Courtney Cleveland, Birth Doula & Newborn Care Specialist in Northern Virginia
Member of Virginia is for Doulas
Passionate about service, new mothers and babies, Courtney has been working in infant and birth services for the greater part of her life. At fourteen years old, Courtney noticed a passion for caring for others- especially those just born and she knew it would be her career focus. She spent much of her free-time volunteering in nurseries and working as a paid nanny for local families which naturally transitioned into birth and postpartum work for her full time career.
As the passion continued into her early adult life, Courtney earned a degree in Psychology and Human Development from Washington State University, where her curiosity and interest in the prenatal, birth, and postpartum worlds began to grow. After graduating, she worked closely with a well-respected doula company and childbirth educator in Washington and began to learn about the intricacies of childbearing and childrearing.
Completing her Birth Doula Certification, Newborn Care Specialist Training and working towards her Childbirth Educator Certification, Courtney uses her compassion and high levels of empathy to relate to all women and help them to understand birth as a transformative experience, not something they are made to endure. She believes mothers should be cared for just as well as newborns and strives to smooth out the transition after birth.
Courtney spends a large majority of her time with her fiance, reading novels, and drinking coffee (she is from the Pacific Northwest, after all) in Northern Virginia and is quickly getting to know the community around her. She looks forward to serving in the best way she knows how!
Trainings and Certifications:
ICEA Childbirth Education Certification
NCTA Newborn Care Specialist
B.A: Clinical Psychology WASHINGTON STATE
CPR & First Aid Certification (present)