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Antwanette Summers

Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula

"As your doula, I will provide a non-judgmental space for you and your family. Because I believe each birthing person journey is different and deserves the support they desire."

Antwanette Summers is trained in a full spectrum of doula and fertility support.

With over 20 years of medical, experience she has spent 6 of those years as a postpartum and birth doula. Being a mother of 3, she knows firsthand the importance of having a solid doula and lactation support.


"With my third pregnancy ending in an emergency c-section, which was a scary experience for myself and my husband, it's a reason I strive to hold an emotional & physical safe space for you no matter how your birth unfolds."

 

Seeing the love and joy of everyone involved with a baby's arrival brings Antwanette great happiness, knowing she can comfort and educate families to make their journey more calm and confident.

Antwanette has a calm and soothing approach, including using essential oils in a diffuser and foot massages, which she has noticed many clients enjoy during labor and birth. Postpartum, in addition to placenta encapsulation and postpartum doula support, she also provides spa pampering sessions and womb steaming. 

She is a native of the DC/MD area, and found that birth work always fell in her lap, from family and friends or just neighbors needing support. Eventually she had to acknowledge her true calling and dedicate herself entirely to birth work.

In addition to supporting women and families over the last 20 years, Antwanette Summers also has a passion for volunteering in the community -- with organizations like CASA to support abused children and Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center to help with the black maternal mortality rate.

Certifications

  • Birth Doula Certification from DMV Birth Doulas 

  • Lactation Support Person for UMBC

  • Childbirth Educator Certification with DC Birth Doulas

  • Fertility Doula Certification with Mammissi Birth Services 

  • Placenta Encapsulator Certification with Woman's Choice Perinatal Services

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Antwanette Summers' Doula Services:

 

Birth Doula Services

 

Our Doulas will support you before, during, and after your birth!

 

Hire Antwanette Summers to help you plan your birth in detail, and to prepare you for your journey, or to support you along the way with Pregnancy Support. For Labor & Birth Support, Virtual and In-Person Doula Birth packages include:

  • 1.5 hour prenatal planning meeting in your home, via skype, or at the studio

  • 1 in-home postpartum visit for initial breastfeeding support and birth processing

  • On Call Phone or Email Support throughout your pregnancy and 6-weeks postpartum

  • Monthly support groups at the studio to relate to others on the physical and emotional experience of pregnancy

  • Access to Free Prenatal Yoga Classes, and Free 'Becoming Mom' Support Group

Doula Packages include:

  • Birth Planning

  • Pregnancy Support

  • Virtual or In-Person Birth Support

  • Postpartum Processing Support

  • Holistic Doula Packages - Childbirth Education & Prenatal Yoga Included