Birth Doula Services and Childbirth Education Services in Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Surrounding Areas

“There’s a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” Laura Stavoe Harm

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” Marie Curie

Providing expert, unbiased support and knowledge during pregnancy and the post partum transition

Providing professional, compassionate, unbiased and exceptional birth doula services and childbirth education classes in Northern Virginia and Washington DC

Elizabeth Oldham CD(DONA), HCHD, HBCE

HypnoBirthing in DC and Northern Virginia

HypnoBirthing child birth classes in the Washington DC and Northern Virginia area: This amazing program teaches you, along with your birthing companion, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. You will learn how to call upon your body’s own natural relaxant and thus lessen, or even eliminate, discomfort and the need for medication. Group HypnoBirthing classes are held monthly in Alexandria, Virginia

One Day Group Childbirth Classes

Join us for a dynamic, fun, one day, group childbirth education class designed to help eliminate fear of the birthing process. You will gain a solid (and mind blowing) education of the birthing body and the labor process. You and your partner will leave the class more confident and more prepared to navigate comfortably through labor and birth! Group one day childbirth clases held monthly, in Alexandria, Virginia.

Doula Services in NOVA & Washington DC

As your doula I support your birth choices by providing unbiased, empathetic, skilled, professional and continuous care to you and your birthing partner. I strive to work with doctors, midwives and nurses to create a collaborative team approach for your birth. I regularly attend births as a birth doula at the majority of local Virginia and DC hospitals, birth centers and home birth settings.  I also volunteer many hours mentoring newer birth doulas; ultimately benefiting many birthing families for years to come.

Prenatal Wokshops &     Private Customized Classes

These group and private, information packed workshops and prenatal services are tailored to supplement other classes or stand alone. Choose among: Comfort measures class, Hypnobirthing skills/refresher, prenatal doula, birth plan preparation, cesarean birth preparation and basic newborn care.

“The whole point of woman-centered birth is the knowledge that a woman is the birth power source. She may need, and deserve, help, but in essence, she always had, currently has, and will have the power.”

Heather McCue