Ruth is a source of wisdom for the birth community and the family she serves. She goes out of her way to advocate for doulas in Richmond and to mentor new doulas. In the following interview, you’ll get to learn more about this nurturing and knowledgeable woman.Read More
"Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are." -Brené Brown
Business Name: Encourage Doula Services
Services: Postpartum Doula (DONA)
Years in practice: 3
Families Served: 20+
When meeting April for the first time, I noticed her positive energy. She came to my Centering Pregnancy group to introduce us to the idea of postpartum doulas when I was pregnant with my second son, and I remember thinking how lovely it would be to have her in my home. She is a source of sunlight in a room and a lovely person to spend time with. I can imagine her bringing a sense of quiet joy to a family's postpartum period. In the following interview, you’ll get to learn more about this knowledgeable, competent and kind woman.
She is the fifth doula featured for Who is Richmond Doulas. If you want more info on what the series is about, click here.Read More
When meeting McRae, you’d notice her laugh and the way she puts people at ease. She is extremely knowledgeable yet presents her wisdom in a very easy going way. In the following interview, you’ll get to learn more about this nurturing woman. In addition to working tirelessly with her postpartum clients, she advocates for postpartum doulas in Richmond and mentors those who are new to the field with enthusiasm and generous wisdom. I'd highly recommend chatting with her early on in your pregnancy to see if she has availability in her calendar for postpartum support.Read More
Who will be with you on the day that your baby is born? Who will be part of your village in those first tender days and weeks postpartum? These are the questions that Richmond Doulas want to help you answer. You know the saying: it takes a village. It certainly takes a small community to build a supportive group of people to help mother a mother and navigate through the newborn period.
I’m so pleased to be kicking off what will be a wonderful series of weekly topics for both birth workers and families. As the blog progresses there will be birth stories, opinion pieces, event highlights, and many other topics of interest. Stay tuned so you don’t miss anything!Read More