Exciting things are happening here! We have great plans for serving Hampton Roads. Liz Pelletier, Anna Nimmo, and Amelia Avila are combining their collective knowledge and experience to provide a wide array of services for expectant families. Please check back soon, as the website is currently under construction. Thanks!
Liz is a wife and homeschool mom of 2 incredible kids. She married her husband, Daniel in 2012 and moved from her hometown of Fredericksburg, VA to Hampton Roads. She and her family are very active in their church community and love to serve in various ministries as well as with the local crisis pregnancy centers.
Liz decided to become a doula after the birth of her second child, a doula assisted birth. Her second birth was healing and left her with a calling to doula work. She wanted to help mothers and their families feel confident in their births, regardless of the outcome. She was trained in 2014 by an organization called ProDoula. She has since been trained by DONA International and is currently working on certifications through Madriella. Liz continues to further her education through countless in person trainings, online courses and books. Liz offers Birth Doula services as well as Childbirth Education, belly casting, baby hand/foot molds and Placenta Encapsulation.
Anna is a military spouse and mom to two incredible boys. She is trained by Childbirth International as a birth and postpartum doula. Anna believes that every birth, no matter what, should be supported. She loves supporting women from cesarean sections births to unmedicated birth center births. You deserve to have Anna standing by your side. Anna serves all seven cities of Hampton Roads: New Port News, Hampton, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. She currently offers birth and postpartum doula care, with many different packages to accommodate you, from the very pampered/hands on-to the postpartum visit here or there.
Amelia Avila is an experienced mother to eight beautiful breastfed people. Her husband is fond of saying, “We have eight children. They are all boys except for seven of them!” They also currently have seven grandchildren. Though she has worked hard maintaining her certifications, she draws upon her many years of experience as a mother more frequently than any book learning she has done. She and her husband have resided in the Hampton Roads area since 1998.
After attending friends’ births as a young adult, Amelia was truly inspired 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 dream and has brought her much satisfaction and joy.
As the wife of a 30 year US Navy Submarine Veteran, Amelia has experienced first hand the many challenges that come with deployment or changing duty stations during pregnancy and birth. She understands and appreciates the many sacrifices that military families make, and it is her joy to give back to the military community she loves by offering a 10 percent discount on her doula services, as well as special discounted rates for women whose spouses/partners are deployed.
Amelia is currently certified as a birth doula through Doulas of North America (DONA) and Mercy in Action, as a childbirth educator through CAPPA, and is Rebozo certified in the Gena Kirby Method. Amelia is passionate about helping women have a positive breastfeeding experience, and has taken over eighty hours of breastfeeding education courses, as well as many other continuing education courses to maintain her certifications in good standing. Amelia has served the Hampton Roads area since 2006.
Most birth doulas in the Hampton roads area are solo practices. Some charge additional fees after 12/18/24 hours of face to face labor support and some may call in a back up doula in order to rest. 757 Doulas work together using a unique shift schedule to provide the best support for our clients. Prior to birth, the three of us meet with the client in her home for a prenatal visit where we get to know her and her family better and get a better understanding of her expectations for her birth. When she goes into labor, 2 doulas will be on call for her and will work in 12 hour shifts. This guarantees a well rested doula who can support her and takes the possibility of a backup doula whom the birthing mother has never met before out of the equation. If two clients go into labor at once, your doula will simply stay with you rather than switch shifts.
-Birth Doula services- $750
-This includes 1-2 prenatal visits
-Unlimited over the phone support
-Unlimited face to face support during your birth 1 postpartum visit
Thanks for visiting our website. As you can see, it’s due to birth soon. We are working as hard as we can and as fast as we can to get our website finished. Liz, Anna, and Amelia have decided to collaborate together to better serve our clients. Collectively, we have lots of great skills and …
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