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Doulas of Northern Virginia | Providing The Best Support You Need

Having a doula on your side during pregnancy and birth can be a big help to you. Whether you already have a support person or not, a doula can bring so much knowledge to the table. That’s where Doulas of Northern Virginia can come into play.

 

Doulas of Northern Virginia

Servicing the Northern Virginia and DC areas, Doulas of Northern Virginia has over 15 doulas that provide an array of services. Among these services you will find pregnancy and birth doulas, postpartum doulas, newborn care specialists, overnight care specialists, placenta encapsulators, lactation support, a licensed massage therapist, a yoga teacher, and a birth photographer. Visit their website to read more about the individuals that work at Doulas of Northern Virginia.

 

Classes

In addition to all of the above, you can also find some classes at Doulas of Northern Virginia. You’ll be able to choose from Birthing From Within or a two day comprehensive childbirth prep course or even do both if you want more value during pregnancy.

Birthing From Within includes:

  • mindfulness pain coping technique
  • an informational module on pregnancy and birth
  • a multi-sensory activity to integrate and embody the lessons
  • a ceremonial closing

Two Day Comprehensive CBE includes lessons about:

  • diminishing fears about pregnancy, labor, birth, and early parenting
  • natural physiological process of labor and birth
  • tools to enable birth partners to provide comfort and support while staying calm but having an active role during birth
  • ways to navigate through unexpected turns of events
  • feeding
  • postpartum care
  • newborn care

 

Pregnancy and Birth Doulas

When you work with a pregnancy and birth doula at Doulas of Northern Virginia, you’ll receive:

  • 24/7 on-call labor and birth support
  • unlimited phone and email support
  • guidance and information on building a birth plan
  • collaborative and supportive care with your medical team of choice
  • in-person prenatal visit
  • continuous labor and/or birth support and up to 2 hours after birth
  • immediate postpartum support and assistance with your baby’s first feed
  • in-home postpartum visit within the first 10 days after birth

 

Postpartum Doula

Life can get a little hectic after your baby arrives, so a postpartum doula can be a great option for additional support. Whether you need light housekeeping done, a load of laundry washed, or maybe even a nap or hot shower, you can call on your postpartum doula. You’ll also have access to breastfeeding support and hands-on newborn care education, which can be a huge help to new mothers. There is so much that a postpartum doula can do to help you transition to your new life with your baby at home.

 

Placenta Encapsulation

With the rising popularity of women consuming their own placenta after birth, Doulas of Northern Virginia also provides placenta encapsulation to clients. You will receive a transportation kit to pack in your birth bag in order to safely save and provide the placenta to be encapsulated, making it an easy process for you. Because the placenta is full of vitamins and minerals as well as estrogen and progesterone, Doulas of Northern Virginia lists the potential benefits of consuming your placenta to include:

  • decreased risk or severity of postpartum depression
  • assistance in milk production
  • an increase in essential nutrients
  • balancing of postpartum hormones
  • an increase in energy and stamina as you recover
  • quicker overall healing from birth

 

With the amount of support services provided by Doulas of Northern Virginia, it’s a great place to check out if you’re interested in pursuing any of these options. Check out their website to read more information and to get in touch.

 

Doulas of Northern Virginia

 

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