Maria Talton, a mother and proud grandmother, a registered clinical aromatherapist, certified holistic practitioner and educator, The Decadent Doula is on a mission to provide specialized birth, healing, postpartum, and lactation support and education to help you feel comfortable, safe and empowered so that you can focus on what truly matters to you: celebrating.
Known for her warm personality and over 25 years’ experience in the medical field, Maria Talton is a Certified Labor and Postpartum Doula, Child Birth Educator and Lactation Specialist, as well as a Certified Surgical Technologist who specializes in OB GYN. Contact
Akilah is a Birth & Postpartum Doula, earned a bachelors in biology, studied uterine fibroids as a research assistant, completed training as Perinatal Community Health Worker and received a certification in the concentration of Perinatal Family Support. I'm a mother, a doula, a family support specialist and (w)holistic health advocate. Contact
Owner Samantha Griffin is a certified birth doula, postpartum doula, childbirth educator and postpartum placenta specialist serving DC, suburban Maryland, and northern Virginia. She unequivocally believes in the voices of women, especially black women, and will trust your decisions for your family.
Sam Olivia as she’s affectionately known, was moved to found DC Metro Maternity due to high infant and maternal mortality among black women, as well as high rates of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders and isolation among new families. DCMM exists to escort new parents and their babies through a vulnerable time- birth and the first year of a newborn’s life.
Samantha believes in creating a space free of judgment so that you can make the best decisions for yourself and your family. She specializes in giving you the education, physical and emotional support that you need to be supported and confident during your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period.
Samantha is committed to DCMM being a company that provides opportunities to build the wealth and power of black doulas, black businesses, and the black community. Contact
Leah, a Full-spectrum trained doula. As a doula and social worker, I am passionate about intentionally caring for women by walking alongside them to facilitate the sweetest experiences possible. Growing up, I heard too many stories of adults and teens feeling frustrated as they tried to understand their bodies, advocate for their health needs, and navigate avenues of motherhood. Everyone has questions, but they may not know where to direct them. My mission is to provide a listening ear, vital information and guidance for clarity so those I can support can make informed decisions. Contact
Charissa Young. Birth doula, childbirth educator, trained yoga teacher, mother of 3 kiddos, wife, traveler, and adventure seeker.
My heart speaks to serving families who want non-judgemental support, comfort, and encouragement during their birthing years. I am knowledgeable and love natural birth and equally support you with medical interventions when they are needed. My mission is to educate and help you navigate your journey in this sometimes complicated and overwhelming experience.
Tanja Greene, Postpartum Doula and the owner of Greene Lotus Birth services. She’s known as the fourth trimester Doula. She loves all things postpartum and newborn care.