The Ins & Outs of Birthing at Frederick Memorial Hospital

Frederick Memorial Hospital is a busy hospital, serving approximately 2400 birthing families each year. The hospital has earned many accolades, accreditations, and recognitions for the care and research taking place at the hospital.  The Birth Place is staffed with highly trained doctors, nurses, and certified nurse midwives. The hospital is very welcoming to doulas. Should you need it, a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is located in the hospital. The Billy Miller NICU is staffed with Johns Hopkins Neonatologists, Nurses, …

Now Supporting Families in Greater Maryland!

Balanced Birth Support is proud to announce that we have expanded our services to include Greater Maryland! We are now supporting families with birth, postpartum doulas, and breastfeeding support, in Montgomery & Frederick Counties, Cities of Baltimore, Annapolis, and their surrounding areas, and the Eastern Shore! We support births in all locations and situations including hospitals, birth centers, and at home! We support all types of birth including medicated and unmedicated, planned and unplanned c-sections, inductions, and high-risk. Our postpartum doulas …

Birthing at Inova Fairfax

Inova Fairfax Women’s Hospital is one of the busiest labor and deliveries in Northern Virginia. The Hospital Birth Center is staffed 24-7 with highly skilled doctors, midwives, nurses, pediatricians, and neonatologists. They support medicated and unmedicated births, high risk pregnancies and deliveries, and vaginal multiples. Delayed cord clamping, delay /decline of newborn procedures, and placenta removal are all supported.  Doulas are welcome at Inova Fairfax. Inova Fairfax has a level IV NICU, staffed 24/7 with neonatologists, pediatricians, and highly skilled …

It’s Black Breastfeeding Week! Resources for Black Breastfeeding Families

Every August is National Breastfeeding Month in the United States.  For the past 7 years, the last week of the month is Black Breastfeeding Week, celebrating Black breastfeeding families, as well as highlighting the challenges and barriers to breastfeeding that these families face. Visit Black Breastfeeding Week to learn more about the founders, Kimberly Seals Allers, Kiddada Green, Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka , find local events, and tons of other resources for Black breastfeeding families and those who support them. There are many …

Get To Know Dina Piccioni, Birth & Postpartum Doula

Dina is a passionate, dedicated birth and postpartum doula. She believes strongly in a mother’s instinct and decision making process. She is non-jugemental and opened minded, supporting a mother’s choices 100%. Read on to learn more about Dina! Toronto, Ontario Canada Since July 1999 I knew it after the birth of my granddaughter. That was the first time I experienced a doula. I am both. I love witnessing and supporting parents through this journey. Being there for them after their …

Get To Know Sara P., Birth & Postpartum Doula

When I first got to know Sara, it was a while ago when she was Balanced Birth Supports newest birth & postpartum doula. Since then we have become Facebook friends and I have so enjoyed learning more about her and her life.  Her love for her family and her chosen career path shines in everything she posts. Sara joined Balanced Birth Support early 2018, and supports families in the DC metro area who are having home births, birth center births, …

Birthing at Premier Birth Center in Winchester, Virginia

Premier Birth Center’s newest location  in Winchester, Virginia, is a calm, clean, and beautiful birthing space.  Like its sister location in Chantilly, they pride themselves on providing exemplary birth care to low-risk women wishing to birth naturally in a home -like setting. During labor you are encouraged to move around, eat and drink lightly, and give birth in whatever position you are comfortable in. The midwives at Premier Birth Center provide prenatal, postpartum, and well woman care, with all appointments …

In Depth: Balanced Birth Supports 1-Day Comprehensive Childbirth Class

Our next 1-Day Comprehensive Childbirth Education Class takes place from 9am-5pm on May 24th at the Body in Balance Center in Alexandria, Virginia. In this full-day class you will learn all about the physiology of pregnancy and birth, comfort measures, breastfeeding, newborn care, and how to diminish fears surrounding pregnancy, birth, and early parenting! This class is taught by childbirth educator, birth & postpartum doula, Sara P.! This is a great class for any kind of birth- medicated, unmedicated, induction, …

In Depth: Balanced Birth Support’s 3-Hour Comfort Measures For Birth

Are you looking for a childbirth class focused on easing the pain and uncomfortable sensations of labor and birth? Have you taken a childbirth class with a previous baby and are looking for a refresher? Balanced Birth Support’s 3-Hour Comfort Measures For Birth class might be exactly what you are looking for! Balanced Birth Support’s 3-Hour Comfort Measures for Birth class is taught by Sara P, a Balance Birth Support birth and postpartum doula, and childbirth educator. Even though this …