Professional DONA birth doulas serving NoVA

Cathy Caputo, Tabitha Kaza, Marilyn Alger for Heaven&Birth Doula Services, LLC

Cathy Caputo, Tabitha Kaza, Marilyn Alger for Heaven&Birth Doula Services, LLC

About our doula services

Doula care is based on intimacy, trust, a shared journey. Our clients gain all of our years of education, experience, passion, and wisdom, and unconditional support.

Overview of Heaven&Birth Care:

  • Initial consultation

  • Continuous support by phone, text and email

  • Prenatal meeting(s) and Doula Date Night(s)

  • “Birth planning” and “comfort measures” folders containing handouts, affirmations, and resources

  • Organized compilation of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum articles, links, podcasts, videos, pictures, and tips

  • Labor, birth, and immediate postpartum support

  • Pictures and videos of labor, birth, and immediate postpartum (upon request)

  • Continued postpartum support

  • The option of a “shadow” doula

“All Access” Contract: $1400

Complete Description of Heaven&Birth care:

Our consultation is an opportunity for you to ask questions, discover our temperaments and philosophy of birth, and share your hopes and concerns, your priorities and your vision. You may request a consultation on our Contact page. We meet with families in three locations: Manassas (3rd Friday) and Fairfax (4th Friday), as well as Chantilly (first Saturday).

Once hired, we are immediately available via phone, text, and email, and will always answer as quickly as possible. Our clients receive complete access to a thoughtful collection of articles, podcasts, videos, links, and tips we have created. Our group text system allows us to communicate effectively throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. We also invite you to attend our prenatal meetings, which are held once a month at Reston Women’s Center in Reston, VA. These gatherings are an opportunity to discuss birth preferences, learn all of our best comfort measures, figure out the logistics of working with a doula through a birth, and hear birth stories. Attendees also receive folders containing an incredible amount of resources and insights. This kind of horizontal learning and community building is a wonderful way to build confidence in your ability to anticipate the birth of your child with joy. We do ask that our clients attend any comprehensive childbirth class, as well.

Doula Date Nights are another chance to spend time with us. Every client has the option to attend prenatal meetings and Doula Date Nights as often as they find necessary to feel comfortable, informed, and knowledgeable.

Our on-call period begins at full term, as we guide and encourage, and decide together when it is time for your doula to join you. Your doula will support you (unless you ask for privacy) through the birth of your precious baby, and afterwards until you ready for quiet time as a new family. We are always glad to take pictures and video, at your request. As experienced doulas, we can offer the option of the hands and heart, perspective and care of another well-trained, enthusiastic “shadow” doula, at no additional charge.

Our postpartum care includes listening to your birth experience, and assisting with any resources you may need in the postpartum period, as you settle into a new rhythm of life. Welcome, baby!

Optional additional services available upon request:


Our Heaven&Birth prenatal meetings at Reston Women’s Center

Our Heaven&Birth prenatal meetings at Reston Women’s Center

Heaven&Birth offers pro bono assistance for the Gabriel Project and Embracing Grace. If you are experiencing a crisis pregnancy or your baby has entered perinatal hospice, we are here to serve you.


Marilyn serving as a birth assistant a t a Birthcare homebirth

Marilyn serving as a birth assistant at a Birthcare homebirth

A little birth-day party in Gainesville at a homebirth —with Tabitha and her sister :)

A little birth-day party in Gainesville at a homebirth —with Tabitha and her sister :)

Cathy at a Heaven&Birth postpartum visit in Broadlands

Cathy at a Heaven&Birth postpartum visit in Broadlands

Marilyn at a homebirth with Birthcare

Marilyn at a homebirth with Birthcare

Cathy and Tabitha at a Heaven&Birth in-home postpartum visit

Cathy and Tabitha at a Heaven&Birth in-home postpartum visit

Tabitha at Heaven&Birth a postpartum visit by Ashburn

Tabitha at Heaven&Birth a postpartum visit by Ashburn

He is here! Heaven&Birth for a homebirth transfer to Reston Hospital (Photo credit:  Ren Crespo )

He is here! Heaven&Birth for a homebirth transfer to Reston Hospital (Photo credit: Ren Crespo)

Marilyn at a homebirth with  Birthcare

Marilyn at a homebirth with Birthcare

Cathy at a Heaven&Birth postpartum visit

Cathy at a Heaven&Birth postpartum visit

Tabitha after a happy Heaven&Birth homebirth in Gainesville

Tabitha after a happy Heaven&Birth homebirth in Gainesville

Marilyn serving as a birth assistant for a fantastic Birthcare homebirth

Marilyn serving as a birth assistant for a fantastic Birthcare homebirth

Tabitha at an unmedicated first time mother’s birth at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Tabitha at an unmedicated first time mother’s birth at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Marilyn at a homebirth with  Birthcare

Marilyn at a homebirth with Birthcare

Tabitha visiting after a TOLAC at  Fair Oaks Hospital

Tabitha visiting after a TOLAC at Fair Oaks Hospital

Tabitha at a rainbow baby birth at  Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Tabitha at a rainbow baby birth at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Marilyn, Tabitha, and Rachel at a joyful repeat csection birth at  Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Marilyn, Tabitha, and Rachel at a joyful repeat csection birth at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Tabitha and Marilyn representing Heaven&Birth at a community health fair in  Gainesville

Tabitha and Marilyn representing Heaven&Birth at a community health fair in Gainesville

Marilyn at a  Birthcare  homebirth

Marilyn at a Birthcare homebirth

One of Marilyn’s  Birthcare  families!

One of Marilyn’s Birthcare families!

These ladies are a blessing to the birthing world. They bring a peace and calm to the birthing mother which even makes its way into the hearts of the medical providers attending her. It is exactly the quiet confidence and joy you want surrounding you in labor.
— Story Jones, CNM, Fairfax Home Birth

Marilyn at a Heaven&Birth homebirth in Manassas —Photo credit: Angie Klaus

Cathy in green, for a Heaven&Birth homebirth champagne toast with  Fairfax Homebirth !

Cathy in green, for a Heaven&Birth homebirth champagne toast with Fairfax Homebirth!

Marilyn attending a family-centered homebirth with  Birthcare

Marilyn attending a family-centered homebirth with Birthcare

Tabitha, with a beautiful Heaven&birth family at Inova Loudoun Hospital’s  Loudoun Birth Center

Tabitha, with a beautiful Heaven&birth family at Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Loudoun Birth Center

Tabitha and Marilyn at one of their earliest partnership postpartum visits, in Centreville

Tabitha and Marilyn at one of their earliest partnership postpartum visits, in Centreville

Marilyn attending a happy homebirth with Chloe Rios,  CNM

Marilyn attending a happy homebirth with Chloe Rios, CNM

Tabitha and her shadow doula, Rachel,For Heaven&Birth at Inov a Fair Oaks Hospital

Tabitha and her shadow doula, Rachel,For Heaven&Birth at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Tabitha with a triumphant VBAC baby, supported by centering midwifery care

Tabitha with a triumphant VBAC baby, supported by centering midwifery care

Marilyn and Tabitha with shadow doula Rachel and  Chloe Rios, CNM  at  Inova Fair Oaks  for a joyful Heaven&Birth csection delivery!

Marilyn and Tabitha with shadow doula Rachel and Chloe Rios, CNM at Inova Fair Oaks for a joyful Heaven&Birth csection delivery!

Cathy for Heaven&Birth at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital with a wonderful  Tepeyac Family Center  family

Cathy for Heaven&Birth at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital with a wonderful Tepeyac Family Center family

Marilyn serving as a birth assistant at t he Birthcare birth center

Marilyn serving as a birth assistant at the Birthcare birth center

Tabitha at a Heaven&Birth homebirth in Gainesville

Tabitha at a Heaven&Birth homebirth in Gainesville

Marilyn at a Birthcare birth center birth in Alexandria

Marilyn at a Birthcare birth center birth in Alexandria

After a long, hard birth, joy comes in the morning! Thank goodness for Heaven&Birth!

After a long, hard birth, joy comes in the morning! Thank goodness for Heaven&Birth!

Tabitha and her shadow doula Rachel at an unmedicated first birth at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital for Heaven&Birth

Tabitha and her shadow doula Rachel at an unmedicated first birth at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital for Heaven&Birth

Tabitha after an unmedicated Heaven&Birth baby at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Tabitha after an unmedicated Heaven&Birth baby at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Cathy doing rebozo sifting at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital with  Traci Marin, CNM , for Heaven&Birth

Cathy doing rebozo sifting at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital with Traci Marin, CNM, for Heaven&Birth

Marilyn admiring a new family at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Marilyn admiring a new family at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Tabitha at a Heaven&Birth postpartum visit

Tabitha at a Heaven&Birth postpartum visit

Marilyn Alger at a  Birthcare  birth

Marilyn Alger at a Birthcare birth

This is one of my own births, when Marilyn attended to ME :) (Photo credit:  Angie Klaus )

This is one of my own births, when Marilyn attended to ME :) (Photo credit: Angie Klaus)

Marilyn at a  Birthcare  baby’s birth

Marilyn at a Birthcare baby’s birth

Marilyn at a homebirth with  Birthcare

Marilyn at a homebirth with Birthcare

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Marilyn Alger at a beautiful rainbow birth

Marilyn Alger at a beautiful rainbow birth