Odile  Penet CD(DONA), LCCE, PES
Doula Services, Childbirth Classes &
Placenta E



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

Odile (pronounced ” oh-DEEL”) is the owner of My Birth Companion, LLC.  She is a certified birth doula (DONA International), a postpartum doula, a baby nurse,newborn specialist (IFSI, France), a certified childbirth educator (Lamaze International), a Mind+Body Birth self-hypnosis instructor and also a placenta encapsulation specialist (PBi).

She has been serving families for the last 20 years (more than 600 families). As a result, she has experience with prenatal support, birth, and postpartum care. She supports natural, medicated, high-risk, water-birth, cesarean births, multiples and VBAC births and families. She is certified in France and in the United States.  In addition, she is certified in early childhood education, and a certified medical translator (Johns Hopkins Hospital).  Furthermore, she is a certified Sophrologist (mindfulness and well-being program) and a hypnosis specialist (Mind+Body Birth).

In addition, on a personal note, she is the mother of two young adults. She is a French native speaker and can provide her services in English and in French. Finally, some of her favorite hobbies include family time, reading at the beach, traveling, swimming, practicing yoga & sophrology, and petting her cats.

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

Trainings and Certifications:

DONA International
Lamaze International
Placenta Benefits Info
Rebozo for Doulas
Spinning Babies
Tens Unit for Labor
Lactation Support
Comforting Touch for Doulas
Mind+Body Birth
Certified Medical Interpreter
CPR certified




Proudly serving: Baltimore, MD, Annapolis, MD, Washington, D.C and also York, PA