Birth Fee: Not specified
Postpartum Rate: Not specified
Fee Details: I am a Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula, a DONA trained birth doula, and Certified Lactation Counselor. I offer 1 prenatal meeting, 24/7 phone support, constant physical and emotional support during labor and birth, postpartum assistance following birth, including breastfeeding support, & 1 postpartum visits. Payment arrangements available. Please visit my website for more details.
Birth Doula Experience: 4 years
Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years
Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 0 to 2 postpartum familiesPostpartum limits/restrictions: Cannot assist indoor smokers.
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Lothian, MD
Brittney was our doula for the birth of our first child in October ’17. We read about many doula’s online, trying to decide who interview and eventually go with... there are many wonderful women out there serving pregnant mothers! However, Brittney stood out in several ways. The first thing I noticed that was especially important to us, was that she would also be able to assist with breastfeeding postpartum. This was SO important to me, to have someone who could assist in creating a healthy breastfeeding relationship with our baby should we need help. On top of the knowledge and experience we were looking for, we were also limited financially. Brittney kindly gave us a generous discount so that we could still hire a doula.
She jumped in at the end of my pregnancy, and proved to everyone around us the value of having a doula. During the birth, Brittney relieved my husband immensely- tirelessly massaging me during contractions and applying pressure where and when needed, so he could focus on other aspects of the birth and my emotional needs. Then, when my planned home birth turned into an emergency c-section, Brittney came with to the hospital, and stayed for as long after as she was needed, going above and beyond what we could have wished for. She herself was 7(?) months pregnant at the time- I can only imagine the extent of her dedication when she is not! Thank you, Brittney, for your love and passion in serving women. We are blessed to have found you!
I knew that I wanted to have a doula to support me and my husband for the birth of our first child. What made me reach out to Brittney was the fact that she offered competitive pricing and more prenatal meetings than other doulas advertised. We interviewed several doulas, but opted for Brittney because she personified the kind of birth I'd hoped to have: she's a warm, calm, confident woman who has served many other families and has given birth herself. I felt very comfortable with her. When it came time for me to deliver, Brittney really came through for our family. Although she'd been up the night before with another client (she'd delivered delivered two weeks late and I delivered one week early) and despite the fact the she was seven months' pregnant herself, Brittney empowered me to feel confident during the birthing process. She offered suggestions for positions to labor in, how my husband could best assist me, massage techniques, and aromotherapy. Brittney also stayed with us after the birth to help with our first breastfeeding. Given the option to do it all over again, I'd definitely want Brittney by my side!
Hiring Brittney as our postpartum doula was one of the best choices we made after the birth of our twin boys. Brittney is incredibly kind, supportive and very knowledgable. Being first time parents, and to twins at that, we knew we would need some help when we brought them home. Brittney was wonderful to have at the house. She answered all of my questions about breastfeeding and helped me learn to nurse the twins. She taught us about baby wearing, night time care of the boys, and everything in between. She was also so helpful with our day to day household tasks that were hard to keep up with during the first few weeks at home. If you are looking for a postpartum doula I very highly recommend Brittney! She is trustworthy, kind, and a sweet friend to have made during my early days as a new mom!
After I had my first child and had a bad experience I was consumed with fear to birth another child again, I knew I would need all the support I could get! Beyond the support of my mom and my husband, I decided a doula would be good for helping me feel that much more confident in myself. Brittney was just the gal for the job! We decided that using hypnobabies would be the best way for me to overcome my fears. She helped to remind me to do my hypno "homework" and throughout the process I really did feel good, and even excited about birth! Which for me was a miracle.. Brittney and I would often talk about my birth plan and the different options that I had. She helped me to understand what those options where and the pros and cons of each. She was supportive with every decision I made, and I never felt pressure that I should make one decision over another, she just gave me the information and left it in my hands. When ever I had a concern or question she would answer to the best of her ability, and then would take the time to do extra research and send me links to make sure I could explore it more if I wanted or needed to. She was reliable and was always ready to help when I needed her, which was fairly often. When it came time to have the baby everything went super fast! Nonetheless, I couldn't have done it without the support of Brittney. When I got to that point where I didn't know whether I could continue Brittney reassured me that I could, and held my hand to get me through it. I was in active labor for about 20 minutes total! It was wonderful!! And I know that I owe it to the fact that I was completely relaxed and ready to birth my daughter. Had I still been consumed by fear I know that my labor would have been just that.. Labor!! But it is an experience that I look forward to telling my girls, and teaching them about the beauty of giving birth. Thank you, Brittney for all of your hard work, and scarifices that you made on my behalf, I am forever grateful!
I'm a doula who has worked along side of Brittney at a birth. She's very calm and attentive to a woman in labor. She's had one of the best doula trainings available! She's educated and very wise when it comes to birth. I know that any woman who hires Brittney will be well supported throughout her pregnancy labor!
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