American College of Nurse Midwives
Website –
Official website for the American College of Nurse Midwives. Lots of Information about certified nurse-midwives, research, safety, and women’s health issues.

My Midwife
Website –
This wonderful site was made for clients of certified-nurse midwives by the ACNM. It is rich in information and resources about pregnancy, birth, baby care, and women’s health, from the CNM-point of view which includes wellness and normalcy focus.

Birth Matters Virginia
A network of mothers and midwifery advocates from all around Virginia,working to improve options and increase healthy childbearing resources in our state. Join today and enjoy their e-mails or local meetings!

March of Dimes
Resources and information on healthy pregnancy, prenatal testing, preventing prematurity, and much

Birthing Inn
Official site of the Birthing Inn where we do births located at Loudoun Hospital center in Leesburg, VA. Use this site to register for care at the Birthing Inn, as well as for tours and classes.

Birth Care
Website –
Free-standing birth center with Certified Nurse-midwives in the metro area of Virginia… located in Alexandria… They do home births as well.

Baby Loss Kit
Resources for perinatal grief and loss ….both information, emotional support, and products.

Childbirth Education & Doulas

The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period. Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily. Midwives also fill many of these roles in their model of care.

Doulas are often chosen to help with hospital births, particularly by families who wish to avoid interventions and have committed labor support. Doulas are certified by a number of organizations, such as DONA,(, ICEA, and others. Doulas are not legally regulated health professionals, but rather have more a personal consultant role.
Mothers sometimes ask us at Loudoun Community Midwives whether a doula is needed or if the midwife fills this role. We reply that our CNM’s are committed to bedside labor support for our clients. We have a schedule ensuring that one of us is always available to be at the hospital for laboring women. We are skilled in labor support and guide your birth with respect for your unique wishes.

Q: What can a doula can do that Loudoun Community Midwives can’t?

A: If you plan to come to the hospital when your labor is more active, she can come to your home to help with early labor…she can be committed to one-on-one care for you. We promise to be at the hospital and checking on you often…but we may have more than one mother in labor, postpartum, or outpatient area. If you wish to have a doula with you and your family for the entire process, we entirely support the idea. Truly professional doulas are helpful, supportive, and never generate a spirit of competition or conflict with the midwives and medical staff.

Services offered by Doulas vary. Some offer labor support, some will come to your home before the birth, during labor, or offer postpartum help at home after the baby is born. Many are certified by the Doula Organization of North America “DONA”; can help you locate doulas of several types. Many doulas also offer childbirth education.

Inova Loudoun Hospital
The Birthing Inn

Melinda Rhoads, LPN, CBE
Specializing in “Birth with a midwife”
Pregnancy and Childbirth Education
A Belly To Love, LLC

Holly Dobrynski
Birth Doula services, Childbirth Education, and Placenta Encapsulation

Hypnobirthing - Dominique Johnson
The Mongan Method

Caroline O’Neill, C.M.T.
Certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner

Loralee Pendergast, CCE
Birthworks Childbirth Educator
Birth doula, Postpartum doula

Mari Stutzman Smith-
Birth Doula, Childbirth Education

Tina & Jason Bryant, AAHCC
Bradley-method Childbirth Classes
(540) 869-9740

Ravae S.M.Sinclair
Birth Doula and Lactation Counselor
(414) 213-6598

Kaylie Groenhout
Birth Doula

EngagingBirth, Sarah Paksima
Doula, Lamaze & Hypnobirth Childbirth Educator, Prenatal Yoga Instructor

Fern Compton, Birth Doula
Bella Birth Choices

Stacy Baron, Psy.D.
Thrive Under 5
Hypnobirthing Instructor

Allison Sowell
Ashburn, VA
Bradley Method CBE
LaLeche Leader, Postpartum doula

Jodi Moore
Birth Doula
Leesburg VA

Mari Stutzman Smith- Birth Doula

Mary Mitchell-Birth Doula

Julia Chemotti
Bradley Method Certified Educator

Mothering the Mom

After the Baby Comes:

See Postpartum Resources Handout as well!

New Moms & New Babies (Birth to 4 months) Group
Weds. 10am-12noon
Cornwall Medical Pavilion
224D Cornwall St. NW
Leesburg, VA 20176

New Moms & Babies (4mos-8mos )Group
Weds 10am-12noon (same Cornwall location)

New Mom and Baby Group
“Thrive Under Five” 703-777-1122 x2
Mondays 9:00-10:00 am
3 Royal St. SE, Leesburg, VA

Babywearing International
Free Monthly Meetings at Libraries

Mommy Relief:
an agency that will send out experienced helpers, providing light housekeeping, newborn and sibling care in your home, at an hourly rate.
703-532-MOMS (6667)

Mothering the Mom
Postpartum Doula Services of Northern Virginia. Provides breastfeeding support, newborn care instruction, meal prep, light housekeeping & laundry and sibling care.

Staffing Solutions: Mothers Aides
Referral agency for Household & baby-care helpers, screened by a 12-step process

Holistic Moms Network

Rabbi Michael Henesch (performs Bris, home circumcisions)

Regional LLL website: Can help locate a local group. In Ashburn, 703-729-4907 or 703-669-5560. is a great website, rich in Breastfeeding and health Information for moms & new babies.

Inova Loudoun Hospital
The Birthing Inn, Lactation Services
Breastfeeding Support Available FREE:
Every Wednesday 1:30-2:30 at Lactation Center-Suite 109
Medical Office Bldg by Loudoun Hospital

Mother-Baby Connection
Laurie Clark- Grubbs, IBCLC, RN
Lactation Consultant, Home Visits


Leesburg Chiropractic & Massage
Dr Joshua Sampson

Sonak Family Chiropractic
Sterling, VA

Dr. Chris Oliver
Herndon, VA

Tim Scheuerman, DC.
Sterling, VA

Blue Ridge Chiropractic and Acupuncture
Purcellville, Va


We think massage and yoga are great during a normal pregnancy but please make sure that your practitioner is trained and certified in prenatal treatments.

Claudette Plater

Leesburg Chiropractic & Massage