COVID-19 Letter from CEO, Elizabeth Oldham

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Updated as of March 27th 2020 Important Update For Our Families Dear Doula Families, The evidence shows that doulas improve outcomes. We do so by helping you look at risks/benefits, weighing options and supporting you through the best decisions at any given moment. Doulas also support you through unknown circumstances and challenges along your birthing path (prenatally, during birth and postpartum). As you are aware, we are facing unprecedented times as COVID-19 sweeps through our nation. The biggest priority of …

Five Newborn Essentials

If you are preparing for the birth of a new baby you are more than likely overwhelmed by all the products…There are obvious things that you and the baby will need after birth but there are a few items that can just make life, well, a lot easier. The postpartum specialist at Balanced Birth Support have gathered their top 5 newborn essentials you must buy now! Have you ever tried transitioning a sleeping baby from your arms to another sleeping …

Tips for a Breastfeeding Parent Returning to Work

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Welcome guest blogger Kim Hawley as she talks to us about one of working parents biggest concerns… You’ve had your baby, and you are busy adjusting to the new addition to your family. You are happy, tired, overwhelmed, in love, and many other emotions that change by the moment. Just as you are starting to find your balance, or maybe long before you have, it’s time to start thinking about your return to work. Getting ready to go back to …

The Birth Noa

Welcome sweet Elenoa Gwendolyn Keating to the world. A huge thanks to the amazing Heidie, birth photographer in the DMV. It is such an honor to be asked back to join a family for the birth of a subsequent baby… but this birth was a bit different. I met Avele and Mike during a Hypnobirthing class in 2015. They decided to hire me as their doula for the birth of their first baby, Pierson. His birth was long and it …

Looking for a nanny or overnight newborn care?

We are so excited to announce our sister business Knock Knock Nanny! Now serving DC, VA, MD & NC with streamlined nanny placement and wonderful supportive newborn care specialist and night nannies! We are an extremely progressive agency, quickly identifying the needs of each individual family and understanding that those needs can change swiftly. We utilize different strategies and research to bring you only the best and most qualified support. We use our many years of match making & credentialing …

Frugal Baby Nursery – Do It Yourself!

**Throw back blog post! Izzy is now almost 4 years old!!!** Little Izabel came into our lives at 10:41 on February 10th 2013. She was born into my hands in our home. Check out her birth video here! It was beautiful… every little bit of time I get these days I work on her birth story. It is so personal and emotional to me that I am really finding it hard to put her story into words! So I thought …