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.

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.

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.

“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

One Day Comprehensive Group Childbirth Education Course: Alexandria November 5th

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“I’m Pregnant … April Fools!” Just Stop… It’s Not Funny…

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One Day Intensive Child Birth Education Class In the DC, Northern Virginia Area

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Feel your light… feel your value

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One Day Intensive Child Birth Education Class In the DC, Northern Virginia Area

Are you expecting a baby this winter or spring? There is so much hustle, bustle and stress around this time of year... preparing for your baby should not be stressful! Relax and enjoy a fun, informative, intensive and comprehensive one day group childbirth education...
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Collage of Birth

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One Day Intensive Child Birth Education Class In the DC, Northern Virginia Area

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13 Ways to Truly Help a New Mom

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Piper’s Home Water Birth Video (using HypnoBirthing)

The full video of Piper's birth... one of the most fantastic moments of my life. Many thanks to Amber from The Birth Lens for documenting her arrival. To see her actual emergence in video please click...
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Piper Enters the World Into My Hands… Gentle Water Birth at Home

Piper was born January 4th shortly after midnight. This is the most precious and empowering part of her birth. I was surrounded by encouraging and caring support... and I felt every bit of it.  So very thankful to Amber from  The Birth Lens for documenting her birth....
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