Doulas and Midwives

Finding a doula or midwife can be complicated business.   Completely Kids has provided the following resources listed in this directory to help parents-to-be in that process.  Please keep in mind they may refer you to a wide variety of doulas and midwives with a wide variety of experience and they may or may not have recognized certifications or credentials. Completely Kids does not endorse or guarantee these references, so before retaining their services you should review their credentials and experience to your satisfaction.


  • ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants & Childbirth Educators)
  • DONA (Doulas of North America)
  • CAPPA (Childbirth & Postpartum Professional Association)
Local Doulas:

MotherBaby Doula Services
Sara Fariss Krivanec
Birth & Postpartum Doula
Phone: 804.387.8847   Email:

Support the Mama Professional Doula Services
Ashley Larsen Professional Doula Labor trained.   Completing Certification by the end of summer 2010. Experience: 4 births thus far, have worked with VBAC mom; successful, facilitate a PPD support group, PPD training on signs, symptoms, self-help coping, when to get medical help, etc.



Local Midwifery Services:

The Midwives at VCU
Kathryn Beaton, CNM and Margie Rickell, CNM

Designation Reference Guide:

BSN – Bachelor of Science, Nursing
CBE – Certified Childbirth Eductor
RNC – Registered Nurse Certified
WHNP – Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
CNM – Certified Nurse-Midwife
MSM – Master of Science, Midwifery
MSN – Master of Science, Nursing