CARING COMPANION

The Support You Deserve

As your Doula, I will work by your side as you prepare to give birth; present in each moment with a spirit of love and compassion. Whether you are interested in a birthing class, or would like to work with me as your Doula, I’ll provide the emotional, educational and physical support you need not only during labor, but throughout your pregnancy and postpartum as well.

Baby Shower Gifts
 

NEW DAWN DOULA SERVICES

The experience of pregnancy and birth has evolved over the years, especially in today’s modern era. I believe that the need for caring, sensitive and knowledgeable support during this time is becoming more and more apparent. I see every pregnancy and birth as a miracle and as a Certified Doula and Lactation Consultant, I feel honored to be able to contribute my expertise to women and families in the Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia area.

20181008_160230.jpg
 

ABOUT ME

I'm married with three adult children and love witnessing a new person come into the world and a family grow by one, lol, sometimes more.  As a teen mom, I became very interested in what other women did during labor after the birth of my son.  While standing in and holding space for my friends as they gave birth, I realized this was one of my gifts.  As a well-renowned Doula, I am privileged to help women and their partners make these experiences as positive and healthy as possible. I am proud to have received my certification and offer support to women and families across the DMV area.

Dawn Smith

DONA(CD)

20180819_172944.jpg
 
Mother and baby in autumn

"If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life"

Oscar Wilde

 

MY SERVICES

Hand on Bump
image0000031.jpg
Mother and Baby

PRENATAL VISITS

After beginning our relationship with a meet and greet, I am committed to your health and the wellbeing of your growing family, available whenever needed throughout your entire pregnancy as well as after giving birth. I will be there to provide you with continuous emotional and physical support, and answer any and all questions you may have.

BIRTHING GUIDANCE

Get extra personal support throughout the entirety of your birthing journey. As a Doula, I promise to offer unwavering support to you and your family before, during, and after birth. I will stay in close contact in order to routinely check how you’re doing and offer anything needed.

POSTPARTUM SUPPORT

From our initial meeting all the way through your pregnancy and delivery, I take the time to get to know you, your concerns and your needs. I’m always available to contact by phone/email throughout and will provide everything you require to make sure your experience is as calm and positive as possible.

breastfeeding pic.jpeg

BREASTFEEDING GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT

As a Certified Lactation Consultant I will provide information on preparing to breastfeed, techniques, encouragement, breast pumps and supplies.  Breastfeeding support and suggestions immediately after birth as well as weeks following.