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I've been where you are: excited, overwhelmed, and a bit unsure.

I wanted to feel empowered, supported and strong enough to dig deep and face my fears with confidence, during pregnancy and labor. Having a baby, especially the first time, is a full of unknowns, but thankfully, that is where a birth doula comes in.  I am your guide through the process to be there to explain, empower and support you through pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

I’m here to walk with you in this new chapter of your life in a mindful and intentional way by inspiring you to diminish your fear and anxiety around birth. I am passionate about helping you achieve the birth you envision whether it’s your first or fourth baby!

Charissa Young Doula

Hey there! I am Charissa Young. Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth educator, trained yoga teacher, mother of 3 kiddos, wife, traveler, and adventure seeker.

While I love living a healthy lifestyle or as close to one as humanly possible, (It’s hard for me to resist mac and cheese).

I love getting lost meandering through art museums and gardens, doing high intensity workouts and attempting to make a three-layer cake.

My heart speaks to serving families who want non-judgemental support, comfort, and encouragement during pregnancy and birth. I am knowledgeable and love natural birth and equally support you with medical interventions when they are needed. My mission is to educate and help you navigate your journey in this sometimes overwhelming and exciting experience.

MORE ABOUT ME:

  • I am easily bribed by cinnamon buns
  • I am the oldest of 6
  • My first time skiing was in the French Alps (pretty ambitious)
  • Dancing is my favorite sport
  • I had a homebirth, hospital birth and birth center birth.
- Charissa Young

Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Prenatal Yoga Teacher

 

"Becoming a mother has made me stronger, smarter, more self-aware and filled with gratitude."

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BIRTH DOULA SERVICES

As your birth doula, I spend time learning about you, your family, and your dreams for your birth by navigating or creating a birth plan. We discuss comfort measures, interventions, breastfeeding, postpartum care, variations in labor, common hospital practices, and more.

I provide optional belly casting to physically connect you with your body and express your artistic side by creating a beautiful memento marking this stage in your family life. We work together to create a birth affirmation banner to help empower and manifest your vision during labor.

During labor, I provide continuous labor support using comfort measures, massage, affirmations, aromatherapy, etc. I meet you at your home and/or birthing location.

Postpartum care includes breastfeeding and bottle support, newborn basics help, mommy-time to rest, eat, shower, whatever is needed to feel supported.

I believe in supporting all birthing women, regardless of race, religion, tradition and socioeconomic status. I am here to build trust, offer non-judgmental support and unconditional care.

birth doula services
Lavender Package $1050

INCLUDES:

  • 2 prenatal visits include birth vision, belly casting (optional), comfort measure techniques, birth affirmation activity
  • On call doula support when signed on as doula
  • 24/7 phone and email support starting 2 weeks before your due date
  • Full and Continuous Labor, Birth and Immediate Postpartum Support
  • Support during baby's first feeding
  • 1 postpartum visit to discuss you, your baby, your birth, feelings and common breastfeeding questions and concerns
  • LuxeMamma Postpartum Gift Box with 5 of our favorite luxurious self-care items
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Lilac Package $1200

INCLUDES:

  • 2 prenatal visits include birth vision, belly casting (optional), comfort measure techniques, birth affirmation activity
  • On call doula support when signed on as doula
  • 24/7 phone and email support starting 2 weeks before your due date
  • Full and Continuous Labor, Birth and Immediate Postpartum Support
  • Support during baby's first feeding
  • 1 postpartum visit to discuss you, your baby, your birth, feelings and common questions and concerns
  • LuxeMamma Postpartum Gift Box with 5 of our favorite luxurious self-care items
  • Another 4-hour postpartum visit scheduled anytime within 6 weeks postpartum

Payment arrangements welcome and assistance available for families experiencing financial difficulties. Please Contact me for more details.

Need a confidence boost? Every morning and evening, look in the mirror and say: "I trust myself, I am worthy, and I am made to do this."

GIFT BOXES

I created these nurturing gift boxes for the new mom to create moments to reflect and heal after birth. Curated with luxury organic, vegan, women-owned products filled for relaxation and self-care.

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"Charissa was a major help to me the last couple weeks of my pregnancy. I was about a week overdue and those days were mentally and physically exhausting. Charissa would come over and drink tea with me and help me take my mind off the pregnancy. When the day came to go to the hospital Charissa met me there and right away helped me through the fierce contractions. To sum it all up, the baby came very quickly and the delivery was a success. There were moments when I was out of it and Charissa had to advocate for me."

- Maryam

"I loved having Charissa as my doula. She made me feel at ease in a hospital full of people I didn't know beforehand. She was comforting even when my husband tried, but didn't know exactly how to be. I would absolutely recommend her for the doula experience." 

- Rachel

I would love to meet at your Home or Video Call to learn more about each other. Please schedule a time or email to meet here.

- Charissa Young
DC Doula

Every women Deserves the chance to have the birth SHE desires and should not go it alone.

Every women Deserves the chance to have the birth SHE desires and should not go it alone.

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