Vanessa Young, Birth Doula
Vanessa is a birth doula in Maryland who strives for inclusivity and connection to the primal power within all birthing people. She was called into birth work after her first was premature leading to a traumatic postpartum despite an incredible birth and began working toward becoming a doula after the healing experience of her second child's birth, and all confirmed this is one of many passions after a deeply powerful birth of her last (a surprise breech!).
Vanessa has supported many birthing families from birth center to hospital births and adjusting to parenthood amidst the ups and downs of postpartum. In addition to doula-ing, she is a yoga instructor specializing in pre- and post-natal yoga, as well as a professional harpist. She likes to think the creativity necessary for her other fields of interest and work aid in the creativity needed to support each individual family during this transformative time in their lives.
When not doing all the things she can be found enjoying time outside with her husband, 3 kids and rescue pug, working on some crafty thing, reading or talking & learning about social justice.
Black & White Photo by Ash Luna for 4th Trimester Bodies Project
$80 for an hour prenatal yoga session, which includes poses beneficial for labor
$1,000 for birth doula services which include 2 prenatal sessions, labor & birth support, and 1 postpartum visit
The Whole Birther
$1,300 includes all of the birth doula services, plus 3 prenatal yoga sessions (or 2 prenatal and 1 postpartum yoga session)
Sliding scale $5 - 20 for community connection, doula support around prenatal, birth, postpartum and parenthood questions. *50% of these funds will go right back into the community supporting Mamatoto Village
10% discount for military families