Meet the Doulas Night at Franklin Goose

Ever heard someone mention their doula and wondered they were talking about? Well, here’s your chance to learn!  Wednesday, July 20th, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Franklin Goose is hosting “Meet the Doula Night”. Richmond-area doulas (also known as birth assistants) will be there to answer your questions about who they are, what they do, and how they can help you to achieve your best birth.

Doulas work to “mother the mother” by providing education before your birth, hands on support during labor, and breastfeeding support in the hospital and postpartum. Research has shown that the support of a doula significantly reduces the length of labor, the chance of cesarean sections, and postpartum depression.

This event is free! RSVP at or call (804) 355-0595. Reserve your spot, space is limited! Refreshments will be provided by Birth Matters Virginia and Richmond Doulas.

Amy Lavelle

Amy Lavelle, PhD, toLabor trained Professional Doula offering Birth Doula Services for the Richmond area. Amy has worked in the biotechnology industry since 2001 but left to receive her PhD in Human and Molecular Genetics from VCU/MCV in 2009 ( and gave birth to her daughter two weeks later) and then returned to work for a contract research organization. In her "free" time she volunteers as the chair for Richmond Doulas and on the Leadership team for Birth Matters VA - Richmond.

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