Our doulas are professionally trained, maintain up to date certifications and work continuously to expand and broaden their knowledge base. Each member of our team is highly qualified in pregnancy, childbirth, newborn care, postpartum emotional and physical recovery and support for the entire family. We are committed to unconditional and nonjudgemental support throughout your journey.
Labor Doula, Postpartum and Infant Care Doula, Placenta Specialist
Her outgoing personality and take charge spirit serve her well as a mother and business owner, but it's Debbie's attention to detail, ability to attune to an individual's needs and pick up on those unspoken or subtle cues, that make her a great doula. Born and raised in Carroll County, Debbie has always had a passion for children and education. After serving several years as a teacher and nanny while attending graduate school, she started her own family. She found herself enthralled with her own pregnancy, childbirth and parenting experiences. As friends, family and even perfect strangers began reaching out to her to seek advice, guidance and opinion, she began researching how to turn her passion and knowledge into a career. Debbie began training as a doula in late 2015 and has quickly immersed herself in her doula career.
Outside of doula work, Debbie has a passion for cooking for others, craft beer, gardening and coffee. She lives in Westminster with her partner Kyle, their two daughters and a very fat cat. She and her family can frequently be found at their favorite small farms, exploring a new park or trail or soaking up some sun at the beach.
Jessica is a calming, patient and nurturing presence both in her personal and professional lives. She is constantly reading and learning, so she is a vast wealth of knowledge on all things pregnancy, birth and baby. Chances are if Jess doesn't know the answer, she knows exactly the resource in which to find it.
As a California transplant, Jess came to Maryland during her husband's military career. After college, she ended up calling the area home. Prior to her career as a doula, she was a zookeeper at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for several years. She even shared her first pregnancy with two of the female chimps who were also pregnant at the same time. She trained them to receive ultrasounds and cared for them as they welcomed their babies into the world!
She and her husband Alex live in Westminster with their two daughters and yellow lab Daisy. When she isn't reading about birth and pregnancy, Jess enjoys reading, particularly Jane Austen, Julia Alvarez and Diana Gabaldon novels, hiking and spending time outside with her kids and drinking a little too much coffee.