BIRTH & POSTPARTUM DOULA
Hi! My name is Brittney and I am a DONA trained birth doula, a postpartum doula, and Women’s Choice Perinatal Services trained Placenta Encapsulation Specialist.
A wife, mother, and dance instructor, my journey to becoming a doula began with my own first pregnancy in 2019. Through having a difficult pregnancy and depending on my family and friends for encouragement, a passion for birth work grew.
In 2009, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Dance Performance from Oakland University and a Master’s degree in Dance Education from New York University in 2017. In my coursework for both degrees, the study of human anatomy was imperative. I believe that labor positions are to labor what choreography is to dance; allowing your body to push through discomfort and rhythmically guide baby down the pelvis.
I am passionate about the health and safety of Mamas and their babies, believing that being informed can help save lives. As your birth doula, my highest priority is to build a trusting relationship. I provide empathetic support during labor, a comforting touch, and thoughtful guidance for those seeking to more efficiently communicate with their chosen care providers.
"Brittney's zoom call and then home visit prior to giving birth were very informative, but more importantly, they were excellent for getting to know each other. She is sweet, funny, knowledgeable, and real. She would check in frequently and remind me of what to do to prepare for labor which was helpful. Her presence during labor was supportive, comforting, and not overreaching, which is what I needed. She supported my husband, stepping in during my contractions so he could rest. She was a voice for us, advocating and asking questions my husband and I wouldn’t have asked or known to ask and keeping us in the loop. She was our eyes and ears and let us know what was happening. Her postpartum visit was beautiful to end our experience and journey. We are grateful Brittney was by our side during our birth journey."
"Rhythm and Birth services are unmatched. My partner and I learned so much during pregnancy and postpartum. It is our first baby and Brittney, the doula was amazing. She was patient, thoughtful and very knowledgeable. She’s an advocate for a healthy and safe labor and delivery, especially among women of color. She went above and beyond with her in-home care, hospital care and online classes. She’ll definitely be my doula again for my second baby. Do not hesitate to book Rhythm and Birth. 10/10 recommend."
"Brittney Kildare, whom we are so thankful too. Our birth plan didn’t turn out the way we thought but with her experience, patience and caring we were able to bring our little girl to this world. We can’t have asked for more. Our family is so thankful."