“My husband and I hired Potomac Birth Services as the doulas for our delivery and also purchased an in home personal birthing class.
They have been absolutely amazing.
This was my first delivery and the class was very beneficial to understanding what to expect during labor. Unfortunately we had our baby during the covid shutdown and they were not allowed to be at the hospital with us.
That did not stop them from providing us top notch care. We brought our laptop to the hospital and they video chatted with us during my labor.
This allowed them to support us from a distance and still be involved. During my labor I was able to update them on my progress, they taught my husband how to do hip squeezes to help open my pelvis to encourage baby to drop, and they were able to provide suggestions for different positions to help with laboring.
Not only were they available via video chat but if I didn’t want to video chat I could message them on Facebook, text them, or call them.
Knowing I had someone there day or night during labor besides the hospital staff was such a relief and very helpful. I ended up having to have a c-section and they were immediately available to answer any questions I had about having a c-section and talked about what to expect.
Lastly they have been invaluable in postpartum help. Breast feeding can be very difficult, especially in the beginning. They have been so patient and incredibly informative. Again they have video chatted with me to provide me guidance on feeding and to give me tips on how to effectively breast feed.
There support and encouragement has kept me sane and helped me stick with my breast feeding goals instead of just getting frustrated and giving up.
If you are considering doulas you could not hire a better team.” – C. H. B.
Birth can be surrounded by a lot of negativity. We shift the fear around birth and stay positive by giving you realistic outcomes for every situation.
Our doulas are experienced with non-binary & LBGTQA+ families. We ensure that all birthing people and their partners feel included.
Our doulas will always offer services with professionalism - without judgement or bias. We will act in your best interests & wishes.
I am a wife, mother of 5 amazing children, and a life-long learner.
As someone who started my family young, I felt there was a severe lack of support for new and growing families. My role as a doula started early on with supporting friends and family before training as a professional doula and making my passion for supporting families my career.
Every family deserves support and empowerment for the decisions that they make as their family grows and transitions.
Over the years I have carefully crafted my practice to support families during the process of pregnancy, birth, adoption, and the postpartum period.
My goal in starting Potomac Birth Services was to provide local families with a source of support that caters to each individual family’s needs with respect and compassion.
Besides being a Labor and Postpartum Doula, I am a Childbirth Educator, Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Passenger Safety Technician, and Certified Health Coach with an emphasis on pregnant and nursing moms.
I am a birth and postpartum doula who is dedicated to supporting and empowering you and your family as you undergo one of the biggest life transitions there is.
Working with families has long been at the center of my work.
Before training as a professional doula, I earned my bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Social Relations and worked as a childcare professional, teacher, and advocate for newly diagnosed type one diabetics and their families. All of which guided me here, aligned with my passions in a career as a doula.
As a type one diabetic, I also have a passion for supporting people with chronic illnesses through pregnancy and postpartum.
No matter who you are, how or where you choose to birth, you deserve a compassionate and informed care team who will meet your needs with dignity and care.
It’s an honor to be a part of that team, and to accompany birthing people through their moving and unique birth experiences.
I have 13+ years experience in the early childhood education field. For the past seven years I have trained with the department of defense to become among the cream of the crop of early educators.
As a preschool teacher, I get to educate the children of the soldiers of the United States military, and I wear it as a badge of honor.
Along the way I have also developed a compassionate heart for empowering my fellow women, being the support for my sisters that I lacked growing up as a bit of an oddball.
Birth-work is literally a chance to lead with my servant’s heart. I really am a one stop shop when it comes to your childcare needs! I serve families during pregnancy, birth and well into postpartum.
I hope to help families with the behind-the-scenes parts of newborn care that are really challenging and sometimes people are too intimidated to ask for help.
I have stood in the game with many families in the past 13 years navigating postpartum, big feelings, temper tantrums, picky eaters, potty training and doing that in a global pandemic!
I am committed to stepping into this very vulnerable space with you to tackle child rearing together. I am convinced that more than half of adults are in therapy because of childhood trauma. It’s truly my heart’s desire to step in and help families raise happy whole children.
I am a birth doula who is trained and certified through DTI, Doula Trainings International.
I am also a Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki practitioner and am knowledgeable about Spinning Babies techniques and Yiska Obadia’s comforting touch methods for both laboring individuals and babies.
Prior to becoming a doula, I earned two Master’s degrees in education and have worked as an educator and 9-1-1 dispatcher.
As a former educator, I believe educating my clients about their options and supporting their choices is my primary role as a birth doula.
I am dedicated to helping birthing parents have an empowering birth experience. I believe birth can be rewarding and fulfilling regardless of where it takes place as long as the birthing person is adequately supported and cared for by their birth team.
This 3-page comprehensive worksheet will help you prepare for & easily navigate any challenges that may arise during your upcoming birth.