PROFESSIONAL AND COMPASSIONATE

WELCOME TO
DOULAS OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA


The birth of a child is a momentous occasion in anyone’s life. It can be exciting, overwhelming, scary, joyous, challenging, inspiring, and so much more. At Doulas of Northern Virginia, we understand the wide array of emotions you may feel from your first pregnancy test to your baby’s first steps, and every exciting moment in between.

We offer the support you need, guaranteed. Whether you are looking for guidance on writing your birth plan, physical and emotional support as you cope with labor contractions, your own personal birth and baby expert, or a familiar face to discuss and discover your own personal birth and parenting philosophies with, we are here to support and encourage you along the way. Our doulas are expertly trained to meet your family’s individual needs, providing a truly judgment-free and personalized experience that will leave you feeling respected and valued.

We know what’s important to you because it’s important to us, too. As women with families of our own, we appreciate the unique, and sometimes chaotic, dynamics that make up yours. Our doulas offer flexible appointment times to accommodate your busy schedule and will travel to your home for compassionate and comfortable in-home care. We understand your needs and wishes can change from day to day and easily adapt to provide the same wonderful support through every question, concern, new idea, or changing preferences.  As our priority your emails and phone calls never go unanswered, ensuring our support is just a fingertip away. We go above and beyond to support your family and provide an exceptional birth and postpartum experience.

You deserve the best, so you’ll receive nothing less. This is why our doulas and placenta specialists are hand-picked for their education, integrity, professionalism, and passion for serving expecting and new families. They meet Doulas of Northern Virginia’s high standards for exemplary doula care and we are proud to present a team of incredible women who we’d be thrilled to have support our own birth and postpartum needs.

Whether this is your first baby or fifth, Doulas of Northern Virginia is the perfect addition to your growing family. We are honored to serve you and your family during this momentous time and look forward to meeting you soon!


A MESSAGE FROM THE OWNER

As a NOVA native, I’ve had the pleasure of calling this region home for decades. In fact, I was born in one of the very hospitals our teams work in. Supporting area families and the local community feels like second-nature to me. I also know what it’s like to birth in a place that may not feel like home, or maybe instead feels like a temporary home. After I gave birth in Japan to my first child, I knew I wanted to help others feel more connected, more comfortable and more confident with the process of birth and parenting, especially those who may not have close connections geographically and/or emotionally to their families.

My background in communication and event management gave me the confidence and tools to create and grow a thriving solo birth doula business. Within the first year of business, I had a full client load and was on the brink of having to turn people away. I wanted to be able to serve more clients, not less, and to have non-judgmental support spread further than my reach at the time. In May 2016, Doulas of Northern Virginia opened its doors and within its first year, proudly served nearly 50 local parents and babies.

As a mother myself and as a professional in the field, I know that pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period are monumental times in a person’s life – times that come with a broad range of emotions and experiences unique to each person and family. You have my promise that my exceptional team and I are committed to offering professional services that are tailored to your specific needs and are consistent, current, and truly unbiased. At the heart of our work is a desire and vow to respect and embrace you regardless of your family structure, class, race, religion, orientation, size, or age. We promise to join you wherever you’re at on your journey and to maintain our commitment to equal treatment for all.

I’d love to share how our agency can make the experience of preparing for and welcoming your baby(ies) as awesome as it can be. I’m excited to get to know you and help build and foster an intimate relationship between your doula team and your growing family.

With Sincere Appreciation,
Kaylie Groenhout
Co-founder | Owner

 

Professional


Here at DONVA, we pride ourselves on providing the most professional and personalized doula care. We value the importance of educated, respected, and judgement-free support during childbirth and parenting, and promise to provide that to your growing family.
You can rest assured that you’ll receive nothing less than stellar service and unconditional support from our incredible team of doulas and placenta specialists.

Certified


All of your doulas at DONVA have been trained and certified or are pursuing certification by ProDoula. ProDoula is a doula certification agency that focuses on creating nurturing, competent doulas who are also well-respected professional women. They are the industry leaders in labor and postpartum doula care.

We only train our doulas with ProDoula because you deserve nothing less than the best.

Educated


In addition to being ProDoula trained, DONVA brings forward years of experience and knowledge to your homes and births. All of our doulas are required to attend monthly meetings and numerous trainings throughout the year.
They are current on all relative birthing and parenting trends and stay up to date on the latest recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

 

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

“Our doulas were an absolute wealth of information during my pregnancy. The prenatal appointment was very thorough and left me feeling confident and reminded me of questions I needed to ask my midwife!’