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Balanced Birth Support: Support for Your Birthing Journey

The anticipation of childbirth can be intimidating, but it shouldn’t be fearful. You already have all the power within you to go through this incredible, transformative experience; when you add in the right support and encouragement, you’ll be unstoppable! Balanced Birth Support serves birthing families in Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina with doula services, classes, and more. If you’re pregnant and approaching your own birthing journey, keep reading to learn more about Balanced Birth Support!


About Balanced Birth Support


Balanced Birth Support founder Liz Oldham first discovered the world of birth assistance while searching for support for her own birth experience. Inspired and fascinated, she became certified as a birth doula and a childbirth educator, creating a business dedicated to supporting birthing moms. There was such a demand for doula services and birth support that she found her calendar was filling quickly, so Liz pivoted and created a larger business that welcomed other doulas and educators to serve potential clients better. 

Today, Balanced Birth Support is a team of dozens of incredible people dedicated to supporting families through childbirth and beyond. Their business focuses on each individual client, creating a meaningful relationship with you and your care providers, whether they be OB/GYNs or midwives. Their passion for family-centered birthing puts clients at the heart of every aspect of their work. 


Balanced Birth Support’s doulas and specialists are experts in everything prenatal, childbirth, and postpartum. Their birth doulas are available to support families throughout childbirth, acting as advocates for the birthing person, providing physical and emotional support, and guiding clients through the transformative experience. Postpartum doulas provide in-home care and attention after the arrival of a baby, handling everything from feeding, diapering, and light housework while new parents get much-needed and well-deserved rest. 

Balanced Birth Support also has placenta encapsulation specialists and lactation counselors, both of whom can offer additional support once your baby has arrived. 


In addition to hands-on services, Balanced Birth Support also offers a variety of educational courses to prepare growing families. Their 1-day comprehensive birthing class covers everything you need to know about labor and delivery, helping demystify the process. You’ll learn about birthing positions, breathing techniques, navigating unexpected occurrences, and many other ways to find comfort throughout your birth experience. 

Balanced Birth Support also offers a 4-week virtual course in Hypnobirthing, a popular methodology to help women approach childbirth from a calm, present, and supportive place. They also have Birthing from Within classes that approach childbirth as a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, providing parents with preparation for the emotional and psychological transformations of birth. 

Balanced Birth Support


Balanced Birth Support is a wonderful resource for women and families preparing to welcome a new baby into the world. Whether it’s support through labor and delivery, at home after your baby is born, or in the weeks and months leading up to their arrival, their team is excited to help you navigate your journey. Check out their website to read more about the variety of services they offer and set up a consultation to meet with one of their amazing staff. 


Before your newborn arrives, why don’t we chat about his or her first photography session? As a Northern Virginia newborn photographer, I strive to provide families with safe and comfortable newborn sessions right from your very own home. I promise the pictures we capture will be treasured for a lifetime. Reach out today to start the conversation.


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