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.

Howard County Local Resources:


Awaken Wellness 410-312-9922

Crescent Moon Birth Service 240-291-5590

Babywearing Support

Austin Reese, Breast+Skin+Sling 571-409-0892

Belly Binding

Crescent Moon Birth Services 240-291-5590

Birthing Centers

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

Birth Classes

Birth You Desire (In person & Online) 

Bradley Method (Rebecca Bryant) 

Bradley Method (Alyssa Kinney) 

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

Austin Reese, Breast+Skin+Sling 571-409-0892 

Cesarean Section & VBAC Support

International Cesarean Awareness Network 1-800-686-4226

Chiropractors (Webster Certified)

Circumcision & Intact Care Information

Sarah Fangmeyer- Intact MD  

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Support

Hope Works 410-997-2272 


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

My Birth Companion, LLC (Odile Penet)  443-739-0113 

Warm Scarf Doula Katie (864) 356-3487

Irene Kim Family Ways Doula

Destination Baby- Sydney Butler

Annapolis Area Doulas – Carly Glover (Gambrills)

Crescent Moon Birth (Sayidah Sakinah Tayyib ) 240-291-5590


Crescent Moon Birth (Sayidah Sakinah Tayyib ) 240-291-5590

Lactation Consultants (IBCLC)

Breastfeeding Center of MD 301-355-3280 

The Lactation Room 301-529-5433

Katy Linda, IBCLC

Traveling Baby Nurse 703-713-2370 

Austin Reese, Breast+Skin+Sling 571-409-0892 

Destination Baby- Sydney Butler

Lactation Support & Meetings

Mindfulness Lactation Care



Joanna Karaoulis, FacePlace Columbia, 410-730-5079 

Destination Baby- Sydney Butler

Crescent Moon Birth (Sayidah Sakinah Tayyib ) 240-291-5590

Midwives (Homebirth)

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

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

Mother Care Midwifery (Sarah Branson) 541-731-7612 

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

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


Sacred Journey Birthing Services (Diane Sellers) 410-227-6174 

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

Susan Dodge, – office 410-451-0057, cell 301-928-3485 

Birthwise Midwifery

Miscarriage and Infant Loss

Anaya’s Project (Sanita Mitchell, founder) 301-842-7138

Chesapeake Life Center 

Family Ways (Rachel Frier Carbonneau) 301-412-2976 

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

Mother Blessings/ Blessingways

Austin Reese, Breast+Skin+Sling 571-409-0892 


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

My Birth Companion, LLC (Odile Penet) 443-739-0113 

Destination Baby- Sydney Butler

Postpartum Support

The Nurtured Life, Sherene Cauley 410-440-8780 

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 443-812-8222 

Baltimore Birth Photographers-

Specialty Stores

McaDoodle Consignment (Fulton, MD)

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 

Yoga- Prenatal & Maternal

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 January 15, 2020

Compiled by The Birthing Circle

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