Birthing Circle Partnered Providers

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

Reviving Fire

My name is Laura Durbin (pronouns are she/her/hers), and I am a Pelvic Steaming Practitioner in Frederick MD ( I travel to postpartum clients in the DMV area). To prepare for conception, I use pelvic steaming for fertility, reproductive diagnoses, STI’s, and balancing the menstrual cycle. After conception, I use pelvic steaming for labor preparation beginning at 38 weeks, labor, postpartum, miscarriage, and abortion recovery. I use traditional East-Asian bodywork therapies such as pelvic steaming, full body herbal steam saunas, and gua sha to awaken your bodies natural wellness and health. In the postpartum time, I use gua sha to address clogged ducts and mastitis. I am passionate about helping people to feel at ease, joyful, and at home in their bodies. I am a trauma-informed health practitioner and an affirming provider. LGBTQ + centered.


Spring Ridge Chiropractic

Spring Ridge Chiropractic

Dr. Lisa Ortiz

Chiropractor
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

Chiropractor
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.


Jessica Kent Birth Services
Jessica Kent provides birth & postpartum doula services in Frederick, Maryland and the surrounding region. She is a certified advanced holistic doula, a postpartum doula, infant care specialist, and serves as President of The Birthing Circle. Jessica is a queer doula and provides open and affirming services to all families.  She is an expert on healing past trauma and understanding how trauma can affect birth, and helps her clients navigate their own transformational healing while laying the foundation for an exceptional birth experience.

Frederick County Local Resource List:

Acupuncture

Acupuncture & Herbology Center- Erika Weshinskey   304-535-9999 www.erikasacupunctureandherbs.com 

Holistic Health Assoc.   301-620-1414                www.hhamd.com 

The Turning Point  240-405-7878                www.theturningpointacupuncture.com

Belly Binding

NoVa Birth Services (Andrea Proper) 571-367-9817 www.novabirthservices.com 

Red House Birth (Amy Miller) 240-643-8768 www.redhousebirth.com 

Sarah Scolaro 304-616-2129 doula.scolaro@gmail.com 

Two Rivers Childbirth 540-539-7991 www.TwoRiversChildbirth.com 

Birthing Centers

Premier Birth Center (Winchester, VA) 540-709-1737 www.Premierbirth.com 

Special Beginnings (Arnold, MD) 410-626-8982 www.specialbeginnings.com 

The Natural Birth Center at INOVA Loudoun (Leesburg, VA)

https://www.inova.org/healthcare-services/womens-health/locations/inova-loudoun-hospital/childbirth-services/natural-birth-center

Birth Classes

Birth You Desire (In person & Online) www.birthyoudesire.com 

Birthworks – Lindsey Welch   240-626-6856 www.lindseywelchphotography.com

Bradley Method – Bella Rose Birth Services (Alyssa Kinney) www.bellaroseborn.com

Lamaze – Becky Morrison, Second Star Family Education 301-742-4521 beckymorrison1007@gmail.com 

My Birth Companion, LLC – Odile Penet 443-739-0113 www.mybirthcompanion.com 

NoVa Birth Services (Andrea Proper) 571-367-9817 www.novabirthservices.com 

Red House Birth (Amy Miller) 240-643-8768 www.redhousebirth.com 

Your Birth Experience – Two Rivers Childbirth 540-539-7991  www.TwoRiversChildbirth.com 

Holly Sontz (HypnoBirthing) – Believe in Birthing www.believeinbirthing.com 

Cesarean Section & VBAC Support

International Cesarean Awareness Network ICAN (Ellie Landru and Eva Street)

Chiropractors

Dr. Lisa Hinkle, Arise Chiropractic- Webster Certified  301-662-4220 www.arisewellness.com

Chiropractic First- Webster Certified                    301-829-4040 www.chiropractic-first.com

Dr. Angela Grove, DancingSpine Chiropractic- Webster Certified      301-748-0327 www.dancingspine.com

Family Chiropractic Center    301-695-5332 www.fredericklowerbackpainchiropractor.com

McLaughlin Family Chiropractic 301-898-8005 www.dr-mimi.com 

Park Bench Chiropractic         301-378-0334 www.parkbenchchiropractic.com

Rosemont Chiropractic & Rehab 301-698-8282 www.SpinesRUs.com 

Spring Ridge Chiropractic – Webster Certified 301-668-2222 www.springridgechiropractic.com 

Mid-Atlantic Chiropractic 301-579-4101 www.midatlanticclinic.com 

Circumcision & Intact Care Information

Sarah Fangmeyer- Intact MD  IntactMaryland@gmail.com www.facebook.com/IntactMD  

Cloth Diapers

Two Rivers Cloth Diapering www.facebook.com/groups/blueridgeclothdiaperingnetwork 

*See below Specialty Stores for local retail options

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Support

Heartly House, Inc. 301-662-8800 www.heartlyhouse.org 

Doulas 

Bella Rose Birth Services (Alyssa Kinney) Birth & Postpartum Doula www.bellaroseborn.com 

Delicate Touch Births (Sara Piccioni & Dina Piccioni) 240-674-5527 www.delicatetouchbirths.com 

Echo Morris Birth Doula 240-409-6474 www.mamaecho.com 

Ellie Landru (Specializes in working with multiples) Birth & Postpartum Doula elizabethlandru@gmail.com 

Frederick Moms and Doulas (Brittany DeFrehn, Mary Neubauer, Alison Knotek, Karen Martinez, Daniela Swenson) Birth & Postpartum Doulas www.frederickmomsanddoulas.com 

Hand Waves Birth Services (ASL Doulas- Ally Balsley & Brittany Noschese) Birth & Postpartum Doulas www.HandWavesBirth.com 

Jessica Kent Birth & Postpartum Doula, specializing in healing & preventing trauma, also specializing in LGBTQ families         240-285-3785   www.JessicaKentBirthServices.com 

Morning Light Midwifery (Andrea Goldstein) Birth & Postpartum Doula  304-725-6516 www.morninglightmidwifery.com 

Mother Journey Birth Support (Jen Sincevich & Courtney Buhrman) Birth & Sibling Doulas

301-662-3434 https://www.facebook.com/MotherJourneyBirthSupport/ 

NoVa Birth Services (Andrea Proper) Birth & Postpartum Doulas 571-367-9817 www.novabirthservices.com 

Overnight Newborn Care Postpartum Doulas  301-526-2811  www.overnightnewborncare.com 

Red House Birth (Amy Miller) Birth & Postpartum Doula 240-643-8768 www.redhousebirth.com 

Sarah Scolaro Birth Doula 304-616-2129 doula.scolaro@gmail.com 

Sparrowly Birth Services (Michelle Disney) 301-471-1653 www.aglowmidwifery.com 

Two Rivers Childbirth (Bergen Howlett, Julie Miller, and Kaylah McCourtney) Birth & Postpartum Doulas 540-539-7991 www.TwoRiversChildbirth.com 

Potomac Birth Services (Jillian Potter) 240-347-3540 www.potomacbirthservices.com 

Fertility

Dr. Russell at Serenity Natural Health Care 240-397-6771 www.serenitynhc.com 

The Journey Counseling- Psychotherapy (Iwona Gerner, LGPC) 301-712-9015 www.thejourneycounseling.net

Fitness (Prenatal & Postpartum)

FIT4MOM – Frederick.fit4mom.com 

Lisa Nelson (Trainer, Instructor) www.SquishableBaby.com 

Hypnoanesthesia

An Excellent Birth (Leslie Ann Picket, MCHt)     240-415-1200 www.ExcellentBirth.org 

Holly Sontz (HypnoBirthing) – Believe in Birthing 

Natural Medicine

Acupuncture & Herbology Center- Erika Weshinskey

  304-535-9999 www.erikasacupunctureandherbs.com

Serenity Natural Health Care 240-397-6771 www.serenitynhc.com 

SustainablyWell- Silke Weiss, Traditional Naturopath, Natural Health Practitioner

240-422-7457 www.SustainablyWell.net 

Lactation Consultants (IBCLC)

Blue Ridge Breastfeeding 301-744-9566 www.blueridgebreastfeeding.com 

Breastfeeding Center of MD 301-355-3280 www.breastfeedingcenterofmd.com 

The Lactation Room 301-529-5433

Lactation Support Meetings

Frederick Memorial Hospital- Every Friday at 1:30-3:00pm, enter through the Labor & Delivery entrance

La Leche League of Frederick, MD              www.lllofmd-de-dc.org/index.html or https://www.facebook.com/groups/309640211861/ 

24 hour hotline 877-452-5324

Massage 

Debbie Couture (Arise Chiropractic- Fertility, Pre & Post Natal Massage, Infant Massage)

301-662-4220 www.arisewellness.com

Frances Pierce, LMT 249-527-3494

Midwives – FMH

Midwifery Care Associates (partnered with Simmonds, Martin & Helmbrecht, Chtd OBGYN’s)

301-414-2300 www.midwiferycareassociates.com

Midwives- Homebirth

Aglow Midwifery (Brittany Coffman) www.aglowmidwifery.com

Birthroot Midwifery (Shanna Mastrangelo & Zellene Struble) 304-876-3516 www.birthrootwv.com 

Loudoun Homebirth & Healthcare (Hilary Biesecker)   540-336-0310 www.loudounhomebirth.com 

Morning Light Midwifery (Liz O’Shea) 301-788-0113 www.morninglightmidwifery.com 

Riverside Midwifery, LLC (Nannette Jenkins, Chris Bontrager, Mychal Pilia)        

240-341-4974 www.riversidemidwifery.com

Shifrah’s Sisters Holistic Birth Services  (Elizabeth Reiner) 202-446-4400 www.shifrahssisters.com 

Miscarriage and Infant Loss

Hospice of Frederick County 240-566-3030 www.hospiceoffrederick.org 

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (Lindsey Welch, coordinator) 240-626-6856 www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org 

The Journey Counseling- Psychotherapy (Iwona Gerner, LGPC) 301-712-9015 www.thejourneycounseling.net

Nutrition

Whole Health, RD (Nicole Holovath, MS, RN, LDN) 240-397-9807 www.WholeHealthRD.com

Original Nourishment (Taylor Fury, MS, CNS, LDN, RYT-200) 240-205-6730 www.OriginalNourishment.com

OBGYN’s (provide delivery at FHH)

Capital Women’s Care     240-215-0439   www.capitalwomenscarefrederickobgyn.com 

Maryland Perinatal Associates (High Risk Pregnancies) 240-529-1663 www.mdperinatal.com 

Simmonds, Martin & Helmbrecht, Chtd.  301-620-7144 www.smhobgyn.com

OB&GYN Center 301-663-4545 www.obandgyncenter.com

Placenta Encapsulation

Ellie Landru   elizabethlandru@gmail.com

Family Ways     301-412-2976          www.family-ways.com 

Maryland Placenta Nurse (Heather Rawlett) 843-957-4690 www.marylandplacentanurse.com 

NoVa Birth Services (Andrea Proper) 571-367-9817 www.novabirthservices.com 

Red House Birth (Amy Miller) 240-643-8768 www.redhousebirth.com 

Two Rivers Childbirth 540-539-7991              www.TwoRiversChildbirth.com 

Postpartum Support

EMBRACE Support Group (Frederick)- last Saturday morning of every month Gerner@thejourneycounseling.net 

Ahimsa Therapy- Psychotherapy (Alicia Barmon, LCPC, ERYT)  617-319-1162 www.ahimsatherapy.com  

Four Branches Therapy & Wellness (Katie Marsh Lyburn, LCWS-C) 240-818-8090 www.fourbranchestherapy.com 

Lisa McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, RYT- Psychotherapy 240-324-7409  www.lisamccrohan.com

Kindred Tree Healing Center – (Meghan Murphy, LCSW-C) 443-579-4383 www.kindredtreehealingcenter.com 

The Journey Counseling- Psychotherapy (Iwona Gerner, LGPC 301-712-9015 www.thejourneycounseling.net 

Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Photographers

Amanda Kate www.amandakatephoto.com 

Barbara Kaas www.facebook.com/barbarakaasphotography/

Brittany DeFrehn www.brittanydefrehnphotography.com 

Casey Dugue www.caseyduguephotography.com 

Christin Lewin www.christinlewin.com 

Diana Boumel www.depictionportraits.com 

Erica Rampant www.facebook.com/rampantphotography 

Faith Kelchaw www.faithkelchawphotography.com 

Jacqie Q www.jacqieq.com

Jessica Huey (Family Ways) http://www.family-ways.com/#!photography/c18oa

Jessica Neumann www.jessicaneumannphotography.com 

Jo Mahaney www.photgraphybyjo.net 

Lindsey Welch www.lindseywelchphotography.com

Liz Hough www.houghphotography.com 

Photos by Lacey www.photosbylacey.com

Sarah Rachel Photography    www.sarahrachaelphotography.com 

Tessa Lee http://tessaleephotography.zenfolio.com/

Reflexology

Alicia Platter 301-331-6414 platter.alicia@gmail.com 

Frances Pierce, LMT 249-527-3494

Reiki

Frances Pierce, LMT 249-527-3494

Judy Buchanan   240-397-6771 www.serenitynhc.com 

Specialty Stores

Baby MoonShine (All natural baby products) www.BabyMoonShine.com 

Breastmilk & Placenta Jewelry- Nicole Brown 301-514-1931 nicolembrown117@gmail.com 

Cherapy Therapeutic Heat Pillows www.cherapy.com 

Flaxie Packs (Flaxseed thermal packs) 301-620-1491 www.flaxiepacks.com 

Kindred (baby & children’s clothes, registry) 301-698-2633 www.kindredislove.com 

Lucy’s Consignment, Mount Airy lucysconsignment.com

Up On The Hill, Shepherdstown www.uponthehilldiapers.com/store 

Tongue Tie Treatment

Dr. James Ryan (Evolution Oral Services) 301-916-6000 www.evolutionoralsurgery.com 

Dr. Michael Virts (Mount Airy Smiles) 301-829-6588 www.mtairysmiles.com 

Dr. Robert Marcus 410-526-5050 www.robertmarcusdds.com 

Mouthology (Courtney Bray – Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy)  301-275-6350 www.mymouthology.com 

Yoga- Prenatal & Maternal

Homegrown Yoga    410-775-6304 www.homegrownyogastudio.com 

Little Family Yoga at Dancing Bear www.commonmarket.coop/event/little-family-yoga

Mountain Spirit Yoga- Carla McAdams  301-730-6861 www.mountainspirityoga.com 

Mommy & Me Yoga- Kayla McCourtney

Shala Wellness- Allison Dapsauski, Mommy & Me Yoga 301-682-9642 www.shalawellness.com 

Sol Yoga 301-620-0027 www.solyoga.org

Revised January 15, 2020

Compiled by The Birthing Circle

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