Hello there, we are Virginia is for Doulas
As you take in the moments of excitement and unknowns surrounding your pregnancy, we want to say you are not alone. What you are feeling and experiencing is okay and completely your experience. You have your perfect provider, or perhaps you’d like our help finding a care provider for you, and now you have your team assembled.
We are Virginia is for Doulas, here to bring you vetted resources, experience, friendship, support, security and a personal guide to all things pregnancy, birth and parenting. We understand you have goals and simply need support to make achieving them possible. We understand the challenges of becoming new parents. We understand the excitement of planning a nursery or birth plan writing. We understand that you need a team that supports you exactly where you are at and helps you get to where you want to go. We are that team. We understand confidentiality and privacy is important to you and it is important to us. With a wide variety of experiences and skills our specialists are paired together to make a dream team for your birth and parenting journey. We serve families through Childbirth Education, Birth Doula and Postpartum Newborn Care Support in Winchester, parts of NOVA, Leesburg, Virginia and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. We are so excited to hear from you and help you achieve your dream birth and postpartum experience.
Our office is located in Winchester, Virginia
What is Virginia is for Doulas?
Experienced Birth and Postpartum Doula, Tiffany Shank founded Virginia is for Doulas with a dream of bringing expert, professional support to families in Winchester, Loudoun and surrounding areas of Virginia. As a leading provider of birth and postpartum care in our community for 10 years she realized that there was a need for families in our area to be connected with trusted support and care for their birth and postpartum transition.
Virginia is for Doulas is made up of the most experienced, skilled affiliated birth Doulas and postpartum Newborn Care Specialists, vetted by Tiffany before joining the team. This ensures that you receive nothing but the best care by skilled specialists with top notch training, warm personalities and a nonjudgemental approach to support.
The Doula Practice
Virginia is for Doulas is the oldest full service practice serving the Wincehster, Leesburg and Shenandoah Valley areas. We support your family uniquely and without bias from the moment of conception to those first steps and beyond. The affiliated doulas on our team are hand picked and go through a vetting process to ensure they are trained, experienced, skilled, insured, and thrilled to provide unbiased support, this enables our clients and providers that we work with to receive continuity of care and see our values in our support. See what some of our clients have to say about our support.
Virginia is for Doulas’ goal is to ensure that every family we serve is greeted with compassion, professionalism, accountability, reliability, and outstanding support from each member of our agency. Pioneers of the team model in the Valley allows us to shrug off the ” back up doula” approach which leaves clients hanging and often experiencing another unknown in their birth and postpartum experience. The size of our agency allows each family to work with a team of doulas during their pregnancy and delivery and recovery, always ensuring you know your team is compatible with your needs and philosophy.
Virginia is for Doulas is comprised of a team with varying backgrounds and experiences to bring you the absolute best as you transition into parenthood. We are the community go to and we bring that to you as members of your personal team.
Virginia is for Doulas started because our community needed change, it needed doulas that worked with family, worked cohesively with doctors, and worked as a team to better serve families in the Winchester and Leesburg areas.
Do we have a Parenting or Birth Philosophy? Our team does not have a parenting philosophy that we impose on our clients. We know that you have information and opinions coming from all sides of you and our support offers a breath of fresh air. We use our training and knowledge to work with you to find the right philosophy and system for you and your family.
Do we support all births? From your planned induction or cesarean to your planned unmedicated hospital or birth center delivery our team will meet you exactly where you are at and help you to achieve your goals comfortably. We do not keep stats on our client’s births and we work with families looking for support to meet their unique goals. We believe all approaches to childbirth matter.
Will our Postpartum Doulas and Newborn Care Specialists judge you? We hope our non-judgemental support of your parenting philosophy and your goals for your pregnancy, birth and parenting journey shine through when you read our website or connect with us, but just in case, we will say it here. VIFD understands that every family has different goals and needs and we have the skills, resources, and experience to support you through it all, no judgement.
How do you get matched with your doula team and what if the fit doesn’t work? After contacting Virginia is for Doulas, our owner, Tiffany will set up an initial intake phone call. This call is a chance to discuss your goals, what you are looking for, the services that might fit your needs, and where you see doula support fitting into your pregnancy and postpartum recovery. Her skills working with families and successfully matching them to a team is applied and a consultation is scheduled during that initial call. Your team will then meet you and your partner in person for the consultation. It is rare that the fit does not seem to work, but due to our amazing team and our individual uniqueness, a new team will be sent for an additional consultation upon request. This is the beauty of our agency model.
Can I pick my team? Our owner, Tiffany usually uses her expertise to pick a team that will work for you and your unique needs for Doula Support. However, the beauty of our agency model is that we have a remarkable team and if someone catches your eye, we will set up your consultation with your chosen team!
What is our focus at Virginia is for Doulas? Our focus is helping families feel confident and prepared through Childbirth Education Classes, Birth Doula Support, and Postpartum & Newborn Care Expert Doulas. Our experiences and expertise shows us that when families are prepared and supported, they can conquer their journey in a way that fits their needs, they can conquer parenting in a way that helps them feel empowered. When you have the tools you need to accomplish the birth and postpartum recovery you have imagined, nothing is out of reach. Additionally our focus is privacy, confidentiality, professionalism, experience and compassion.
When can I contact my team? Once your Labor Doula team is assembled, they are available to you at any time! Your team will also check in with you from time to time throughout the pregnancy. For a Postpartum Doula team, you will meet them prior to delivery and they will check in with you closer to your due date. Postpartum Doula support begins as soon as you want it after your baby has arrived!
Where does the team have experience attending births?
Our team serves the following birthing facilities: