ABOUT US

EXCEPTIONAL SUPPORT FOR A BETTER BIRTH EXPERIENCE

The memories of this birth will last a lifetime. We are dedicated to helping expectant mothers and their families have a healthy and satisfying birth experience.

MEET OUR TEAM

JESSICA MCKEE

Doula (DONA)

I am a mother of two beautiful girls and I cherish the memories of my own births. I want to help women achieve the births that they desire. A woman will always remember the day her child was born and if she is treated with dignity and respect those memories will be positive. As a seasoned doula with over 12 years of experience, I can help support a mother physically as well as emotionally in her journey to motherhood. I support your choices to help you get the birth that you want whether it be at home, the hospital or a birth center.

MARIELLE FUSARO

Doula (ProDoula)

I’m a wife to my high school sweetheart, Andrew, and together we have four blessings- three precious boys: Jaxton, Jude and Asher- and a little girl named Stella.  For as long as I can remember, my goal has been to work with mothers and infants. I attended my first birth at the age of 10 and I was in love with the entire process.  I went on to graduate from Shenandoah University with a Masters Degree in Science specializing in Occupational Therapy. I have been looking to apply some of my skill set to the perinatal period since graduating in 2009. Several years later, my own births made such an impression on me- they empowered and inspired me. I realized that being a doula and creating this community of support is how I could take my passion and bring it to life. I love serving and supporting women and their family as they welcome the precious gift of life into their arms. It is something that NEVER gets old!

I am a proud mother of four and a grandmother of six. I began assisting at births over 20 years ago. I got to experience how empowering birth can be with the right support and education. When a mother can choose how she wants to birth and be respected, birth is truly awe-inspiring. My desire is to help women educate themselves on all of their options for birth and to support them in personal growth and discovery as they experience their own births. I am certified through ICEA as a childbirth educator. I am also trained through DONA as a birth doula.

ELIZABETH SCHWARTZ

ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

I am a Virginia native, wife, and mom to 5 children. I delivered each of them at home, but it was after the birth of my second child that I tried placenta encapsulation for the first time. Its impact on my postpartum recovery, milk supply and emotional well-being had me hooked. It was then, 6 years ago, that I decided to start helping other postpartum moms by providing placenta encapsulation services. I love seeing fresh new babies and supporting new mamas along the way is so wonderful. 

 

Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

HEATHER TAYLOR

Natasha Ossinova, RN, IBCLC

Certified Lactation Consultant

Natasha graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in 1999 and she subsequently worked as an obstetrical Registered Nurse in New York City for 11 years. During that time, she completed a dual Masters in Public Health and Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. Her first son was born in 2009 via cesarean section.  She was committed to and successful in exclusively breastfeeding him. In 2010, upon relocation to Pittsburgh, Natasha was fortunate to work at The Midwife Center (a free standing birth center) where she was able to clearly observe the connection between natural childbirth and successful breastfeeding. This inspired her to make breastfeeding the focus of her public health work. 

 

Natasha earned her IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) in 2011 and interned at The Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh until the birth of her second son, a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) with a midwife. Natasha tandem nursed her boys. In 2014, Natasha welcomed her third child at home. The youngest is now 3 is still happily nursing.

 

Natasha was awarded the Hillman Family Foundation Fellowship for Innovation in Nursing in 2013 in support of her work towards increasing the rates of exclusive breastfeeding among newly immigrate Hispanic women in Winchester.  Natasha believes that breastfeeding is a fourth 'trimester' or the natural continuation of giving birth and is grateful for the opportunity to help women breastfeed their children.

JAYNE HOTT

Postpartum Doula (DONA)


I am a mother to two wonderful children and married to their amazing father. Despite the loving home we’ve created, I struggled with postpartum depression after the birth of each child. As a result of my experiences, I have made it my mission to help other mothers during the precious, but often chaotic postpartum period. I am DONA trained and received additional training from Postpartum Support International in detecting and recognizing perinatal mood disorders. As a way to help multiple mothers directly, I recently started co-facilitating a support group at Winchester Medical Center as a survivor with peer support training from Postpartum Support Virginia. The postpartum period is such a beautiful, fleeting time in a family’s life, and it is my goal to make it a time looked back upon in love and joy.