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Erin Clark

Doula EAC

Washington, DC Service range 40 miles I am happy to travel inside the DMV including parts of Arlington and Alexandria. MY virtual doula services are available for those outside of the DMV.

http://www.doulaeac.com

Birth Fee

$900 to $2000

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $35

Black Doula

Birth Fee

$900 to $2000

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $35


Birth Doula Experience

5 years and 70 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

2 years and 11 families served


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Mamatoto Village Institute - Perinatal Community Health Worker

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, May 2019

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 2 to 4 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Im happy to attend your birth at your comfort level. I am very flexible when it comes to in person and online meetings. I COVID test every two weeks to ensure safe contact during prenatal meetings. I always wear a mask when coming in contact with you, your partner, or baby.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I love attending births wherever you are most comfortable.

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I'm happy to attend your homebirth with a qualified Midwife


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Henna belly designs
  • Infant massage education
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Pelvic floor health education & support
  • Photography - Birth
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation

credential


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Healthy Start Doula Program run by Mary's Center serving families in wards 5, 7, and 8 in DC. Serving families in my community is the foundation of why this work is so important to me.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

My services include 3 in person meeting. 2 before birth and one after. Also included is a "Luxury In Birth" kit which is an aromatherapy experience that is all natural and handmade. Being a "hands-on" doula is important to me and I usually check in with my clients and send reading in order prepare you for birth and beyond.

Service Area

Washington, DC Service range 40 miles I am happy to travel inside the DMV including parts of Arlington and Alexandria. MY virtual doula services are available for those outside of the DMV.

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Kayla

10/18/2023

Erin was heaven sent. My husband and I had an instant connection with Erin and her doula services exceeded our expectations. Erin has been a beautiful guiding light throughout my pregnancy and postpartum. As a first time mom, I truly don't know how I would have made it through labor and delivery without her. My family and I are forever grateful. She holds a very special place in my heart! I highly recommend her!

Aariyana C.

10/17/2023

By far the best decision I could've made during my pregnancy was hiring Erin as my doula. 

My partner & I were first time parents and expecting a baby very unexpectedly. We had no idea what we were doing, I knew nothing about pregnancy or labor. I was overwhelmed with everything and put my partner in charge of finding a doula to help support us through our transition to parenthood. 

Erin was there anytime we needed her, gave us so much helpful information before baby came, and was a vital & crucial part of my labor, if not my best cheerleader and hands-on helper. She talked me through everything and educated me immensely and encouraged me to feel confident is such a high-stress situation. She has also supported us mentally & emotionally since baby's birth and answered any questions we've had as baby has grown and developed. 

I most definitely will be requesting Erin for the next baby!

Shanttel Liberato

8/17/2023

I was so lucky to have met Erin and select her as my doula.  It was actually an accident but the best accident ever.  

As a first time mom, this was all new to me.  My biggest desire was to ensure I had someone to advocate for me in the hospital so I can concentrate on myself.  Erin was extremely helpful and I didn't have to do anything but take care of me during labor.  

Erin was extremely helpful in ensuring my husband was supported as well as a first rime dad.  Having her with us allowed us to be present and enjoy our birth experience to the fullest. 

Postpartum Erin was also extremely helpful in helping us manage this transition physically and emotionally.  She kind of served as a therapist for me and my husband.  It was reassuring to hear and learn that what we were experiencing was new to us but normal. 

I consider Erin a part of my family and cannot wait to invite her to all the birthday parties and memorial moments.

Andrea A.

1/5/2023

Erin is an INCREDIBLE gem of a doula. From the moment my husband and I met her, we knew instantly that she was the one. And we were right! First of all, her passion and positive energy are contagious. We accomplished SO MUCH during our first visit. She patiently guided me through various poses to ease discomfort and prepare me for labor, all while getting to know me. By the end of the visit, she had me completely figured out. In my stubborn moments, Erin always had the magic words to get me unstuck. Our dynamic was as though we were old friends. My birth experience was a 3-day induction with lots of highs and lows. Erin was there for ALL of it and kept the same energy throughout. When I felt lazy and wouldn't get out of the bed, she was the birth whisperer. I laugh when I remember how she "tricked" me into dancing and walking to bring on labor and how much I ended up enjoying it. Erin also wisely guided us through the medical team's recommendations and helped us make informed choices. On day 3, she told me we could get the baby out in a few hours if I did what she said, and IT HAPPENED! I had some unforeseen complications after, and she stayed with my husband and baby until I was out of the OR and stabilized. She even met us at home some weeks after to check on me, debrief, and celebrate. Erin is kind, patient, and genuinely passionate about birth. She has a PERMANENT place in my heart and invitation to the cookout.

Aliya Rakhmetova

12/9/2022

I am currently home with a healthy and happy baby. I am excited for motherhood and couldn't have been in the postive mindset I'm in if it weren't for the help, support and amazing guidance of Doula, Erin Clark. This is my first child so I was very anxious. I had no idea what I was getting into.  A friend of mine that hired Erin previously told me what a doula was and how much it helped her. I decided to call Erin and I am estatic that I did. Not only was sher personable, attentative but she was also very patient and comforting with my high anxiety. She was proactive from the very beggining! I was sent information from her on a regular basis on how to prepare myself and my baby for a successful delivery. She was a great teacher in regards to explining all my options I had for delivery.  She had amazing knowledge and answered all my questions. There was no such thing as a "stupid" question with her which helped tremendously. My boyfriend hasn't stopped thanking me for hiring her. He was nervous and wasn't sure how to best support me through contractions and stress (I am a worried/stressball haha). She gave him confidence and I feel that she prepared him for the birth of our child. He asked her questions as well and we both felt very supported by Erin. She knows her stuff!!! I am almost on week three of recovery and feel great! She is honest with me to make sure I put myself first for healing while taking care of my daughter. Her door was always open when I had questions and even after delivery. I enjoyed the home visits and she always left my boyfriend and me in high spirits. I will be foever grateful for Erin's support and I am super happy she was by my side through this amazing journey. I  can't wait to tell my daughter how much she helped me stay calm to have a smooth/least amount of stress delivery. She made the journey absolutely beautiful. 

Christine A,

9/5/2022

The best decision we made during pregnancy was hiring Erin as our doula. As first time parents we had no idea what we were getting into. Sure, you can read plenty of books, watch vlogs, and peruse article after article, but none of that compared to the education Erin provided. Erin is more than a doula at the birth, she's a true educator and comforting presence in the months leading up to birth. Erin came to our house twice leading up to birth and sitting down with her and talking through the birthing process was something we didn’t even know we wanted. We learned so much and were able to ask questions and get immediate feedback while connecting in the comfort of our own home. Erin’s knowledge wasn’t just on the mechanics of labor and delivery. She was familiar with both our midwives and the hospital we were delivering at and was able to speak in more detail about what we could expect with them. She also talked through emotional aspects of labor and not just the science of it. 

On top of the amazing experience in the months prior to birth, her presence was everything during labor. The ambience she created while I was going through intense pain was calming, which I never thought I'd say about labor. The scents of her essential oils were AMAZING, the heating pads, the TENS machine, the speaker with music, plus her pure strength when I needed a push on my hips :) We trusted her completely and have told anyone who asks that hiring Erin was the best choice we made. She’s is truly a life saver. You will NOT regret hiring her. 

Tawina Zulu

7/1/2022

Where do I begin? When I look back at my pregnancy it will always make my heart warm, and a great big portion of that is because of Erin. From our very first virtual meeting all the way to post partum Erin has showed up fully providing her knowledge and expertise. She has made me feel comfortable to confide in her whenever it was needed, I trusted her expert opinion, and she made me feel supported. I definitely felt spoiled from the care she provided while I went through labor (she showed up fully equipped) to the personally crafted body wash and body oil. I literally can't imagine what my pregnancy would've been without. As a doula myself, I can say with no hesitation that Erin is a top notch Doula. I'm forever grateful for her for making my first pregnancy. If you haven't caught on by now, I highly recommend her services.

Terasita Edwards

6/10/2022

Erin was one of the most beneficial pieces to both my pregnancy and birth. nothing about my experience was textbook but I felt strong and prepared for the entire experience based on the knowledge that Erin provided me with. I am not an easy person to coach or manage, however Erin made sure to adjust her style to provide me with the coaching I needed. Honestly, had I not had Erin, I would have been absolutely fearful for my birth and it's unexpected turns, but with her knowledge and having her by my side I felt like I would be successful no matter what my unborn child or the hospital brought. I would (and have) recommended Erin to others for their pregnancy and birth. Having a doula was beneficial but having Erin as my doula was a blessing.

 

Maegan Baron

3/17/2022

Erin was born to be a Doula. She is enthusiastic and passionate about her work. She is super easy to get a long with, fun and down to earth. From the start she was supportive of my husband and I birth plan. She lent a lot of encouragement and knowledge as my pregnancy progressed and when the days of waiting for baby's arrival felt real long! She helped me keep my focus and thinking positive. When labor began, Erin was magical. She helped my labor pains decrease by more than half with her use of massage and pressure techniques. My husband and I both agree we could not/don't want to imagine having a baby without her by our side. We truly appreciate all she did for us. And her education, encouragement, support and connections she brought even after our baby was born. If your thinking about getting a doula, DO ITTTTT! And choose Erin! You won't regret it. 

Kunti Salazar

10/23/2021

Erin is a well-prepared, effective and caring doula. Her understanding of our birth plan and specific concerns made her indispensable during our VBAC labor and delivery. As a VBAC client, she was incredibly supportive and utilized several methods and tools as comfort measures and provided helpful advice in preparation for labor. My partner learned a lot from her during the process and found her assistance to be indispensable. With her support, we successfully had a vaginal birth and healthy baby. We cannot recommend her highly enough. If you are looking for a thoughtful doula who is well-informed with resources and also flexible, Erin is a perfect fit. Our midwife team at our hospital even remarked about how fantastic Erin was in providing us with support during nearly 36 hours of labor.

Corey

10/9/2021

We worked with Erin for the birth of our first child, born September 2021.

Since first meeting Erin on a virtual interview, I knew she was the perfect match for us. My partner loves her and so do I.

She was incredibly supportive during the pregnancy: answered all texts, calls, and reached out. She provided amazing resources and made me feel comfortable through the entire journey. I literally don't know how I would have given birth without her. She was an awesome support for me and for my partner. She helped me through contractions and was there for me from the first signs of contractions until after baby was born. Erin used massage techniques, oils, and scents to make labor much more comfortable.

Erin is funny, comforting, supportive, and knowledgeable. She connected us with her friend who does placenta encapsulation: the pills have made me feel great the past two weeks as a new mom. The best decision I've made as a new mom was hiring Erin. We now think of Erin as a part of our family and if I could do anything over, it would be to hire her earlier!!

Birth Availability for Erin Clark

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Postpartum Availability for Erin Clark

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