img_20141106_205042-300x300 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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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 (firstborn). 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 or 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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Kaely Harrod
I have 10 years of experience encouraging and helping young families in their transition to parenthood and 15 years experience teaching from preschool age all the way up to Adults. The last 5 years I’ve been working with families in lactation specifically during pregnancy and postpartum. I’m an accredited La Leche League Leader and thrive in educating, supporting and advocating for families during pregnancy, labor and postpartum. I am currently trained with ProDoula as a Labor Doula and Maternity Wise as a Postpartum Doula.
I have a BA in Religion and Philosophy and an MA in Organizational Leadership. I’m also bi-lingual in Spanish and English after having lived in both Spain and Costa Rica and love teaching in both Spanish and English!
I hope to help families through education as they prepare for welcoming a new baby into their lives.