5 Key Financial Planning Steps for Families

Daniel Sherwin is a single dad to 2 kids.  Recognizing that there aren’t a lot of resources out there for single dads, he developed his website DadSolo to provide support and resources to single parents.   For new parents, every day seems to bring new challenges. This is especially true when it’s time to pay bills. Even though most parents anticipate that a baby means added expenses, adding up all of the additional costs can be overwhelming at first. From paying …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Get to Know Danie Crofoot, Balanced Birth Support’s Traveling Doula!

Its so obvious that Danie has an immense, strong calling to supporting birthing families. They are a full-spectrum doula, and supports families in all circumstances and outcomes. Having moved away from their childhood home on an adventure to New York City, Danie is no stranger to uncertainty and unpredictability, and as a Traveling Doula, they will be there to your support you during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum wherever you are, near or far. Read on to learn more about Danie! …

Want to Teach Lamaze? Take Jamie’s Teacher Educator Class This October!

Birthing Babies Virginia is the Seminar program and it is being taught by Jamie Mueller, a local Lamaze Educator and Doula who lives in Lovettsville, VA and is a contracted doula with Balanced Birth Support. The first step to becoming a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator is to take the 3 day educator seminar. This seminar also comes with a free year of membership to the Lamaze DC Chapter which will mentor you, provide you with CEUs, and advertise your classes …

Breastfeeding Resources & Where To Find Local Support

If you are planning to breastfeed, it’s important to have good, solid resources available to you both before and after the baby is born. Breastfeeding is natural, but it doesn’t always come naturally and support is essential if you want to achieve your goals, no matter what those goals are.  I’ve listed several go-to resources below; check them out before you go into labor so you know what to expect in breastfeeding from the moment your baby is born.  Books*Links …

My 5 Favorite Meals To Bring To A Family With A New Baby

When I had my babies, one of the absolute best and most wonderful things our friends and family did for us was provide us with food.  Their generosity was so appreciated and we didn’t have to worry about going grocery shopping, cooking or even cleaning up.  Because I know how helpful this was for us, I LOVE bringing food to my friends and family with new babies.  As an added bonus, I get to meet the new little one! I’ve …

Meet Avele! Birth Doula

While I know for certain all of the birth doulas with Balanced Birth Support are amazing, I have to admit that I am a bit biased about Avele.  She was my doula for my second birth and she is incredibly thoughtful, caring, non-judgemental, and incredibly compassionate.  Also, she must be a fast and/or crazy driver because she was able to get from Northern Virginia to GW hospital in less than 30 minutes during rush hour making it in time to …