Birthing Circle Partnered Providers

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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.

Washington County Local Resource List:

Washington County Health Department Services:

Baby Basics – Supports hard working parents who are struggling to make ends meet and need diapers for their babies           240-217-8182                   

Mary’s Center – Crisis Pregnancy Center – Provides free pregnancy tests and material assistance to qualifying families.              301-739-1234                

Washington County Family Center – The Washington County Family Center provides a variety of services for expectant parents and families with children aged birth to four years of age.  Services are designed to empower families to become self-sufficient through personal achievement, education, and positive parenting.  Services include on-site early childhood development, Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Equivalency Diploma (GED) instruction, External Diploma Program (EDP), high school credit classes, Family Literacy programs, employability services, health education services, parenting education and transportation.                   301-790-4002              

Safe Kids Car Seats – car seat checks, safety workshops, safe car seats                            301-790-8380    

Birth to K – services for infants and toddlers with disabilities.             301-766-8217          


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

CAM Center of Hagerstown (Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage) 301-797-3737

Hagerstown Holistic Wellness 301-671-5549 

The Turning Point  240-405-7878      

Babywearing Support

Blue Ridge Babywearers

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 

Birth Classes

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

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 

Potomac Birth Services 240-347-3540 

Cesarean Section & VBAC Support

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


Aligning Your Life 301-739-4878 

CAM Center of Hagerstown (Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage) 301-797-3737 

Park Bench Chiropractic         301-378-0334

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 


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

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

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

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

Sarah Scolaro Birth Doula 304-616-2129 

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

Homeopathic Care & Natural Medicine

Acupuncture & Herbology Center- Erika Weshinskey


Center for Mind Body Therapies- Dr. Donna Acree, N.D. 301-631-2936 or 

Serenity Natural Health Care 240-397-6771 

SustainablyWell- Silke Weiss, Traditional Naturopath, Natural Health Practitioner


Lactation Consultants 

Blue Ridge Breastfeeding –  IBCLC (Megan O’Reilly) 301-744-9566 

Potomac Birth Services – Certified Lactation Counselor (Jillian Potter) 240-347-3540 

Lactation Support Meetings

La Leche League of Hagerstown, MD     

24 hour hotline 877-452-5324


CAM Center of Hagerstown (Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage) 301-797-3737 

Frances Pierce, LMT 249-527-3494

Hagerstown Holistic Wellness 301-671-5549

Midwives – Hospital

Meritus Health Midwives 

Capital Women’s Care   301-665-9098

Midwives- Homebirth

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

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

Riverside Midwifery, LLC (Nannette Jenkins, Chris Bontrager)        


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

Miscarriage and Infant Loss

Hope Through Birth 240-452-6323 

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

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

Mother Blessings/ Blessingways

Family Ways    301-412-2976 

Lisa Feiertag 240-515-4590 

Mare Cromwell 240-405-4265 

Two Rivers Childbirth 540-539-7991 


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 FMH)

Capital Women’s Care   301-665-9098

Meritus Women’s Health Specialists at Robinwood 301-791-5555 

Placenta Encapsulation

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 

Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Photographers

Christin Lewin 

Jo Mahaney 

Lindsey Welch

Liz Hough 

Photos by Lacey

Sarah Rachel Photography 

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 

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 

Revised January 22, 2020

Compiled by The Birthing Circle

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