Acupuncture, Physicians, Chiropractors,
Herbal & Naturopathic Medicine

Body & Soul Healing Arts

Angela Ferri, MA, LMT
Integrative Wellness Practitioner
Comus Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871

Linda Simons, RN, L.Ac.,

Bethesda, Maryland301-947-9751
Specializing in the care of women, expectant mothers and infants

Jessica Feltz, L.Ac.

A Community Acupuncture Center.
243 W. Patrick Street
Frederick, MO 21701

Heal from Within

Lisa Eaves, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac.
Washington, DC

Well Woman/Well Baby GP

Marianne Rothschild, MD
Mt. Airy, MD
CA-125 Blood Test for Ovarian Cancer

Julie M. Rosenberg, D.C., D.A.C.N.B.

Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist
Rockville, MD

Christina Steele, D.O.

At Crossings in
Tacoma Park/Silver Springs

Healing Hands Chiropractic

Dr. Beth Tedesco, D.C.
Rockville, MD

Njemile Carol Jones, L.Ac., FABORM

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Therapy
Pre-Conception, Pregnancy and Post Partum Care
Body in Balance Center
1423 Powhatan Street, Ste. 7
Alexandria, VA (Old Town)


Preconception &
Holistic Fertility Resources

Body & Soul Healing Arts

Comus Road, Clarksburg, Maryland.

The Garden of Fertility

Katie Singer

Wholeness of a Broken Heart

The Fertile Soul
Randine Lewis, Lic. Acup.

Conscious Conception

by Jeannie Parvati Baker

The Whole Person Fertility Program

by Niravi Payne


by Julie Indichova

Spirit Babies

by Walter McCutcheon

A Natural Guide to Pregnancy

by Walter McCutcheon
Post-partum Health

Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Fitness, Belly Dance

Body & Soul Healing ArtsAngela Ferri, M.A., LMT
Spiritual Belly Dance
Maya Abdominal Therapy Instructor
Holistic Healthcare Provider
Clinical Herbalist
Comus Road, Clarksburg, MD
angela.ferri.9@gmail.comFollow Your Heart Yoga CenterKathy Thompson
13097 Westeria Drive, Suite 203
Germantown, MD
1-877-835 9642Rose Sincevich RCSTCenter of the Four Winds Studio
125 S Carroll St
Frederick MD 21701
http://www.centerofthefourwindsstudio.comPulling Down the MoonSara Shelley, RYT
Fertility Yoga Instructor
Fitness for New Mothers
Hot Mama Fitness Studio301-560-0626 

Inner Reaches Yoga Studio

Kentlands, Gaithersburg, MD

Divine Life Yoga

Hillary Blackton
Gaithersburg, Maryland
301 924 5164

Prolapse Support

Body & Soul Healing Arts

Angela Ferri, M.A., LMT
Comus Road, Clarksburg, MD

Christine Ann Kent, RN

Therapists, Psychiatrists, Counseling, Coaching

Amy L. Hooper, MSW, LGSW

Another Look at Healing, LLC
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Ann Dobbertin, LCSW-C

Hyattsville, Maryland
301 422 0101

Anne Dykers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Body-Centered Psychotherapy
Healing thru the wisdom of the body. Silver Spring, MD
301 589 0390
I work with adults to resolve their issues, including birth issues, so that they can feel more alive and empowered and be more available as parents, spouses, and partners.

Cathy Landenburger, MS, LCPC

Gaithersburg, Maryland
301 651 0019

BILY- Because I Love You

301 530 3597
Excellent support group for parents of adult children who are troubled

Elena Khazanova, CPC, CMT

240 215 5526

Specialties are: holistic psychotherapy, energy psychology, life and creativity coaching, cranio-sacral, teaching and group work.

Dr. Nicholas Schor, M.D.

Olney, Maryland
301 774 7060
Strong psychotherapeutically and psychopharmacologically. Spends time educating the person about options. Initial evaluation is 4 hours long. Does not file for insurance. Gives client statement and they file. In Olney and worth the drive

Christine Schultz, Family Therapist

Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland
301 787 2416
Excellent Family Therapist. Children, teenagers, families, and couples. Gentle spirit.

Jamesen Goodman, LCPC, Family Therapist

Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland
301 922 1355
Former Teacher, specializing in families, younger children, and teeenagers

Amy Robertson, LCSW-C

Kensington, Maryland
301 680 0604
Addictions Specialist with over 25 years of experience

Lymphatic Drainage

Jill Nelson, BS, LMT, CLT

Jill is a certified lymphedema therapist specializing in lymphatic drainage and oncology massage. She has over 250 hours of training in lymphatic drainage, as well as training in adult oncology massage, pediatric oncology massage, energy healing and therapeutic massage techniques.
office in Bethesda

Personal Growth

Animas Valley Institute

Pre-pregnancy, Pregnancy, Birthing

“You are constructing your own reality with the choices you make…or don’t make. If you really want a healthy pregnancy and joyful birth, and you truly understand that you are the one in control, then you must examine what you have or haven’t done so far to create the outcome you want.”

~ Kim Wildner-Mother’s Intention: How Belief Shapes Birth

Birth Centers and Licensed Midwives

MIDWIFE means “with woman”. A midwife is a trained professional who offers expert care, education, counseling and support to a woman and her newborn during pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period. Midwives deliver 80% of the babies born in the world today. The World Health Organization recognizes midwives as the appropriate maternity care provider for most of the world’s women, having lower infant and maternal mortality, lower cesarean birth rates and lower health care costs.

For comprehensive, up to date listings for midwives, doulas, child educators,
and more, please visit

Midwifery Care Associates

With offices in Rockville, Gaithersburg, Damascus and Frederick

Joey Pascarella, Northern Virginia

MAMAS Midwives, Takoma Park and DC

Liz O’Shea, Charlestown, WV

301 788 0113

Northern Virginia Midwifery

Tammi McKinley, Midwife
Arlington, VA
703 237 6136

Birth Care & Women’s Health

Alexandria, VA

Special Beginnings Birth & Women’s Center

Near Annapolis, MD



  • Deborah Ansley CD, Crofton, MD 20901. (410)451-0919 or
  • Heather Davis, Eldersburg, MD 21784 (410)526-3656 or
    Postpartum Doula
  • Kerri Farber, Frederick, MD 2176 (301)371-4525 or
  • Terry Keppler CD, Greenbelt, MD 20770 (301)345-2670
    Birth and Postpartum Doula
  • Susan Lucas, Wise Birth Ways, Complete Childbirth Preparation, Silver Springs, MD
    (240) 381-9889 or or
  • Laura Marks (301)467-8725 or, (also offers classes in Hypnobirthing and Placenta encapsulation services.
  • Royan S. Miller, Silver Spring, MD 20911 (202)837-9975 or (202)547-4122
    Birth and Postpartum Doula
  • Gwen Peters CD, Columbia, MD 21044 (410)531-5839 or (877)350-4010 or
    Birth Doula
  • Kristin Scott, 4402 Colchester Dr., Kensington, MD 20895 (301)530-5173 CAPP Cert.
  • Sarah Sragg CD, Silver Spring, MD 20901 (301)681-6436 or
    Birth Doula
  • Rachel Silber CPD CLE, Potomac, MD (301) 412-8847 or or
    Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Educator,
    Breastfeeding Support, Belly Casting, Newborn Care Classes, and VBAC Classes
  • Virlean Mack, Rockville, MD
    Labor Doula and Postpartum Doula

In the District


    • Martha M. Bay, Fairfax, VA 22032 (703)764-3864 or
      Birth and Postpartum Doula
    • Paula Brooks, Centerville, VA 22120 (703)631-6430 or
      Birth and Postpartum Doula
    • Tiffany Collins (703)599-2837
    • Shiloh Field (703)477-3076
    • Barbara Haney Cocca,
    • Sally Holdener, Manassas, VA 22110 (703)257-7298 or
    • Gerri Levrini, Reston, VA 22091 (703)620-3323
      Birth and Postpartum Doula
    • Linda Libah Cabb, Reston, VA 20190 (703)725-7352 (cell phone)
    • Tamara Reiber, Burke, VA 22015 (703)323-6053 or
      Birth and Postpartum Doula
    • Beth Youmans, AAHCC 3030 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22207 (703)391-7110 or
      Birth and Postpartum Doula
    • Amy S. Bookwalter, CLD, Manassas, VA Home:(703) 257-5996 Cell: (703) 597 4742 Cell or
      Labor Doula
    • Maria Mercedes Olivieri, Burke, VA (703) 455-4828 or Massage Therapy, Labor Doula, Childbirth Educator, Spanish Translator, and Newborn Care Classes
    • Jazmin A Williams, CLD, Alexandria, VA Home: (703) 960-0732 Cell: (240) 210-3130 or Massage Therapy, Labor Doula, Breastfeeding Support, Belly Casting, and Birth Photography

Postpartum Support

Depression After Delivery
Features sections on the symptoms and treatment
of PPD as well as a bookstore and complete contact information.
Information Request Line 1-800-944-4773

Starting Point for Info on pregnancy, birth and babies

Birth Options Alliance (local)

Baby Place

Hypnosis for


International Childbirth Education

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services


Helping women make informed decisions

International Cesarean Awareness Network

March of Dimes

Healthy Mother Healthy baby

Midwifery & Pregnancy information site

Optimal pregnancy nutrition site (Dr. Brewer, MD)

Pregnancy educational site

Pregnancy/birth site

Pregnancy educational site

Pregnancy educational site

Preg/birth/parent education Dr. Sears

Informative pregnancy & birth site

Has listings of area childbirth educators, doulas etc.

Wonderful pregnancy, birth & parenting site

Holistic pregnancy & natural childbirth magazine

Pregnancy fitness

Medication & pregnancy

Medication & pregnancy

Cesarean Awareness

International Cesarean Awareness Network.
Information on Cesareans, VBACs and a list of
chapters in your area.

ICAN of Western Maryland

Circumcision Information and Resources

Website of the Circumcision Resource Center

A nonprofit educational organization with the purpose of informing the public and professionals about the practice of circumcision.


Research/Home Birth

Outcomes of Planned Home Births with Certified Professional Midwives:
Large Prospective Study in North America
by Kenneth C Johnson, senior epidemiologist, Betty-Anne Daviss, project manager. BMJ 2005;330:1416 (18 June).

Meta-analysis of the Safety of Home Birth
by Ole Olsen

Birth, 1997 – Blackwell Synergy

Home Birth: The Medical Literature on the Safety of Home Birth
by James Hughes, Ph.D.

Closing the Theory–Practice Gap: Intrapartum Midwifery Management of Planned Homebirths
Saraswathi Vedam, CNM, MSN, Meredith Goff, CNM, MS, and Vicki Nolan Marnin, CNM, MSN J Midwifery Womens Health 2007;52:291–300


The Business of Being Born, DVD

Orgasmic Birth, DVD
available through

Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities:
A Guide to the Medical Literature
by Henci Goer

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth
by Henci Goer

Evidenced Based Maternity Care Resource Directory
by Childbirth Connection

A fabulous compilation of articles, overviews, reviews, and policy statements based on the most updated research in maternity care.

Millbank Report-Evidence-Based Maternity Care:
What It Is and What It Can Achieve

by Carol Sakala and Maureen P. Corry Highlights evidence-based best practice in maternity care that , if implemented, would have a positive impact
for mothers and babies.


Childbirth Connection

Childbirth Connection is an organization dedicated to providing up to date evidence based maternity care resources and information to women and health providers.

Pub Med – The wise use of herbs during pregnancy

PubMed is a service of the US National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from Medline and other life science journals.

The vegan diet during pregnancy and lactation

Spinning Babies

We talk a lot about positioning your baby for an easier birth. You can do a lot of poses to encourage an Anterior Baby. This site isn’t high tech, but it’s great in terms of positioning.

Waterbirth International

A comprehensive website on waterbirth for consumers and practitioners.

Relaxation & Meditation for Pregnancy

Relaxation & stress reduction

Mind Body Medical Institute

National Mental Health Association

Prenatal Stimulation to Enhance
Baby’s Brain Growth

Womb with a view: enhancing growth of your baby within

What Babies Want – Womb Surround Workshops

Peri-natal educational site that builds your baby’s brain in utero

Breastfeeding Resources

This page includes helpful web sites as well as local resources and referrals.

For breastfeeding support/help, the Breastfeeding Center for
Greater Washington is great.

La Leche League International –

Breast pump info –

Lactation education site –

New Parenting Websites

Parenting site

New father’s site


New father’ site


BEST parenting

American Academy of


Holistic parenting magazine

Parenting educational site

National Highway Traffic &

Parenting site-creating healthy

National Car Seat

Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children
(parenting site)

Vaccination information

Books about Childhood Vaccinations

The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child
by Robert Sears, MD

Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent’s Guide: How to Make Safe,
Sensible Decisions about the Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives

by Aviva Jill Romm, CPM

Other resources

Go Diaper Free!

Well, at least less diapers! Most moms know pretty much when their babies are going to eliminate. Why not put them on the potty instead of “wasting” a diaper? This wonderful mom wrote a book all about it and her website is full of information.

Support for Men

The ManKind Project & New Warrior Training

The ManKind Project® is a progressive men’s organization striving to be increasingly inclusive and affirming of cultural differences, especially with respect to color, class, sexual orientation, faith, age, ability, ethnicity, and nationality.

The ManKind Project® is an educational organization committed to empowering men to missions of service. Our trainings support men in developing lives of integrity, accountability, and connection to feeling. We challenge men to develop their abilities as leaders, partners, fathers, and elders in order to offer their deepest gifts in service to the world.

The ManKind Project’s New Warrior Training Adventure® is an intense, transformative men’s initiation which invites men to forge a deep conscious connection between head and heart. The NWTA offers men a powerful, challenging educational experience to look at all aspects of their lives in a richly supportive environment.

Animas Valley Institute

Herbal Resources

Smile Herb Shop
4980 Berwyn Road, College Park, MD
301 474 8791

The Happy Uterus
For detoxification clay
Jennifer Waters, L. Acu.

Custom Organic Cosmetics
Eve’s Garden

General Health/Nutrition

Susan Mudd
Clinical Nutritionist

Kym Martin, Certified Nutrition Consultant
Clinical Nutritionist

This is a valuable medical research tool for
both consumers and health care providers.

“Nourishing Traditions Cookbook”
(and so much more)
“Eat Fat, Lose Weight”

by Mary Enig and Sally Fallon

Weston A. Price Foundation
Organization devoted to whole foods nutrition.

“Healing With Whole Foods”
by Paul Pritchford

Unconventional Musculoskeletal treatments
Dr. Bruce Rind, National Integrative Health Center
202 237 7000, ext. 5 or 113

“Feng Shui and Health”
by Nancy Santo Pietro

Pet Care

Whole Pet Central
Gude Drive, Rockville
301 217 0432

Veterinary Holistic Care
Dr. Tracey Mock
Bethesda, MD
301 656 2882
Leave a message, very busy practice

Cridders Whole Pets, Inc.

Gift Shops

The Owl Nest
Frederick, MD

Creative Services


Steven Foster
Angela Ferri


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