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Listen to Sarah’s birth story, featuring doula Odile Penet

>>Sarah’s birth story on the Birth Hour podcast
Sarah got pregnant very quickly with her daughter Savannah- so quickly it ended up being a shock even though it was planned.

Sarah had an easy pregnancy physically, but experienced significant challenges and upheaval in her life during her pregnancy, and did not generally enjoy being pregnant. Sarah was terrified of giving birth but still planned an intervention free hospital birth with her midwives and doula.

 

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Natural pain management: Self-hypnosis for childbirth

This is a very informative podcast about hypnosis and labor pain management.  Learn the facts and myths.
Knowledge is power.  Learn how to let go of fears, anxiety, tensions and release pain.

In addition, studies and researches show that it’s a efficient comfort technique.  As a result, women never loses control when in hypnosis during childbirth.

What is hypnosis and how does it work? Did you know it’s also beneficial for an healthy pregnancy?

Self-hypnosis for pain management, with Julietta Appleton

Most of all, “Mind+Body Birth is a unique, science-based system of birth hypnosis and childbirth education designed to help pregnant women achieve a calm, empowered birth. The perception of birth is reframed using specific, proven techniques which melt away negative thoughts and anxiety. The mind can refocus, and the body can follow its cellular wisdom to give birth.” Julietta Appleton – Check out her website at Click here

This is not a Hypnobirthing class. Our self-hypnosis for childbirth class is based on self-hypnosis and promote confidence.

Expertise logo of Best Doulas in Baltimore 2017

My Birth Companion, LLC is in the Top 20 Best Doulas of Baltimore (Birth Doula Services)

Doula, childbirth class, placenta encapsulation services in Baltimore and the surrounding counties.

Reputation – Credibility – Professionalism – Experience – Availability

In the article  Best Doulas of Baltimore posted in June 2017, find the list of the 20 best doulas in Baltimore, MD.

Doulas businesses selected on their reputation, credibility, professionalism, experience and availability.  As a result, My Birth Companion, LLC is proudly listed among this list.

What is a Doula?

A professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support families before, during and just after birth for expecting and new parents. Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.

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OFFER THE GIFT OF SERVICES TO A NEW FAMILY

Available for any of our childbirth services:
$25 | $50 | $100 | $200 | and more!

How to purchase a gift certificate – childbirth services – for you friends or family members?

Pay online using PayPal

Pay at: odile@mybirthcompanion.com
– Include the name of the recipient
– Include your name and mailing address (gift certificate will be mailed directly to you)

Pay by check

Check payable at My Birth Companion, LLC
– Include the name of the recipient
– Include your name and mailing address (gift certificate will be mailed directly to you)
– Mail your check at My Birth Companion, LLC – 13 Chesham Ct, Cockeysville, MD 21030

If you have any further questions, contact us:
odile@MyBirthCompanion.com | 443.739.0113

OFFER THE GIFT OF SERVICES
Doula services | Doula | Birth doula | Placenta encapsulation
Placenta tablets | Childbirth education classes

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Doula Childbirth Classes & Placenta Encapsulation
Baltimore, MD Annapolis, MD Washington D.C.

Acupuncturists (Specialized in childbirth)
Kathy Crosland – Towson, MD

Hyeon-Jin Kwon – Towson, MD
Laura Potts – Towson, MD
Leslie Lloyd–  Towson, MD
Tiffany Houchins, Baltimore, MD
Laura Parks, Timonium, MD
Laura Coleson-Schreur   Baltimore, MD
Samina Moiduddin – Washington, DC
Nikki Richman – Bethesda, MD
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine – Washington, DC
Devorah Joy Walder – Silver Spring, MD
Black Sheep Acupuncture  Community Acupuncture, White Marsh, MD
Meadow Hill Wellness Annapolis, MD
Dr. Cheng – Ellicott City, MD, and Baltimore, MD
Charlyn Santiago Ellicott City, MD familyacupuncturecare@gmail.com

Baby-Wearing Specialist
Austin Rees – Baltimore, MD

Barre Classes
Barre Prenatal Modifications Batlimore, MD

Chiropractors (Webster certified)
Dr. Bennett Westminster, MD
Dr. Laura Dover Towson, MD
Dr. Sharon Dongarra Baltimore, MD
Dr. Pam Woodward Baltimore, MD
Dr. Tricia Lehocky White Marsh, MD

Dr. Baron  Ellicott City, MD
Dr. Kat Kadin  Rockville, MD 
Dr. Mariella Young  Rockville, MD 
Dr. Samantha Mohne  Elkridge, MD
Dr. Byrant Harris   Dr Bryant Harris – Annapolis MD 
Dr. Block  Burtonsville, MD

Counseling
Online counseling E-Therapy
Dr. Judi Sprei  Bethesda, MD 
Parenting Works Baltimore MD
Nyle MacFarlane – OT  Takoma Park, MD
Emily Griffin NW Washington DC
Sara Nett Towson, MD
Alison L. Miller Lutherville, MD

Birth Doulas 
MaryBeth Nance Harford County, MD
Becky Rohrback  Baltimore, MD
Jenny Corbett Silver Spring, MD
Rose Quintilian– Rockville, MD
Meredith Dew Baltimore, MD
Bethany Thomas Annapolis, MD, and Washington, DC

Cherie Correlli – Baltimore, MD
Carling Sothoron – Baltimore, MD

Postpartum Doulas 
Diane Kyle (410) 882-0109 – Baltimore, MD
Becky Rohrback  Baltimore, MD
Metropolitan Doulas Washington, DC
Labor & Lullabies Baltimore, MD 

Osteopathic Physician
Crossings Healing – Silver Spring, MD

Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC)
Katy Linda – Baltimore, MD
Ann Faust – Columbia, MD
Breastfeeding Center –  Washington, DC
Metropolitan Breastfeeding – Bethesda, MD
Carolina Pimenta – Ellicott City, MD
Austin Rees – Baltimore, MD

Massage Therapists
Jessie Bernstein Greater Baltimore, MD
Darlene Bergener Columbia, MD
My prenatal massage Washington DC 

Massage (Class: infant massage)
Jessie Bernstein Baltimore, MD

Photographers
Stefanie Harrington Washington, DC
Natalie Lane Photography – Westminster, MD
Mischa Bolton Photography – Rocksville, MD
Devon Roe – North VA
Melanie Berkheimer – Southern PA
Rebecca Wyatt – Baltimore, MD
Jessica Watts – Baltimore, MD
Jill Mills – Pasadena, MD
Juliette Fradin – Hyattsville, MD
Heidi Daniels – Washington, DC

Podcasts
The Birth Hour
Birthful Podcast
Evidence Based Birth

Prenatal Yoga
Darlene Bergener – Columbia, MD
Lily Dwyer Begg – Baltimore, MD
Lorien Yoga – Baltimore, MD
NIlajah Brown – Baltimore, MD
Michelle Cohen –  Washington, DC

Prenatal and Postpartum Depression
Dr. Sarah Chisholm-Stockard, PhD Towson, MD
Gretchen Forbes, LCMFT Padonia, MD
Valerie R. McManus, LCSW-C, Ellicott City, MD
Sara Nett, Psy. D Baltimore, MD
Alison Miller, Psy. D Lutherville, MD

Women’s Health Physical Therapy (and Pediatric)
Dr. Sam DuFlo Baltimore, MD
Dr Molly Gittins Baltimore, MD
Dr. Erica Adams  Millersville, MD
Breakaway Physical Therapy LLC Crofton, MD
Tavo Total Health Silver Spring, MD
Restore Motion Rockville, MD
Her Health PT Columbia, MD

Hospitals – Labor and Deliver
UM St. Joseph Medical Center 7601 Osler Drive, 3 West Towson, Maryland 21204 – 410-337-1341
St Agnes Hospital 900 South Caton Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229 – 667-234-6000
GBMC
6701 N. Charles St. Towson, MD 21204 – 443-849-2597
Sinai Hospital 2401 W. Belvedere Ave. Baltimore, MD 21215
UM BWMC  301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 – 410-787-4600

Freestanding Birth Centers
Special Beginnings Birth and Women’s Center 1454 Baltimore-Annapolis – 410-626-8982
Bay Area Midwifery Birth Center Anne Arundel Medical Center –
2003 Medical Parkway, Wayson Pavilion Suite G50, AnnapolisMD 21401 – 443-481-4400

More Resources
Spinning Babies Easy childbirth with fetal positioning
Lamaze International for Parents
Maryland Birth Network Greater Baltimore, MD
Birth Options Alliance DC and Maryland
DONA International Doulas organization
DoulaMatch Doulas

La Leche League International Breastfeeding
KellyMom Evidence-based breastfeeding and parenting
Baby Center Pregnancy and parenting

Baltimore, MD
City of Baltimore, MD 
Visit Baltimore, MD
Maryland Office of Tourism 
Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Data

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