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"This doula is fully committed to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of her clients... She is worthy of your consideration! " ~ Mary
The first time I heard about doulas, I just knew, becoming one was the right path for me.
It is and honor and a privilege to be working with so many wonderful women and their families. I fully enjoy empowering women through their childbirth experience.
Leslie Cuffee earned her DONA doula certification after 2 years of diligent work towards her goal as a certified labor and birth doula in the Tidewater/Hampton Roads area. She later certified as a Hypnobabies doula also affiliated with Hypnobabies.
Leslie is fully committed to supporting women in their choices for childbirth. Her experiences are, but not limited to: high risk pregnancy, homebirth, waterbirth, birth center (adjacent to hospital)birth, and hospital births.
Leslie listens to the needs of the families she serves. Each client/family is unique. She shows respect for their culture, ideas and customs.
Leslie has served or participated with many birth organisations such as Partners In Birth (PIB), Doula Talk, Doulas Of Tidewater, ICAN (former secretary) & Birth Matters Virginia to name a few. Leslie has held certifications with well known organisations such as CAPPA, DONA and Hypnobabies. She has partnered with other area doulas serving as a childbirth educator also offering classes privately in the comfort of her clients homes as well as teaching at Mary View Hospital in Portsmouth VA. Leslie is affiliated with Hypnobabies and The National Yoga Academy (Amanda Hamp CEO) And has volunteered her time to offering doula services to wives of deployed husbands and at war spouses during times of crisis with Operation Special Delivery (OSD).
Leslie is know for many services, titles and roles including that of bereavement support, attending families in critical, traumatic, and terminal outcomes. You can read about her doula work in the book "Walking the Labyrinth of My Heart" as well as Dianna Armentrout's blog. http://www.diannavagianos.com/blog/?p=309
Leslie is certified as a level 2 Reiki practinor.