Jessica Birth Doula

Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear.” ~ Jane Weideman

My birth doula labor support services provide support from the first phone call to well after the birth of your baby(ies)!  As a childbirth educator and midwifery student, I have a wealth of knowledge about childbirth and pregnancy, as well as my 10 years of experience serving women and families and my 12 years as a mother to 5 children.  My goal is to be the comfort you need in pregnancy, birth and postpartum helping you figure out your hopes and how to meet your needs.  I love to empower women through knowledge and encouragement.  Clients speak about how confident and knowledgeable they feel after we walk through the journey of birth together.  Every woman deserves the best support person for her!

Doula Services

My doula services includes 24/7 support by email/text/phone from the time you pay your deposit to 6 weeks postpartum, a prenatal homevisit, labor assistance in the home and at the birth place, and a postpartum homevisit with breastfeeding support. Additionally, I take photos at the homevisit (maternity shots), the birth and the postpartum visit (newborn/family shots) as you desire.  I make video montage from the photos or just give originals to the clients depending on their preference.  I write a birth journal of the timing of your journey and things you said along the way.  It's a great keepsake! 

Pricing for Doula Services

Fee varies so please contact me!


Discounts:

  • If you take childbirth classes with me, $100 discount.
  • Repeat clients take $100 off the last fee they paid me.
  • Military discount $50

Email for more info or to sign up!

Birth Doula Service Area

I'm open to attending births at any hospital in the Central Maryland, Southern PA and Loudoun/Fairfax area of Virginia.  I've attended births at the following hospitals over the last 10 years:


Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) in Annapolis

Mercy in Baltimore

Sinai in Baltimore

St. Agnes in Baltimore

St. Joe's in Towson

Gettysburg Hospital in Pennsylvania

Upper Chesapeake in Bel Air

GBMC in Towson

Franklin Square in Baltimore

University of Maryland in Baltimore

Carroll Hospital in Westminster

Frederick Memorial in Frederick

Chambersburg Hospital in PA

Loudoun Birthing Inn in Virginia

I gave birth at Special Beginnings birth center twice and loved it!  I've attended several births at Special Beginnings for clients, as well as the Bay Area birth center both in Annapolis, MD. I also will attend births at NOVA Birth Center in Chantilly, VA.

I have attended many homebirths with midwives. I have birthed at home 5 times personally. I received certifications in neonatal resuscitation by Karen Strange and AAP, in CPR and have completed the Midwives Assistant Orientation course with a MEAC accredited midwifery school in the event of an emergency.

I specialize in helping couples who want to birth naturally without unnecessary medications or interventions. My low-risk vaginal birthing doula clients have more than a 90% unmedicated birth rate. My hospital VBAC clients have a 98% success rate.

Providing counter pressure to relieve low back pain in late active labor.

Providing counter pressure even when lying in the hospital bed.  I also teach clients various positions in the bed, on a birthing ball, toilet, standing, etc... to use in labor and provide counter pressure, massage or heat as needed.