Lydia is a knowledgeable, understanding, and caring doula. She has a heart for helping her clients have empowering and memorable births. You will be in caring hands with Lydia as part of your birth team.
Lydia will happily attend your hospital, birth center, or home birth in the Upstate area of South Carolina (Greenville, Greer, Spartanburg, Laurens, and Anderson, SC).
I love meeting and encouraging new families! I believe it is important for a family to choose a doula they feel comfortable with and wholeheartedly believe will give them the support they are looking for.
Getting to Know Lydia
My name is Lydia Vance. I was born and raised in the upstate. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have 4 precious kids. I love the outdoors, camping, swimming, sports, and all things birth related. My interest in becoming a doula began with having my own kids.
All 4 of my childbirth experiences had unexpected scares or trauma and I knew that I just wanted to support families as they welcomed their babies into the world. My first baby was induced due to pre-eclampsia. Delivery ended with an episiotomy after a long labor. My second labor was much smoother until the end when my baby was stuck sideways in the birth canal so I had a semi-emergent cesarean when the baby started showing signs of distress. My third baby was a successful VBAC, but ended with a shoulder dystocia and baby in NICU for a couple of days. My fourth baby was a repeat cesarean due to my body not going into labor on its own after my water breaking. I have attended 10 births and I knew after the first one that I had found my niche. I love supporting moms in pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum.
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Proudly Serving the South Carolina Upstate
We serve in the following Upstate locations in SC: Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville Midwifery, Saint Francis Hospital (Greenville), Patewood Hospital (Greenville), Laurens Memorial Hospital, Greer Memorial Hospital, AnMed Health (Anderson), Easley Baptist Medical Hospital, Spartanburg Regional Hospital, Carolina Waterbirth (Simpsonville), and Labors of Love Birth Center (Spartanburg). We will also serve at midwife attended home births. If your birth location is not listed, please contact us for availability.
Childbirth classes are offered as group classes and private classes. We currently offer the Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class and the Spinning Babies ® Parent’s Class at various locations in the Upstate.