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Happy Pride!

When we make the effort to acknowledge that not every birthing person is a mother, not every birthing person has a partner, not every partner is a father, and so forth, we create an opportunity for everyone to be seen and acknowledged as a person of worth. It is only when we truly see our birthing families that we can meet their needs. To all of the birthing persons and families in the DMV area, we see you, we celebrate you, and we support you. Happy Pride!

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:

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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 awareness about the...

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...

Happy Pride!
Happy Pride!

When we make the effort to acknowledge that not every birthing person is a mother, not every birthing person has a partner, not every partner is a father, and so forth, we create an opportunity for everyone to be seen and acknowledged as a person of worth. It is only when we truly see our birthing families that we can meet their needs. To all of the birthing persons and families in the DMV area, we see you, we celebrate you, and we support you. Happy Pride!

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 Coverage & Financial Planning for Doula Services
Insurance Coverage & Financial Planning for Doula Services

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 to improve maternal health in D.C.
Give generously to improve maternal health in D.C.

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...