Hi, all! My name is Alyssa Kinney.
I have always had a passion for helping others. As your doula, I will be with you every step of the way- from exploring all your options prenatally to birth and the fourth trimester. I stay up-to-date with the most current research and am constantly pursuing continuing education opportunities. I approach prenatal education, birth, and the postpartum period in a holistic manner; I make certain that the individuals and families I work with have access to evidence-based resources and information as well as support for total wellbeing- mind, body, and spirit.
I was drawn to doula work through my own pregnancy and birth experiences. I came away from my experiences transformed, empowered, and confident in my new role as a mother (and later a mother of 2).
I have two daughters, Annabelle and Caroline, and a loving husband named Chad. My family and I live in Carroll County, Maryland with our 11 year old Pitmation, Fiona, and our awesome cat, Hans. We enjoy all things outdoors including hiking, boating/fishing, gardening, and camping, as well as simply finding peace in nature and enjoying the serenity of our backyard.
With the establishment of my own family and my academic background, I’ve discovered a passion for maternity care as well as family health and wellbeing. I pride myself in providing non-biased and inclusive care for all of the individuals and families I have an opportunity to support. I respect the diversity of birth experiences and am happy to provide judgment-free support no matter how you foresee your journey unfolding.