We are happy to provide listings for your community.  The birth professionals listed have endorsed the Military Birth Resource Network's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and where applicable they have a base license. These professionals endorse our goal to make a positive difference for pregnant women, new mothers, and their families through education, nurturing, and advocacy while fostering respect, knowledge, and integrity among professionals everywhere. 

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.

 

Professionals

 
 

 

The English Doula

Serving Ft. Meade, Joint Base Andrews and Surrounding Areas

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Rachael P.

{Childbirth Educator, Doula}

Email: rachaelpilling@hotmail.com

Since 1997 I have worked as a Midwife, Doula and Childbirth Educator, providing care for expectant mothers and their families in Europe, the UAE and USA . I have seen birth from many sides - low and high risk, in home and in hospital, in water and on “dry land” and I have shared birth experiences both happy and sad.

After diverting from Midwifery to work as a Doula, I was able to focus solely on providing the best support possible, using encouragement, education and empowerment. My goal was for the women in my care to take control of their own childbirth experience. I loved forming close bonds with my clients and getting to know them and their families, so that I could better support them when they really needed me.

Now living in Odenton, Maryland I offer group and private Childbirth Education Classes, Birth Preparation sessions and Postpartum Support, drawing on my years of experience to help expectant parents prepare for their best birth.

Whether this is your first baby or you are an experienced Mom, whether you are planning a home birth or an elective C-section, and however you choose to feed your baby, my classes are provided without bias and are based on the Lamaze method using the latest evidence and guidelines.

Being as prepared and informed as possible prior to birth has been shown to increase confidence and empower parents to take a more active role as participants in their own birth process. I would love to work with you to help you achieve these goals.

 
 

 
 

Natural Grace Doula

I serve Calvert County, Maryland, and I specialize in helping miltary families

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Assonta W., CD(DONA)

{Birth & Postpartum Doula}

Website: Natural Grace Doula

Email: Naturalgracedoula@gmail.com

Phone: 571-230-5969

Every woman is born with gifts. She has a natural beauty and strength that comes from within. When a woman is given the power to write her own birth story, her natural grace; her power, her confidence, and her strength are within reach during labor and childbirth.

 
 

 

Glorious Moments Birth Services

Serving the MD/DC/ Northern VA area (~35mile radius from JB Andrews)

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Brittney K. CLC,HCHD

{Birth & Postpartum Doula, Lactation Counselor)

Website: Glorious Moments Birth Services

Email: brittneykohlbirthdoula@gmail.com

Phone: 505-554-8441

Brittney Kohl CLC,HCHD is a mother of two, she has had one hospital birth and one home birth, each beautiful and unique. She is happily married to a hardworking man that she loves very much. As an advocate for informed choices in the prenatal and birthing community, she is inspired by the beauty and power of pregnancy and birth. Her Birth Doula trainings were through DONA and Hypnobabies©. Brittney is a Certified Lactation Counselor and provides extended breastfeeding help to mothers both at their place of birth and in their homes. Brittney also offers Postpartum Doula support to families, as she is currently training through Birth Arts International for her postpartum certification. The birth community here in Maryland is creating a big place in Brittney's heart, and she is proud to help families in the area to have sacred births.

"Supporting your Glorious pregnancy, birth, baby, and breastfeeding experiences"