About Us

Doulas Collaborating Together

The Virginia Peninsula Doulas is a group of independent, self-employed doulas collaborating together with the goal of supporting one another, organizing community events, and creating this resource. This list includes birth and postpartum doulas that serve clients on the Peninsula and the greater Hampton Roads area, and acts as a resource for pregnant women, healthcare providers, etc. If you are searching for a doula, click the link below and someone will get in touch with you. 

Meet Our Members

Birth Doulas

A birth doula provides non-judgmental, physical, informational, emotional, and sometimes spiritual support, guiding you in your birth journey, before, during, and after your pregnancy. A doula is not a medical provider.

Postpartum Doulas

A postpartum doula provides support following the birth of your baby. They come to your home, help with light housework, are knowledgable about breastfeeding and many other postpartum issues, guiding you on your adjustment into parenthood.

New Doulas

Become a Member

If you are a doula or doula in training interested in joining, we would love to have you. You must be certified or working on doula certification in order to be added to our Facebook Group. There are many great organizations to help you do that. Please contact us for more information.

Resources

Other Birth Professionals

(This section is under construction and will be working soon)

 

Midwives

Chiropractors

Placenta Encapsulation

Prenatal Yoga

Childbirth Classes

Lactation Support

Birth Photography

Other Resources

Doula Wisdom

Latest Articles

Love on Top: Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week

Love on Top: Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week

Many women may ask, "Why do we need a Black Breastfeeding Week? Isn't it enough to be celebrating Breastfeeding Month in August?" The simple answer is, no. It is not enough. Women of Color face unique challenges and hardships when it comes to breastfeeding. The...

Birth Plan 101

Birth Plan 101

K.I.S.S.The K.I.S.S. method is always the way to go when formulating your birth plan. Keeping things clear and simple helps your providers work with you in the delivery room. Complicated or convoluted birth plans generally end up in the trash bin. Nurses, doctors, and...

Preparing for Postpartum: Not Your Typical Baby Registry

Preparing for Postpartum: Not Your Typical Baby Registry

We all know the scene; a room full of women - some young, some old - gathered in celebration over the new life that is growing in the mother-to-be's bulging belly. There are normally soft pastel decorations, and cake, and lots of talk of babies and labor and...

Positive Birth

Quotes and Affirmations

“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”

~ Dr. John H. Kennell

“Remember this, for it is as true as true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic.” ~ Ina May Gaskin

“There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” ~ Laura Stavoe Harm

“The power and intensity of your contractions cannot be stronger than you, because it is you.” ~ Unknown

”The wisdom and compassion a woman can intuitively experience in childbirth can make her a source of healing and understanding for other women.” ~ Steven Gaskin

“The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.”

Bob Parsons

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