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
Ria is the founder of Spaces for Healing. She is currently supporting families as a prenatal yoga instructor, birth and postpartum doula and can also offer perinatal bereavement support. She became a doula after the birth of her second child. It is of importance to her to uphold the village concept and aid in providing a safe space for families to reclaim and write their own narratives centered around pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum experiences. Having a background in social work, she is extremely passionate about the mental well being of the family and the adjustments that are made to welcome a new baby into the home. Her specialty is expectant families of multiples. She also enjoys providing Blessing Way ceremonies. She is currently working towards becoming certified in childbirth education and placenta encapsulation. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Brittany Martin, Childbirth Doula. I began my journey three years ago after hiring my own doula for the VBAC of my second born.
I felt a calling to birth work, so I sought doula training through Birth Arts International.
I primarily support families of color throughout pregnancy, childbirth and in the following weeks as they adjust to their new addition.
It's essential that birthing people have support, community and access to educational resources. It is crucial that the families I serve know... I hear you, I believe you and I support you - that is what Mother.Sister.Friend. Doula Services is about." Contact
Nikita Johnson, Labor Coach, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Women’s Health Advocate. Also an OBGYN Surgical Technologist and Certified Nursing Assistant with over six years of extensive training, education, and experience in women’s health specializing in Obstetrics. Nikita obtained an associates degree in Surgical Technology from The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) and received her doula certifications through Doula Trainings International.
Nikita was called to this work after working at “Providence Hospital” on Labor & Delivery located in Washington, DC. Realizing maternal and infant deaths are taking place due lack of appropriate care, unnecessary medical interventions, the lack of education and support within the black community, she decided to open her own doula company “Johnson & Associates Doula of Women’s Health”. A holistic-based full spectrum doula company located in Windsor Mill, Maryland servicing DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia specializing in high risk pregnancies, support for first time parents, and LGBTQ. Nikita’s mission is to educate individuals enabling for self-advocating and making informed birth choices.
Ana Temple Rodney is Aiden's Mom. She is an author, doula, yoga instructor, Reiki master, and mom advocate based Baltimore, Maryland. Ana is the Founder of The Rising Mama Brand and MOMCares initiative. The Rising Mama is a brand that serves mothers and families in the Baltimore area through Reiki energy healing services, body positive yoga instruction, and supportive doula services.