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Cecile Lancaster, MSW

Birthing Freely Doula Services

Silver Spring, MD Service range 60 miles

Birth Fee

$600 to $1000

Black Doula

Birth Fee

$600 to $1000

Birth Doula Experience

4 years and 7 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, May 2019

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 0 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth

College Education



Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Photography - Birth
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation


Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Hello mamas! As of June 2023 I am available to be your doula! I am a doula servicing families in the DC, MD and VA area. Right now I am currently providing doula services for a reduced rate for the rest of 2023! When you email be expressing your interest in me being your Doula I will prove additional details during your free consultation. I aim for mamas to have the most holistic experience as possible. I have supported vaginal births (medicated and non medicated), cesareans, and water births. I am confident that I can provide amazing support for you during your birthing journey! I look forward to receiving your email!

Service Area

Silver Spring, MD Service range 60 miles

Client Testimonials for Cecile Lancaster, MSW

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Gabrielle Harris


Cecile was such an amazing doula from the time we selected her and even past the birth of our son! She is a genuine soul that truly cares for the well being of the mother, child, and partner. Each session with Cecile was warm and informative and I truly felt prepared for birth. Despite our birth plan not going as drafted, I felt safe in all of my decisions knowing that I had the full support of not only my husband but Cecile as my doula as well. She advocated for me when my husband and I couldn't advocate for ourselves in the hospital, and as a result made those unpleasant instances bearable and less confusing. If blessed with another child, we would want nothing more than to have Cecile as our doula again! 

Beaira Thomas


When I delivered my daughter I was Cecile's first official client. Cecile made my birthing experience so comfortable. She thought of things that wasn't even remotely on my radar, and she made me feel empowered as a woman and mother. I had a plan for how I wanted my delievery to go, I said I wanted to go as long as I could without the epidural. Once it got serious I had a code word to use and she kept me on track and we stuck to the plan! She wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty either! Once I finally decided to get the epidural one side of my body was numb but the other side wasn't, when it was time for me to push she held my dead leg up while I pushed. I honestly never even thought of having a doula when giving birth, but I'm so glad that I did. Cecile made my experience so much better and I plan to have her at all my future births. She was so genuine and you could tell that she really cared about me, my baby and her role as the doula. I would recommend Cecile's services time and time again because she helped make my experience that much better! 

Jordann Myers


I am a FTM and Cecile went above and beyond to help me feel confident about my birthing experience. During my pregnancy she would always make sure to check in and even made an combination of smells to put in my diffuser to encourage labor, during my labor she was very encouraging and comforting and advocated for me when needed. Post partum she made this awesome self care kit and L&D video. I can go on and on about how great of an experience I had, for the price point I definitely feel I got everything I desired and then some. Definitely would book her if she's available!! 

Tequan Maduro


It was an amazing experience having cecile be our doula. She was very attentive and was active during the entire labor. She met up with my wife prior to labor to assist with some exercising that can be done to assist with labor which helped throughout delivery. We were so grateful to have her and would consider her again.

Shanae Brown


Cecile was absolutely amazing. In the beginning of my pregnancy I was nervous, overwhelmed, and excited all at the same time and the first time Cecile spoke to me during the consultation I immediately felt a sense of calmness. I felt more encouraged that I could have my baby boy without complications and with limited pain. During our face to face meeting she showed me counter pressures and gave me information that could really benefit my birth. On top of that she was there in the delivery room hands on, advocating for me, printed out my birth plan and gave it to the doctors, made sure all the decisions I was making I really wanted and really gave me the comfort I needed. Cecile was absolutely amazing and I will definitely be reaching out to her for the next bundle of joy! Thanks Cecile! 

Ebony Jones


Cecile has to be one of the greatest doulas thus far! My birthing experience was made a lot smoother due to her support and care, I had no clue what I was going into being that it was my first birth. Cecile is AMAZING with keeping you calm and reassuring you why you chose to have a natural birth,When I would start to panic she bought me back down. One of the many things that I loved about her is that she made sure the doctor and nurses were aware of my birth plan, When I wasn't able to speak up for myself at times she did and I LOVED IT and she always made sure I was comfortable. There isn't one thing I can say she didn't do. All the way from me being pregnant to postpartum she is hands down the best, If you are looking for a doula who is kind,caring,gentle,genuine  and loving Cecile is DEFINITELY it and more! I highly recommend her for anyone who wants a doula??

Birth Availability for Cecile Lancaster, MSW

= Available. Calendar last updated: 06-26-2024