Birth Services and Support
Meet Stephanie Jones, Birth Doula
I am a DONA-trained Birth Doula and licensed Massage Therapist. I am honored to support you, an expectant mother, through your incredible journey!
My goal is to help you (and your chosen birthing team) witness your child’s birth as an empowering experience. I work with compassion and respect for all types of couples, and everyone involved in your birthing process (including obstetricians and midwives), drawing from 20 years as a doula, 30 years as a massage therapist, and your inherent wisdom throughout our work together. I have assisted expectant mothers at hospital and home births; these include natural childbirth, VBAC’s, twins, C-sections, breech birth, inductions and the help of medications. And, for the past two decades I have served the LGBTQ community from preconception to birth and beyond. I also have attended Lamaze, Hypnobirthing, and Bliss Born classes. As a proud mother, I assisted my daughter in the birth of my granddaughter and helped her come into this world.
My services are based on your specific needs, before, during and after your baby’s birth.
They include (but are not limited to): emotional support through encouragement, reassurance, and a continuous physical presence; active physical comfort in the form of massage, breathing and relaxation techniques and positioning; and advocacy by relaying your wishes to your birthing team and others. I am also available throughout your pregnancy to provide prenatal massage care and Reiki.
My services begin in your home and continue through your pregnancy to birth and the postpartum period. I offer assistance for hospital-, birth centers-, and home-based births depending on your preference.
I always work in collaboration with a backup doula who is a mirror image of me so you and your birthing team have 24-7 support. In that regard, I also offer as-needed transportation services.
Fees for the basic package: $1,500.00
After the birth of your child, I can assist you in initiating breastfeeding with your newborn, take photos after delivery, and also offer postpartum massage therapy in my home office.
Stephanie was absolutely amazing during our daughter’s birth. She provided a calm and supportive presence that made us feel safe and confident throughout the labor and delivery. She helped my husband become an active participant with her guidance and knowledge. We had a wonderful birth experience and it would not have been possible without Stephanie! Sadie was born naturally, without medication at Sibley Hospital.
I consider myself extremely fortunate and blessed to have had Stephanie as my doula for the birth of my first child. I had a lifelong fear of the childbirth process and was doing everything I could to try to prepare myself for it. I knew Stephanie was the one who should be there for the most critical day of my life. My biggest goal was to avoid any unnecessary medical intervention. It is clear that what motivates Stephanie is her desire and love to help mothers and their families. You will not regret having her as your doula! Leela was born at Holy Cross Hospital.
Stephanie accompanied and assisted my spouse and I with the birthing of our daughter. I felt informed about every step and supported in areas where I lacked the knowledge and felt very thankful for her advocating on our behalf. Witnessing the relationships that Stephanie had with the entire hospital staff provided me with assurance and confidence in our choice to have her alongside this beautiful experience. Mila was born at George Washington University Hospital.