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Meet Our Team

Meet Brittany

Hi, I'm Brittany.  I believe your birth is not just the beginning of your child's life but the beginning of your adventure in parenthood. Only positive outcomes can come from nurturing and empowering a person at the beginning of this journey. I support your choices for you and your family.  

 

Before my journey to midwifery began, I worked for about 10 years in primary care as a Physician Assistant.  Upon attending my first homebirth in 2010, my whole world changed. Once I gave birth in my own home in 2012, my goal was set.   Since 2014, I have attended births in the home environment as a doula, birth assistant, or midwife. In 2018 I became a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) licensed through the state of Maryland. I feel fortunate that my past has brought me to this place-- where I feel passionate about my future.   I love offering this model of partnership support and care to local families. I truly feel honored to walk alongside this journey of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.

 

When not doing midwifery-related things, you can find me experimenting in the kitchen, dreaming up potlucks and family celebrations in our home, or exploring on adventures with my small clan. Currently, I live with my  3 beautiful daughters, my husband Bob, 2 fur pups, and a flock of chickens in Middletown, MD.

 

Education and Certifications:

  • Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, Hood College

  • Certified Professional Midwife through National Association of Registered Midwives

  • Maryland State License for Direct Entry Midwifery

  • Associates in Midwifery, SWTC

  • Current Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) Certificate

  • Current Adult and Pediatric CPR Certificate

  • Trained Doula

Meet Rachel

I am passionate about pregnancy and birth care and education rooted both in current research and evidence and the age-old wisdom of midwifery. I enjoy helping people wade through the overabundance of information to make decisions that work best for them and their family.  I love midwifery for the breadth of choice if offers, and I am excited to be able to offer these to families who are looking for the best possible birth experience and welcome for their babies. 

 

Midwifery is a second career for me, and I feel exceptionally lucky to have found work I love so much. After a decade working in international development - overseas and in DC - I realized that working directly with people is where I get the greatest satisfaction from work, and where I my gifts are best suited. Coming to midwifery as a second career has allowed me to bring a collection of skills in research and analysis, management, cultural sensitivity and personal communication that support me in providing attentive and thoughtful evidence-based care to expectant families. 

 

My midwifery experience has focused exclusively on home birth and includes working with a range of families in the DC area and the Amish community in Pennsylvania. This diversity has taught me that there is a vast range of what families want during this transformative time in their lives – whether it is growing a family for the first time or the 12th time – and that regardless of one’s particular choices, respectful, attentive and nurturing care is a constant element in what people desire. I am always grateful for the opportunity to provide that care through this chapter, and to share in the growth and joy of these moments.

 

When not midwifing, I enjoy spending time with my two children and wonderful husband, cooking, sharing meals with family and friends, exploring outdoors and traveling. Born and bred in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, I have happily made Takoma, DC my home since 2010.

 

Education and Certifications:

·       Certified Professional Midwife, education from Birthwise Midwifery School, Maine

·       MA in Poverty and Development, Institute for Development Studies, UK

·       BA in Political Science, Brock University, Canada

·       Current Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) Certificate

·       Current Adult and Pediatric CPR Certificate

·       DONA-trained Doula

Meet Allie

Hi! I’m Allie! I’m a birthworker living in Baltimore City with my husband, Geo and our two young kiddos. I’ve traveled much of the world and though I will always have wanderlust inside of me, I have found my calling. I fell deeply in LOVE with all that encompasses mamas, babies and the journey they take together getting baby earth side.

 

Since graduating from Johns Hopkins as a Registered Nurse, I’ve worked for almost 10 yrs as a nurse in the ICU, Emergency Room and outpatient clinics. Currently, I work at Special Beginnings Birth and Women’s Center.  I have also been attending home births with a homebirth midwifery practice which is absolutely the best job in the world! I finally found what I describe as my passion, joy and inspiration after experiencing my own empowering and beautiful births.

 

Supporting women and their families through their birth process is a privilege each and every time . As a doula, empowering mom to find her inner warrior and reap all the strength that she has within is what I love the most.

 

I so look forward to working with you and your family. This truly is a transformative and exhilarating time!