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Best Doulas in
Alexandria
2019

Why These Doulas?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored doulas on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best doulas in Alexandria, VA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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A Loving Embrace

Offering birth services in the Northern Virginia and DC metropolitan area, A Loving Embrace supports moms through pregnancy, birth, and more. With nearly ten years of experience as a doula, Tracy Osborne is a trusted resource for women who appreciate the loving care and support she provides. Pregnant women receive hours of prenatal education, and she works with partners, so they know the best way to give support during birth. This type of assistance will help a couple feel secure and able to adapt to the new family dynamic. Mothers are more confident and successful with breastfeeding and have fewer incidences of postpartum depression.

Fairfax, VA 22030 (571) 268-1508

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BB Birth Services

BB Birth Services is a Fairfax business that provides doula services, childbirth classes, and placenta encapsulation services. Doula services include two prenatal visits, phone consultation availability during the pregnancy and postpartum period, support during labor until two hours after birth, and a follow-up postpartum visit. BB Birth Services offers free consultations. Bridget Ballenger provides positioning, breathing, movement, relaxation, and counter-pressure advice along with hot and cold compresses, essential oils, and massage. Her doula and childbirth education accreditations are through the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth. Other doula certification is through ToLabor. She is also certified in Neonatal Resuscitation. Bridget is a member of the Improving Birth Network and the Northern Virginia Birth Matters Chapter. Payment plans are available.

Fairfax, VA 22032 (580) 618-2960

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Bon Fête Doula Services

Bon Fête Doula Services is a business that serves clients in Arlington, Loudoun, Fairfax, Reston, Alexandria, Herndon, and the DC Metro Area. The business specializes in first-time moms and high-risk pregnancies. Bon Fête Doula Services is experienced in VBACs, cesarean sections, natural, high-risk pregnancies, low-risk births, and loss support. Services the business offers are full labor support and labor only service. The full labor support package includes a free consultation, ongoing email, text, and phone support, a prenatal visit, labor support and postpartum breastfeeding support, and a postpartum visit. Chandler Sampson is a Certified Birth Doula who has training in Lamaze, Hypnobabies, and the Bradley Method.

Alexandria, VA 22301 (703) 975-3255

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District Doulas

District Doulas offers doula services to families in the District, Northern Virginia, and Maryland, that include unlimited phone and email contact, a three-hour childbirth workshop, and a two-hour prenatal visit. Clients receive phone support in early labor and births are attended at all local hospitals. The on-call doula attends during active labor and remains for at least 12 hours. After the birth, moms receive feeding support, postpartum support for two to three hours, and a postpartum home visit. Doulas Candice Jones and Michele Peterson are well trained and have attended over 500 births, giving them the experience and skills appreciated by moms and moms-to-be. District Doulas received recognition from Expertise.com as Best Doulas in Washington D.C.

Arlington, VA 22206 (202) 503-9522

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Doulas of Northern Virginia

Doulas of Northern Virginia, LLC is a full service doula agency that serves expecting mothers and families of the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas. The doula service was co-founded by owner, Kaylie Groenhout who established the business in May of 2016. The company offers labor doula support, postpartum doula support, and placenta encapsulation to their clients. Doulas of Northern Virginia provides various specialty services which include, but are not limited to, education in breastfeeding, cloth diapering, scheduled parenting, sibling transitions, and bottle feeding. The doulas (certified by ProDoula) are also in support of all types of birth options including non-medical home-based births, epidural births, cesarean births, hypnobirthing, and other diverse types of deliveries.

Aldie, VA 20105 (571) 318-9228

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Momease

Momease provides classes childbirth, infant care, breastfeeding, as well as doula services in the Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia areas. Clients may interview labor doulas and choose a primary and backup doula. A prenatal visit is scheduled to discuss a birth plan, and video conferencing takes place throughout the rest of the client’s pregnancy. Clients receive phone and text support during early labor. The doula will meet parents either at their home or the hospital and remain throughout labor and the following two hours. Complimentary classes for comfort and relaxation techniques and advanced breastfeeding basics provide information and the support new parents need to be confident with their new baby.

Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 739-2832

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Northern Virginia Midwifery

People seeking expert midwifery and doula care can contact Northern Virginia Midwifery. Tammi McKinley owns and operates the company and works as a fully licensed midwife for the state of Virginia. She has many years of experience working as a midwife and training other women to work in the field. She has authored numerous articles and continues to educate herself to give her clients the highest-quality care available. Customers can request services like aid during home births, water births, and education about how to care for a mother and baby during pregnancy and after delivery. Clients can also hire a birth doula and have several prenatal meetings and postpartum help. Northern Virginia Midwifery is based in Arlington and helps people in the surrounding community.

Arlington, VA 22205 (571) 318-6136

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Oasis Family Services

Susannah Kolstad provides doula services, through Oasis Family Services, to couples in Northern Virginia and the DC metropolitan area. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester, her postpartum doula certification from DONA International, and she is certified in pediatric CPR and the Rebozo technique. As a postpartum doula, Susannah’s services include 12 weeks of support for new parents after their baby is born, guiding them through all the new experiences that come with a new baby. A typical daytime visit is around three hours and night services go from eight to 12 hours. Susannah gives new parents the advantage of being able to ease into their new lifestyle.

Alexandria, VA 22302 (202) 236-2363

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