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My name is Jenn Carlson and I live in Springfield, VA with my rock musician/film critic husband of ten years, Eddie.  We have two beautiful daughters who are four and seven years old.  I also attended  Norwich University: the Military College of Vermont and an IT and theater professional.


If you are curious here is a link to an interview that my friend Jacqueline Lawton did with me regarding my role as a Woman Stage Manager of DC.


Women Stage Managers of D.C.: Jennifer Carlson


The birth of my daughters in less than ideal circumstances and our journey to breastfeeding ignited my passion about birth choices and breastfeeding advocacy.  This avocation led to the genesis of Prodigious Birth Services.


I am a CBI and DONA Trained, Madriella Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula as well as a Breastfeeding Counselor. In addition I am an AHA Infant CPR instructor, a certified Reiki practitioner, and an independent encapsulation specialist.


Working closely with NOVA Birth Services, I teach a breastfeeding class once a month that emphasizes partner support and support for the working breastfeeding mother.  In the past year I have attended both Bradley and Hypnobirthing classes and am in the process of becoming a certified Hypnodoula.  In my practice I frequently use a rebozo after learning techniques from the great Gena Kirby.  I also have experience and training in working with victims of abuse as well as mothers who have experienced infant loss.  I have a particular soft spot for high risk mothers like me who need to know that they have choices with their medical care.


I am offering my services to expectant mothers who want a supporter in the delivery room or a steady hand to support breastfeeding initiation in the hospital or after you've gone home during those tense first weeks.

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about me

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Training I have had:


  • Madriella Birth and Postpartum Doula Certification

  • Madriella Approved Birth Doula Workshop Provider

  • Childbirth Educator

  • AHA Heartsaver Adult Pediatric and Infant First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor

  • NPR (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) Certified

  • Usui Reiki Practioner Level II

  • Spinning Babies- Easier Childbirth with Fetal Positioning

  • Trained in using TENS in labor

  • Trained in Bengkung Belly Binding

  • DONA Birth Doula Workshop

  • CBI Birth Doula Course

  • Rebozo Certified, the Gena Kirby Method

  • Trained in Bradley Childbirth

  • Trained in Hypnobirthing

  • Trained in Benefits of the Placenta

  • Certified OSHA training in BloodBorne Pathogens

  • Trained in Accupressure Protocols for Birth Workers

  • Trauma - Informed Birth Support for Survivors of Abuse

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