Includes two to three prenatal appointments discussing birth preferences, stages of labor, postpartum expectations and more. Optional attendance to one prenatal appointment with chosen care provider. Presence during labor and until one hour after birth. One postpartum check-in within the first week. $900*
*I often work on a sliding scale. Click here to read more about what that means.
photo credit: Joy Kraynak
"Cheyenne possesses a calming presence that soothed all fears and anxieties we had as expectant parents."
taneka + brandon
parents to genevieve
"Cheyenne has a compassionate and gentle demeanor and her passion for caring for people is obvious. She was punctual, reliable, and very knowledgable."
corina hossle, cpm, lm
embrace midiwfery care + birth center
"She was always highly professional yet very down to earth! We loved how if we had any questions about our birthing experience... she was quick to respond."
jasmine + rashad
parents to isaiah
Community support helps make it possible for me to provide my services to families who cannot currently afford to invest in them. And it spreads the word on why birth support is valuable. Be a part of the work!
Cheyenne Varner is a doula, designer, photographer, and writer in Richmond, Virginia.Born in California, raised in New Jersey, and transplanted to coastal Virginia in the midst of high school, Cheyenne didn't hit the Richmond scene until 2009, to attend the University of Richmond. There, she created the interdisciplinary major Educational Activism in the Arts — a mix of courses in Sociology, Rhetoric and Communications, Education, and Theater — and minored in Creative Writing.
Today, Cheyenne is a freelancer and a certified professional birth doula, trained by toLabor, Ancient Song, and Doula Trainings International (DTI) and certified by DTI. She runs The Educated Birth, an online shop of birth educational materials, including Everyday Birth Magazine. Her passion for all things creative leads her to pursue projects of the design, photography, and writing variety.
Whether solo, or collaboratively, Cheyenne seeks to pursue all of her work with excellence, authenticity, and grace.