Birth & Postpartum Support
Hundreds of women and their families entrust us to offer them the best care during one of the most vulnerable times of their lives. Imagine a member of our well respected team being right by your side through your amazing journey before, during, and after your birth. We are here for you when you need it most.
We offer a full circle of support for all of your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum needs. Our services include childbirth education, birth and postpartum doula support, lactation consulting, placenta encapsulation, and birth, maternity, & newborn photography. Our team of well respected birth and postpartum specialists are here to help when you need it most. Request more information HERE.
Birth Doula Services
Our experienced Birth Doulas offer Midwifery inspired care and attention.
We offer a team of doulas that offer care as a team or may be selected to work with you individually in order to provide you with a solo birth doula experience.
According to the American Pregnancy Assosciation, “A birth doula is a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical, and educational support to a mother who is expecting, is experiencing labor, or has recently given birth. The birth doula’s purpose is to help women have a safe, memorable, and empowering birthing experience.
Prices start at $600 – $1500 depending on which package you choose. Request more information HERE.
Our Postpartum Specialists offer over 68 years of combined experience. With a mix of Registered Nurses, Postpartum Doulas, and Newborn Care Specialists, they are all qualified to provide unbiased, caring support as you navigate parenthood with a newborn.
Whether you have one baby, twins, triplets, or multiples of any order, there is someone on our team able to help you with the best care possible. A postpartum specialist provides evidence based support in matters such as newborn and infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery after birth, mother–baby bonding, baby soothing, and basic newborn care. We can help your family during those first days and weeks after bringing home baby.
Prices start at $20 – $50 per hour depending on the specific needs of your family. We offer reasonable discounts for packages based on the number of hours required. Request more information HERE.
Breastfeeding does not always come as easy as we expect it too as new or for even experienced mothers. Each and every baby is different as is every nursing relationship.
Our Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) are professional breastfeeding specialists trained to teach mothers how to successfully feed their babies. Our experts help women experiencing breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, painful nursing, and low milk production. A lactation consultant can also provide assistance by helping babies who aren’t gaining enough weight or have difficulty maintaining their weight.
Prices start at $150 per session depending on the specific needs of your family. We offer reasonable discounts for packages based on the number of hours required. Request more information HERE.
Birth, Maternity & Newborn Photography
Prices start at $375 depending on the specific needs of your family. We offer full scope photography through one of our acclaimed partners. We offer discounts when multiple packages are purchased! Request more information HERE.
Placenta encapsulation is a modern practice that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) since the 1500s. Interestingly, this is much longer than modern medicine has even been in existance. It is widely believed a new mother’s mental health, recovery and well being are much improved by ingesting your placenta. There are several cultures that find it customary to prepare the placenta for the mother (or are known to consume part or all of the placenta) including nationalities such as Chinese, Vietnamese, Hungarians and Italians.
The placenta is said to be rich in nutrients and it is believed placenta encapsulation will provide an enhanced benefit to help mothers recover from childbirth easier and possibly increase milk supply with breastfeeding.
Prices start at $275 depending on the specific needs of your family. We offer courier services to pick up your placenta, if desired. Request more information HERE.
Our Service Area: NOVA Natural Birth Center midwives serve families throughout the entire Northern Virginia area and about 50 + miles surrounding our Chantilly location. We are near the Dulles International Airport and serve the following communities, Aldie, South Riding, Centreville, Dulles, Fairfax, Falls Church, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Leesburg, Arlington, Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Springfield, Manassas, Woodbridge, Gainesville, Haymarket, Bristow, and beyond. We also attend home births in these areas. Some couples come to the birth center from Washington DC, Maryland and beyond. If you live near the border of our service area, we may, depending upon your exact location, still be able to help you or refer you to a midwife who lives closer to you.