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COVID-19 Update: Virtual Support
COVID-19 Update: Virtual Support

The spread of COVID-19 has spurred increasing restrictions put in place by local hospitals. In response, DC Birth Doulas has spent the last two weeks pivoting into virtual support and live stream services for our pregnant families. In this time of increasing...

Staying safe during COVID-19
Staying safe during COVID-19

DC Birth Doulas cares deeply about the health and wellbeing of our clients. We want to share how we, as a company, are working to stay informed and keep our clients safe as the coronavirus COVID-19 begins to impact more communities in the United States. We know that...

Mindfulness for Pregnancy
Mindfulness for Pregnancy

Rebecca Gitter, DC Birth Doulas Central Group Doula, certified prenatal yoga instructor Are you struggling with anxiety? The unknown can be anxiety producing, even for those who don’t typically struggle with anxiety. Pregnancy and birth by their very nature contain a...

Wrapping Up 2019
Wrapping Up 2019

DC Birth Doulas is engaged in the work of growing humans, both the tiny new humans birthed by the families we work with and the humans who support those families. As we look back on our growth over the last year, we are filled with gratitude for those who have chosen...

Miles 4 Midwives 5K
Miles 4 Midwives 5K

Saturday, October 5, 2019 Anacostia Park Registration 6:30am-7:45am Race at 8am Fun Run/Walk at 9am DC Birth Doulas has joined the DC Association of Certified Nurse Midwives as a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Miles for Midwives 5K Run/Walk to raise...

DCBD Launches East Team
DCBD Launches East Team

Now Serving Anne Arundel, Howard, and Prince Georges Counties! We are excited to announce a new team of DC Birth Doulas to serve the families of Anne Arundel, Howard and Prince Georges counties. We look forward to bringing the same quality of care and professionalism...

Tips for visiting a home with a new baby
Tips for visiting a home with a new baby

This week I took time off, flew to Chicago and visited friends who welcomed their second baby less than three weeks ago. Here are my tips for what a family really needs from friends after birth:

Insurance & Financial Planning for Doulas
Insurance & Financial Planning for Doulas

The benefits of doula support are well documented and growing. One of the leading barriers to doula support is cost. Through increased insurance coverage, reimbursement through FSAs and HSAs, and other financing tips, we hope to expand doula services to more families.

Give generously – improve maternal health
Give generously – improve maternal health

During this time of giving, please consider donating to one of the many organizations in D.C. dedicated to improving maternal and newborn health. While D.C. has been in the headlines recently for it's poor maternal health, there are many organizations on the...

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