Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Childbirth Educator
Odile Penet (Pronounced “Oh-deel”) – She/Her/Hers – is a Certified Childbirth Doula (DONA International), a Postpartum Doula/Baby Nurse (IFSI, France), a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Self-Hypnosis for Childbirth Instructor, and a PBi trained Placenta Encapsulation Specialist.
Odile has a degree in early childhood education, is a French native speaker and provides her services in both English and in French.
She has been serving families for 20 years and she has safely encapsulated hundreds of placentas, using a method based on Tradition Chinese Medicine.
PBi Trained Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Certified Childbirth Doula - DONA International
Postpartum Doula/Baby Nurse - IFSI, France
Certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator
Certified Self-Hypnosis for Childbirth Instructor
Safely encapsulated over 300 placentas
Attended over 400 births as a Doula
Odile Penet's Services:
Birth Doula Services
Doulas are trained and certified to support mothers through each step of their parenthood journey, from planning to pregnancy, birth to recovery, into parenthood.
A Birth Doula provides emotional, physical, and mental support to your pregnancy and birth, as well as birth planning, labor guidance, and advocacy on your behalf.
You can hire Odile as a Birth or Postpartum Doula, either in Person or Online through Virtual Doula Services. She is also an expert in Placenta Encapsulation, so even if she is not your Birth Doula, she can help you with this service.
For Labor & Birth Support, Virtual and In-Person Doula Birth packages includes:
Prenatal planning meeting in your home, via skype, or safely in person
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
Placenta Encapsulation Services
Studies have shown the placenta to contain many minerals and hormones, including iron and progesterone, that are crucial for healthy blood, energy and hormonal functioning during the postpartum period.
Odile is trained and experienced in safely steaming, drying, and encapsulating placentas into 80-140 capsules.
In the case of a hospital birth, Odile assists in the process of working with the hospital to safely retrieve your Placenta for processing. In the case of a home birth, your placenta never leaves your home. In either case, Odile brings equipment to your house, completely sanitizes the work space, and will leave your kitchen spotless!
Not seeing class dates that work with your schedule or due date?
Prefer learning in a 1-on-1 setting?
The Womb Room offers Private Childbirth Classes with our Expert Educators!
Offering Holistic Childbirth, Comfort Measures, Hypnobirthing,
and a special Homebirth Series for $399.
Baby Basics or Breastfeeding Basics is $199.
Private Classes are held on Zoom, unless planned otherwise.
Private classes offered in-person in MD, VA, DC, and southern PA, may include a driving fee.