Donearl Bridgewater
Frederick, Maryland
4 years of experience
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About me

Greetings! My name is Donearl, owner & operator of Malkah the Doula doula services. I am a black birth & postpartum doula of three years located in the DMV offering pre&postnatal support. My services are centered around the African American traditions of pregnancy, birth & postpartum. For a free consultation please do not hesitate to Or call/text 240-344-7624


Bachelor of Arts Psychology (2015)

Certification and training

Birth & Postpartum Doula - SMC Full Circle Birth Companion Doula Training (2022)

Aromatherapy Babywearing Belly Binding Birth Doula Birth Support Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Evidence-Based Care Herbal Postpartum Care Home Birth Labor Doula Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Newborn Care Overnight Newborn Care Postpartum Care Postpartum Chef Postpartum Doula Care Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum


Service introduction

I offer pre & postnatal services. You may book only prenatal services (inclusive of labor and birth support) or postnatal services. If you do book both services there is a discounted fixed cost of $1200. I do offer sliding scales and payment plans for clients.

Prenatal Package
Weekly visits (vital signs, birth plan assistance etc) Accompaniment to Dr’s. appt Microgreen delivery 2x a month Access to herbal apothecary Access to evidence based information Access to growing library of pregnancy & birth literature Access to resources (local & internet) Continuous Labor & Birth support
USD Flat rate
Visits 2x weekly Visits once a month for 6 months Breastfeeding support Complimentary access to herbal apothecary Padsicles & Postnatal Sitz bath African American belly binding Errands Light housekeeping Meal prep Respite child care
USD Flat rate
Ratings and reviews
# of Reviews

Cindy was beyond awesome with my postpartum care. From Showing me ways to breastfeed my little one , to checking my blood pressure to just checking in on us . After I gave birth my milk wasn’t in yet and Cindy made me some DELICIOUS cookies and oatmeal I swear made them come in the next day !! I will always come back with every baby I have ! Thank you so much for everything you did for me and my baby boy .

- Toni T.


Malkah is an amazing doula! She was extremely supportive during my pregnancy and even more supportive postpartum. Being a first time mom it didn’t occur to me how much postpartum takes a toll on your body, and your mental, there are so many unexpected factors. She was there every step of the way, always available when I needed assistance, or just wanting someone to talk to. I was never alone which was my greatest fear. Also being a single mom having Malkah by my side at appointments, grocery shopping, birthing classes, pre labor, early and active labor meant everything to me!! Having a doula made my pregnancy bearable but having Malkah as my doula made it beautiful, she completely gave me a whole new level of appreciation for birth workers, she goes above and beyond. She is an outstanding human being!! I honestly could not have gotten through my whole pregnancy, birth experience, and postpartum without her looking back now. I loved my birth experience and I’m so happy that I can say that!

- Donna-lee W.

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