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.


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


Surpassed my expectations! Will recommend to expecting friends.
— C.T.
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
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