Odile Penet
Doula – 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.

Doula, placenta encapsulation, childbirth classes

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