Gennifer always wanted to be a doula, even before she know this career existed. She a passion and drive for instilling strength in women, and spent her early working years as a CNA and supporting families. With six children of her own, Gennifer brings her expansive experience and welcoming presence to a woman in labor. Through her trainings and study, she found she also has a passion for sharing her knowledge of the benefits of Placenta Encapsulation, and is thrilled to be the only ProDoula Postpartum Placenta Specialist and Certified Labor Doula in the area. Get to know Gennifer better at her interview with The Virginia Baby Co.
For over 30 years Beverley has worked with families in the very early postpartum days. She grew up in England, and came to NYC on her first assignment as a Norland Nanny to care for twin boys. She met her husband there, and eventually the couple and their five children landed in Fredericksburg because it felt equal parts quaint British town and quiet Northern Maine town where her husband grew up. At the moment there are 4 generations in the home. Beverley's parents, Beverley and Jim, daughter Veronica, her husband and their two children. Get to know more about this amazing doula on her blog post, here.
With a background in education and leadership, working with expecting families was an obvious fit for Jennifer. She is a firm believer that “knowledge is power", and has enjoyed helping families navigate their unique journey into parenthood since 2014. She is a self-described “dancer of life.” Jennifer's clients find her to be calm, endearing, and a passionate labor professional, capable of staying positive in any situation. As a pre-certified labor doula, she began learning about the role of doulas through DONA, and is currently continuing her education and seeking National Certification through ProDoula.
Through every phase of her life, supporting families has been an integral part of Dani's personality. With a remarkable ability for providing highly personalized support, Dani is known by the families she has served for the authentic connections she develops and her ability to truly put others at ease. Dani is simultaneously certifying with two different doula organizations in the pursuance of a comprehensive education and strong base knowledge to further her clients’ experience. Always working to increase community awareness of doula services, Dani is grateful to have been able to educate local students on the physiology of birth and support services. Dani shares her home with her husband Paul, their four pretty incredible children, and more pets than she should have ever said "yes" to having. Learn more about Dani here!
After her own great births with a labor doula, Allison knew she wanted a career that supports moms and families. She has a passion for connecting with and assisting moms in the early throes of motherhood. Through her volunteer work as a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) coordinator, she found she has a drive for sharing her knowledge and experience with moms seeking community, a meal after a new baby and a little support for their growing families! Allison would be happy to share her presence, warmth and helping hands in your home as you welcome your new addition. She is recently received her national Postpartum Doula Certification from ProDoula. If you would like to learn more about Allison's passion and drive, read her blog post here!
With over 15 years experience working with children and families, Whitney Amyett is excited to be serving families in the Charlottesville area. Her passion for creating a comfortable birth experience makes her a fantastic choice for labor support. Whitney is a pre-certified doula who first began her training in 2015 through Birth Arts International. She is continuously working to better her knowledge and skills, and is currently seeking a National Certification through ProDoula. In 2017, she plans to pursue certification as a postpartum doula and a Postpartum Placenta Specialist as well. Whitney resides in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband and 3 young children. When she is not serving Central Virginia's growing families, she enjoys traveling, swimming and quality time with her loved ones. To get to know more about this great Charlottesville Doula, click here!