The Birthing Circle

In addition to serving her doula clients, Jessica has a deep commitment to building up her local community. Jessica is a La Leche League volunteer, and serves as the President and Executive Director for nonprofit The Birthing Circle. Jessica has worked to expand The Birthing Circle in the hopes of letting more families know that support is available for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, and teaches others how to build community. This work is more than just a career for Jessica, but is a deep calling to serve and empower women and families not just during birth, but their entire lives. Jessica brings this passion to each and every one of her doula clients. The Birthing Circle received our first large grant this year to provide doula services to low income families.

Jessica has also been nominated for multiple awards, including the “Best Person of the Year” by the Frederick News Post, and the “Do-Gooder” of the year for her work with The Birthing Circle and many other causes in Frederick.

So what is The Birthing Circle?

The Birthing Circle believes that community is crucial, and makes a huge difference during birth. We are committed to providing support to families through the birth process, and to improving the health and well-being of our community by expanding the local birthing options available.

  • The Birthing Circle strives to improve the health and well-being of our local community, one family at a time
  • We provide peer-to-peer support in person and online to families through the childbirth process
  • We believe that knowledge is a key step in empowering families, and work to hold a space where information can be shared. Our goal is to provide encouragement and support for families making informed choices for their birth and babies
  • We work to connect our families with respected community providers, expanding the options that are available to choose from

We hold multiple in person group meetings each month, in three different counties. Check out our Calendar tab to find more information on these meetings, as well as a list of all upcoming birth & baby classes, and local events.

Families and women deserve choices in pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. This is only possible if families know what all of their options are. We are passionate about sharing all of the wonderful local resources available, and supporting families in whatever choice they make. Check out our Local Resources tab for more information on your local options.

Find us on Instagram @TheBirthingCircle, on Facebook for Frederick County , Montgomery County or Carroll County. Each County also has it’s own private Facebook group; information is on that county’s FB page.