Quality Doula Services &
Childbirth Education in the DMV-
Oasis Birth Doula
Welcome! My name is Fatima Abdallah and I am the owner of Oasis Birth Doula and a certified doula serving Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland. If you are looking for a guide on your journey to parenthood, this is the place for you!
On this journey, it is important to me that you feel respected, empowered, supported, and nourished. Having our services alongside you during this special time will best prepare you for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Where do I begin. Fatima was THE BEST DECISION EVER. My water broke early in the morning and she met my husband and I at the hospital right away. I was having contractions 5-10 minutes apart for about 3 hours. She put a heat pack on my back and held my hand with each contraction and it helped SO much. The heat was literally a life saver. She also made sure I was hydrated and eating in between the contractions and she also covered my eyes in between contractions so I could rest. ... She captured pictures of the birth as it was happening--pictures that I didn't get with my first child. Overall, it was an amazing experience. She has a calm energy, and I would 100% hire her again for any future birth.
My husband and I interviewed a few doulas in the DC area before meeting Fatima... We knew that she would be the perfect fit for us. We were convinced that she would make sure that my husband would be able to take part in the birth, which was a genuine concern for us ... I highly recommend Fatima and know that at our future births she will be by our side!
Fatima helped me have my absolute dream birth. She kept us settled and involved my husband in everything. ... Her consults before birth were super helpful and she was easy to reach at all times... Her help made all the difference and is invaluable. Highly recommend.”
“I was truly amazed at the amount of expertise, precision and compassion provided in support of our birth plan. We were provided in-home training, educational resources, on call/text availability, compassionate and flawless in-person support at home and our delivery center. During the delivery she was there helping us understand our rights as a patient while also supporting both mom and dad with the emotional support needed for a marathon birth session. From heating pads, lighting, pictures and massages every minute detail was meticulously handled and executed beautifully and truly created an Oasis within our birthing room in the hospital. Our best decision was having our son the second best decision was hiring Oasis Birth Doula with Fatima.”
”I just had my 4th and Fatima was my doula. This was the best thing I could’ve done for myself pre-delivery, during and after. Fatima cared for me like no other. I wish I had her for all of my kids. She covered my emotional and physical care ... It was the best investment I could make for myself and my baby."
"Fatima provided an extremely comfortable environment for me that transported me from being in the cold hospital to a place of peace. By encouraging me using a gentle, optimistic, and soothing voice whenever I doubted myself, reminding me kindly to unclench my jaws and relax, and using soft touch on pressure points - specifically on my forehead, I remember calming down almost immediately. There were times I really felt like I could not continue, but both my husband and I looked to her for support and she reminded us and kept our spirits high."
My family wholeheartedly loves and appreciates Fatima and the incredible service she provides. Her knowledge and support during my pregnancy, labor, and postpartum period was gentle, yet so full of strength. Her down-to-earth and comforting presence was felt by both my husband and I, but she also worked well with the hospital staff who welcomed her and her advice. ... If you are looking for a culturally competent, well-rounded, knowledgeable, and all around wonderful doula to support you during your journey through pregnancy Fatima is all of that and more. I cannot thank you enough Fatima. May you continue to be blessed and bless each family that you connect with.
"As a first time mom I was very nervous as to what to expect, but Fatima helped me feel safe, supported and gave me all the facts without any prejudice or judgement. When I had doubts of my ability to continue with a natural birth she, along with my husband, gave me the confidence & support I needed to push on and successfully have a natural water birth! Looking back, I could not have imagined going through my labor and delivery without her support and expertise! If I have another, I would love to have her as my doula again!"
Our experience with Fatima as our doula was incredible. She gave us a wealth of information and tools to guide us through the entire process throughout the third trimester and through postpartum. Looking back I know my wife and I would have felt a lot less prepared and confident during labor had we not partnered with Fatima. She clearly laid out the benefits and risks of the various choices we had to make and taught me how to administer pain-management techniques to make my wife feel more comfortable. Fatima offered so many materials and resources - including books, websites, relaxation tools and more - that were immensely helpful to us. At the hospital, at times a felt a little overwhelmed or lost until Fatima arrived - I was so relieved to see her and suddenly felt more confident as she guided me and Sonia through the process. She stayed with us for many hours until after our daughter was born, acting as a firm advocate in our corner and communicating with nurses and doctors to make sure my wife and baby were getting the right treatment. At one point, when it was clear to her that my wife was ready to start pushing (though one of the nurses didn't seem to agree), she insisted on calling in the doctors and sure enough my wife was 10 inches dilated and ready. She made us aware of safer options we had for the labor induction (which was something not explained to us by the doctors). In the ensuing weeks, Fatima came back to our house to check in and prepared two delicious meals (and lactation treats for my wife) for us. She also wrote a very touching, heart-felt letter to our daughter about her birth which we are excited to show to her when she gets older. I can't recommend Fatima enough. She was an essential partner in this amazing journey of bringing our daughter into the world.