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Pattie Barnes

Birth + Postpartum Doula

"My mission is to help families have the birthing experience they desire."

Through comfort measures that include calming meditation, family awareness and trusted communication, Pattie Barnes seeks to support families to reach their desired goals for their birth.

She believes in honoring the family heritages of those she supports and strives to implement the values each of them hold dear.  

Pattie was a public school educator for 22 years, embedding education at the core of all she does. While recently earning her credentials as a doula, she has served as a birthing partner for friends and family the last ten years.

Pattie loves the entire birthing process, and specializes in providing a calm presence and comfort care.  

 

"My approach includes meditation, environment setting and stress reducing wholistic strategies to help mothers reach the oneness with their bodies that promotes an enjoyable delivery."  

After working with Pattie, families have noted how her presence alone was calming, reassuring and encouraged them to make it through a physically demanding and stressful time with ease.  She has a nonjudgemental approach to serving families and ultimately she is there to serve you. She will ensure you are educated on the birthing and healing process, and share how they can use me as a resource to reach this place of peace.

Pattie resides in Anne Arundel county, and is the mother of two young adult sons, who has also suffered the unfortunate loss of a stillborn daughter.  

Because she has so much experience working with children that present with all levels of learning and abilities, she also appreciates the importance of pregnancy, birth and postpartum life stages. Pattie is excited to join parents on a journey of education to bring their children into the world.

Certifications & Education:

  • Certified Full Spectrum - Birth & Postpartum Doula

  • Infant and Adult CPR/First Aid

  • Mental Health First Responder

  • Crisis Prevention Intervention Certification

  • Masters of School Administration

  • Masters in Curriculum and Instruction

  • Bachelors of Arts with a Concentration in Middle Grades Math and Science

  • Principal of the Year, Wilson NC, Awarded by Wells Fargo in 2015 

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Reviews of Pattie Barnes' Doula Services:

"Pattie Barnes is always diligent and very dedicated to helping you fulfill your child’s educational needs. She has helped me numerous times with her wealth of knowledge, but most importantly, she has always been very encouraging."

 

"I knew there were steps to learning, but she added to and confirmed my understanding. She’s professional, sincere, and great at what she does."

 

"Pattie Barnes was a support person in the delivery of my last child in June 2020. She provided services like light meals, support in labor and delivery through massage, stretching with me, walking with me, ensuring my husband and I both stayed hydrated and more. She remained calm with each contraction and was visible to answer any questions the midwife or doula on site had that was not readily apparent to them."


"Pattie has a calm personality and presence. She helped me to select soothing music and scents throughout the home to help me focus on breathing through each painful contraction. With her as a part of my support team, I was able to have a natural delivery at home free of any medications. She stayed throughout the night to ensure our family had the needed items and checked in on me and our newborn regularly."

 

Pattie Barnes's Doula Services:

Read about Pattie's services below, and here for details about all of our Doula Services.

Birth Doula Services

 

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

 

Hire Pattie Barnes 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 Zoom, 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 Pregnancy Support Circle

Packages include:

  • Birth Planning

  • Pregnancy Support

  • Virtual or In-Person Birth Support

  • Postpartum Processing Support

  • Holistic Doula Packages - Includes Unlimited Childbirth Education & Yoga Classes, + 1 Lactation Support Session

Postpartum Doula Services

Including Pattie in your Postpartum Support Team means receiving daytime or overnight help to keep your household running smoothly.  Postpartum Doulas help with:

  • Holding & Feeding the baby

  • Supporting the baby's sleep schedule

  • Household tasks - laundry, dishes, cooking

  • Running basic errands for the family

  • Supporting the birthing parents in accessing resources, such as lactation or mental health support

  • and more

Packages range from 4-150+ hours, from $35/hour+. Reach out to receive your custom quote today!

Contact Pattie Barnes

Contact Pattie for a FREE Consult or Custom Quote at Doulas@WombRoom.Mom or here.