You have a baby registry, you have shopped for the perfect crib, researched the best car seat and studied up on what to expect. But have you truly prepared yourself for your baby’s birth?

If you haven’t hired a doula yet, here are a few things to consider:

Have you taken the time to work with someone who is experienced & knowledgable to help you plan out and set reasonable goals based on your individual needs and desires?

 Are you confident that you are physically, emotionally and psychologically prepared?

As your due date approaches, will you feel empowered; ready to embrace the challenge rather than fearing it?

 Are you certain that even as surprises arise in labor, you have someone to keep you focused and maintain your sacred space?

Will your husband or birth partner have the support & confidence they need to effectively support you?

Will you have someone to guide you and assist you through those first few days postpartum, getting you and your baby off to a great start?

Photograph by Sidney Kraemer.

Photograph by Sidney Kraemer.

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Hi, my name is Jennifer Woodhead. As your birth doula, I can help you to enthusiastically say “YES” to all these questions. It is my goal to provide you with the highest level of support so you can truly Embrace the Miracle of your baby’s birth.

 

Providing personalized doula support to families in North/Central Virginia,

including Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, Orange County,

Culpeper County, Loudon County, Fairfax County and Prince William County


Jennifer took the time to teach my husband and I different techniques for pain management during the pregnancy and for labor. She also answered all of our questions and gathered information to further explain things. She was absolutely fabulous!
— Amanda & Stephen
Jennifer was such a blessing to my family! Hiring her as my doula was one of the best decisions I have ever made. She was comforting, reassuring, and knowledgeable throughout the last weeks of my pregnancy, my birth, and postpartum. My labor was short and she made it as comfortable as possible, several suggestions she made I know made my labor shorter and more tolerable. She definitely has the experience and knowledge to help any woman have a great birth experience. In the end I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy with no complications. I will be forever grateful for Jennifer being there to guide and support me - she was fantastic!
— Carrie R., Stafford, VA

Testimonials


Surpassed my expectations! Will recommend to expecting friends.
— C.T.
It was all so easy & very simple, and a lot of that is thanks to you. I was so scared of how painful the contractions were going to be or how bad the needle in my spine was going to be. But once those times came and the contractions started happening, all the things you and I had gone over helped me get through it so painlessly. I didn’t have my mind focused on the contractions, I had my mind focused on breathing and that’s it, along with having my favorite essential oils and you massaging my back, hands and feet, that kept my mind right where it needed to be. I was able to do it so calmly on my own, which allowed Mami to get those amazing photos that will help me remember the whole experience. You really went above and beyond with all your hands-on help and information during our sessions and even now.
— Cecilia - first time mom
I hired Jennifer as my doula and it was the best choice I could have made. I am a first time mom and really wanted to have an all natural birth. Jennifer helped me achieve this goal and I could not have done it without her help. She met with me and my husband on multiple occasions prior to the birth to help prepare us for the big day. She was always available via text, email, or phone to answer any questions I had. During the actual birth, she kept me focused the entire time and I believe made my delivery easier with her hip opening tricks! If you’re looking for a doula who is competent, relaxed, and attentive, Jennifer is the right choice for you.
— Sara J., Fredericksburg, VA