Carolyn Alexander – Breastfeeding Basics Instructor, Certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator and Labor Doula

In the last seven years, I’ve attended over 270 births ( 94% Vaginal delivery rate, 2% Vbacs and 4% csections)  and have taught over 1000 expecting parents in childbirth classes. I’m certified in Rebozo  techniques and certified Breastfeeding and Lamaze trained educator.   Also a certified childbirth educator  with International Childbirth Educator Association  in 2010.

I’ve delivered at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, George Washington University Hospital, Inova Alexandria, Inova Fairfax, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Ft Belvoir Hospital  and Sibley Memorial Hospital. I welcome the opportunity to work with you and your partner and to attend your baby’s birth.

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Ann Carter – Childbirth Educator and Labor Doula,   I’m a certified Labor Doula  with DONA.


My own experience with birthing babies and working with birthing families has taught me that any birth will be better if you are informed and feel like you have some control of the decision-making process. I also believe that everyone can benefit from a calm, knowledgeable, experienced person who is a continuous presence during the birth process, regardless of your birth plans. I love learning about the birthing process and how to help families through it. As a result, I have attended Bradley classes, hypnobirthing classes, childbirth yoga classes, and have studied lactation education, VBAC education, and various comfort measure techniques.

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Jenn Carlson – Chilbirth Educator

I live in Springfield, VA with my rock musician/film critic husband of ten years, Eddie. We have two beautiful daughters who are four and seven years old. The birth of my daughters in less than ideal circumstances and our journey to breastfeeding ignited my passion for birth choices and breastfeeding advocacy. I am a CBI and DONA Trained, Madriella Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula.
In addition, I am a Childbirth Educator, an AHA Infant CPR instructor, a certified Reiki practitioner, and an independent encapsulation specialist. I have attended both Bradley and Hypnobirthing classes and in my practice, I frequently use a rebozo after learning techniques.

Amy Lentner – Postpartum Doula and CPR Instructor

I am a certified postpartum doula with Madriella Doula Network and a Breastfeeding Counselor, Lactation Educator, Childbirth Educator, and am certified to teach CPR and First Aid through the American Red Cross. I have been practicing since 2014 and am passionate about supporting parents in the early postpartum period. I first became interested in supporting parents during pregnancy and postpartum during my first pregnancy. I suffered from Postpartum Depression (PPD) after my oldest daughter was born and believe that all parents would benefit from additional support during pregnancy and beyond.

My main goal is to help new and veteran parents navigate the fourth trimester (first three months after birth) and feel confident and supported as they adjust to having a newborn join their family. I’m married and have two daughter’s ages 2 and 6 and live in Washington, DC. I’m married and have two daughter’s ages 2 and 6 and live in Washington, DC. As an Instructor, I teach Baby Care Basics and CPR, am a certified Childbirth Educator, Lactation Educator, Breastfeeding Counselor, and am certified to teach CPR and First Aid through the American Red Cross. I have been teaching and attending births since 2014.

I am married and have two daughters’ ages 2 and 6 and live in Washington, DC. I love working with new and expecting parents as they learn essential skills like CPR and how to care for a newborn. I enjoy teaching classes and believe that every adult should know CPR “just in case”.

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Dominique Johnson – HypnoBirthing Practitioner

I believe all families can, and should, have a calm, enjoyable birthing experience. I believe you should have the desired type of birthing you want, and can through informed decision making. My desire to help families stay safe and healthy started well before I had my own children.

As a HypnoBirthing Practitioner, I am able to use my years as a Toxicologist and Public Health Practitioner to bring to you the science behind how and why you can have the gentle, empowered birthing you are looking for. As a mom of three beautiful HypnoBirthing babies, I can share with you how all birthing experiences can be calm and empowering, including inductions and surgeries, and help you prepare for the unexpected. I have taken classes, reviewed books and literature to bring to you evidence-based answers to your questions, and taken classes in techniques, including Spinning Babies and Robozo, to aid you in remaining relaxed and comfortable on your birthing day. HypnoBirthing, the Mongan Method, was the first hypnosis based childbirth education program and is the only international. It allows me access to a network of over 2000+ international birth workers with a wide range of experiences and understandings.

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    Iman Newsome– Childbirth Educator, Certified Labor Doula
Not long after graduating from Nursing School from Trinity Washington University in 2012. I came across a word that would forever change my life, Doula. This 5 letter word resonated with me to the depths of my being. It shaped the foundation of who I am today and I am forever grateful to be able to serve in the sacred space of birth. From my birth work I have expanded into each of my callings and am certified as a bereavement doula, childbirth educator, and latest a reiki practitioner.
All of these roles have shaped the way that I guide and cultivated my practice. It is my aim to bring the highest version of myself as I enter into your birth space with love, honor, and respect. I have now been a doula for 3 years with over 35 births each more different than the last. I have served at George Washington University, Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University, Sibley, Holy Cross, Howard County, and Anne Arundel County.
I am so honored to be able to hold the space and would be beyond honored to guide you as you transition into your next journey.
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Jamie Mueller – Childbirth 1 2 3 and Weekend Childbirth Instructor

Hi! I’m Jamie and I can’t wait to meet you! I’m a mom to twin girls and a labradoodle named Barklie (first born). I also have a goofball of a husband who brought two cats with him. We live in a little town at the very tippy top of Loudoun County called Lovettsville. When I’m not teaching our at a birth, I love to knit, cycle, and build websites.

My love for birth began while I was pregnant with my girls. I realized how much there was to learn and how little we are taught about birth in our everyday lives. It became clear to me how important it is to educate yourself but also how important it is to have educated people around you who are there just for you during your birth. So, after having my girls, I decided to get certified in Lamaze Childbirth Education and doula work to help more parents discover their confidence and inner strength. I feel strongly in facilitating the opportunities for parents to work together during labor. It can be such a magical time for you and your partner and giving you space to become parents together brings me great joy.

After having my girls, I decided to go into childbirth education and doula work to help more parents discover their confidence and inner strength. I have been teaching Certified Lamaze classes for the past three years and am the current Board President of the Lamaze DC Chapter. I’ve taught over 100 couples and 10 educators since starting my careers. I also teach new educators and provide mentorship to those starting out. I have been trained, and have worked as a postpartum doula and have also taken trainings in birth doula work, advanced birth comfort measures, breastfeeding support, safe formula preparation, birth and newborn biology and physiology, high-risk birth support, belly binding, and infant sleep coaching. I love continuing to learn and passing that knowledge on to expecting parents and other educators.

I hope to see you in a class sometime soon!

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Brandi Smith – Baby Care & Breastfeeding Basics Instructor


I am a postpartum doula  and Baby Care Basics Instructor . My journey as a doula and educator arouse from my experience transitioning to motherhood.

I am a wife and the mother to three wonderful children, soon to be four children. I was formally trained as a special educator and have a master’s degree in my field. I have completed my training as a postpartum doula with Maternity Wise in 2012 and continue to seek learning opportunities to develop in my craft. My training included book studies, written article reviews, an eight-hour class with a master postpartum doula who has almost 10 years of experience.  I was providing postpartum support to mother’s prior to receiving formal training, using my knowledge as a mother and educator.

I have experience with supporting women during labor and delivery, infant care, lactation support, routine /schedule management, conflict resolution, and coping with anxiety and depression. I have supported over 50 families in their home in the DC metro area including MD and VA.

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