Welcome to Flourish Birth Services!

 

As you embark on life‘s biggest adventure of pregnancy and the birth of your baby, Flourish Birth Services is committed to guiding you every step of the way. We offer services to create a positive birth experience including birth & postpartum doula services, childbirth education classes, placenta encapsulation, belly casting, and professional birth photography. We are a community of passionate and experienced birth professionals serving throughout the Shenandoah Valley including Winchester, Harrisonburg, Front Royal, Warrenton, Culpeper, and Northern Virginia. We believe every woman has the right to an empowering and fully supported birth. Whether you choose to birth in a hospital, birth center or at home, we want to help you have your best birth possible, your way.

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A doula is defined by DONA International as a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to a mother before during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. 

Why should you hire a doula?

There are many reasons to hire a doula, but the short answer is that having an experienced professional doula will help you have a better birth experience. Statistically, research consistently shows these are some of the benefits of having a doula by your side during your pregnancy and birth:

  • Shorter labor

  • Decreased c-section rate

  • Increased satisfaction with birthing experience 

  • Decreased intervention use (including forceps and vacuum  extraction)

  • Decreased use of pain medication

  • Increased feeling of well-being during and after labor

  • Fewer stress and anxiety hormones released

  • Higher breastfeeding success rates

  • Increased likelihood of spontaneous vaginal birth

  • Higher newborn APGAR scores

  • Decreased likelihood of delivering a baby with low birth weight

  • Decreased likelihood of having an episiotomy

  • Decreased likelihood of experiencing birth complications for both mother and baby

  • Improved mother/infant interaction 

Resources: National Institute of Health, American Academy of Pediatrics, Evidenced-Based Birth

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If you are pregnant and looking for a doula, we hope you will reach out today to schedule a FREE consultation!
We support families planning a home birth, birth center or hospital birth in Shenandoah, Warren, Frederick, Rockingham, Fauquier and surrounding Virginia counties.

"A doula is like a trail guide,

familiar with the path,

she keeps you hiking through the hard parts, knowing the view at the end is incredible."

                               -Courtney Baca