Birth Doula | Birth/Midwife's Assistant | Placenta Encapsulator
I have always felt in my heart an urge to serve others, especially other families about to embark on their own journey into parenthood. I believe that the process of pregnancy, birthing, and establishing life with a new baby should be empowering and joyful to all parents.
I strive to educate expectant parents about the birth process and your options in their chosen birth environment, then I provide non-judgmental support for your choices. I believe that there is no “right” or “wrong” way to birth, no one is better than another because of the way a birth unfolds. Rather, each family should be prepared for many possible variations in the birth process and feel supported in how they choose to work through any challenges.
In addition to providing support as a birth doula, I am also a birth assistant to local-area homebirth midwives.
Birth is beautiful! It is a defining experience in an individual’s life and it is an honor to serve families through this life transition.
J. C., Germantown MD
"This was my 5th baby but the first time I've been helped by a doula -- and absolutely my very best birth experience! I will treasure it as one of life's most important experiences. [...] I felt like [Heidi] was the team captain, with everyone working on my behalf. It was beautiful!"
J. L., Arlington VA
"What I found so helpful about having Heidi as my doula was all the help she gave me in preparing to have my baby. [...] It meant so much to have someone express their confidence in me and offer their support."
M. M., Washington DC
"Heidi was a fantastic doula! [...] She was a wonderful resource for us during the pregnancy and a great comfort during labor... [she] provided us with the confidence necessary to achieve the birth we wanted. If you can get Heidi on your team, you should count yourself lucky.”