American College of Nurse Midwives
Website – www.acnm.org
Official website for the American College of Nurse Midwives. Lots of Information about certified nurse-midwives, research, safety, and women’s health issues.

My Midwife
Website – www.mymidwife.org
This wonderful site was made for clients of certified-nurse midwives by the ACNM. It is rich in information and resources about pregnancy, birfth, baby care, and women’s health, from the CNM-point of view which includes wellness and normalcy focus.

Birth Matters Virginia
A network of mothers and midwifery advocates from all around Virginia,working to improve options and increase healthy childbearing resources in our state. Join today and enjoy their e-mails or local meetings!
www.birthmattersva.org

March of Dimes
Resources and information on healthy pregnancy, prenatal testing, preventing prematurity, and much more.www.marchofdimes.com

Birthing Inn
www.thebirthinginn.org
Official site of the Birthing Inn where we do births located at Loudoun Hospital center in Leesburg, VA. Use this site to register for care at the Birthing Inn, as well as for tours and classes.

Birth Care
Website – www.birthcare.org
Free-standing birth center with Certified Nurse-midwivesin the metro area of Virginia… located in Alexandria… They do home births as well.

Child Birth Solutions
Website – www.childbirthsolutions.com
Great resource site for childbirth and pregnancy, birth stories, and much more.

Baby Loss Kit
www.babylosskit.com
Resources for perinatal grief and loss ….both information, emotional support, and products.

Childbirth Education & Doulas

The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period. Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily. Midwives also fill many of these roles in their model of care.

Doulas are often chosen to help with hospital births, particularly by families who wish to avoid interventions and have committed labor support. Doulas are certified by a number of organizations, such as DONA,(www.dona.org), ICEA, and others. Doulas are not legally regulated health professionals, but rather have more a personal consultant role.
Mothers sometimes ask us at Loudoun Community Midwives whether a doula is needed or if the midwife fills this role. We reply that our CNM’s are committed to bedside labor support for our clients. We have a schedule ensuring that one of us is always available to be at the hospital for laboring women. We are skilled in labor support and guide your birth with respect for your unique wishes.

Q: What can a doula can do that Loudoun Community Midwives can’t?

A: If you plan to come to the hospital when your labor is more active, she can come to your home to help with early labor…she can be committed to one-on-one care for you. We promise to be at the hospital and checking on you often…but we may have more than one mother in labor, postpartum, or outpatient area. If you wish to have a doula with you and your family for the entire process, we entirely support the idea. Truly professional doulas are helpful, supportive, and never generate a spirit of competition or conflict with the midwives and medical staff.

Services offfered by Doulas vary. Some offer labor support, some will come to your home before the birth, during labor, or offer postpartum help at home after the baby is born. Many are certified by the Doula Organizationof North America “DONA”; www.dona.org can help you locate doulas of several types. Many doulas also offer childbirth education.

Inova Loudoun Hospital
The Birthing Inn
www.thebirthinginn.org
703-858-8060

Melinda Rhoads, LPN, CBE
Specializing in “Birth with a midwife”
Pregnancy and Childbirth Education
A Belly To Love, LLC
540-454-3338
abellytolove@gmail.com

Holly Dobrynski
Birth Doula services, Childbirth Education, and Placenta Encapsulation
yourbeautifulbeginning.com
703-340-9979

Hypnobirthing-Dominique Johnson
The Mongan Method
www.beautifulbirthchoices.com

Caroline O’Neill, C.M.T.
Certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner
bodybirthandbaby.com
7
03-431-2167

Loralee Pendergast, CCE
Birthworks Childbirth Educator
Birth doula, Postpartum doula
KLAERJ@verizon.net
www.birthingfromtheheart.com
703-779-2945

Mari Stutzman Smith-
Birth Doula, Childbirth Education
703-408-0911
mari@celebratedbirth.com
www.celebratedbirth.com

Tina & Jason Bryant, AAHCC
Bradley-method Childbirth Classes
jasonbryant72@hotmail.com
(540) 869-9740

Kaitlyn Ahalt
ICEA Childbirth Classes and Birth Doula
KLAmaternityservices.com
703-626-5248

Ravae S.M.Sinclair
Birth Doula and Lactation Counselor
(414) 213-6598
ravaesyourdoula@gmail.com
www.doulaplus.com

Kaylie Groenhout
Birth Doula
571-393-8143
kgroenhout@gmail.com

EngagingBirth, Sarah Paksima
Doula, Lamaze & Hypnobirth Childbirth Educator, Prenatal Yoga Instructor
www.engagingbirth.com
sarah@engagingbirth.com
240-812-2482

Lori Cooper, CD (DONA)
www.TransitionsBirthDoulas.com
703-624-3099

Corinne Hilton, CD,CCE
Birth doula, BirthWorks Instructor
birthworks@gmail.com
www.birthjourney.net
703-722-2035

Fern Compton, Birth Doula
Bella Birth Choices
703-659-0975
fern.bel.compton@gmail.com

Stacy Baron, Psy.D.
Thrive Under 5
Hypnobirthing Instructor
stactim@aol.com
703-953-8719

Allison Sowell
Ashburn, VA
Bradley Method CBE
LaLeche Leader, Postpartum doula
allison_sowell@yahoo.com
571-333-5239

Jodi Moore
Birth Doula
jandrmoore@yahoo.com
www.hearttoheartdoula.com
703-297-7580
Leesburg VA

Maili Mohica
Mother to Mother Doula Service
Bristow, Virginia 20136
info@motherdoulaservice.com
http://www.motherdoulaservice.com

Mari Stutzman Smith- Birth Doula
703-408-0911
mari@celebratedbirth.com
www.celebratedbirth.com

Mary Mitchell-Birth Doula
703-858-0598

Caitlin Givens, Birth Doula
http://www.caitlindoula.com/index.php

Julia Chemotti
Bradley Method Certified Educator
Juchemotti00@yahoo.com
808-779-5824

Stonepath Birth Support
Birth Doula and Postpartum Support
www.stonepathbirth.com
571-271-5977

Mothering the Mom
www.motheringthemom.com
703-868-9466

After the Baby Comes:

See PostPartum Resources Handout as well!

New Moms & New Babies (Birth to 4 months) Group
Weds. 10am-12noon
Cornwall Medical Pavilion
224D Cornwall St.NW
Leesburg, VA 20176

New Moms & Babies (4mos-8mos )Group
Weds 10am-12noon (same Cornwall location)

New Mom and Baby Group
“Thrive Under Five” 703-777-1122 x2
Mondays 9:00-10:00 am
3 Royal St. SE, Leesburg, VA

Babywearing International
Free Monthly Meetings at Libraries
beltwaybabywearers.blogspot.com

Mommy Relief:
an agency that will send out experienced helpers, providing light housekeeping, newborn and sibling care in your home, at an hourly rate.
www.mommy-relief.com
703-532-MOMS (6667)

Mothering the Mom
Postpartum Doula Services of Northern Virginia. Provides breastfeeding support, newborn care instruction, meal prep, light housekeeping & laundry and sibling care.
www.motheringthemom.com
703-868-9466

Staffing Solutions: Mothers Aides
Referral agency for Household & baby-care helpers, screened by a 12-step process
www.mystaffingsolutions.com
703-250-0700

Holistic Moms Network
http://hmnofnova.blogspot.com
info@holisticmom.org

Fitness and Health for New Moms & Prenatal Fitness Classes, too!
www.mommybootcamp.org
5
71-214-6667

Rabbi Michael Henesch (performs Bris, home circumcisions)
1-877-990-2747
mhenesch@gmail.com

Breastfeeding

www.lalecheleague.org
1-800-LA-LECHE
Regional LLL website: www.lllvawv.org Can help locate a local group. In Ashburn, 703-729-4907 or 703-669-5560.

Got Mom
Website – www.gotmom.org
Website sponsored by the American College of Nurse Midwives that shows why Breastfed is Best Fed!

kellymom.com is a great website, rich in Brestfeeding and health Information for moms & new babies.

Inova Loudoun Hospital
The Birthing Inn, Lactation Services
703-858-8911
Breastfeeding Support Available FREE:
Every Wednesday 1:30-2:30 at Lactation Center-Suite 109
Medical Office Bldg by Loudoun Hospital

Mother-Baby Connection
Laurie Clark- Grubbs, IBCLC, RN
Lactation Consultant, Home Visits
lactationlaurie.com

Chiropractors

Leesburg Chiropractic & Massage
Dr Joshua Sampson
703-777-4840
www.leesburgchiro.com

Sonak Family Chiropractic
Sterling, VA
703-406-0200
www.vafamilychiropractic.com

Dr. Chris Oliver
Herndon, VA
703-904-8528
www.SpineinLine.com

Tim Scheuerman, DC.
Sterling, VA
703-444-1182
www.1stbackpain.com

Blue Ridge Chiropractic and Acupuncture
Purcellville, Va
540-338-3190

Massage

We think massage and yoga are great during a normal pregnancy but please make sure that your practitioner is trained and certified in prenatal treatments.

Claudette Plater
www.tranquilmoment.com

Leesburg Chiropractic & Massage
703-777-4840
www.leesburgchiro.com