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Find a birth or postpartum doula. There are a range of levels of experience for doulas from the newly trained doula to a doula with many years experience. Doulas listed on our website do not work for MBRN or the local chapter. There are a range of "well seasoned" to "brand new" doulas to fit your needs. Doulas listed on our website do not work for MBRN or the Local Chapter. We support a mother's right to choose the type of birth that is right for her - un-medicated, medicated, cesarean, VBAC, home birth, hospital birth, or birth center birth. Every woman will choose birth practices that she feels is right for her and regardless of those choices, our goal is to support her during this incredibly important time. There are variations in philosophies and practices in the professionals listed in our member guide. The doulas within our network are trained by a national or internationally recognized organization. It is the responsibility of each consumer to verify the credentials of each professional. MBRN encourages consumers to interview professionals to determine which professional is the right person for their needs. Some doulas may provide volunteer services while others will charge a fee for service, MBRN does not regulate a doulas' fee but the network does encourage doulas participating in this program to consider each families' situation and circumstances.
The violet doula
Serving Fort Meade, MD Andrews AFB Walter Reed NMMC Bethesda, MD
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Website: The Violet Doula
I am located in Ellicott City, Maryland and serve families all over the state. My husband and I are both United States Marine Corps veterans and were last stationed at Fort George G. Meade. I gave birth to my daughter at Walter Reed and felt that support was lacking for military families, especially those whose families cannot travel to them for the birth and postpartum period. I decided to focus my efforts as a Birth Doula toward military and veteran families because I truly understand the need for not just standard support, but extra attention and resources. I am very passionate about informed consent and empowering parents through childbirth education and preparation during pregnancy. I provide childbirth education, breastfeeding education, infant care education, and birth doula services.