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Victoria Wilson, doula, sitting with her books on birth smiling at the camera@2x

preparing and caring,

Support for birth.

Birth doulas serving Kentucky families birthing in & around Lexington, Richmond, Stanford, and London.

Have birth horror stories got you worried about getting this baby out? Do you wonder if it's possible to feel less pain in labor? Would you like to fall more in love with your partner?

All of this and more is possible by adding a birth doula to your support team.

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Build your birth team. Grow your family.

An increasing number of mothers choose to include doulas as part of their birthing team. It’s a smart move! Evidence says women who use doula support are “more likely to have spontaneous vaginal births and less likely to have any pain medication, epidurals, negative feelings about childbirth, vacuum or forceps-assisted births, and C-sections.”

Think of a doula as someone who is equal parts wedding planner, personal trainer, and soul sister for your birth.

In my experience, I have found that parents who are educated and informed are the most equipped to stand in their power and have a satisfying birth experience, regardless of the outcome.

Your Support Options

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  • 2 in-depth prenatal visits with you and your partner
  • Guidance identifying your birth philosophy, and review of your birth plan
  • Access to an extensive local and online resource list
  • The benefit of my network of providers, nurses, and other perinatal professionals
  • Access to ongoing community support, if desired
  • Continuous phone/email support from date of hire through birth and two weeks postpartum
  • Exclusively on-call for your birth from 37 weeks until delivery
  • Continuous physical support throughout your labor, through 1-2 hours postpartum
  • Immediate postpartum care and assistance breastfeeding, if desired
  • 1 postpartum visit with you, your partner, and new baby (!)
  • Assurance knowing you and your growing family are in expert, skilled, and caring hands!


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  • 1 detailed virtual prenatal visit with you and your partner
  • Your own copy of the Client Workbook I created for birth planning
  • Guidance identifying your birth philosophy, and review of your birth plan
  • Access to an extensive local and online resource list (for Central Kentucky clients)
  • Assistance locating quality perinatal professionals in your area (for non-Kentucky clients)
  • Access to ongoing community support, if desired!
  • Follow-up informational support via mail communication
  • Assurance knowing you and your growing family have taken proven steps to have a beautiful birth!


If you are deeply invested in the idea of hiring a doula but the cost is prohibitive, please contact for our sliding scale or alternate recommendations.


Victoria Wilson CD(DONA) / Birth Doula

Like you, I am a mother. And it was during the mothering of my first child I discovered how vital support is. During my first pregnancy, I drank the birth junkie Kool-Aid and haven’t looked back.

I am a DONA International certified birth doula and have been attending births since 2016. (You can read more about my experience, and hear what my past clients have to say, on

In our culture, birth is largely misunderstood and feared. As a doula and childbirth educator, my job is to demystify pregnancy and birth so that women might have a working knowledge of this beautiful process, and tools to navigate its ins and outs with confidence. My goal is for every client to be comfortable and empowered during their own birthing experiences.

My doula philosophy is:

"I believe the best doulas are students of human nature and intuitive to the needs of others. My goal as a doula is to ensure everyone on your birth team is supportive and united around your agenda and needs for birth. I am focused on your physical and emotional wellness, the physiologic needs of your labor, your dignity and respect. I find success in forging relationships between all members of the birth team in order to center care around my clients in a collaborative way. As a birth doula, I believe in my responsibility to give you the factual information I have acquired about birth and maternity care practices in our local context. I will speak with truth, honesty, and compassion as I strive to offer gracious and nuanced perspectives."

I am married to an incredibly supportive husband and mom to four (yes, FOUR!) delightful daughters. Professionally, I am interested in seeing maternity care options improve our community, and have been involved in the movement to license certified professional midwives and, recently, bring birth centers to Kentucky. I believe in the power of fostering relationships to positively impact the birth care team. My desire is to cultivate a thriving birth community in Central Kentucky. You can find me enjoying homemade lattes and attempting DIY projects in my Berea home.

To learn more about my path to becoming a doula, click here!

-victoria wilson, cd (dona)
DONA International Certified Birth Doula

Kind Words From Clients

nurse, doula, parents, and new born baby smiling together

Comfortable and Cared For.

With my first, I had a C-section (with no doula present) & I knew that I wanted to pursue a VBAC as soon as I got home for the next pregnancy. When I got pregnant again, I did a lot more research about birth & knew the benefits of having a doula present. I asked around and heard a lot of people recommend Victoria, and when I say I am SO grateful for her, I mean it.

She was phenomenal support for me & my husband during my prenatal period, the birth process, and postpartum. One of the many things she did for me that I will never get over was she had JUST been with a laboring client the whole day when I came in for my induction. But she still offered to be with me or said I could use a backup doula if I wanted. We agreed that since my induction just started, it would take a while before anything happened so she slept next to me on the couch while I rested, too. I was SO appreciative that she still provided me support when I knew she was tired. She never let the tiredness show.

With her help, I was able to get my VBAC. My husband even agreed that he LOVED having her there so he didn’t feel alone with all the pressure of support. I plan to use her for any more babies we may have. If you are considering a doula, SHE IS THE ONE!

-- Second Time Mom & VBAC!


My husband and I had a fantastic doula with our first daughter, so we knew that we wanted to hire one for our second. We crossed paths with Victoria pretty late in my pregnancy, but she was a tremendous help to us still. We had time for an interview, where we quickly learned we had much in common, and one prenatal visit before the baby came. During that time, she refreshed our memories about labor, birth, comfort measures, etc. She also answered any questions that I had and provided resources to help me to be equipped with the knowledge that I needed.

When I went into labor, Victoria promptly met us at the hospital. She helped provide comfort measures during contractions and encouraged me (and my husband) as I worked through each one. As contractions got more intense, she helped me to stay focused mentally so that I remained under control emotionally. This was extremely valuable to me, because I felt very out of control mentally, emotionally, and physically during the birth of my first daughter.

Victoria was a huge asset during the last part of pregnancy and the birth of my second daughter! I couldn't imagine what it would have been like if she weren't there! She helped me mentally, emotionally, and physically, and it helps that she has a genuine personality and made me feel comfortable and cared for. I would highly recommend her to anyone searching for a doula!

--Fourth Time Mom & 3x Repeat Client!

And she stayed with me long after delivery to make sure that I was never alone when my husband had to step out and communicate with family.

Victoria also checked in with us frequently after the birth to see how parenting was going, and she still checks on us to make sure we’re all thriving. Victoria truly cares about our family and our well being, and she has the compassion and skills to make our birth a positive, beautiful experience.

-- First Time Mom

Doula Victoria helping mother in hospital bed

Adding Victoria to our birth team was the best decision my husband and I made during this pregnancy. She supported not only me, but also my entire family with such compassion. She helped shape my labor into a healing experience by providing education, advocacy and empowerment. I am so thankful for her and the role she played.

--Second Time Mom

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Doula is a Greek word that means “a woman who serves.” Today, doulas are trained non-medical professionals offering continuous support to moms during  the entire childbirth experience. To learn more about the present role of doulas and the research behind why they are so effective, click here!

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