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GBMC Doula Touch

Website: http://www.gbmc.org/parented

Phone: (443) 849-6287

Birth Fee: $625

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $35

Fee Details: The fee includes: infant care, sibling care, meal preparation. light housekeeping, errand runs, carpool for children and infany family bonding support

Birth Doula Experience: 21 years and 110 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 21 years and 100 families served

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: On-call doula service

Clients per Month: 10 to 20 births and 20 to 30 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: non smokers and safe environment for baby and family
Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
Attends birth center births? Some Birth Centers
Attends home births? No Home Births

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • GBMC Parent Education Training

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Breastfeed {Naturally} Certified Breastfeeding Advocate
  • Breastfeed {Naturally} Certified Breastfeeding Educator
  • Several doulas hold certifications in Breastfeeding

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified
  • Certified and trained in Grievance and end of life support, Certified S.T.E.P Systematic Training for Effective Parenting ,Certified CPR instructor and trainer

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am a volunteer with the Gilchrist end of life doula program and have been with GBMC as a birth and postpartum doula since 1998. I am a member of the Frontline Leadership committee and program. I have held a position as Trainer and Educator for Adult, Infant and Child CPR including Heartsaver and Healthcare Provider certification since 1996. My original certifications for birth doula support was through DONA and my postpartum certification was through CAPPA. I am an educator for GBMC and have designed and developed their Education classes since 1998. My position at GBMC is Parent education and Doula Coordinator. This title includes the following responsibilities: Design and Market 12 different education programs, Ameda breast pump rental station, stock , staff and run a lactation retail in hospital store carrying extensive breastfeeding and newborn items, managing, hiring and staffing a very successful in house doula program that also offers postpartum support to the general Baltimore and surrounding areas regardless of where you have delivered. I am involved with medical rounding, patient care and customer support and service. I run a very professional doula program and staff employees that are hospital staffed only. All of our employees have background checks, health screening and yearly vaccines. It is so important to make sure you have the very best care for your family and safety standards are part of that safety. We take the worry out of the unknown so you can relax and enjoy the birthing process and your recovery. Hiring someone through our program ensures not only a back up plan in the event that you delivery early or late but the knowledge that a large organization like GBMC has performed a full back ground check and has held each employee to the greatest of standards when working within our community. We look forward to supporting your family soon.

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Towson, MD
Travel Range: 30 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: Within the Baltimore, Bel Air, Parkton, Owings Mills and Catonsville area

Birth Availability for GBMC Doula Touch GBMC Doula Touch

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Postpartum Availability for GBMC Doula Touch GBMC Doula Touch

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