A blog about NOVA Birth Partners featuring the photo of a lovely pregnant woman in a blue dress posing at a park at sunset.

Photo by Melissa Driggers Photography

NOVA Birth Partners Provide Moms Informed & Respectful Care

If you’re looking for comprehensive support for home births, including doula care, postpartum help, breastfeeding support, photography, sleep consulting, placenta services, and more, NOVA Birth Partners can help! The team of experts at NOVA Birth Partners is a true sisterhood of women who genuinely care about mothers and their babies in Maryland, the DC area, and Virginia. They offer informed, respectful, compassionate care to women who want a home birth.


About the NOVA Birth Partners

NOVA Birth Partners serve women in Maryland, Virginia, and the DC area. This birth and postpartum support professional practice consists of birth doulas, postpartum doulas, newborn care specialists, lactation consultants, birth photographers, placenta encapsulators, childbirth educators, massage therapists, and prenatal and postnatal fitness experts. Since its founding, NOVA Birth Partners have assisted hundreds of families. This practice does not discriminate; all families are celebrated, no matter their ability to pay.

NOVA Birth Partners’ founder, Faith, is a mom of 6. She became a nurse based on her personal experiences and desire to make healthcare more inclusive, respectful, and equitable for all families. Currently, this is the largest network of birth and postpartum specialists on the East Coast.

This team of healthcare professionals serves women at birth centers and for home births in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Other areas served include New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, and soon Georgia. These women are laser-focused on helping women access the healthcare they need, even during the pandemic. Moreover, NOVA Birth Partners offers comprehensive, collaborative care without income restrictions.

This is the only birth and postpartum support provider affiliated with several hospitals and maternity care organizations in the DC Metropolitan area.



NOVA Birth Partners seek to provide equity in healthcare by

  • improving access to healthcare,
  • increasing provider capacity,
  • training for cultural competency and implicit bias,
  • improved referral systems between agencies,
  • advocating for equal access to healthcare, and
  • increased community awareness about social issues that influence health outcomes for different races.

Solo Doula and Team Doula services are available. Both virtual and in-person appointments are available to meet families’ diverse needs. Virtual doula sessions allow families to get to know the different doulas and let the doulas get to know mothers and their partners. Additionally, families get to know other expecting parents and discuss relevant topics. Team doula care professionals are always on call so that women will feel supported during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and beyond.

When a client joins NOVA Birth Partners, they will

  • receive a free consultation with a Childbirth Advocate,
  • attend a virtual Meet the Doulas session,
  • schedule and participate in prenatal visits,
  • access the 24/7 on-call phone line,
  • access a doula during labor and delivery,
  • complete an intake assessment, and
  • have a home checkup by a doula.



Special services include placenta encapsulation, which is beneficial in dealing with extreme hormone fluctuations after birth. It can stimulate milk production, reduce stress levels, stimulate iron production, increase energy, and reduce bleeding.

Babysitters, nannies, newborn care specialists, postpartum doulas, and registered nurses offer postpartum support. Bringing home a new baby can be challenging, and all parents deserve some rest! Overnight care, daytime support, temporary live-in care, and long-term live-in care are available. Services are affordable, and all care providers are professional and highly trained.

Lastly, sleep consulting services are available for newborns, infants, and toddlers. Furthermore, sleep training methods are gentle only, and parents will never be asked to leave their baby to cry. More information can be found on their website.


NOVA Birth Partners


NOVA Birth Partners is a vast network of healthcare professionals who seek to provide compassionate, patient-focused care to women all over the East Coast. From postpartum doulas to lactation support to childbirth education classes to night nannies, many affordable services are available to help families thrive.


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