She's just one of those people you instantly trust even though you're in a very vulnerable situation. She has this calming and bright presence about her and I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat! She loves what she does and she cares about your needs.
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"Some of my favorite moments of my birth were with Jaely... she gave me complete faith that I could do it.  Overall, she was a huge reason I was able to have the unmedicated, empowering, and beautiful birth of my dreams.”

- Mother of Baby Lily -

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"She's just one of those people you instantly trust even though you're in a very vulnerable situation. She has this calming and bright presence about her and I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat! She loves what she does and she cares about your needs."

- Mother of Baby Leila -

Our Village Circle Birth Services

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Services Available

  • Labor and Birth Doula Support

  • Postpartum Doula Support

  • Childbirth Education

  • Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga

  • Prenatal Consultations

  • Birth Planning and Preparation Sessions

  • Postpartum Planning Sessions

  • Birth Story Listening Sessions

Ever since my own pregnancy, prenatal care, birth and postpartum experiences, I've become fascinated by and incredibly passionate about bringing awareness not only the physiology of pregnancy and birth, but the unspoken aspects and realities of postpartum - both physical and emotional. When COVID-19 hit, resulting in a very familiar sense of isolation and ‘cabin fever,’ I couldn’t shake the feeling that birthing and newly postpartum parents need more support than ever.

 

I have become increasingly passionate about helping birthing people tune into, trust, and find their voices to advocate for what their inner knowing is telling them, as they navigate a culture that can easily pull them away from their own invaluable wisdom. I believe in the importance of information, consent, affirmation, and preparation in wholeheartedly moving through the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journeys.

 

I have experienced for myself the difference between feeling seen, heard, supported, and informed vs. feeling dismissed, judged, abandoned, invalidated, and ignored during this incredibly vulnerable time. It is so important to me that birthing people be lifted up, affirmed in their insights and experiences, and encouraged as they cross this life altering threshold.

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My Training and Experience

  • Certified Birth Doula (Birthing From Within)

  • Certified Childbirth Educator (Birthing From Within)

  • Trained Postpartum Doula

  • High Risk Labor Support Training

  • Spinning Babies Training

  • LGBTQ+ Competent Doula (Open Door Family Equity)

  • Prenatal Yoga Center Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training

  • Pelvic Floor Yoga Teacher Training - Leslie Howard

  • Wheelhouse Yoga - Fluid Yoga Teacher Training, 200-Hour 

  • Peer Mentor, Postpartum Support Virginia

  • Perinatal Loss Support Training

Areas I Serve

Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., including the cities of:

 

Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Bristow, Burke, Capitol Hill, Centreville, Chantilly, Dale City, Dumfries, Fairfax, Falls Church, Ft. Belvoir, Fredericksburg, Gainesville, Haymarket, Herndon, Leesburg, Lake Ridge, Lorton, Manassas, Prince William County, Quantico, Reston, Springfield, Stafford, Sterling, Triangle, Tysons Corner, Vienna, McLean, Great Falls, Woodbridge, Front Royal, Warrenton, Winchester, and more!

Home Births in Northern Virginia and Washington D. C., and the following locations: 

 

Premier Birth Center (Chantilly and Winchester), BirthCare Alexandria, INOVA Fairfax, INOVA Fair Oaks, INOVA Loudoun, INOVA Alexandria, Reston Hospital, Stone Springs Hospital, Virginia Hospital Center, George Washington University Hospital, Winchester Hospital, Prince William Hospital, Sentara Hospital, and more!

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What Clients Say

Client Testimonial:

"I cannot recommend Jaely enough. She is so kind, hard working, incredibly knowledgeable and the most amazing person to have as support through one of the most beautiful but intense moments of childbirth and beyond. Jaely advocates for her clients in a way that is confident but also engenders respect and cooperation from birth partners, nurses and doctors. She worked for us around the clock helping with positioning, comfort measures, taking photos (if you like), etc.  She is non-judgemental and effectively supports parents to have the kind of birth they envision. Jaely is flexible and open to feedback. She helped us feel comfortable communicating our needs. I'd read that doulas can significantly improve birth outcomes, and after having the amazing 16+ hours of support and dedication from dear Jaely that resulted in the most amazing VBAC experience, I can truly see why."
- Mother of Amalia