My husband and I live on a hobby farm in Goochland county. We have 2 children, 2 dogs, 2 cats, lots of chickens, some Large Black Hogs and an angora bunny. In my spare time I love camping and hiking, knitting, hand-spinning yarn and making things with animal fibers (including spinning the fur from my bunny). I see my role at a birth as that of a Sherpa. I get to help pregnant women and their partners navigate the often unfamiliar terrain of labor and birth. In other words, I speak the "native language."
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Khiana Lee is a DONA trained doula who honors birth as a remarkable and natural life experience. She believes in supporting and empowering families to define and experience birth in a way that is special to them. She believes that everyone has the right to a joyful and empowering birth. She brings warmth, reassurance and peaceful support to the birthing experience. Above all, she wants her clients to feel respected and valued.
Khiana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has worked in the healthcare field for several years. Currently she is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, where she hopes to continue her desire to provide compassionate care.
A nurturer by nature, my heart has always aimed to help make people happy and comfortable. I graduated from VCU with a Bachelors in Psychology, trained as a Massage Therapist at the Center for Massage and Natural Health in Asheville, NC and most recently began my path as a Doula through Dona International. Guiding mamas and their partners through the development and birth of their babies excites me to no end! Our bodies are capable of doing some amazing things… and creating a tiny human definitely tops the list. During “me” time, I am most likely outside with my dogs and husband, enjoying the river and trails with a camera in hand! We are also on the never ending search for the best nachos, tacos and Indian buffets.
I love to be a part of Birth, before, during and after. I love my Husband, my four sons, and my furry kids. In a perfect world, I'd hike a mountain in the am and play on the beach in the afternoon. While listening to music from every genre I could get my ears on.
Kat Cannon is a ToLabor trained doula who is passionate about all women and their families receiving positive support and evidence based care during their childbearing year. She is a Mom of two adorable boys, loves growing vegetables in her garden, and continues her “day job” as a physical therapist. Kat values the inherent wisdom of a woman’s body knowing exactly how to birth her baby, and trusting this process is the core of Kat’s doula philosophy.
I am a Professional Birth Doula trained with toLabor. I would love to support, encourage and educate during your pregnancy and birth. I love going on new journeys and birth is a new journey each time of which I’m honored to be a part of. I love watching and helping the world change in positive ways. When I am not enjoying a local festival I am enjoying time in the kitchen cooking for friends and family with my dogs at my feet.
Cheyenne Varner is a doula, designer, photographer, and writer in Richmond, Virginia. Her passion for all things creative leads her to pursue projects of the design, photography, and writing variety. She seeks to pursue all of her work with excellence, authenticity, and grace.
And in her spare time, Cheyenne enjoys writing, posting photos on Instagram, and long scrolls through Pinterest. Oh, have you heard about the latest episode of This American Life? Don't worry, she'll tell you all about it.
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