My Birth Companion

 

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My name is Odile

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Work

Odile is your Charm City Doula!  She is a labor doula, a postpartum doula, a baby nurse, a newborn care specialist and placenta encapsulator. 

She has supported more than 700 families over the past 20 years.  She supports natural, medicated, multiples, high-risk, VBAC, and C-section births.

She has experience working at the hospital, birth-center and supporting homebirth.

Odile has trained and certified in France and in the USA.

Additionally, She offers her services in English and in in French

Personal

One a personal note, Odile (pronounced “Oh-deel”) (she/her)- is the owner of My Birth Companion, LLC.  She is a native French speaker.  She has been living in Maryland for over 16 years, with her husband and her two young adult-children.

Some of her favorite hobbies include family time, reading (at the beach, it’s even better), traveling, swimming, teaching French, practicing yoga, barre and sophrology.  She enjoys live music and petting her three cats.

Odile works as a volunteer with some our her local community programs

 

Certifications & Training

Birth doula (DONA International)
Childbirth educator (Lamaze)
Newborn care specialist (IFSI)
Rebozo for doulas
Hypnosis for childbirth (M+BB)
Reiki
TENS Unit for labor 
NRP certified
Comforting touch for doulas
CPR certified (Red Cross)
Sophrology
Early childhood degree
Placenta encapsulation (PBi)
Spinning Babies
Pelvis and women’s health
Aromatherapy
Lactation support
Medical interpreter (Johns Hopkins)
Evidence-Based Birth Academy

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Odile is meant to do what she loves, and we will forver look back at our birth story fondly with Odile being such a special part of it.    

Erin

“I  serve and support families regardless of their cultural and spiritual background and I proudly support the LGBTQ+ community and I use inclusive language. During the past decades, I have supported polyamorous families, intended parents, surrogate, single parent, etc. Also, I offer support to families suffering from addiction and in recovery”.  All are welcome and safe here 

About Odile

 

I started my journey working with families as a postpartum educator. I’ve found myself very comfortable working with newborns, their parents, and the birthing process. Becoming a doula was the perfect match and came to me naturally. This job is exhilarating!

Knowledge is power. It is critical to me that expecting families have options. It is also how you build confidence in your abilities to give birth.

My background is in education (early childhood and languages). I’ve found that adding Childbirth Education to my services was essential.
I teach Lamaze, and I specialize in hypnobirth, stress management, baby care, as well as breastfeeding/chestfeeding education.

Odile's Recommendations

Evidence-Based Birth Understand evidence-based information and studies 
Spinning Babies Improve and understand the fetal position
MamasteFit Research-based program workouts and movements
Sophrology The science of consciousness in harmony
Improving Birth Inform, Support, Engage and Empower

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Baltimore , MD – Annapolis, MD – Washington, DC.