How to Choose a Doula for Your VBAC

How to Choose a Doula for Your VBAC

Research has shown doula support to be a significant factor in reducing the risk of Cesarean birth. Hiring a doula for your VBAC can be overwhelming, especially if there are many doulas available to you like there are here in NOVA and the Metro DC area. Here’s how to...
How to Find a VBAC-Friendly Doctor

How to Find a VBAC-Friendly Doctor

Choosing a VBAC-friendly doctor or midwife is the best way to increase your chances of having a successful vaginal birth after Cesarean. If your previous maternity care provider is not encouraging about your plans to experience a vaginal birth, seek alternate care or...
12 Reasons to Hire a Certified VBAC Doula

12 Reasons to Hire a Certified VBAC Doula

When planning to have a vaginal birth after a Cesarean (VBAC), support is vital. You don’t have to hire professional support, but choosing to have a VBAC Certified Doula attend your birth could significantly increase your chances of having a successful VBAC. Doulas...
VBAC Facts for Planning Your Birth

VBAC Facts for Planning Your Birth

More than a third of all babies born in Northern Virginia and Metro DC (35-40% depending on the hospital) are delivered surgically. Every C-section leaves parents with a decision to make if they become pregnant again: repeat Cesarean section or vaginal birth after...
8 Reasons You Will Love Virtual Doula Support

8 Reasons You Will Love Virtual Doula Support

The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty for birthing families in Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, and around the world. Everyone is doing their part to reduce the risk of becoming sick with COVID-19 and potentially spreading this novel coronavirus. Many birth...
Managing Stress During Pregnancy: COVID-19

Managing Stress During Pregnancy: COVID-19

I know you’re scared and frustrated. I am, too. We’ve never seen anything like the COVID-19 pandemic in our lifetime. Being pregnant during difficult times enhances your fears. You’re worried about your health and your baby’s health. You’re fearful for loved...
Why Parents Hire Birth Doulas

Why Parents Hire Birth Doulas

Birth doulas are trained professionals, providing Washington, DC and Northern Virginia parents with non-medical support throughout pregnancy and birth. A birth doula is the perfect addition to your birth team, working alongside your midwife or obstetrician to ensure...