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Doula. Educator. Nourisher.

Welcome! I am so excited to meet you and lend doula guidance and advice on your birth journey.  Whether you are hoping for a VBAC, medicated birth, unmedicated birth, hypnobirth, home birth or hospital birth, I am here for you!

Fatima Abdallah NOVA Doula
Fatima Abdallah NOVA Doula
fatima doula nova dc md

Hi, I'm Fatima!

I am a mother to 4 and have been passionate about childbirth and women's birth options since my journey to motherhood first started in 2005.  During my first pregnancy and birth, I witnessed such a variance of care between providers that it really sparked my passion in helping all women get the most supportive, empowering and respectful care they can during this truly special time in their life.

Since then, every birth and postpartum experience that I had opened up my eyes to another aspect that helped me understand more of what birth could really be like- more of the power, strength and confidence it could lend a woman and her family.

I hope to make this transformative time in your family's life even more personalized and meaningful by giving you tools to achieving an intentional and positive birth experience.

I continue to learn and grow every day, and every birth I attend is as special to me as the first one I attended.

My goal as your doula is to help provide you with the knowledge and resources you need to navigate your birth, while being your number one support system and advocate during your birth and postpartum.  My priority is for you to have a calm, empowering, and stress-free birth experience and to provide you with the comfort and support you need during one of the most transformational times of your life.

On a personal note, I come from a large family of 7 siblings (and absolutely love it), am a mother to 4 kiddos, and love spending time hiking, 'zenning' with my cup of coffee and getting lost in a good book.  I am fluent in Arabic and English and love serving diverse families of all backgrounds.   I love each birth I attended including my experiences supporting VBAC parents, first-time (and fourth-time!) parents, hospital and home births and twin water-births.  I believe sharing experiences will help families discover all the possibilities and opportunities open to them.

- Fatima Abdallah

Birth Doula, GentleBirth Childbirth Instructor, Traditional Postpartum Birthworker

Fatima Abdallah NOVA Doula
fatima doula nova dc md

"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... If I have another, I would love to have her as my doula again!"

- Asma

Trainings & Certifications

  • Traditional Moroccan Postpartum Care
  • GentleBirth Childbirth Instructor
  • Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula
  • Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Doula Trainings International 2017
  • Certified Holisitic Doula, The Matona, July 2016

Other Trainings

  • Birth Monopoly's Know Your Rights Course Graduate
  • Spinning Babies Workshop
  • The Fourth Trimester Food Course
  • Grandma's Hands: Pregnancy & Postpartum Herbs & Nutrition in the Southern Tradition
  • Bengkung Belly Binding Experience
  • Comfort Touch for Labor & Birth- massage techniques, acupressure points and relaxation methods for birth

"My family whole-heartedly 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.  If you are looking for a culturally competent, well-rounded, knowledgeable and all around wonderful doula, Fatima is all that and more."  

- Deanna