Odile  Penet CD(DONA), LCCE, PES
Doula services, childbirth classes & placenta 




My name is Odile (Pronounced ” oh-DEEL”). I am a certified doula (DONA International), a postpartum doula (IFSI, France), a certified Lamaze childbirth educator and a placenta encapsulation specialist.

I have been serving families for the last 18 years (more than 500 families) and I have experience with prenatal, birth and postpartum care. I support natural, and medicated births (high risks, multiples, vbac, planned cesarean birth, etc.). Trained and certified in France and in the United States. In addition, I am certified in early childhood education, a sophrologist and I hold my CPR certification. Support families using different childbirth methods: Lamaze, Hypnobirthing, Hypnobabies, Bradley, Birth Boot Camp, hospital classes, online classes … or just their own intuition!

Offering a supportive, non-judgmental and respectful approach to birth.

On a personal note, I am the mother of two young adults. I am a French native speaker and can provide my services in English and in French. In addition, some of my favorite hobbies include swimming on a regular basis (great breathing technique work out!) and practicing yoga.

Finally, I am certified in a very simple method of stress management using a very practical set of tools (Sophrology): relaxation, breathing, visualization and simple movements accessible to anyone. It is the #1 technique used in Europe for childbirth preparation.

Let me share my passion of childbirth, newborns and new families with you!

  • DONA International – Certified Birth Doula
  • IFSI – Certified Newborns, Children Care, and Children with Special Needs Care Specialist
  • Lamaze International – Certified Childbirth Educator
  • IFTD – Certified Sophrologist
  • Placenta Benefits Information (PBi) Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
  • Rebozo in Childbirth – Trained
  • Spinning Babies – Trained
  • Comfort Touch for Doulas – Trained
  • Certified Medical Interpreter
  • Best Doulas in Baltimore 2017



Proudly serving: Baltimore, MD, Central Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania