I am a DONA International Certified Doula, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, and Certified Lactation Counselor
I travel to Williamsport, Lewisburg, Selinsgrove, Danville, Bloomsburg, Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Wyoming Valley, Sunbury, Honesdale, Clark Summit, 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! One does not replace the other, but work hand in hand. The class builds on Lamaze's Healthy Birth Practices and helps you prepare for your labor and birth. You will learn many ways of coping with labor, including medical and non medical options. Your partner will learn how to best support you.
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! I look forward to talking to you! Virginia
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