Howard County

Howard County

Birthing Circle Partnered Providers

(Partnered Providers are listed here, see below for full resource list)

Arise Chiropractic Wellness Center provides quality, family chiropractic care and massage therapy services in Frederick, MD and the surrounding areas.
We believe everyone deserves to be healthy and express their fullest potential from the time they are born through their last breath of life. This includes you!
The providers at Arise are specifically trained to care for pregnant mothers, infants and children.  Dr. Lisa Hinkle is a pediatric board-certified chiropractor by the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice.   She is also certified in the Webster Technique, which allows for optimal pelvic alignment for easier, safer pregnancy and birth.
Call 301.662.4220 to schedule your appointment!
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Metropolitan Breastfeeding is the largest and most experienced lactation consultants’ business in the DC Metro area.

Our mission is to promote and encourage the breastfeeding experience.

Our goal is to provide sound advice, education, and emotional support for breastfeeding families.

We recognize that each family is unique, and we work with the individual needs of each, helping them set and achieve their own personal goals, so that they can enjoy the breastfeeding relationship.

Our consultants are all International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and have extensive training and experience in all aspects of the breastfeeding process.

Shifrah’s Sisters Holistic Birth Services

Elizabeth Reiner is a homebirth midwife, CPM, LDEM, serving the Frederick, MD area and serving all flavors of families within about 60 miles.

Complete prenatal, birth and postpartum care is done in your home to build a trusting relationship throughout your pregnancy. I incorporate mindfulness techniques, nutrition, exercise and other holistic counseling into our hour-long visits and encourage connection with your baby, your partner and any other family members of your choice. Aquadoula birth pools and access to my extensive lending library are available for my clients.

Spring Ridge Chiropractic

Spring Ridge Chiropractic

Dr. Lisa Ortiz

Dr. Ortiz received her Bachelors degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1995. Dr. Ortiz is a Graston Technique® certified provider and has completed post graduate work in whiplash traumatology and chiropractic rehabilitation. She served as a faculty member at New York Chiropractic College and has enjoyed private practice in New York and Maryland. Dr. Ortiz is a firm believer in giving back to the community. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek and is currently serving as a board member.

Dr. Chris Hinchman

Dr. Hinchman received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1993.  Following graduation he served as a faculty member at New York Chiropractic College until 2000, when he left to open a private practice in Laurel, Maryland.  In 2006 he and his wife, Dr Lisa Ortiz, purchased Spring Ridge Chiropractic.

Howard County Local Resources


Awaken Wellness


Babywearing Support

Austin Reese, Breast+Skin+Sling


Belly Binding

Doulas of Central MD


Birthing Centers

Frederick Birthing Center (Frederick, MD)


Special Beginnings (Arnold, MD)


Birth Classes

Birth You Desire (In person & Online)

Bradley Method (Rebecca Bryant)

Bradley Method (Alyssa Kinney)

My Birth Companion, LLC – Odile Penet


Austin Reese, Breast+Skin+Sling


Informed Birth Choices (Diana Kaplan)

Breastfeeding/Chestfeedng Support Meetings

Mindfulness Lactation Care

Cesarean Section & VBAC Support

International Cesarean Awareness Network


Circumcision & Intact Care Information

Sarah Fangmeyer- Intact MD  

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Support

Hope Works



Maryland State Doulas


Doulas of Central MD


Hand Waves Birth Services (ASL Doulas- Ally Balsley & Brittany Noschese)

Jessica Kent Birth Services


My Birth Companion, LLC (Odile Penet)


Informed Birth Choices(Diana Kaplan)

Warm Scarf Doula Katie

(864) 356-3487

Irene Kim Family Ways Doula

Destination Baby- Sydney Butler

Annapolis Area Doulas – Carly Glover (Gambrills)

Lactation Consultants (IBCLC)

Breastfeeding Center of MD


Lactation Room


Katy Linda, IBCLC

Traveling Baby Nurse


Austin Reese, Breast+Skin+Sling


Destination Baby– Sydney Butler


Joanna Karaoulis, FacePlace Columbia,


Rose Marie Lmt

Destination Baby– Sydney Butler

Midwives (Homebirth)

Frederick Birthing Center (Mychal Pilia)


Birthroot Midwifery (Shanna Mastrangelo & Zellene Struble)


M.A.M.A.S. Midwives (Bilingual English & Spanish)

Mother Care Midwifery (Sarah Branson)


Red House Birth (Amy Miller)


Riverside Midwifery, LLC (Nannette Jenkins, Chris Bontrager)


Sacred Journey Birthing Services (Diane Sellers)


Shifrah’s Sisters Holistic Birth Services  (Elizabeth Reiner)


Susan Dodge

office 410-451-0057, cell 301-928-3485

Birthwise Midwifery

Miscarriage and Infant Loss

Chesapeake Life Center

Family Ways (Rachel Frier Carbonneau)


Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (Lindsey Welch, coordinator)


The Nurtured Life, Sherene Cauley


Mother Blessings/ Blessingways

The Nurtured Life, Sherene Cauley


Austin Reese, Breast+Skin+Sling



Lindsay Dokou St. Agnes Medical Group Catonsville, MD

Audra Blum and Katie DePalma St. Agnes Women’s Group


Klebanow and Associates (serving newborns at HoCo)

Placenta Encapsulation

Doulas of Central MD


My Birth Companion, LLC (Odile Penet)


Destination Baby- Sydney Butler

Postpartum Support

The Nurtured Life, Sherene Cauley


Nesting Space Therapy, Emily Souder LCSW-C

New Moms Support Group offered by Howard County Healthy Families

Miranda Layton (pre and post natal therapy)

Overnight Newborn Care

Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Photographers

Jessica Fenfert (Newborn and Family)

April Davidson (birth)

Flavia Oleneiwski


Baltimore Birth Photographers

Specialty Stores

McaDoodle Consignment (Fulton, MD)

Tongue Tie Treatment

Dr. James Ryan (Evolution Oral Services)


Dr. Michael Virts (Mount Airy Children’s Dental Associates)


Dr. Robert Marcus


Yoga- Prenatal & Maternal

The Nurtured Life, Sherene Cauley


Rolling Brook Yoga (mom and me)

Howard County General Hospital

The Happy Yogi

Sheena Hill (car seat tech, sleep coach and gentle parenting help)

Dawn Millman Popp Au Pair childcare consultant.

Revised June 30, 2018

Compiled by The Birthing Circle

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