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.

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.

Montgomery County Local Resources:


East West Wellness 

Nikki Richman 

Sabrina Uy 240-432-3392 

Babywearing Support

Beltway Babywearing

Bringing Home Baby (Consultations & Shop, Silver Spring) 

Belly Binding

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

Birthing Centers

BirthCare Beginnings Birth Center (Alexandria, VA) 703-549-5070 

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

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

Birth Classes

Birth You Desire (In person & Online) 

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

Hands and Heart Childbirth Services (Dani Schuman) 

Lindsey Welch (Birthworks) 

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

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

Cesarean Section & VBAC Support

International Cesarean Awareness Network ICAN 

Chiropractors (Webster Certified)

Health & Fitness Chiropractic Clinic 301-770-9601 

Kadin Family Chiropractic 240-430-1004 

Circumcision & Intact Care Information

Sarah Fangmeyer- Intact MD  

Cloth Diapers

Blue Ridge Cloth Diapering 

*See below Specialty Stores for local retail options

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Support

Family Justice Center 240-773-0444 

Heartly House, Inc. (Frederick, MD) 301-662-8800 

House of Ruth (DC) 202-667-7001 

My Sister’s Place(DC) 202-529-5991


Big Belly Hug (Roni Zelivinski) 

Birth You Desire (Ursula Sabia Sukinik, Ashley Medley, Carling Sothoron, Lynn Converse)

Body Ways of Natural Healing 202-271-8143 

F&P Birth & Breastfeeding Services 

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

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

Informed Birth Choices (Alison Knotek)   410-941-9422 

Jessica Kent Birth Services   240-285-3785 

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

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

Shannon Serrano 

Silver Spring Doula 

Fitness (Pregnancy & Postpartum)

Katie King 703-909-9164 

Valerie Wiest 240-547-7063  

Lactation Consultants (IBCLC)

Breastfeeding Center of Greater Washington 202-293-5182 

Breastfeeding Center of MD 301-355-3280 

Metropolitan Breastfeeding 301-943-9293  

The Lactation Room 301-529-5433 

Traveling Baby Nurse 703-713-2370 

Lactation Support & Meetings

Breastfeeding Center of Greater Washington (Classes) 202-293-5182 

F&P Birth & Breastfeeding Services (BF Counseling) 

La Leche League of Montgomery County, MD     or 

24 hour hotline 877-452-5324

La Leche League of Takoma Park 

Holy Cross Hospital & Breastfeeding USA MoCo Chapter 

Meetings every 3rd Tuesday of the month at Holy Cross


Body & Soul Healing Arts (Angela Ferri) 

Body Ways of Natural Healing (Prenatal/Postpartum & Infant Massage) 202-271-8143 

Dana Durand 240-753-3823 

Infant Massage- Bringing Home Baby


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

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

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


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 

Miscarriage and Infant Loss

Chesapeake Life Center 

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

Isaac Delisle Foundation 

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

Mother Blessings/ Blessingways

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

Lisa Feiertag 240-515-4590 


Kadin Family Chiropractic 240-430-1004

Melanie Nupp Nutritional, Functional Nutritionist 240-720-2614 


Contemporary OBGYN Associates 301-468-0073 

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


Children’s First Pediatrics 

Coleman Pediatrics 301-468-9225 

Placenta Encapsulation

Ellie Landru

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

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

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

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

Silver Spring Placenta 

Postpartum Support

Support Group at Holy Cross: 

Emily Griffin (Psychotherapist, LICWS, LCWS-C) 

Home Postpartum Services, LLC 202-798-2098 

Dr. Julie Bindemann (Psychotherapist, Psy-D) 240-505-5751  

Traveling Baby Nurse (Deborah Donahue, RN) 703-713-2370 

Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Photographers

Angie Klaus 

Brittany DeFrehn 

Christin Lewin 

Faith Kelchaw 

Jessica Huey 

Kimberleigh Schneider 

Lindsey Welch

Sarah Rachel Photography 

Tara Beth Olson 

Specialty Stores

Bringing Home Baby 

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

Rebecca Zarrella (Family Ways) 301-412-2976 

Thrive Yoga 301-294-9642 

Willow Street Yoga 301-270-8038 

Revised January 15, 2020

Compiled by The Birthing Circle

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