Mission

The NRV Birth Collective is committed to strengthening the community through providing resources, groups, and services to support mothers and their partners in their journey into and through early parenthood.

The NRV Birth Collective is a community resource of local birth and baby related professional services (including holistic or wellness professionals serving pregnant women), childbirth (prenatal) and parenting related events/ classes, groups such as mothering and play groups, and various support groups that serve the New River Valley including; the counties of Montgomery (including the towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg), Pulaski, Floyd, Giles and the City of Radford. This community serves as a resource and not an endorsement for the professionals, classes, and groups listed.

Birth and Postpartum Doulas

The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, spiritual,  and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.  We know that for centuries, women had the support and nurturing care of other experienced women to help them through their birth process. Birth Doulas provide this valuable service for the benefit of women and their husbands.

Midwifery

Midwives are the traditional care providers for mothers and infants. Midwives are trained professionals with expertise and skills in supporting women to maintain healthy pregnancies and have optimal births and recoveries during the postpartum period. Midwives provide women with individualized care uniquely suited to their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs. Midwifery is a woman-centered empowering model of maternity care that is utilized in all of the countries of the world with the best maternal and infant outcomes.

Holistic Practitioners

NRV Practitioners including; Direct Primary Care with Postpartum Support, Chiropractors, Body-workers,  Acupuncturists, etc.  If you are a practitioner serving pregnant families, please submit your information via the "Get Listed" page.

Birth Photography

However you birth, your story is uniquely beautiful. Having a professional photographer capture the beauty of your birth story is truly valuable.


Volunteer!

The collective is organized by volunteers.  The vision for the group is evolving and we are seeking volunteers to help in various capacities.  Please contact us if you are interested in helping out or fill out the volunteer form and we will find where you fit best!  Find the form HERE

Get Listed!

If you are a birth or baby professional, have a service or event/ class, are a mothering/ parenting group, play group, or pregnancy/ postpartum group contact us to be listed on the website.  We will be in touch and discuss your listing.  Find the form HERE

Calling bloggers and leaders!

We would love to hear from you and know about your classes and events!  Please contact us at nrvbirthcollective@gmail.com to submit a blog post, class, or event for review.  All submissions will be reviewed and we will notify you upon publication.