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Doulas Chester VA

Doulas are provide non-medical support to women during labor, childbirth and the postpartum period. Read on to find local doulas in Chester and gain access to pregnancy massage, pregnancy emotional encouragement, childbirth education, breastfeeding supports, newborn care assistance, housekeeping, as well as advice and content on infant soothing skills.

Clear Sight Ultrasound
(804) 601-2500
9550 Midlothian Tpke Ste 102
Richmond, VA
Industry
Doula

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Kim L. Mosny, CPM ~ Home Birth Midwifery Service
(804) 651-0608
13541 East Boundary Road, Suite 101
Midlothian, VA
Payment
Accepted Payment Methods: Self Payment, Private Health Insurance
Payment Assistance: Yes, Please Call, Payment Arrangements, Early-Pay Discounts
Average Fee: 3500
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: CPM (Certified Professional Midwife), LM (Licensed Midwife)
Memberships: American Pregnancy Association, Commonwealth Midwives Alliance (CMA), Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), National Association of Certified Professional Midwives, North American Registry of Midwives
Services Offered
Childbirth Classes, Family Planning, General Wellness, Holistic Pediatrics, Home Birth, Homeopathy, Hospital-Supported Births, Lactation Consulting, Massage, Midwifery Services, Placenta Encapsulation, Postpartum Care, Pre-Conception Care, Prenatal Care, Water Birth, Well-Woman Care

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Preparent
(804) 423-7737
13813 Village Mill Dr
Midlothian, VA
Industry
Doula

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Childrens Home Society of Virginia
(800) 247-2888
4200 Fitzhugh Ave
Richmond, VA
Industry
Doula

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Crisis Pregnancy Center of Metro Richmond
(804) 673-2020
1510 Willow Lawn Dr
Richmond, VA
Industry
Doula

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Commonwealth Catholic Charities
(804) 272-2235
203 Twinridge Ln
Richmond, VA
Industry
Doula

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Kim L Mosny, CPM, LM
(804) 651-0608
Home Birth Midwifery Service, 13541 East Boundary Road, Suite 101
Midlothian, VA
Payment
Accepted Payment Methods: Self Payment, Private Health Insurance
Payment Assistance: Yes, Please Call, Payment Arrangements, Early-Pay Discounts, PalPay
Average Fee: 3500
Practice Groups
Home Birth Midwifery Service
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: CPM (Certified Professional Midwife), LM (Licensed Midwife)
Memberships: American Pregnancy Association, Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS), Commonwealth Midwives Alliance (CMA), Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), National Association of Certified Professional Midwives, North American Registry of Midwives
Services Offered
Childbirth Classes, Family Planning, General Wellness, Holistic Pediatrics, Home Birth, Homeopathy, Hospital-Supported Births, Lactation Consulting, Massage, Midwifery Services, Placenta Encapsulation, Postpartum Care, Pre-Conception Care, Prenatal Care, Water Birth, Well-Woman Care

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Gina E Kochany, CH, HBCE, Doula
(804) 513-1969
5206 Markel Road
Richmond, VA
Practice Groups
Virginia HypnoBirthing and Doula service/New Way New Day, LLC
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: CCE (Certified Childbirth Educator), HBCE (HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator), Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Certified HypnoBirthing Fertility Specialist, Professional Doula, Certified HypnoFertility Specialist
Memberships: HypnoBirthing Institute-Mongan Method, National Guild of Hypnotist

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Counseling Center At Cat Holic Charities
(804) 285-5900
1512 Willow Lawn Dr
Richmond, VA
Industry
Doula, Mental Health Professional

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Planned Parenthood
(540) 562-3457
2207 Peters Creek Rd NW
Roanoke, VA
Industry
Doula

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The Difference Between A Midwife And A Doula

The Difference Between A Midwife And A Doula

When it comes to choosing a midwife or doula for your baby's birth, it can get a little confusing. Are a midwife and doula the same thing? Can a doula deliver your baby? Will a midwife administer drugs for pain management?

A midwife can deliver your baby, but she also provides you with emotional support during the delivery. She will help keep you calm and comfortable while you're in labor. However, her role is more clinical than emotional, so she will continuously take your vital signs and make sure that you are dilating normally for delivery. If at any time she feels that you need additional care, she will call a backup doctor and you will go to the hospital to deliver.

If all goes normally, she will delivery your baby and monitor his or her health immediately following birth. Sometimes, women find that a midwife may be very focused on catching the baby as it is born, and may not be able to devote as much emotional care to the mother. Every delivery is different, and some women feel that a midwife was able to give them more attention than they would have received from a physician.

A midwife can't give you pain management drugs, although he or she may have herbal remedies that might be effective against pain. A nursing midwife has a degree in nursing and training in midwifery, while a traditional midwife has received her training in midwifery, but does not have a degree in nursing.

A doula, on the other hand, is focused solely on your emotional and physical comfort during the delivery. A doula can't deliver your baby, so he or she is used in a hospital, birthing center or home birth with a physician or midwife. The doula does not assess the woman's health, or decide when she should go to the hospital or call the midwife. A doula will guide you through breathing techniques to help you relax, as well as make you comfortable with...

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