My name is Odile
Odile is your Charm City Doula! She is a labor doula, a postpartum doula, a baby nurse, a newborn care specialist, and a placenta encapsulator.
She has supported more than 900 families over the past 20 years: Supporting unmedicated (natural), medicated, multiples, high-risk, VBAC, and C-Section births.
She has experience working at the hospital, birth center, and supporting homebirth.
Trained and certified in France and in the USA.
Additionally, She offers her services in English and in in French
On 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 17 years, with her husband and her two adult children.
Some of her favorite hobbies include family time, reading (at the beach, it’s even better), traveling, swimming, teaching French, practicing yoga, high impact workout and sophrology (mindfulness). She enjoys live music and spending time with her three cats.
Odile works as a volunteer with some our her local community programs
Birth doula (DONA International)
Childbirth educator (Lamaze)
Newborn care specialist (IFSI)
Rebozo for doulas
Hypnosis for childbirth (M+BB)
TENS Unit for labor
Birth Assistant (trained with Birth Art)
Comforting touch for doulas
CPR certified (Red Cross)
Early childhood degree
Placenta encapsulation (PBi)
Pelvis and women’s health
Medical interpreter (Johns Hopkins)
Evidence-Based Birth Academy
MamasteFit Birth Worker Program
“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
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.
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
Count The Kicks Tacking your baby’s movements during the third trimester of your pregnancy
Baltimore , MD – Annapolis, MD – Washington, DC.