A Growing Belly, LLC
Happily Assisting at the Following Birth Locations:

 

  • Anne Arundel Medical Center

  • Baltimore Washington Medical Center

  • Carroll County General Hospital

  • Frederick Memorial Hospital

  • Frederick Birth Center

  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center

  • Howard County General Hospital

  • Johns Hopkins Bayview

  • Mercy Medical Center

  • Sinai Hospital

  • Special Beginnings Birth Center

  • St. Agnes Hospital

  • Univ. of MD St. Joseph Medical Ctr.

  • University of MD Medical Ctr.

  • Your Home!

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Prenatally

 

  • 1 initial Phone/Skype interview to see if you'd like to meet in person.
     

  • A 1-hour in-person interview where you can meet me, and I can meet you. I want to be sure I am the doula for you!
     

  • 2 Prenatal Birth Planning Meetings that occur after your childbirth classes, sometime between weeks 34 and 36 of your pregnancy. 

 

Meeting topics include: 

  • Roles and Expectations

  • What a doula does and doesn't do

  • My contract

  • Pain Relief Options - "Just in case" Narcotics, Epidurals, Pros & Cons

  • Writing out your Birth Wishlist

  • Childbirth Rehearsal

  • Comfort Measures Overview

  • Concerns and worries and how to conquer them

  • When to Call Me!

 

I offer unlimited phone and email support from the time I'm hired and beyond.

During the Birth

 

  • During labor, I meet you either at your home or at the hospital/birth center
     

  • I will suggest and assist in various comfort measures and positions during delivery.
     

  • I will help maintain an environment that welcomes birth: low lights; LED candles, soft music, temperature control;

  • I will adapt to whatever it is you need.
     

  • As a professional photographer, if you like, I can take photos before, during and after your birth, rated either G, PG, PG-13, R or X! 
     

  • I am certified through DONA International to use the TENS unit on my clients during labor. 

Postnatally

 

  • I stay with you for 1-2 hours after the birth to help with initial adjustment and breastfeeding (if applicable).
     

  • I visit your home so that we can re-cap your labor and delivery (ok, that and it also allows me to admire your new beautiful baby!) I will also provide all pictures taken on a DVD. All usage rights and reprinting licenses are granted to the parents. 
     

  • Placenta Encapsulation Services. 

    I offer placenta encapsulation services for both doula clients, as well as non-doula clients. If you are interested in just the placenta encapsulation service and not the doula service, please contact me!

Birth Doula Services

Please contact me for information on Doula Services pricing.