DC Birth Doulas

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Free Childbirth Classes through DC Birth Doulas

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Doulas navigate between families and providers and can become a crucial part of a family's care team. We have many doulas on our staff and are grateful for their expertise, including their significant knowledge of the pre- and postpartum periods.

In celebration of , we would like to give a special shout out to the doulas on our team:

Tia Ajo
Tiara Caldwell (Crowned & Cradled)
Gina Caruso
Heather Delaney (Maryland State Doulas)
DC Birth Doulas
Tarina Szemzo Fremming
Dominique Gallo
Laurel Gourrier (https://www.lgdoula.com/)
Samantha Griffin (DC Metro Maternity)
Jess Gruber (https://www.jessgruber.com/)
Kaely Harrod (Harrod Doula Services)
Kim Hawkins
Mel Kennedy (The Garden Reproductive Health)
Tina Pangelinan
Sarah Sragg (DC Lamaze)
Angel Yarbor (Birthworker Angel)
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Our fabulous team member, Betsy, talked to DC Birth Doulas about postpartum support during this pandemic. Check it out! :)
Big shout out to everyone involved in making the second annual Miles 4 Midwives DC a huge success! We raised over $32,000 and gathered together over 250 people to raise awareness about the maternal mortality crisis in DC, the care the midwives and doulas provide, and to fundraise for Mamatoto Village, Inc.!

Thank you to each and every one of our runners!

Thank you to our amazing volunteers!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

DC Birth Doulas
The Rita S. Metcalfe Foundation
Added Dimensions
Babyscripts
Midwives of MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Midwifery Services at The GW Medical Faculty Associates
ChiroGroup
Trusted Health Plan
Frontier Nursing University
Au Pair in America
Takoma Park Gynecology, LLC
Graceful Fusion
Uptown Acupuncture LLC/ Adam Miramon, L.Ac, Dipl.Ac
The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
Wolomi Maternal Health Coach
Blueprint Physical Therapy
Doulas of PG CountyKnock Knock Nanny
Balanced Birth Support
Midwifery Care Associates-Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
M.A.M.A.S.
The Well
Birthing Basics, LLC
Doulas of Capitol Hill
The W Connection: Widows Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives
CRISP DC
Realignment Studio
Fertile Living
Doulas of Northern Virginia
Fairfax Home Birth
Metropolitan Doulas
Fit4Mom DC
Georgetown Midwifery/WHNP and WHNP Alumni
Jackson Pro Audio
Yoga With Angella
The Adnexa
Yoga Heights
Demi C. Lucas
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DC Birth Doulas is graciously offering 2 mini BIRTH CLASSES!
Prize is valid for 12 months and is transferable.
Valued at $150 each.

The DC Birth Doulas group brings together more than 35 years of collective childbirth experience to help families have safe, healthy and meaningful births. We work with clients who bring to birth a variety of experiences and expectations. Together, we figure out what is really important to you and your family and how to get there.

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Hello everyone - I am coming to SLC to do a Lamaze Educator Seminar in September 2019, so I wanted to re-introduce myself! I trained as a doula nearly 20 years ago in Utah with Kristi Ridd-Young. I've been working as a doula and Lamaze childbirth educator in Boston, Minneapolis, & D.C. as well as overseas in Jordan, India, Oman and Kuwait ever since then. I started a non-profit called BirthKuwait and then a business called DC Birth Doulas - we are group birth doula practice that supports around 50 families each month and teaches four childbirth classes a month. With our Community Birth Educators Lamaze program we focus on training educators from traditionally underserved populations, and offer scholarships where needed. I really hope to see some of you there!

We provide birth and postpartum doula services, Lamaze childbirth classes, Postpartum and infant car Every family deserves the best start possible.

The DC Birth Doulas group brings together more than 40 years of collective childbirth experience to help families have safe, healthy and meaningful births. We work with clients who bring to birth a variety of experiences and expectations. Together, we figure out what is really important to you and your family and how to get there. Our Philosophy

We believe that birth, and the time surrounding bir

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01/24/2023

CLASSES! Need to squeeze in an excellent birth or postpartum, newborn care, and breastfeeding class next month for an incredible price?! Sign up for one of our limited remaining spots. Classes available both weekend and weekdays - show your love by signing up your Valentine or your Galentine for one of our essential birth or postpartum/breastfeeding classes. ❤️❤️❤️

01/24/2023

Share the LOVE this Valentines Day with the gift of Birth Doula support from DCBD for an incredible price! We have a few last minute openings for February 2023 only. Share this with any of your friends giving birth next month. ❤️❤️❤️

01/24/2023

We’re looking for a Montgomery County, MD based postpartum doula! Come join our team 🤗

12/08/2022
11/27/2022

Episode six of The Lamaze Podcast is now out! Tune in to host Priyanka Banerjee BSc, MSc, as she is joined by Kim Hawley, MA, MPH, IBCLC to discuss newborn and safe sleep. Listen in as they discuss the history of safe sleep, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), what safe sleep looks like, practical advice that parents can implement in their daily routines, and how to optimize sleep for the whole family.

11/01/2022

Remote movement classes every week - no special equipment required! Part of every bundled service package!

10/11/2022

The doula Mara’Jai is adding a new skill set.

09/24/2022

Our website is down!! 💆🏾‍♀️pleases send an email to [email protected]

09/12/2022

WE EDUCATE EDUCATORS! Want to become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator? Well, the first step is to take a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator Training Program, or as we like to call it, CBELP! Join us September 24 & 25, and walk away with the skills to teach your own Childbirth Education Classes! It’s a great skill boost to those working with or hoping to work with birthing people. So, SIGN UP SOON!

https://www.dcbirthdoulas.com/hiring-and-training


09/09/2022

Considering a Doula? Want to know what others have to say? Check out this wonderful review of our services!

09/06/2022

What do our bundled services include? Well, in addition to the traditional doula supports, we also offer classes and group support options as well! Learn more on our website!



https://www.dcbirthdoulas.com/services

09/05/2022

Did you know we bundle our services? Through bundled services we are able to give our clients the best foundation for their entrance into parenthood. We believe that the more support and education you have, the better your family is set for a good and healthy start! Learn more about this all on our website!

https://www.dcbirthdoulas.com/services

09/02/2022

Interested in becoming a childbirth educator? Take your first steps along with us! Build your skills and strengthen that tool belt, the Lamaze way! This course is great for any type of birth worker, or anyone who works with birthing people and new families. Calling all health professions, too! ⁠

Sign up now!⁠

https://www.dcbirthdoulas.com/hiring-and-training

09/01/2022

Interested in our services, and want to learn more? Want to see the faces behind the names IRL? Well, join us for Meet the Doulas! It’s your chance to get the scoop on what we do, who we are, and how we do it! It’s also a great chance to ask questions- cause if you have questions, others do too! Can’t make it? That’s OK! Check out our website for a previous recording, and go to youtube to watch our doula bios!




https://www.dcbirthdoulas.com/about-3

08/30/2022

CHECK OUT OUR FALL DATES! They include two offerings of our Infant Feeding class as well, so keep that in mind when booking as a bundled client, or as an a la carte client.

08/29/2022

Hi there! Just joining us? Well, first an foremost, we’re a group doula practice, and we offer a wide spectrum of comprehensive services. So, yes, we serve you from pregnancy, through birth and into postpartum!




https://www.dcbirthdoulas.com/services

08/28/2022

We bundle our services to offer you the BEST care. Check out our website for more info! Already have a doula? That’s OK too! You can still sign up for some of our other services like classes, peer circles, and postpartum care on their own! Join us!

https://www.dcbirthdoulas.com/services


08/26/2022

INFANT FEEDING CLASS COMING THIS FALL! SIGN UP TODAY!


08/25/2022

During a vaginal delivery, there are cases in which assistance is required. Usually, the two tools used by care providers are forceps and the vacuum. These tools are generally reserved for situations where it is in the best interest of birther or baby to get the baby out expeditiously. Want to know more, ask your care provider or doula about what assisted delivery might mean for you? Also, consider our childbirth education classes to bolster your knowledge on the risks and benefits!



As always, seek advice from your care provider as to what changes make the most sense for you.

08/23/2022

While your doula is with you at your cesarean birth, they can give you and your support person some great tips to make the procedure less stressful and turn it into a positive experience. Listen as Sarah coaches a support person through some tips as they head to the OR. ⁠




As always, seek advice from your care provider as to what changes make the most sense for you.

08/22/2022

WE EDUCATE EDUCATORS! Want to become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator? Well, the first step is to take a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator Training Program, or as we like to call it, CBELP! Join us September 24 & 25, and walk away with the skills to teach your own Childbirth Education Classes! It’s a great skill boost to those working with or hoping to work with birthing people. So, SIGN UP SOON!

https://www.dcbirthdoulas.com/hiring-and-training


08/18/2022

Some families welcome their babies via cesarean section, and we support them too! Did you know a doula can be there to support you? Whether it’s and expected situation or not, we can offer you advice to make the experience as positive as possible. Your doula can coach you through the whole process, from prep to going home in the postpartum period.
Want to learn more? Contact your team or take a childbirth education class with us!


08/16/2022

Did you know that pushing during labor can be done in many different positions? That’s RIGHT- it’s not always on your back, like in the movies! In fact, evidence suggests that pushing in upright positions has huge benefits! Check out Rena’s quick advice on pushing positions! Want to learn more? Take one of our Childbirth Education classes!⁠



08/12/2022

So you’re fully dilated; NOW WHAT? Well, it’s time for second stage labor to begin. This is the period of time that your baby starts to really descend down into the pelvis and where breathing techniques come into play, along with “pushing”.
As you go through second stage labor, your doula can guide you through different positions you can use to help things progress, so you can meet your baby! Want to know more? Ask your doula!!




As always, seek advice from your care provider as to what changes make the most sense for you.

08/10/2022

September dates for CBELP are here! Interested in becoming a childbirth educator? Take your first steps along with us! Build your skills and strengthen that tool belt, the Lamaze way! This course is great for any type of birth worker, or anyone who works with birthing people and new families. Calling all health professions, too!

Sign up now!

https://www.dcbirthdoulas.com/hiring-and-training

08/07/2022

NEW INFANT FEEDING CLASS STARTING IN SEPTEMBER! You gave us feedback on what you’d like to learn, so we answered with a new course offering! As of September, this new class is available to both doula clients, and those looking for classes only.

Check out our website for more details, and contact us if you’d like to sign up!


08/07/2022

Looking to book a Childbirth, Postpartum or Newborn Care Class? Check our selection out! Classes are already a part of our bundled doula care services, but can also be great for those who have already hired a doula, and are looking for course options elsewhere! Join us!



Link in Bio for more background info!

08/05/2022

As doulas and educators we help expectant parents explore their preferences and provide them places to find evidence-based information. Some families will weigh evidence stronger than their preferences, for others the word of their provider rises above anything else. This diagram is something we go over in our childbirth class, but really has an important place once we get into the labor and delivery room! Take an example of a seasoned, experienced OB who talked about the grey area of literature/research that informs a client's and baby's medical situation. This family placed an incredible trust in their provider and the provider's words. They had a wonderful discussion, with their doula by their side. Despite thinking the evidence may guide the birth, they relied on the team’s intuition and their own values. In the end, the family were happy to have experienced a beautiful, powerful vaginal birth.

This is shared decision making at it’s best! To learn more about shared decision making, and the many situations it can apply to during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, take one of our perinatal classes!



As always, seek advice from your care provider as to what changes make the most sense for you.

Photos from DC Birth Doulas's post 08/03/2022

The most common pain relief option birthing people know about is an epidural. Some people use the epidural, while others don’t, and both sets of people can have really positive experiences. It’s important to understand what an epidural means, the benefits and the risks. Ask your provider and doula for more info!



As always, seek advice from your care provider as to what changes make the most sense for you.

Photos from DC Birth Doulas's post 08/01/2022

Some birthing locations also offer nitrous oxide as a good pain relief option. It can certainly help take the edge off the pain, help you move around a bit, and takes immediate effect.

Want to learn more? Ask your doula!



As always, seek advice from your care provider as to what changes make the most sense for you.

07/29/2022

Important Dates! Mark your calendars!


Photos from DC Birth Doulas's post 07/28/2022

When it come to pain relief options, IV narcotics can be used to help you get some rest and move around and has a fairly immediate effect. Ask you doula or take a childbirth education class to learn more!




As always, seek advice from your care provider as to what changes make the most sense for you.

07/26/2022

Many birthing people worry about pain during childbirth, and it’s our job to educate them on what the variety of options are, and how we can help. Having a doula with you can really help decode and demystify the myths of pain during childbirth. Check out our upcoming series of info about pain control options. Have more questions? As your doula!



As always, seek advice from your care provider as to what changes make the most sense for you.

07/24/2022

Looking to get childbirth education skills into your tool belt? Sign up now for our Lamaze Childbirth Educator training program! It’s a great opportunity for those interested in birth work, or those who are already working with growing families! We encourage PT’s, RN’s, OT’s, RMT’s, RD’s, to acupuncturists, Chinese medicine and other healers, to take part!




To sign up, visit https://www.dcbirthdoulas.com/hiring-and-training

07/20/2022

Did you know we bundle our services to offer you the best care our team has to offer? Even if you’re not one of our doula services clients, we’re still happy to help guide you through your journey with classes, pregnancy and postpartum circles, and postpartum hours catered to your needs!


07/18/2022

For all our podcast listeners out there, our very own Priyanka hosted her third Podcast for , with guest .dpt! Not only do they discuss pelvic health, but also all sorts of other issues that can pop up during pregnancy, which a physical therapist can help with! Take a listen and let us know what you think!

07/17/2022

Another wonderful review from a client.
We were so happy to have supported this birth, and all the others we have the privilege of attending!

Videos (show all)

WE EDUCATE EDUCATORS! Want to become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator? Well, the first step is to take a Lamaze Ce...
Interested in becoming a childbirth educator? Take your first steps along with us! Build your skills and strengthen that...
Hi there! Just joining us? Well, first an foremost, we’re a group doula practice, and we offer a wide spectrum of compre...
INFANT FEEDING CLASS COMING THIS FALL! SIGN UP TODAY! #dcbirthdoulas #doulas #dmvdoulas #doulasupport #doulasofinstagram...
During a vaginal delivery, there are cases in which assistance is required. Usually, the two tools used by care provider...
While your doula is with you at your cesarean birth, they can give you and your support person some great tips to make t...
Some families welcome their babies via cesarean section, and we support them too! Did you know a doula can be there to s...
Did you know that pushing during labor can be done in many different positions? That’s RIGHT- it’s not always on your ba...
So you’re fully dilated; NOW WHAT? Well, it’s time for second stage labor to begin. This is the period of time that your...
September dates for CBELP are here! Interested in becoming a childbirth educator? Take your first steps along with us! B...
NEW INFANT FEEDING CLASS STARTING IN SEPTEMBER! You gave us feedback on what you’d like to learn, so we answered with a ...
During active labor, moods can often swing and change. In this time, it is so important to work on solid and strong comm...

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