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My Birth Companion, LLC is  in the Top 20 Best Doulas of Baltimore (Birth Doula Services)

Doula, childbirth class, placenta encapsulation services in Baltimore and the surrounding counties.

Reputation – Credibility – Professionalism – Experience – Availability

In the article  Best Doulas of Baltimore posted in June 2017, find the list of the 20 best doulas in Baltimore, MD.

Doulas businesses selected on their reputation, credibility, professionalism, experience and availability.  As a result, My Birth Companion, LLC is proudly listed among this list.

 What is a Doula?

A professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support families before, during and just after birth for expecting and new parents. Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.

 

 TWO HOURS ONLINE CHILDBIRTH CLASS FOR PARTNERS:
“SUPPORTING HER”

ONLINE CHILDBIRTH CLASS FOR “THE OTHER HALF”

This childbirth class is specially designed for partners supporting women during labor
Easy access here  $49 – EVERY PARTNER NEEDS TO TAKE THIS CLASS!

WHO? – For expectant parents (hospital, home-birth and birth center)

WHAT? – 2 hours include the following:

Presented by Certified Childbirth Educators
Evidence-based information (videos and hand-outs)
Learn about verbal and physical support
Learn about discussing and creating birth preferences
Working with your chosen healthcare team
Taking care of yourself before, during, and after birth
Doula tricks of the trade
Supporting mom and baby post-partum
Testimonials from real partners

WHEN? –Anytime – Easy online access

WHERE? – HERE!! – http://mybirthcompanion.com/two-hours-online-class-partners/

WHY? – Mothers with a good support team have shorter labors with less discomfort. Partners do too! Get the support you need to support your partner as she brings baby into the world.

 

OFFER THE GIFT OF SERVICES TO A NEW FAMILY

GIFT CERTIFICATES (available for any of our childbirth services)

IT’S EASY! $25 – $50 -$100 – $200 – and more!

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How to purchase a gift certificate – childbirth services –  for you friends or family members?

  • Pay online using PayPal: Pay at: odile@mybirthcompanion.com and comment with:
    – The name of the recipient
    – Your name and mailing address (gift certificate will be mailed directly to you)

 

  • Pay by check: Check payable at My Birth Companion, LLC – Please also include the following information:
    – The name of the recipient
    – Your name and mailing address (gift certificate will be mailed directly to you)
    – Mail your check at My Birth Companion, LLC – 13 Chesham Ct, Cockeysville, MD 21030

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If you have any further questions, contact us at Odile@MyBirthCompanion.com or 443-739-0113

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OFFER THE GIFT OF SERVICES

Doula services – Doula – Birth doula -Placenta encapsulation – Placenta tablets – Childbirth education classes

Baltimore & Maryland

 

Using simple visualization and breathing techniques during pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, and life events, etc.

Did you know that you take an average of 15,000 breaths per day? Did you take a minute today to focus on your breathing?

Did you know that mental imaginary (visualization) has long been used by athletes to boost their strength, confidence, and results?

Did you know that everyone can practice visualization to prepare for all kinds of situations, including pregnancy discomforts, childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting, life challenging situations, etc?

At My Birth Companion, LLC we believe that simple easy visualization and breathing techniques can improve your life, make your healthier, increase your confidence and improve harmony in your daily life.

Ask us how!

Email: odile@mybirthcompanion.com

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Simple Visualization and Breathing Techniques

Simple Visualization and Breathing Techniques

 

More than just a simple “Happy Mother’s Day”, I’d like to acknowledge all the women out there. I had the honor to be by the side of some of you during your journey into motherhood. I held your hands, I wiped your sweat, and shared tears of joy with you. I watched you face your biggest fears, overcoming the biggest pains, running this extra mile when you said you couldn’t do it. I witnessed you making decisions that were not part of your original “life plan’. I saw your naked body and your naked soul. You were so vulnerable but also stronger than you’ve never been before. I witnessed your inner struggles, tears, and frustrations into conception, loss, postpartum depression and sickness. I saw you turning into this incredible Goddess of courage and love.

I see you everyday battling to protect your children, feeling their greatest joys and their greatest pains. I see you every day, incredible women caring, loving, protecting and fighting for your little ones, regardless they are still just in your mind, in your womb, newborns, 24 year-old, or 50! It doesn’t matter how you got to motherhood; birth, adoption, surrogacy, step-family, fertility treatment. Motherhood doesn’t know any political parties, laws, religions or discrimination. And yes, motherhood is hard …but I see love, a lot of love, so much love.

My “maman” has never allowed me to buy her presents for Mother’s Day and I expect the same from my children. We don’t need to have a special day when we all know that deep inside the love for our children is all we need.

With all my love to my “maman” and my children
Odile

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Mamanatural.com has posted this wonderful video on 7 easy exercises during pregnancy that will help you to achieve an optimal fetal position Watch the video here

As a birth doula and a childbirth educator in Baltimore, MD and Washington DC, I highly recommend exercises during your pregnancy (Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care)

ShareBaby -“ShareBaby provides Maryland babies and children living in shelters ages 0-5 with basic items such as clothing, diapers, toys and equipment.”

A unique way to donate wisely supplies, clothes and furniture in Maryland.

 

 

 

“Eating and drinking during your labor goes a long way toward making sure you have the energy and stamina for your entire labor and birth. Approach nourishment for your labor like you would for any long day of physical activity. Have nutritious, easy to eat snacks and good hydrating beverages available and ask your team to make sure you are well-fueled. If you are a healthy, low risk mother experiencing a normal labor, there should be no restrictions on what you can eat and drink.”

Lamaze International on labor pain management.

Video posted by the Stanford School of Medicine.  Watch video

“Until recently hand expression of milk has been an under-utilized skill in our institution. But there are many benefits of knowing how to express milk from the breast without the use of expensive or cumbersome pumps. In this video, Dr. Jane Morton demonstrates how easily hand expression can be taught to mothers”

Find more information on their website.

Birth Centers:
Special Beginnings Birth and Women’s Center Arnold, MD
Bay Area Birth Center Annapolis, MD
Birth Care & Women’s Health Alexandria, VA
Nova Birth Center, Chantilly, VA

Midwives practices (CNM):
Bay Area Midwifery Annapolis, MD
Midwifery Care Associates Rockville, MD
Special Beginnings Birth and Women’s Care Arnold, MD
Kathleen Slone, CNM and Associates Towson, MD
Women’s Health Associates Towson, MD
Midwives at Sinai Hospital Baltimore, MD
The Midwifery Team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center Washington, DC
Midwifery Services University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center Hanover, MD
Susquehanna OB Gyn & Nurse Midwifery Bel Air, MD
Signature OB/GYN Midwives Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, MD
M.A.M.A.S Midwives (Home Birth and Birth Center) DC and surroundings
Birth Care & Women’s Health (Home Birth and Birth Center) Alexandria, VA and surroundings
Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, MD
Midwives at Nova Birth Center, Chantilly, VA

“Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) provide a full range of primary healthcare services to women in the United States, including routine gynecological checkups, family planning services, preconception care, prenatal and postpartum care, and, of course, delivering babies.”

Midwives practices (CNM):
BirthingHandsDC (Home Birth) VA

A Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) is a knowledgeable, skilled and independent midwifery practitioner who has met the standards for certification set by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). CPM is the only international credential that requires knowledge about and experience in out-of-hospital birth.

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