Amelia is the owner of Birth Madre Doula Service, and has been serving the Hampton Roads area since 2006. She is DONA and Mercy in Action certified as a birth doula, CAPPA certified as a childbirth educator, and has received a certificate from the Breastfeeding Consortium via the the Virginia Health Institute, as well as several other courses concentrating on lactation.
Half Spaniard, Amelia is also fluent in Spanish. She and her husband have eight beautiful breastfed people, all boys except for seven of them, and currently have six grandchildren, with a seventh due soon. 🙂
Amelia grew up as a military brat, and is wife to a thirty year military veteran, so she understands the demands and unusual circumstances of military life. As a way to say “thank you” to military and veteran families, she offers them a 10% discount.
After attending friends’ births as a young adult, she was truly amazed and filled with wonder. It became her desire to study midwifery or be involved in the birth field in some capacity. It was at her first granddaughter’s birth in 2005 that she realized how much she enjoyed providing labor and birth support. Becoming a doula has been a realization of this lifelong dream and has brought her much satisfaction and joy.
Additionally, Amelia has a special place in her heart for teen or single moms who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy, and provide free or discounted services (based on financial need) for them. Though crisis pregnancy can be difficult, She firmly believes that with adequate support, it can also become one of the most positive experiences in life. She provides non-judgmental support before, during, and after birth, along with resources for moms who find themselves alone and expecting.
Amelia would be privileged and honored to serve as your doula and help you have a safe and happy birth experience. Get in touch with her today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.
Phone: (757) 912-0344 (This is a Google Voice number, so you will have to state your name)
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