Congratulation on your growing family! We at Potomac Birth Services know the importance of choosing the right birth team to support you through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Our commitment to you, our client, is that we will support your birth wishes with respect and compassion, work professionally and cohesively with your providers, and be available to you before, during and after your birth.
We will be available for you during your pregnancy through unlimited phone, email and text support. We encourage communication about any of your desires or concerns surrounding your pregnancy, birth or postpartum period.
Your birth support will include a team of two doulas that are available 24/7 from acceptance of our services. Support will include:
Two prenatal appointments with both doulas in attendance
Face to face labor support from your doula on call during your birth
Two postpartum visits to discuss your birth, your family's transition and any additional support you may need
24/7 email/text and phone call support from your team during pregnancy
24/7 telephone support for the first ten days after your baby is born
During your pregnancy we will offer two prenatal appointments that both of your doulas will attend. Your doulas will discuss with you and your partner the vision that you have for your birth and immediate postpartum period, and help you create a birth plan (written or informal). During labor, after you request your doulas presence, she will join you and support you and your partner through your birth and will remain with you until one to two hours after the birth of your baby.
We understand the importance of your birth and are honored to be a part of your journey.
*We offer flexible payment options as well as FSA/HSA payments, for your convenience
Additional services can be added to your labor package to customize your birth support to your needs. Contact us today to discuss your needs and set up a consultation
Your Doulas Will:
Support you giving birth, your way
Educate with evidence-based resources and materials, when requested
Communicate with you and your partner to get to know you and offer the best support possible
Commit to being available during your labor from the time you request their presence, until your baby is born and you are recovering
Your Doulas Will Not:
Perform any clinical tasks: Our role as doulas is to provide physical, educational and emotional support during your pregnancy and birth journey.
Speak to medical staff on your behalf: We always seek to work alongside of your medical support team to give you the best birthing experience possible. We cannot speak on your behalf but will certainly include them in any discussion we are having with you and/or your partner and encourage you to communicate your needs to your medical team.
Carry any biases or expectations to your birth: Every birth experience belongs to the individual giving birth. We support and respect your birth decisions without judgment.
What Our Clients Say About Us
"I didn't know what to expect with my first baby so hiring a doula was important to me...finding Jill and Amber was like finding a pot of gold! They were amazing to work with and so knowledgeable and kind. My son's birth did not go as planned but I felt calm and in control the whole time with their support and guidance" B.M.
"I truly believe that contacting Potomac Birth Services was one of the best decisions I made as I prepared for the birth of my son...Jill and Amber supported me completely throughout the entire process" M.M.
"Jill is a fantastic doula who really supports her clients. I had an absolutely wonderful experience working with her. She definitely made me feel empowered in my decisions. It made all the difference in a very stressful & chaotic time in my life." - SY
"Jill was an amazing part of my birth team and I don't know what I would have done without her" - J.S.