Miriam Bloch, Postpartum Doula
Miriam is a DONA International trained postpartum doula who is passionate about helping babies thrive by helping to support parents.
All vaccinations are up to date including COVID.
Miriam began her career as a doula after 20+ years of working with children in early childhood settings. She is specifically trained in Montessori and arts-based education and loves the multisensory experiences offered in related work. She enjoys singing, drawing, painting, building, and spending time outdoors. In addition, Miriam is particularly interested in what Montessori calls ‘the prepared environment’. In prepared environments, everything is planned out with purpose and intention with the aim of supporting calm processes and productive outcomes. In her doula work, Miriam often transfers Montessori principles to setting up nurseries, nursing stations, kitchens, toddler play areas, and more.
After her teaching stint, Miriam added certifications as a yoga instructor, shiatsu therapist, and wellness coach to her resume. Today she focuses on helping clients to find balance in physical and emotional wellness after childbirth. Miriam can recommend exercises for recovery and stretches for getting the kinks out when appropriate. Miriam also enjoys keeping clients well-nourished by preparing, nutrient-dense, simple, and delicious whole foods. Think fresh fruit platters, oatmeal muffins with nuts and raisins, quinoa salad with tofu and steamed vegetables, etc.
In 2006, Miriam gave birth to (boy/girl) twins and was supported by a post-partum doula. It was then that Miriam learned, first-hand, the extent to which a difficult post-partum period could be turned into an opportunity for learning and growth. Miriam decided that, when she rejoined the workforce, she would focus her energies on helping other new parents with practical help during the precious post-partum period.
Miriam’s secret superpower: Being a nonjudgmental and attentive listener who can also disappear into the background when needed.
Miriam is bilingual: English and Hebrew.
Miriam has advanced training in CPR, yoga, and wellness.
Miriam performs daytime postpartum services inside the beltway and Montgomery county, Mclean, and Arlington.
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