FiLumena Birth {Virginia}


Named after St. Philomena, FiLumena Birth serves the women in
the Shenandoah Valley of Virgina, the Panhandle of West Virgina and parts of the DC suburbs. 

FiLumena means “Daughter of Light.”  It is the philosophy of FiLumena Birth that every women who gives birth, in any trimester and in any circumstance, deserves to be treated with dignity and love. FiLumena Birth walks with women and their families as they journey towards birth, through labor and delivery and serves home, birth center, and hopsital birth clients.  


About Laura...

Laura Ricketts, SBD, PFA, started FiLumena Birth to serve women.  Laura attends many different kinds of births and draws from a wealth of resources and knowledge as she assists and advocates for women as they give birth in a variety of settings with various pain relief techniques, accupressure, and labor support.

Laura is also a Bereavement Doula.  A mother of 6 children in Eternity herself, Laura understands the unique and difficult circumsances that surround a bereavement birth and a birth with an unexpected outcome.  She is committed to serving mothers who are high risk, anticipating a NICU transfer, expecting a stillbirth or experiencing a first or second trimester loss, or who have received a fatal diagnosis for their preborn child.  Laura brings with her love and compassion and considers it an honor to serve bereaved families as they say hello and good bye to their babies. 


For more information about the various services FiLumena Birth provides,
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Posted on October 8, 2014 and filed under Catholic Doula, Doula Virginia.