Washington DC Metro Chapter
Serving Fort Belvoir, Joint Base Andrews, Fort McNair, The Pentagon, Walter Reed National Naval Medical Center, Coast Guard Headquarters, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, 8th & I Marine Barracks, US Naval Research Laboratory, Marine Corps Base Quantico, and all surrounding cities.
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
Lead Doula: Melanie Binversie
Melanie is a Marine Corps wife, mother of three, and co-owner of Stars and Stripes Doulas, LLC. Melanie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management with a minor in Intelligence Studies from American Military University and has completed Labor and Postpartum and Infant Care training with ProDoula. Melanie volunteers her time as a PTO Board Member and Social Media Coordinator, Heart On A Mission Social Media Advisor, Family Readiness Assistant, American Military University Ambassador, and member of the Fairfax County CERT Team. Melanie currently resides in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Doula: Justine Robinson
For the past ten years, Justine’s focus has been on serving children and their families. First, as a child caregiver at Tinker Air Force Base, and then as a substitute teacher in Oklahoma City’s public school system. Justine is a believer in life-long education, which lead her to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Maryland University College. When she chose to hire a doula for the birth of her second child, she was inspired by the level of care she had received. Being a military spouse stationed far from family, Justine was emboldened to become this type of support person for others in need of care before, during, and after pregnancy. She is currently training with Childbirth International for Birth Doula certification, and will soon be pursuing Postpartum Doula certification through ProDoula. Justine’s interests include volunteering as Vice President in her children’s school PTA, staying active with her family, and curling up with a good book. She currently resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Brandon, their two children, and a dog.
Our Distinguished Photographer
Abbeigh Blake is the proud and grateful spouse to her handsome Marine, mama to two fun-loving & energetic boys, a believer, and a photographer! She was born and raised in small town Connecticut with her parents and eight brothers and sisters plus a whole lot of love and chaos. Abbeigh married her high school sweetheart in June of 2012 and started her journey up and down the east coast – first in Quantico, VA then to Sneads Ferry, NC and now back up to Northern VA! She loves all things light, bright and simple, she loves all the fresh flowers, she is a pizza connoisseur, and she suffers from a deep case of wanderlust!
Photography Starting at $200
Discounts available for doula + photographer packages