About • Farmville, VA

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"I don't care what kind
of birth you have...
a homebirth,
scheduled cesarean,
an epidural hospital
birth or if you give
birth alone in the woods
next to a baby deer.
I care that you had options,
that you were supported
in your choices
and that you were respected."
~January Harshe,
Birth Without Fear

Carlie Copal, BA, MA, CPD (BAI), CBE (DTI)

Serving women & families in central Virginia and the surrounding areas

Hi, I'm Carlie. I'm mother of a two very spunky small humans. I'm a bit of a literary nerd (I also hold a BA & an MA in English Literature). I love coffee, nature, and animals.

My pregnancy journeys led me to many different realms of the birth community in search of supportive care providers and birth workers. I'm passionate about options and I feel like they're lacking in our community. I'm a Birth Arts International (BAI) trained postpartum doula and a Doula Trainings International (DTI) certified Childbirth Educator (to read my featured article on their website, click here!). I'm also American Red Cross certified in Adult & Infant CPR & First Aid.

I'm a core doula with Embrace Midwifery Care & Birth Center where I also provide placenta processing. You can find more information and my availability on my Doula Match profile. Contact me to set up a free doula interview or more information on any of my services.

Check out the guest blog post I wrote on my experience with Gestational Diabetes (GD) on Holistic Mama's site
and this one I wrote about
Breastfeeding & Lactation support!

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