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About Our Team

Get To Know Us

 About Our Collective Practice

History and founding principle

Established in 2020, the Madam Doula Collective blends a solo doula's individualized care and attention with an agency's expanded services and safety net. Our mission is to continue supporting parents across the DMV  with our growing experience, expertise, and care while building a supportive team culture. As caretakers, we focus so much on the people we care for that we often forget about ourselves, leading to burnout. So at Madam Doula, we actively combat caretaker burnout with fair wages, mentorship opportunities, support groups, and more. This allows us to continue providing exceptional birth and postpartum care while ensuring the same standard of care as when we were a solo practice. Every single one of our team members is an outstanding professional, compassionate caretaker, and continuous learner ready to support you when you need it the most!

I am looking forward to hearing more about how we can support you! I am always happy to share about us and how we can make your birth and postpartum experience positive and empowering. 

-Katya Daily, Owner, Birth and Postpartum Doula

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Meet Katya, Owner, Birth and Postpartum Doula

Hello! My Name is Katya Daily

Before becoming a doula, I studied Russian and Eurasian Studies and History at George Mason University. I met and married my partner-in-crime, John, during my senior year of college. I completed the majority of my master’s degree in Education and Curriculum Development before realizing that teaching high school history wasn’t for me. It was after taking birth and postpartum doula trainings that I knew I was finally on the right path! In the past two years, I have attended over 75 births and close to a thousand hours of postpartum support.

 

Outside of birth work, I love spending time with my husband, family, and friends. I was raised Russian-American, so the Russian language and culture is an important part of my life. I come from a large, close-knit family, which is part of the reason I value the concept of a village of support. If you’ve seen the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you have an idea of what my family is like!

 

On weekends, you can find me in the kitchen whipping up a new recipe or tending to my garden. Gardening is a major passion of mine, and my husband and I have spent the past three summers turning our small backyard space into a bountiful vegetable garden.

Meet Kim, Office  Manager, Birth, Postpartum Doula, and more!

Hello! My Name is Kim Stinger

Kim grew up in Northern Virginia, Vienna to be exact. She’s the oldest of three children. Her parents come from huge families so everything she does is about family. Kim is also a mom to 5 daughters whom all live locally; one is in the military on the West Coast.

 

Kim spent most of her adult life working in Corporate America in administrative positions. Shortly after the birth of her 5th daughter, she went to massage school with hopes of creating a work-life balance. After graduating, she began working offering pre/post-natal massage. A little over a year later she trained to become a doula.

Kim trained with the International Doula Institute for her postpartum doula certification and H.E.R.B.A.L for birth and placenta encapsulation certifications. Since becoming a birth and postpartum doula, she has trained with Spinning Babies and Hypnobabies to help clients with mind and body connections to balance the body and hopefully have shorter labors. Kim has also trained with Lamaze for Childbirth Education and provides private and group classes. When Kim isn’t working, she’s spending time with her family. She loves gardening, experimenting with herbs and body butters, and catching a great concert on the lawn at Wolftrap.

“I do not believe birthing persons should suffer during labor/birth, but I do believe they should

have the option to birth however they’d like.”

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Get to know the Team

Meet The Madam Doula Team

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Maricar Hornilla

Daytime and Nighttime Postpartum Doula

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Nicole Younts

Day and
Nightime Postpartum Doula

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Siena Butler

Nightime Postpartum Doula
Childbirth Educator

Mary Ghyabi Doula

Mary Ghyabi

Certified Lactation Counselor

Molly Casey Duffy Doula

Molly Casey Duffy

Birth Doula
Daytime Postpartum Support
Nighttime Postpartum Support 

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Rebekah Atwater

Postpartum Doula

Lactation Consultant

Our Partners & Resources

We know it takes a village to navigate pregnancy, birth, postpartum, motherhood, and fatherhood, so we constantly build our referral list and connections with other birth-adjacent professionals. This page was created as a complementary community resource for anyone who needs vetted resources added to "their village." As our roots in this work grow, so does this page!

Testimonials

What Our Client Say

"Katya was so helpful after the birth of my second child. She was so sweet and caring with my newborn and was always ready to research and offer advice. I am so thankful that I found her-- I don't know how else we would have survived the first 6 weeks of adjusting to our new family dynamic!"

"Mary was a lifesaver during our labor and delivery. She was incredibly supportive of our birth plan and helped to keep a positive perspective when that plan needed to change. Not only was she a major support for me, but her presence was very beneficial to my husband as well. I would highly recommend her and her services."

"I had a home birth recently and had the pleasure of having Katya as my doula! She was such a lovely support to have, and followed through with our birth intension with understanding and kindness - would definitely recommend her if you are in the Northern Virginia/Washington, DC area."

Leah from Washington, D.C. 

Rebecca from Leesburg, VA

Lexi from Reston, VA

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