Valerie Griffith

I have always been inspired by the strength of women and the miracle of birth. I am proud to serve women and families throughout South Western Pennsylvania. Every woman deserves to have someone there to guide and assist her in making educated choices about their pregnancy, delivery, and parenting & remind them that they can persevere during this time of newness. I’m here to provide evidence based information, and both emotional and practical, hands-on support as a childbirth educator & doula.

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Jeaonna Hodges

Hello, I am Jeaonna. I have been a doula for almost 17 years. I’ve attended 900 births since I became a doula in 2005. My first experience with birth was whim I was 4 years old as my grandmothers midwife assistant. I am also a new homebirth midwife.

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Crystal Hrestak

I am a birthkeeper. Knowledgeable and respectful of the physiological birth process. I am a wife, mother of 4 boys & server of women. I attend home births and unassisted home births this includes VBACS. I also can teach women how to perform their own prenatal care at home. I believe in birth & I believe in you. I will support you to the best of my capabilities.

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Hello, my name is Shailyn and I am a trained doula in Pittsburgh. I am currently working on my certification but I am still qualified to practice as a doula. I believe that every woman should be able to have a positive and exhilerating experience during birth. With my caring, compassionate and nurturing personality along with the tools and techniques I've learned I believe I can assist you with having a memorable birthing experience.

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Janessa Jackson

Hi! I’m Janessa. I’m a postpartum doula in living in Center City. I want to help families thrive during the vulnerable postpartum period. Think of me as stress-relief in human form! Outside of my work as a doula, I’m a meditation teacher, avid reader and dog mom to my West Highland Terrier, Buff

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Michele (Misha) James-Parham

Traditional Community Midwife (circa 1998), Monitrice, Herbalist, Inclusive cation, Teacher, & Speaker. Full spectrum reproductive support, focusing on BIPOC, queer, transgender, & financially-deprived families They currently have limited availability due to being back in school finishing a Social Work degree. Intersecting identities: queer, genderqueer/trans nonbinary, disabled, neurodivergent (Autism), Romani (Indian diaspora), & Mizrahi (Persian/Iranian Jew).

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I’m Brittany, owner of Birth & Co., located in Bucks County, Pa. I’m a DONA trained birth doula and mother of three. My passion for birth work came about when I was pregnant with my own children. Women’s health was so routine to me and lacking that emotional connection and support that pregnant women deserve. Being a mother is the absolute best thing I have ever done. I am so excited and honored to be able to empower and educate while emotionally and physically supporting women!

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