The Maryland State Doulas Difference

Information-Driven Service

We believe your experience of parenthood is unforgettable. That's why our birth doulas and concierge specialists strive to make sure every step of the way you are receiving the very best in prenatal care and the most up to date information to make your personalized choices in preparation for your new addition.  

Professionally Trained Support

Our doulas are certified, insured and experienced to provide you safe, nurtured and unconditional support as you focus on the moments that matter the most to you during the birth of your baby.

Consistence In Care

Every step of the way, our support team is here to remind you that you've got this! No matter what type of support you seek, rest assured that you are in the most capable hands! 

State Wide Knowledge and Resources

Our commitment to the unique areas of our state means you never have to worry if we have the resources you need for providers, baby stores, therapists and events in your area.  Our team of doulas live and use the same establishments, ensuring our specially vetted list is the best for you and your community.  From Frederick to D.C. and beyond, we've taken the research off your to-do list! 


Our Team


 

Heather Delaney - Owner & CEO

Labor Doula I Postpartum Doula I Childbirth Educator I Maternity Concierge I Placenta Specialist

Heather's dedication and widespread knowledge of the birth practices within the state of Maryland have made her a sought after resource by both the birthing community and Maryland mothers-to-be.  

Cross certified with DONA and ProDoula, Heather believes strongly in the informed choices couples should be presented with to create their own birth preferences and baby care options, free of judgement or agenda.  Her unconditional support has assisted over 200 families in welcoming their newest family addition in comfort, care, and with confidence.

Heather's passion and expertise has led countless area families to her popular Childbirth Express class, housed at the George Washington University Hospital in D.C. 


Dina Piccioni

Labor Doula I Postpartum Doula

I always knew I had a passion for supporting women with birth and babies, and when I watched my daughter in law and son go through their pregnancy acting a doula, I knew what I wanted to do. I have raised my own 3 children and been a daycare provider for 19 years. I raised many babies in my daycare so it was a natural transition for me after taking my doula training. I myself could have benefited from a doula with my own pregnancies.

I enjoy being there for families for comfort measures, physical and emotional support and advocacy. Trying to make each family have the birth they want is most important for me as well as preparing them for changes that can happen during labor. Being a doula for families is very fulfilling for me.


Brittany Meyers

Postpartum Doula I Infant Care Specialist

A nanny specializing in infant care for nearly a decade, Brittany was  an assistant to a well-renowned newborn photographer in Annapolis, and has a genuine passion and true love for serving families.

When she began to enter the doula world, it became almost immediately clear that she is following a calling. Brittany's desire is to be a professional who can touch the lives of families of all kinds beyond just birth; and to truly impact the local community. The word Doula is derived from the phrase “a woman who serves”, and that is who she intends to be!


 
 

Sandra Fuller

Postpartum Doula I Traveling Newborn Care

An experienced and professional single mom of two grown children and grandmother of two wonderful little ones (not so little anymore at 11 & 6 yrs), Sandra is certified in CPR/1ST AID and as a Postpartum Infant Care Doula.

She looks forward to assisting all the new moms and moms to be in caring for their little ones while they get some well deserved rest and relaxation. In addition to serving families in the DMV, Sandra enjoys 24/7 live in newborn and postpartum care with families. Some of her recent favorite travels include Atlanta, Florida and Texas!

 

 

Cara Crowe

Labor Doula I Postpartum Doula I Childbirth Educator

Besides being a full time doula with over 550 births attended. Cara is a childbirth educator, with Empowered Beginnings. She has training with Birthing From Within and International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) and is a trained energetic healer with over 18-years of experience, including Reiki Level III, Cranial Sacral Therapy, and advanced energetic healing arts.

She has completed training in a wide modality of holistic measures to help labor progress and pain management including: rebozo, spinning babies exercises and positions for optimal fetal positioning, hypnotherapy for birth, Aromatherapy and has been an herbalist for 21 years. 

Cara loves supporting families in all types of birth settings, preferences and believes empowerment and conscious choices are the way to have the best experience possible. She is most inspired in life by her four beautiful children and all they've taught her.

 

 
 

Teresa Robertson

Labor Doula

Teresa brings over 19 years of work in the birth world to the table as a labor doula. As a regional organizer of Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep and widely acclaimed and decorated photographer, her unique eye and nurturing spirit led her to supporting women and families in a vulnerable and powerful moment in their lives.

Teresa's knowledge of the hospital system is priceless in preparation for what is to come during your birth experience, and her professional collaboration with families and providers make her a welcome addition to many teams preparing for birth! 

 
 

 
 

Erin Hughes

Labor Doula I Postpartum Doula

Erin's passion for birth and experience receiving doula support for her own children shines through in her work! She is dedicated to helping families find their support system and preferences for birthing. 

Her skill set and knowledge of the body mechanics of birth, namely Spinning Babies and deep mindfulness and relaxation, make her a strong team member for birth support of every laboring family!  

 
 

 
 

Colette Shultz

Labor Doula

Colette became a certified birth doula through Birth Arts International. The birth of her two children brought forth her passion to help others during what can be one of the most transformative and empowering times of their life. Colette is well rounded to support you with her BS from the University of Maryland, leadership skills as president for a local MOMS Club, combined with experience in pharmacy, coaching, and management. This unique skill set helps her guide her clients with ease, grace and courage.

Colette grew up in Southern Maryland where she loved sports. When her two amazing kids came along she decided to stay home to raise them as well as help serve her community by providing childcare for another infant. Today, Colette is available to serve you in birth as she has been serving her community.

 
 

 
 

Barbara Donlon

Labor Doula

Bio Coming Soon!

 
 

 
 

Rebecca Houseknecht

RN I BSN I IBCLC

Becky has been a nurse since 1998, first as an Army trained LPN and then as a registered nurse, having earned her BSN from the University of Maryland.  

She worked at Walter Reed helping to develop policy and train staff in Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in the early stages (2013.)  While working as a nurse on the pediatric floor, she developed the breastmilk handling and storage policy.  Becky worked at Anne Arundel Medical Center until 2017 as a lactation consultant.  

Now an Army Reservist, Becky works tirelessly to provide soldiers with adequate pumping facilities and breastfeeding knowledge to her soldiers, peers and superiors. Becky has a particular interest and skill set for relactation and induced lactation as it relates to same sex couples and adoption.

Becky lives with her husband, Chris (retired Air Force), 5 children, 2 cats, 1 dog and 5 hens!  In her free time she is pursuing a certificate in personal training and a graduate certificate in health coaching.

 
 

 
 

Olga Morkova

Labor Doula I Postpartum Doula

Olga is a birth and postpartum doula trained with Doula Trainings International (DTI). 

Olga believes that all families deserve to be supported during and after birth. As your doula, Olga is committed to advocating for your choices related to labor and newborn care. Olga uses a slow doula method to facilitate a gentle birthing and postpartum experience. She is passionate about working with immigrant families, families of color and all religious backgrounds.

She lives with her husband and a toddler daughter in Maryland. 

 
 

 
 

Cammie Jenkins

Postpartum Doula I Infant Care Specialist

Cammie is a certified infant care and newborn specialist serving families with over 17 years experience. It has been the greatest joy of her career to work with new families to ensure that they have the best possible start and are able to reach their maximum potential as a family unit.

Her role as a postpartum doula is to be a trustworthy companion to parents, helping them identify their baby's needs and identifying tailored, nurturing solutions to meet those needs. 

 
 

 
 

Tamoyia Ragsdale

Labor Doula I Postpartum Doula

Tamoyia is a vibrant, dedicated birth, postpartum doula, and childbirth educator that serves all families from all backgrounds.

She is fiercely devoted to serving as a doula and childbirth educator to under-served families in Washington DC. With  7+ years of breastfeeding support experience, ability to work with families who have survived traumas, and experience in assisting mothers in VBAC, Tamoyia is a great asset to birthing families searching for a solid, integral support system.