Looking for more info on local doulas, midwives, and more birth resources? Thanks to all of the information and stories mamas have shared with me throughout the years! 

Here are some of the local options I can share with you:

Doulas

 

Metropolitan Doulas

Providing doulas for daytime newborn care, overnight newborn care, baby care classes and more. Servicing the DC Metro area. See http://www.metropolitandoulas.com/ for more information.

 

Birth You Desire

“Supporting, educating and inspiring women on their personal birth journey.” Birth You Desire supports births in DC, MD and NoVA. See http://birthyoudesire.com for more information.

 

 

Midwives and Hospitals

 

The Midwives at Washington Hospital Center

 

The Midwives of MedStar Washington Hospital Center are dedicated to the delivery of exceptional care to women and their families across the Washington, D.C. region. They are committed to achieving optimal health outcomes by offering safe, evidence-based, family-centered and individually responsive care. See https://www.medstarwashington.org/ for more information.

Midwifery Services at The GW Medical Faculty Associates

At Midwifery Services at The GW Medical Faculty Associates, we believe that collaborative care between midwives and physicians yields the very best outcomes for pregnant women and their babies. Our full-scope midwifery service provides in-hospital, midwifery-managed prenatal care and deliveries for the women of the Washington DC Metro Area. See http://www.gwdocs.com/midwifery-services for more information.

Sibley Hospital

Our space is designed from the ground up to deliver a special birthing experience that combines exceptional comfort and amenities with the latest medical technology. These include large postpartum rooms, each with a sleep sofa and 55” HD TV, special care nursery rooms and Johns Hopkins Medicine Maternal Fetal Medicine Services for high-risk pregnancies. See http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org for more information.

Birthing Classes

 

Labor With Love, by Savor It Studios

Labor with Love is a primer that includes a discussion of the stages of labor, optimal positioning, breath work, and key positions to use during labor.  We practice hands-on comfort measures, postures, breath work, visualization and birth planning to help you actively and enthusiastically participate in your birth. See https://www.savoritstudios.com/pregnancy/labor-with-love/ for more information and registration.

 

Books

Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links, which means I receive some money if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for supporting another mama!

Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong–and What You Really Need to Know
Your Pregnancy & Birth: Information You Can Trust from the Leading Experts in Women’s Health Care
The Nursing Mother’s Companion – 7th Edition: The Breastfeeding Book Mothers Trust, from Pregnancy through Weaning
Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong–and What You Really Need to Know
The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be
The Birth Partner, 4th Edition, Completely Revised and Updated: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and Other Labor Companions

PreggatinisTM: Mixology For The Mom-To-Be

Have a suggestion of another group or resource to add to the list? Email me with the group name and website (if applicable).

 

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