Comprehensive Childbirth Classes
Welcome! I'm The Annapolis Doula and I offer private and group Birth Boot Camp childbirth classes for couples who want more. More education. More fun. More relaxation and labor practice. More information on nonmedicated birth. More information on interventions, including medicated and cesarean births. They want to be able to make informed decisons as their birth unfolds.
Birth Boot Camp Hybrid Classes
Preparation For An Amazing Birth
The Birth Boot Camp Hybrid Classes are a wonderful combination of professionally filmed and edited online classes with the additional benefit of virtual meetings with me - your personal instructor! You are able to enjoy your classes from the safety and convenience of your own home and still receive personal guidance and the opportunity to build community with other parents virtually!
Hybrid Comprehensive Course
If you desire an unmedicated birth, are first-time parents, or are preparing for a VBAC, this class will prepare you on all levels – physically, mentally, and emotionally. Workbook and interactive "class in a bag" included. This class series runs 25 hours and is typically taught over a 10-week period or ten 2.5 hour sessions with the addition of weekly 45 minute virtual meetings with me.
Hospital Birth Class
The hospital class is designed for the couple who wants more. More education. More fun. More relaxation and labor practice. More information on interventions, including medicated and cesarean births. They want to be able to make informed decisions as their birth unfolds. Workbook included. This class is 15 hours in total, typically taught over six 2.5 hour sessions with the addition of weekly virtual meetings with me.
Hybrid Home or Birth Center Birth
If you are planning to have your baby at home or at a freestanding birth center, this class will give you the nuts and bolts of labor. Learn what happens before, during, and after birth, as well as variations of labor and birth videos of out-of-hospital births. Workbook included. Class time 10 hours, typically broken up into four 2.5 hour sessions with the addition of weekly virtual meetings with me.
The Annapolis Doula
Hey there, I’m Kellie, certified childbirth educator practicing in Annapolis, Maryland. I’m a mother to a wonderful, funny and always interesting son. Over the years, I’ve worked as a birth doula as well as a postpartum doula. I'm a professionally trained holistic esthetician with a focus in the principles of Ayurveda and Anthroposophy (using mainly natural means to optimize physical and mental health and well being).
My interests in holistic health and wellness have evolved in many capacities and areas of study over the past 20 years. I consider myself a forever student, always learning, always growing. As a teacher, I bring my vast knowledge base to you, in digestible lessons and experiential learning opportunities. I’ve trained and mentored hundreds of people in a professional capacity over the course of my career.
I regularly practice yoga and study the art of being present - I am fascinated by how being in the present moment impacts so many facets of our lives. I’m a lazy gardener and tree-hugging nature lover who wears makeup and loves beautiful clothes. Through my professional and personal pursuits, I’ve become an expert at creating a calm and relaxing atmosphere. If you invited me to a potluck my dish would not disappoint!
I’m passionate about empowering women. Thanks to my teachers and my studies, I was able to have a wonderfully empowering birth experience. It is my goal and responsibility to bring my knowledge and wisdom to other women who are creating the families that create our society. I believe that by supporting and lifting mothers up we are lifting all of us.