I am a DONA International Certified Doula and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator living in Berwick, Pennsylvania.
I travel to North east and Central PA. Williamsport, Lewisburg, Selinsgrove, Danville, Bloomsburg, Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Wyoming Valley, and in between to work with and support families.
The word Doula is Greek meaning 'a woman who serves' . As a doula and childbirth educator I serve women and their partners by providing education and support during pregnancy, labor, birth, and beyond!
I have been a DONA International Certified Doula since 2002 and follow their Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. I have worked with over 200 families during medicated births, non medicated births, cesarean births, and VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). I have been to all of the hospitals in the area and have a good relationship with the doctors, midwives and nurses. My role is non medical. I help you and your partner prepare for labor, birth, and beyond. I am your interpreter in the foreign land of the hospital.
My role as a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator is to provide you with evidence based information and work together explorng options. My class follows Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices and helps you prepare for a safe and healthy birth. It's not your moms Lamaze and is much more then breathing!
Virginia S. Rivenbark