Preparing For Birth and Beyond  - Providing services to families in Central and North East PA

I am a DONA International Certified Doula and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator 

 I travel to Williamsport, Lewisburg, Selinsgrove, Danville, Bloomsburg, Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Wyoming Valley, Honesdale and in between to work with and support families.  
Not sure if you live within my service area?  Contact me!
       
 Doula is Greek meaning 'a woman who serves'. As a doula I serve women and their partners by providing support during pregnancy, labor, birth, and beyond!  I arrive when you need me and stay until several hours after baby is born.  Doctors, midwives and nurses come and go.  I am the consistent presence that helps you feel comfortable and safe, but also recognizes and supports your privacy and bonding as a new family. 

                        I am your interpreter in the foreign land of the hospital!

Taking my Lamaze childbirth classes are a great match up with my doula services!  The class builds on Lamaze's Healthy Birth Practices and helps you prepare for a safe and healthy labor and birth. 
I am one of the few childbirth classes in the area that are not taught and sponsored by a hospital so I am not restricted to only talking about what the hospital allows or prefers.  Lamaze focuses on what evidence based research tells us. The class series is one evening a week over 6 weeks which helps with your retention and understanding of information. Classes are small so participants feel comfortable and safe asking questions. It's not your moms Lamaze and is much more then breathing!
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Please see links above to learn more about me, my services, and clients thoughts. Visit doulamatch.net for availability calendar and more reviews. Virginia


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Virginia S. Rivenbark
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