I can't recommend Andrea highly enough. We feel so lucky that we found her, especially since we didn't start our doula search until the 11th hour. From day one, Andrea was open, honest, encouraging, and very accessible. Her years of experience were obvious and reassuring, starting in that very first conversation. She helped both my husband and I feel much more empowered going into our first birthing experience. My daughter came a little earlier than anyone had anticipated, and we had a rough labor with plenty of curveballs. Andrea was 100% present throughout the whole ordeal, and did a great job coaching my husband and I, liaising with the hospital staff, and assuaging my anxiety (I'm pretty much a never ending fountain of anxiety under normal circumstances, so you can imagine what a workout that was!). I have no idea what we would have done without her before, during, or after. It's a pleasure to recommend her to everyone I know searching for a doula in the Northern Virginia area.