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Meet the Doulas
Carly Glover - Owner/Operator
Labor Doula/Placenta Encapsulation Specialist/HypnoBirthing Instructor
As the Owner of Destined Doulas I take great pride in matching individuals with the perfect doula for their birth. Building a team of doulas who I confidently and firmly believe can support any type of birth situation and personality was my mission. Birth has the potential to be a pivotal and transformative time in life. Being able to support a mother during this life changing event is something I truly value and appreciate. Teaching Childbirth education, providing Placenta Encapsulation Services and running a support group for new moms services allows me to assist in every stage of your journey.
I am a wife and mom to four wild and crazy boys and you can find us on some adventure when I am not at work.
Labor Doula and Childbirth Educator
Pregnancy and birth is such a life changing experience. It is my honor to be able to support and educate women and their families through this process so they are able to have the experience they envisioned. Every person's ideal birth is different and unique and, I believe, every woman should have the opportunity to have the birth they want. That may be a natural birth, it may involve an epidural or it might be a cesarean birth. It may be at a birth center, a hospital or your home. It may involve an OB or a midwife. This is YOUR story. I am the proud mother of one strong, beautiful little girl and enjoy being a lifelong resident of the Annapolis Area.
Labor Doula and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
My goal is to assist you in achieving the birth that you desire. Whether you are a first time parent, or have been through the birthing process before, I am committed to providing you and your birthing partner tender support through your journey. Birth quickly became a passion of mine after having the privilege of attending a family member's birth; it was the most beautiful event I had ever witnessed. I recognize that not every woman will have the same desire for her birth experience. Your questions will always be answered without bias and I will offer you non-judgemental support in the choices you make for your birth. Being equipped with knowledge and support you will be able to go into your labor and the birth of your baby confidently.
My husband and I have been married for 10 years, and have three daughters, ages 9, 7 and 6. In my spare time you can find me in my vegetable garden and volunteering at my children's school.
Labor Doula and Postpartum Doula
I believe that pregnancy and childbirth are beautiful transformations we are blessed with, and every woman deserves to have the birth of her dreams! Pregnancy and childbirth are monumental life changes, and as your doula, I have the opportunity to help you experience these changes in a positive and confident way. I believe it is indispensable to a the birthing experience to have the unwavering support and confidence of another woman present so you can feel at ease with your decisions and believe in yourself. As your doula, I love to help you feel fully capable of experiencing every aspect of your pregnancy and birth in a positive way and overcome any fear or uncertainty you or your birth partner may have. I provide unwavering support to both you and your birth partner so that you can strive for your perfect birth, and also provide support, encouragement and peace of mind if decisions or circumstances change along the way.
I have had two natural childbirths with my husband of 4 years and am happy to share my stories, experiences and knowledge with you!
Labor Doula and Postpartum Doula
Pregnancy is the most special time in a woman's life. It is a time filled with excitement, discovery, and wonderment at the changes your body is going through to accommodate the tiny miracle growing inside you. The birth of your child is the culmination of your pregnancy, and through it, you, as a mother, are born. My goal is to help empower women to have their best birth experience through education, comfort, and support. Every mother should come away from her birth feeling like the strong, amazing, beautiful woman she is, regardless of her birth plan or whether it had to be adjusted along the way. I will give you the tools to help you have your best birth.
I have three beautiful babies of my own.
Labor Doula and Postpartum Doula
Congratulations on your pregnancy and upcoming birth. As a mother of five I know just how exciting yet daunting this time can be. I also know that with the right support and knowledge women and their partners can make good choices for themselves and their babies. My goal as your doula is to help you have a satisfying birth - as you define it. I believe a woman should trust her instincts about how she envisions her birth. Though births can vary and circumstances can change, if a woman is informed of her options and is truly engaged in her choices, all births whether vaginal or cesarean have the potential to be empowering and transformative. I will give you unbiased, non- judgmental support so that you can be the author of your own birth story.
How exciting! Congratulations on your pregnancy and upcoming birth! Being here brings you that much closer in planning your childbirth. Pregnancy and birth changes a woman into a mother, I believe this journey should be honored and cared for. I believe that every mother has the ability to be empowered by their pregnancy, labor, and birth no matter how different they may be. I realize that planning your own child birth can be a bit overwhelming and I am here to tell you that I completely understand. This journey is about you and your sweet baby(s). This is your experience and you should feel supported all the way through. Birth is individualized and personal to the mother and her family.
I am the mother of 2 sweet girls and 1 happy baby boy. I've been married to my husband for 9 years.
Labor and PostPartum Doula
I believe that each birth is unique as is each family but that all can benefit from informed support. As your doula I want to help you achieve your ideal birth by providing support, comfort, and education. Should your birth veer from your ideal plan, I will work to support you through any changes while empowering you to feel confident in your decisions and that of your team. This is your baby and your birth! My role is to be your supportive guide through a journey that is filled with joy, challenges, strength, and love. My experience and training as an Registered Nurse has provided me with a confident, calm nature and the ability to adapt to any situation.
I enjoy life on the eastern shore with my husband of 9 year and our 3 great kids.
I believe the baby moon period is vital to family bonding and successful relationships. I have experience with cesarean recovery, lactation, sibling integration, lip/tongue tie, and traumatic birth recovery. I am here to support you in your recovery and bonding during your fourth trimester and beyond, and to help you reach your parenting goals. In both of my postpartum periods I have been blessed with an amazing support network which was integral when my husband went back to work 72 hours postpartum after the birth of my second! I want to be a part of your support network so you can rest, relax, heal and focus on the perfect tiny human you just brought into this world!
I am a mom to two crazy little girls who came into this world in two vastly different ways!