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Debbie Couture

New Beginnings Doula Services

Thurmont, MD Service range 60 miles

Birth Fee


Postpartum Rate

$35 to $40

Birth Fee


Postpartum Rate

$35 to $40

Birth Doula Experience

1 years and 7 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

1 years and 17 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • The Matrona - Certified Holistic Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • The Matrona, March 2022
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, November 2022

Type of practice: Solo practice

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

Postpartum limits/restrictions: Non smokers

Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
I try to work at hospitals that are a driving time of one hour from my home.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Infant massage education
  • Reiki
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I was a prenatal massage therapist for 20 years and retired from that Oct 2022. Birthing Circle of Frederick

Service Area

Thurmont, MD Service range 60 miles

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Client Testimonials for Debbie Couture

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As a soon to be first time father, Deb was an incredible partner to assist my wife and I in our (wife's!) first birth.  At the root of the relationship, Deb was an incredibly kind soul that made us feel comfortable from the start.  She came over multiple times to meet us, our dog, understand our birth plan, answer any questions we had, and help with anything we weren't thinking about yet.

Once prelabor started, and we inevitably called Deb hours into it at 11pm on a Sunday - she picked up immediatly, provided good direction for the next few hours, and was prepared to come over pending our notification to help with making the call of when to go to the hospital from home.  Our goal was a natural birth, and Deb helped us stay at the house before safely going to the hospital.  We arrived at 7cm dialation and Deb helped with the intake process and into the delivery room.

In the delivery room, Deb's soft skills and loving personality continued to shine - as well as her background as a massage therapsit!  Her hands helped relieve my wife of pain and tension, and helped show me how I could be of assistance in different ways throughout the birth.  She was an advocate for my wife, and helped keep us on track with the goals that we had previously outlined.  If we were giving birth again, there's no doubt we'd want Deb to be by our side and assist in the

process.  I cannot reccomend Debbie enough and hope that your family trusts Deb and has as smooth a birth as we did.



I found Debbie through a recommendation from my midwife. I was a first time mom and wanted a natural birth without medication and was on the fence about if I wanted a doula to help coach time through labor. I am very grateful for the experience I had thanks to Debbie. She started with a thorough phone get-to-know-you/consult call and made herself available via text and phone before labor and also came to our house to make recommendations and go through a lot of pre-labor/prenatal information. There were also numerous emails with information on labor prep, and links to helpful videos. My labor didn't go as expected as I had to get induced and spent 5 total nights in the hospital. On the day I was in active labor, Debbie was there the whole way for me (and to help support my husband). She coached through contractions and provided counter pressure, encouragement, and anything else I needed in the moment. I truly don't think I would have made it as long as I did without an epidural without Debbie, but it ended up being the best choice for me as my labor stalled. She made sure that everything felt like it was 100% my choice. I feel like I could have been traumatized by my labor and delivery and due to some other complications, but I came out of it feeling really good about my experience and with a beautiful son. If I have a second baby, I am definitely going to call Deb again! I highly recommend her and can say you'll have a supportive coach your entire pregnancy and labor. She still checks in on me 3 months later and is still there for any support I need. 



We had an incredible first birth experience with Deb as our doula - we are so grateful to her for her support. I was interested in doula support for two reasons: first, to help me reach my goal of unmedicated/physiologic birth, and second to have support for myself and my husband because my husband can be queasy at times. She really exceeded our expectations of doula support.   

She had an incredibly calming and encouraging presence for both me and my husband, and her counter pressure during contractions was by far the most effective pain management strategy I experienced. I'm not sure I could have gone unmedicated without her support.  

She also provided a lot of support and guidance during pregnancy and early labor. Having her as a sounding board really helped me feel more confident going into the birth.

Labor pain was manageable thanks to Deb, and the whole experience was all around incredible and peaceful. I’m so glad she was there with us as we brought our daughter into the world. She brought just the right energy that we needed. 

Birth Availability for Debbie Couture

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Postpartum Availability for Debbie Couture

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