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DC, Maryland, & Virginia

ALLY BALSLEY & BRITTANY NOSCHESE

Doulas@HandWavesBirth.com

SERVICES: Childbirth Educators, Full Spectrum Doulas, and Placenta Encapsulators in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.

 

BIOGRAPHY: Between the two of us, we have so much in common including, being mothers to awesome and fun little ones, sharing our passion for birth and the belief that every birth is beautiful, and filled with so much love. We are also partners for every birth, we work together in a lot of different ways. Each family will get, not one, but two Deaf energetic doulas!

 

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, & OTHER RECOGNITIONS: Certified childbirth educators, birth and postpartum doulas with Doula Trainings International (DTI), childbirth educators & full spectrum doulas with Birth Advocacy Doula Trainings (BADT), placenta encapsulation certified with International Placenta & Postpartum Association (IPPA), Rebozo certified, Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certified

 

TRAVEL (LONG DISTANCE/OUT OF STATE): Contact us to discuss this further

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: We see birthing as an event of a LIFETIME. Pregnancy and birth is a challenging and beautiful experience. No birth is the same, and we believe that families has the right to be fully supported and fully informed.

Your birthing experience MATTERS. We want you to have the beautiful birthing experience that you deserve. As full spectrum doulas, we offer non-judgmental support, guidance, evidence based education and hands on support. We have a variety of tools that we will use throughout your pregnancy, labor and beyond. We strongly believe in reproductive justice, birth justice and advocacy. Feel free to contact us for more information or questions.

Check out our website for more information! www.HandWavesBirth.com

RACHEL FRIER CARBONNEAU

rachel@family-ways.comhttp://www.family-ways.com

SERVICES: Birth, postpartum, and bereavement doula; childbirth educator; placenta encapsulator; Reiki master in Greater Washington, DC area (including Maryland and Virginia)

 

BIOGRAPHY: I have been a doula since 2010, and I founded Family Ways doula agency in 2013 as my practice grew. We have been honored to support many beautiful new families, including many signing families, through their life transitions. I provide primarily birth doula support, but offer additional services such as postpartum support, bereavement support, childbirth education, placenta encapsulation, and Reiki. I would be happy to chat with you regarding your family's specific needs and how I can best support a healthy and informed life transition!

 

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, & OTHER RECOGNITIONS: 

- DONA Birth & Postpartum Doula

- SBD Bereavement Doula (in training)

-INELDA End-of-Life Doula

- Bradley Method Childbirth Educator

 

TRAVEL (LONG DISTANCE/OUT OF STATE): Only upon agreement

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