Serving northern Virginia from Prince William County
I love birth. I love everything about birth. My first six children were born in five different hospitals, and my last six children were born into water at home, and once I experienced the support a doula brings, I knew I had found my calling. Since 2012, I have been serving mothers and helping families greet their new babies with great joy!
Birth belongs to the mother. She is the only one who can bring new life into the world, through her body, and she deserves love, tenderness, respect, and deference as she does the life-giving work of labor and birth. This is a sacred time, a special moment, and the support I provide is complete, unconditional, and offered with total humility, to enhance the intimacy of the parents as they meet their child, skin to skin. No one can know the course of labor in advance, but everyone can choose joy!
Yes | DONA | May 2012
- Birth Doula
Qualifications, Certifications & Licenses
- Certified Birth Doula
- Midwives Assistant
- American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
- Baby-led weaning
- Babywearing education
- Military families
- Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
- Reduced rates for women considering adoption
- Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
- Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
Special Training & Experience
- Cesarean birth
- Clients on bed rest
- Expected stillbirth
- Home Birth
- Over 40
- Plus size mothers
- Postpartum mood disorders
- Relinquishing mothers
- Single parents
- Special needs babies
- Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
- Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
- Women and Families of Color
- Hearthside perinatal bereavement
- High risk
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Scared to so so happy!
Hmm…Where should I start from?!…I really feel that Tabitha is an angel which God sends to me. She is an amazing lady who loves birth more than anyone else I know. She is a very patient, lovable, kind person. I am very scared of the whole birthing process, who initially wanted to go right for a C-section 🙂 until I met Tabitha. I was thrilled with the vast info she provided; she is very knowledge &very quick & prompt in answering all my doubts in any time of the day. We had our first face to face meeting at our house. Me and my husband asked so many questions (some may be silly 🙂 as this my 1st baby, we have lot of doubts and concerns). She replied to each and every doubt we asked for…
As I was diagnosed with GD, Doctor planned to induce me before my actual DD. Went to the hospital in the evening to get my induction process started, she was there on that evening at the hospital, gave me some nice massage & gave me lot of emotional support and boosted my confidence level. Finally the big day arrived, and before the procedure started, I see Tabitha in my room with a bright smile. Doctors gave me Pitocin, the pains were started, she was comforting me through her magical hands, and also guiding my husband, pain level was reduced and I am able to control my pain for long time with her support. After getting epidural, I was not allowed to move around, so she was continuously comforting with some massages and suggested different positions that can be done lying on bed. Here comes the hardest part of my birthing experience pushing, it took 3hrs. It was so exhausting and tired, I felt so many times going for a C-Section during the 3hrs, but she was just side by me comforting me, constantly encouraging and motivating me that I can do. I am 100% sure if she is not there I definitely opted for a C-section. I would highly recommend her for anyone. If you hire her as your doula, I promise that would be best decision that you made for experiencing a beautiful childbirth:)
Our doula for both of our babies, as viewed by the dad
Tabitha is the most amazing person. She has helped us birth 2 of our 3 children and we couldn’t have asked for more. Speaking on a man’s behalf, we are fairly helpless when it comes to child birth, but Tabitha has the ability to make you feel as if you know what your doing and how to handle everything that’s going on around you.
The talents of Tabitha is something I had never encountered before, and her abilities were absolutely indispensable. Anytime someone mentions having a baby,I stress the importance of a doula,as well as Tabitha’s abilities in particular. No matter how much someone can read about birthing, nothing trumps experience.
Tabitha gave me tips and showed me techniques to make my wife more comfortable when she was having contractions and in transition. She has a bag of tricks that are amazing, from candles (battery operated), essential oils, birthing balls to wraps. She knows countless pressure points for the pain my wife was feeling. She made sure she had food/ ice/ drinks. helped with changing positions, and taking her to the bathroom. Tabitha also reminded me to take a minute or two to get food for myself and to rest when I could so I could be at my best to help my wife and our newest bundle of joy.
Doctors and nursing staff are very important, and while the doctor is looking after the health of the baby and the nursing staff is assisting the doctor and helping with anything my wife and I could need, a doula is thinking outside the box, like what is the emotional state of the mother, how can the father be involved, and over all how to make the process of having a baby something that is memorable beyond compare.
Even after the delivery, there are a whirlwind of things going on, and she even thought of a evening meal for us once we got home (which our kids loved). I can’t thank Tabitha enough for everything she has done, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.
Our best decision for our first baby!
Having Tabitha as our doula was the BEST decision we made for childbirth. My husband and I were expecting our first child and very nervous. Tabitha was amazingly kind and supportive. She was there for us as soon as we hired her throughout the remainder of the pregnancy to field any questions and offer advice and support.
When labor started, she met us at the hospital, made the delivery room as comfortable as possible and was constantly working to make my labor easier and help my husband support me. She was loving, encouraging, and uplifting throughout, with plenty of “tricks” to help me through contractions. She helped talk to the nurses and break down difficult questions into pros and cons for me, without ever being even remotely judgmental or pushy. I had been planning an unmedicated birth, and labored all day and well into the night, when my labor stalled and I needed pain management. Tabitha remained SO sweet and supportive, telling me my different options and helping me make a decision without pushing me in any one direction. I was afraid that if I ended up needing an epidural, I would feel like a failure, but Tabitha was so reassuring and helped me see that was not the case. As it turned out, once I had the epidural, labor started up again and the baby was born very soon!
Tabitha was wonderful in the aftermath, massaging me, taking pictures, and giving really helpful advice on breastfeeding and what to expect in the next few days. And then, when it was bonding-time for our little family, she left discreetly after making sure we were all set. She came to our home a few days afterward to check up and offer whatever advice or support we needed. Since then, she’s been available to answer any and all questions we’ve had about childcare with encouraging wisdom.
I cannot recommend Tabitha highly enough. There are no words to express how wonderful she was and how grateful we are for her assistance. Thank you, Tabitha!
My doula for all three of my children
Tabitha has been my doula for all three of my children and I could not recommend her more highly. Each of my births has been so different and she has adapted to each with grace, compassion, and professionalism.
My first birth was unmedicated in the hospital. It was a whirlwind of a birth – my daughter decided to arrive at 37 weeks, and was born in only 8 hours. Thank God I had Tabitha – she was a calm, soothing presence in the midst of a chaotic and challenging hospital experience. She helped me to manage the pain and give me confidence when I was frightened and unsure.
My second daughter was, sadly, a perinatal hospice situation, and Tabitha was one of the first people I called after we got her diagnosis. I was hoping for an unmedicated birth again and I couldn’t imagine going through it without Tabitha. She supported our family from that point forward, and was extensively involved in helping us to plan her birth. Tabitha understood how sacred her birth would be and how these memories were to be our only memories of our daughter. She helped us create a gentle, calm, loving atmosphere – even within the hospital – to welcome our daughter. She helped me express and process my grief as I worked through a very difficult labor. I have emerged from my daughter’s birth with healing and peace, and Tabitha’s support was critical to that outcome.
My son was born at home in the water. Tabitha was there to support me and was unceasingly patient, empathetic, and encouraging in the huge range of emotions I felt after having had a loss. She helped me prepare for my first home birth – which I loved. It was also physically my most difficult delivery, and I am thankful I had her there to help me manage.
She has been part of some of the most intimate experiences of my life, and there is now a connection between us that goes far deeper than most. I trust her implicitly. Having Tabitha has your doula will truly be a blessing.
Third baby, and I have found my forever doula
Tabitha is wonderful! Throughout the pregnancy she was accessible and helpful, always uplifting and cheerful. She really made me feel like we were best friends. She has a loving, peaceful, caring demeanor, with a servant’s heart, and is thoughtful and intelligent, with vast knowledge and experience. Tabitha assisted with my third birth (all natural, unmedicated, hospital). I have had three different doulas due to moves, and Tabitha was the best at helping alleviate pain during labor. She kept me grounded during labor. I could not have done it without her, and I intend to hire her for all my future births. I hope I never have to go through labor without her. My midwife wanted her name after the birth because she was so impressed by Tabitha.