $30

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