Brit Averill

Founder, NOVA Women's Health Collective, Postpartum doula, & direct entry midwife

Brit expects to be a CPM and licensed in Virginia and Maryland by September 2017. She been a doula since 2009.  She is passionate about creating and supporting businesses owned by women.  

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Ryann Morales

Founder, NOVA Women's Health Collective, Student Midwife, & Birth Doula

 Ryann believes that every mother benefits from a strong community of birth workers who take care of each other. She expects to be a Certified Professional Midwife by the end of 2017.

Jenn Carlson

Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Reiki Practitioner

Jenn lives in Springfield, VA with her rock musician/film critic husband of thirteen years, Eddie and their two daughters.  She attended Norwich University: the Military College of Vermont and is an IT and theater professional who has a particular soft spot for high risk mothers like her who need to know that they have choices with their medical care.

Laurie Conner

Birth Doula, Reiki/Energy Practitioner, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

Laurie has been a birth doula since 2011 and has attended many trainings on birth and postpartum support, including The Farm Midwifery Center workshop and others.

Stephanie Cruse

Birth Doula, Yoga Instructor, & Educator. 

Stephanie is co-owner of Apple Birth & Wellness, and has been a prenatal yoga teacher & childbirth educator since 2014, and a labor & postpartum doula since 2015. She is passionate about supporting the emotional journey of families from fertility through postpartum, and is trained through Postpartum Support Virginia as a peer support leader.

NOVA CHIROPRACTOR

Andrino Flevotomos

Chiropractor

Andrino commits himself to caring for pregnant women and  their families by providing gentle and compassionate chiropractic care.

Kaylie Groenhout

Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Parenting Educator, & Sleep Coach

Kaylie is passionate and skilled in supporting local families as they explore and find their own birth and parenting philosophies. She values communication, respect, and nonjudgmental support and offers a unique ability to meet each family where they are, recognizing their distinct and important family dynamics.

Olivia Hinebaugh

DONA trained, childbirth educator, preschool teacher

Olivia is passionate about including siblings in the birth process. She's passionate about teaching children about pregnancy, birth, and newborns.

Nicole Jolley

Certified Professional Midwife, Birth Doula, & Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

Nicole has been serving the DC metro area since 2005. She believes that birth is not a medical event, even when medical care is part of childbirth, and encourages women to trust their bodies and the birth process.

Njemile Carol Jones

Acupuncturist

For 16 years, Njemile has had the good fortune to assist women in our community with their health care.  In her practice, she addresses all OB-GYN conditions, and supports care women receive from their doulas, midwives, OB-GYN's and fertility specialists.  It's work she absolutely loves!

Story Jones

Certified Nurse Midwife

Story is a certified nurse midwife (CNM) .  She owns a home birth midwifery practice in Fairfax, Virginia.  

NOVA DOULA

Kari Harovitch

Postpartum Doula & Parenting Educator

Kari is an Army spouse with two children and a dog. She has been a postpartum doula since 2013 and has worked with a variety of families from first- to third-time parents. She hopes you consider her support as part of your postpartum plan!

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Ivania Montero

Birth Doula & Educator

 Ivania is a Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Signing Time Instructor.  She is a birth visionary and wants to inspire women to trust their bodies during the wonderful journey into parenthood.

Melissa Nauss

Birth, Postpartum, & Bereavement Doula

Melissa has been a birth, postpartum, and bereavement doula since 2014 and is the co-owner of Stars and Stripes Doulas, LLC. Melissa holds a master's degree in counseling and is the Resource Coordinator and Military Support Coordinator for Postpartum Support Virginia.

Elizabeth Oldham

Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Hypnobirthing Instructor, Community Leader

Liz owns a multi-faceted birth based business including doulas, placenta encapsulators, birth tub rental, childbirth education, breastfeeding support, newborn care, & more.  She is a community leader and organizer of community groups and meetings.  

Michele Peterson

Birth Doula & Childbirth Educator

Michele has been a birth doula since 2008. She has attended countless trainings in labor and breastfeeding support.

Jackie Prescott

Certified Lactation Counselor, Our baby Class Instructor, Placenta Encapsulator

Jackie is the mother of 6, she offers support during pregnancy and early parenthood for you and your partner. Ensuring a solid foundation to a strong family right from the start.

Samantha Sewell

Birth Doula, Post Partum Doula, and Student Midwife

Sam has been a doula since 2014 and is the owner of Sacred Lotus Birth Services. She expects to graduate midwifery school in 2020. 

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Angela Torres

Birth Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, Reiki Practitioner, Community Leader

 Angela is active in the Northern Virginia birth community. In addition to her work as a birth doula, she is involved in several local groups such as the Burke-Springfield Holistic Moms Network and the Real Diaper Association.

Jessica Watts

Birth Doula & Yoga Instructor

Jessica Watts is a birth doula, prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher, mother of two, wife of one.  She defines herself as a nurturing birth activist, supporting and guiding women to have an empowering birth and early motherhood experience.

Jenn Whitaker 

Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

Jenn has been a doula and placenta encapsulation specialist since 2011. She is not currently taking new doula clients, but is accepting all encapsulation clients.

Mandy Restivo-Walsh

Educator & Birth & Postpartum Doula.

Jen Wood

Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, & Childbirth Educator

Jen loves working with families as they start their parenting journey. She believes all parents should information, options, and respectful support.