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Doulas College Park MD

Doulas are provide non-medical support to women during labor, childbirth and the postpartum period. Read on to find local doulas in College Park and gain access to pregnancy massage, pregnancy emotional encouragement, childbirth education, breastfeeding supports, newborn care assistance, housekeeping, as well as advice and content on infant soothing skills.

Sophar Kay Msn Cfnp
(301) 592-1780
344 University Blvd W
Silver Spring, MD
Doula, Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Rockville Pregnancy Center
(301) 770-4444
12022 Parklawn Dr
Rockville, MD

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Women's Health Boutique
(301) 330-1084
15200 Shady Grove Rd Ste 106
Rockville, MD

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Sun Brite Supply of Maryland
(301) 519-9274
16620 Oakmont Ave
Gaithersburg, MD

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Breastfeeding Consultants Of Northern Virginia
(703) 207-9091
7245 Arlington Blvd Ste 319
Falls Church, VA

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Tokunboh Obasi
(240) 252-8774
10400 Connecticut Ave
Kensington, MD
Nourishing Botanicals
Doula, Herbalist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Allergies, Infertility, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Weight Loss

Therapies : Aromatherapy, Botanical Medicine, Breathwork, Counseling, Guided Imagery, Holistic Medicine, Homeopathy, Iridology, Medical Intuition, Whole Foods Cooking, Herbal Medicine
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Maternity Center Associates
(301) 530-3300
6506 Bells Mill Rd
Bethesda, MD
Doula, Midwife

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Magic of Motherhood
19517 Dubarry Dr
Brookeville, MD
Accepted Payment Methods: Self Payment
Payment Assistance: Payment Arrangements
Practice Groups
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: Birth Doula, La Leche League, CE (Childbirth Educator), Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator, Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Professional Doula, Certified Hypnotist, Monitrice
Memberships: American Association of Birth Centers (AABC), American Pregnancy Association, Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS), DC Birth Options Alliance, International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
Services Offered
Adoption Support, Belly Casting, Childbirth Classes, Childbirth Education, Family Planning, Grief Counseling, Hypnobirthing, Infant Massage, Parenting Classes, Pre-Conception Care, Prenatal Care

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Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children
(703) 776-4001
3300 Gallows Rd
Falls Church, VA
Doula, Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist, Registered Nurse

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Michele Peterson
(703) 350-2056
5850 Cameron Run Terrace #826
Alexandria, VA
Certified Birth Doula
Membership Organizations
The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)

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The Difference Between A Midwife And A Doula

The Difference Between A Midwife And A Doula

When it comes to choosing a midwife or doula for your baby's birth, it can get a little confusing. Are a midwife and doula the same thing? Can a doula deliver your baby? Will a midwife administer drugs for pain management?

A midwife can deliver your baby, but she also provides you with emotional support during the delivery. She will help keep you calm and comfortable while you're in labor. However, her role is more clinical than emotional, so she will continuously take your vital signs and make sure that you are dilating normally for delivery. If at any time she feels that you need additional care, she will call a backup doctor and you will go to the hospital to deliver.

If all goes normally, she will delivery your baby and monitor his or her health immediately following birth. Sometimes, women find that a midwife may be very focused on catching the baby as it is born, and may not be able to devote as much emotional care to the mother. Every delivery is different, and some women feel that a midwife was able to give them more attention than they would have received from a physician.

A midwife can't give you pain management drugs, although he or she may have herbal remedies that might be effective against pain. A nursing midwife has a degree in nursing and training in midwifery, while a traditional midwife has received her training in midwifery, but does not have a degree in nursing.

A doula, on the other hand, is focused solely on your emotional and physical comfort during the delivery. A doula can't deliver your baby, so he or she is used in a hospital, birthing center or home birth with a physician or midwife. The doula does not assess the woman's health, or decide when she should go to the hospital or call the midwife. A doula will guide you through breathing techniques to help you relax, as well as make you comfortable with...

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