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Olga Morkova

OM Doula

Website: http://omdoulacare.com

Phone: 718-795-7617

Birth Fee: $750 to $800

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $35

Fee Details: I offer discounts to my previous clients, first-generation migrant families, single mothers and women of color. My birth clients are eligible for a discounted postpartum doula care rate.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Doula Trainings International - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Doula Trainings International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • Doula Trainings International , January 2018
Type of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per Month: 2 to 3 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross

College Education

  • BA/BS
  • JD
  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Olga is a certified birth and postpartum doula who has trained with Doula Trainings International (DTI). She has attended Hypnobirthing classes and had a first-hand experience of Hypnobirthing technique, using it during her daughter’s birth. She came to birth work after a successful career as a human rights advocate. After giving birth to her daughter, Olga became fascinated by the transformational power of giving birth. That’s how she found her true calling in supporting other women on their journey to motherhood. In her work, Olga combines an evidence-based approach, with an emphasis on mindfulness and relaxation. Importantly, Olga is a culturally attuned doula. She has travelled to and studied in more than 25 countries. Olga has advocated for persons from 7 continents of the world. She speaks English, Russian and Ukrainian. Additionally, Olga has training and experience working with persons with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). When not attending births and taking care of families, Olga enjoys making crafts, dancing flamenco and facilitating Montessori work for her daughter. Olga has a regular spiritual practice and meditates daily. She lives in Silver Spring, MD with her musician husband and a 2-year old daughter.

Languages spoken: English, Russian, Ukrainian

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Area of practice: Silver Spring, MD
Travel Range: 45 Miles

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Client Testimonials for Olga Morkova

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Penelope

Olga has been a professional, knowledgeable and helpful doula for us for the first 3 months of our daughter's life.  Olga was always very punctual, could offer advice on a range of baby care and sleep questions, and when she could not, she would do research and send me additional links and information the next day.  She is a warm and caring person that treats every baby like family. She also took the initiative to help beyond feeding and staying with the baby overnight -- she would clean and sterilize all bottles and even clean our dishes left in the sink, which was such a big help for us.  Finally, she was also professional and knowledgeable about breastfeeding and maternal care and helped with any issues that came up, offered advice and outside research as needed.  Based on this, I could also see how she would be an excellent birth doula. 

I highly recommend Olga to all mothers and I hope I will have the chance to work with her again in the future.

Posted 2/7/2019

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Irina Vlasova

Huge thanks to Olga from me, my husband and little baby Savva. It is my second child, with my first I had c-section, so this time Vbac was my goal. I made it with Olga’s help! From the day one she was very helpful and supportive. She provided us with really important information so we made right decisions about birth plan and all the getting ready part. During the labor Olga helped me to go through contractions, supported me and actually was the leader of our small delivery team. The doctor and healthcare team at the hospital were fantastic as well, but it’s impossible to overstress the importance of Olga’s work, her support, care and professionalism. When you go to the hospital well informed, well prepared and with a clear plan, that’s a completely different story).
Vbac was not easy for me at all, but after 3 weeks I don’t remember pain, I remember the magic of giving birth to a beautiful human being. And I am so thankful to our doula for letting us have this experience and these memories. 

Ira, Dima, Vera and Savva 

 

 

 

Posted 1/11/2019

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Bezawit Haile

Olga is very helpful and resourceful. She was there whenever and wherever I needed her both in daytime and in the middle of the night. She has the best quality in following up and answering my questions. In addition she was informative on how to prepare  before going to the delivery room. Thanks to her I knew what items I needed to prepare and take to the delivery room. She described to me the different options I might face in good detail. She clarified  most of my doubts and helped me to prepare to ask questions in the delivery room.  She also helped me practice on the different techniques I could use to lessen the pain during labor. She also advised me on my nutrition before and after the delivery. During delivery she stayed all through the night with me and advised, supported and helped me go through it all. 

Having Olga befor and duing labour and birth is the best decision i ever made.

Generaylly I could say Olga is a professional, caring and reliable doula I would recommend.

Posted 12/13/2018

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Nefise Alabulut

Olga was very supportive before, during and after the labor. She never skipped one single detail that I asked for. My labor room looked like a vacation suite with all the candles and essential oils in the air. I don't think I could have managed a natural birth without her.

Posted 12/12/2018

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Elenai Ola

Olga was there for us 100% from the moment I went into labor, through a difficult car ride to the hospital and long into the night after the delivery. Her peaceful, loving presence and gentle encouragement made Aila’s birth the most beautiful experience we had together.

Posted 11/13/2018

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