Doulas Giving Back to the DMV area!!
Welcome to the Graceful Fusion Birth Doula Page for Community Support!
This page provides a list of doulas who have completed the DONA International Birth Doula Workshop, taught by Nicole Heidbreder. For more information on Nicole’s training, please see this page
If you are looking for a doula - please browse the profiles below, and reach out to the doula you feel the most connection. We do NOT provide a specific recommendation for any particular doula!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A little bit about why we created this?
The DC/MD/VA area in particular suffers from higher rates of maternal distress than other areas across the country. In fact the recent numbers from the CDC indicate that Washington DC has the worst maternal health outcomes in America. What’s more is that the burden of this tragedy is experienced by minority women in DC and mostly by mothers-to-be who are on Medicaid and thus likely can’t afford the out of pocket expense for a doula.
The doulas listed below have offered to provide their birth doula services at a reduced rate because as a collective, we recognize that virtually all birthing people could benefit from the use of a doula. Doulas help improve maternal outcomes and aid to the comprehensive maternal health care of our community. This is why we created this page! We want to provide equal access to labor support for all birthing people and give back to the community by providing support wherever it is needed most!
We hope that this site will serve as a portal for birthing people in the DC/MD/VA area who are looking for doulas but are unable to afford a higher fee. Most everyone listed on this page is willing to offer his or her services for a low-cost fee of $75-$200. Please note that all fees, services included, etc. will be discussed with the doula you choose to reach out to! Each doula has created a profile for her doula business. You might notice that her published fee is higher than $75 - 200 which is because that is what she is charging her other clients. SO if you find someone from this list, please reach out to them and mention you found them through this list and would like their support!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!