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

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.

Frederick County Local Resource List:

Frederick County Health Department Services

Infants and Toddlers Programs provides early intervention services that support young children with developmental needs and their families. All children receive individualized services and supports so they enter school ready to learn and succeed. (301) 600-1612

Dental Clinic provides quality dental care for children of Frederick County who have Medical Assistance or are uninsured. Services are for children 1-18 years and children with special needs. (301) 600-1041

Women Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

WIC is a health and nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding moms, postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5. WIC provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and referrals to other community agencies. 301-600-3326

WIC Breastfeeding Support

Nicole Miller, CLS Breastfeeding Coordinator Ph: 301-600-5092 Shari Lotito, CLC Lactation Counselor Ph: 301-600-3192 Kristin Hagy, CLC Lactation Counselor Ph: 301-600-2507

As a resident of Frederick County, you are eligible for a free home visit by a registered nurse after your baby is born. 301-600-3326 to schedule a visit.

Safe Kids Frederick County offers free car seat checks and other resources and education on child safety.

To make an appointment call , text 240-877-4087, or email

Breast and Cervical Cancer Program provides clinical breast exams, mammograms and pap tests at “no cost” to eligible women. Diagnosis and treatment services are also available.

301-600-3362 ¿Español? LLame: 301-600-3110

Other Frederick County Services

Healthy Families Frederick is a free, voluntary home visiting program designed to support first time parents by providing quality, strength-based, family-centered services and support, and access to community resource agencies to help build stronger families, healthier children and a better community.Specially trained home visitors help first time moms give their children the best possible start, by providing coaching and information.301-663-6183


Acupuncture & Herbology Center- Erika Weshinskey   304-535-9999 

Holistic Health Assoc.   301-620-1414       

The Turning Point  240-405-7878      

Belly Binding

NoVa Birth Services (Andrea Proper) 571-367-9817 

Red House Birth (Amy Miller) 240-643-8768 

Sarah Scolaro 304-616-2129 

Two Rivers Childbirth 540-539-7991 

Birthing Centers

Premier Birth Center (Winchester, VA) 540-709-1737 

Special Beginnings (Arnold, MD) 410-626-8982 

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

Birth Classes

Birth You Desire (In person & Online) 

Birthworks – Lindsey Welch   240-626-6856

Bradley Method – Bella Rose Birth Services (Alyssa Kinney)

Lamaze – Becky Morrison, Second Star Family Education 301-742-4521 

My Birth Companion, LLC – Odile Penet 443-739-0113 

NoVa Birth Services (Andrea Proper) 571-367-9817 

Red House Birth (Amy Miller) 240-643-8768 

Your Birth Experience – Two Rivers Childbirth 540-539-7991 

Holly Sontz (HypnoBirthing) – Believe in Birthing 

Cesarean Section & VBAC Support

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


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

Chiropractic First- Webster Certified                    301-829-4040

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

Family Chiropractic Center    301-695-5332

McLaughlin Family Chiropractic 301-898-8005 

Park Bench Chiropractic         301-378-0334

Rosemont Chiropractic & Rehab 301-698-8282 

Spring Ridge Chiropractic – Webster Certified 301-668-2222 

Mid-Atlantic Chiropractic 301-579-4101 

Circumcision & Intact Care Information

Sarah Fangmeyer- Intact MD  

Cloth Diapers

Two Rivers Cloth Diapering 

*See below Specialty Stores for local retail options

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Support

Heartly House, Inc. 301-662-8800 


Bella Rose Birth Services (Alyssa Kinney) Birth & Postpartum Doula 

Delicate Touch Births (Sara Piccioni & Dina Piccioni) 240-674-5527 

Echo Morris Birth Doula 240-409-6474 

Ellie Landru (Specializes in working with multiples) Birth & Postpartum Doula 

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

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

Morning Light Midwifery (Andrea Goldstein) Birth & Postpartum Doula  304-725-6516 

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


NoVa Birth Services (Andrea Proper) Birth & Postpartum Doulas 571-367-9817 

Overnight Newborn Care Postpartum Doulas  301-526-2811 

Red House Birth (Amy Miller) Birth & Postpartum Doula 240-643-8768 

Sarah Scolaro Birth Doula 304-616-2129 

Sparrowly Birth Services (Michelle Disney) 301-471-1653 

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

Potomac Birth Services (Jillian Potter) 240-347-3540 


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

The Journey Counseling- Psychotherapy (Iwona Gerner, LGPC) 301-712-9015

Fitness (Prenatal & Postpartum)


Lisa Nelson (Trainer, Instructor) 


An Excellent Birth (Leslie Ann Picket, MCHt)     240-415-1200 

Holly Sontz (HypnoBirthing) – Believe in Birthing 

Natural Medicine

Acupuncture & Herbology Center- Erika Weshinskey


Serenity Natural Health Care 240-397-6771 

SustainablyWell- Silke Weiss, Traditional Naturopath, Natural Health Practitioner


Lactation Consultants (IBCLC)

Blue Ridge Breastfeeding 301-744-9566 

Breastfeeding Center of MD 301-355-3280 

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     or 

24 hour hotline 877-452-5324


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


Frances Pierce, LMT 249-527-3494

Midwives – FMH

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


Midwives- Homebirth

Aglow Midwifery (Brittany Coffman)

Birthroot Midwifery (Shanna Mastrangelo & Zellene Struble) 304-876-3516 

Loudoun Homebirth & Healthcare (Hilary Biesecker)   540-336-0310 

Morning Light Midwifery (Liz O’Shea) 301-788-0113 

Pathways Midwifery (Katrina Nakao, CPM, LDEM) 202-503-9680 Fax 202-688-5587

Riverside Midwifery, LLC (Nannette Jenkins, Chris Bontrager) 240-341-4974

Shifrah’s Sisters Holistic Birth Services  (Elizabeth Reiner) 202-446-4400 

Miscarriage and Infant Loss

Hospice of Frederick County 240-566-3030 

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

The Journey Counseling- Psychotherapy (Iwona Gerner, LGPC) 301-712-9015


Whole Health, RD (Nicole Holovath, MS, RN, LDN) 240-397-9807

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

OBGYN’s (provide delivery at FHH)

Capital Women’s Care     240-215-0439 

Maryland Perinatal Associates (High Risk Pregnancies) 240-529-1663 

Simmonds, Martin & Helmbrecht, Chtd.  301-620-7144

OB&GYN Center 301-663-4545

Placenta Encapsulation

Ellie Landru

Family Ways     301-412-2976 

Maryland Placenta Nurse (Heather Rawlett) 843-957-4690 

NoVa Birth Services (Andrea Proper) 571-367-9817 

Red House Birth (Amy Miller) 240-643-8768 

Two Rivers Childbirth 540-539-7991     

Postpartum Support

EMBRACE Support Group (Frederick)- last Saturday morning of every month 

Ahimsa Therapy- Psychotherapy (Alicia Barmon, LCPC, ERYT)  617-319-1162  

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

Lisa McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, RYT- Psychotherapy 240-324-7409

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

The Journey Counseling- Psychotherapy (Iwona Gerner, LGPC 301-712-9015 

Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Photographers

Amanda Kate 

Barbara Kaas

Brittany DeFrehn 

Casey Dugue 

Christin Lewin 

Diana Boumel 

Erica Rampant 

Faith Kelchaw 

Jacqie Q

Jessica Huey (Family Ways)!photography/c18oa

Jessica Neumann 

Jo Mahaney 

Lindsey Welch

Liz Hough 

Photos by Lacey

Sarah Rachel Photography 

Tessa Lee


Alicia Platter 301-331-6414 

Frances Pierce, LMT 249-527-3494


Frances Pierce, LMT 249-527-3494

Judy Buchanan   240-397-6771 

Specialty Stores

Baby MoonShine (All natural baby products) 

Breastmilk & Placenta Jewelry- Nicole Brown 301-514-1931 

Cherapy Therapeutic Heat Pillows 

Flaxie Packs (Flaxseed thermal packs) 301-620-1491 

Kindred (baby & children’s clothes, registry) 301-698-2633 

Lucy’s Consignment, Mount Airy

Up On The Hill, Shepherdstown 

Tongue Tie Treatment

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

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

Dr. Robert Marcus 410-526-5050 

Mouthology (Courtney Bray – Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy)  301-275-6350 

Yoga- Prenatal & Maternal

Homegrown Yoga    410-775-6304 

Little Family Yoga at Dancing Bear

Mountain Spirit Yoga- Carla McAdams  301-730-6861 

Mommy & Me Yoga- Kayla McCourtney

Shala Wellness- Allison Dapsauski, Mommy & Me Yoga 301-682-9642 

Sol Yoga 301-620-0027

Revised February 5, 2020

Compiled by The Birthing Circle

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