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Doulas Lynchburg VA

Doulas are provide non-medical support to women during labor, childbirth and the postpartum period. Read on to find local doulas in Lynchburg 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.

Exceptional Beginnings Doula and Childbirth Education Services
(856) 261-0366
AMANDA RAMIREZ, TRAINED DOULA (DONA)
Lynchburg, VA
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J & J Pressure Washing
(434) 384-4641
190 Irvington Springs Rd
Lynchburg, VA
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Support the Mama~Professional Doula Services
(804) 908-3271
9210 Emmett Rd
Glen Allen, VA
Payment
Accepted Payment Methods: Self Payment
Payment Assistance: Yes, Please Call, Payment Arrangements, Through Paypal, Over the Phone, Or I can Swipe In Person, Sliding Scale, PayPal, Teen, single, and low-income moms
Average Fee: $450-$600
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: CD (Certified Doula)
Memberships: toLabor
Services Offered
Childbirth Classes, Home Birth, Hospital-Supported Births, Overnight Stay, Postpartum Care, Prenatal Care

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

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No Va Lactation
(703) 352-4930
10721 Main St Ste 2300
Fairfax, VA
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Doula

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Liberty Godparent Home
(434) 845-3466
124 Liberty Mountain Dr
Lynchburg, VA
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Doula

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MINISTERIOS EL SHADDAI
(703) 565-4014
8533 Phoenix Drive
Manassas, VA
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Doula

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Charlottesville Medical Center For Women
(434) 973-4888
2321 Commonwealth Dr
Charlottesville, VA
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Doula

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

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Franklin County Perinatal Education Center
(540) 489-1800
335 S Main St
Rocky Mount, VA
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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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