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It can be intimidating having a birth in the hospital for the first time. 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.

Serving Kentucky families in and around
Lexington, Richmond, Stanford, and London.

Hiring Victoria as our doula and our birthing class instructor (through Evidence  Based Birth) was the best decision of our pregnancy. My husband and I learned so much from Victoria about comfort measures, informed consent, advocacy, and just the nutty gritty of making labor and delivery decisions based on the best evidence. 

Victoria was with me at every step of the way, including the most  difficult parts of the labor. I had my own personal cheerleader, advocate, and masseuse all wrapped up in one. She got along so well with the nurses and midwife that she truly brightened everyone’s day and created a calm sense of comraderie in the birthing room, 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

 

In my practice, I take 1-2 clients per month, during set months out of the year. Keeping my client load small allows for more personalized care, decreases my chance of having two clients in labor at once and gives you a more rested and alert doula on the day of!

I have a maximum of 10 openings between April - August 2020.

An additional reason for this set client load is so that I am able to maintain my day job with excellence. I am the Operations Director at Evidence Based Birth® and work closely with the internationally respected Dr. Rebecca Dekker. You can imagine how thrilling it is to be inspired by all that I see and learn about pregnancy & birth!

When you book me as your doula, know that you're a true V.I.P!

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 out come. It is for that reason that each of my doula support packages includes an education component - with me as your educator!

Complete Birth Doula Services $1200

The COMPLETE BIRTH DOULA SERVICE PACKAGE means you’ll get:

  • Enrollment in the 6 week Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class (whether in a group or private sessions, your choice!)
  • 2 prenatal visits with you and your partner
  • Assistance with writing your birth plan
  • Access to an extensive local and online resource list
  • Continuous phone/email support from date of hire through birth and two weeks postpartum
  • Continuous 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!

Compact Birth Doula Services $900

The COMPACT BIRTH DOULA SERVICE PACKAGE means you’ll get:

  • Private 3 hour Evidence Based Birth® Savvy Birth for Parents workshop
  • 1 prenatal visit with you and your partner
  • Assistance with writing your birth plan
  • Access to an extensive local and online resource list
  • Continuous phone/email support from date of hire through birth and two weeks postpartum
  • Continuous 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!

If you are deeply invested in the idea of hiring me as your doula but cost is prohibitive, please contact me for alternate options or reccomendations.

 

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!

--Second Time Mom & 3x Repeat Client!