Metropolitan Doulas was co-founded by Nikki Wray and Kathleen McCue in early 2015.
Nikki Wray is a Certified Postpartum Doula (DONA), Certified Newborn Care Specialist, and Certified Lactation Counselor, with 1000's of hours of experience working with new parents. She found herself met with a blank stare every time she told new people what her profession was, along with many statements such as 'I wish I knew about this when my baby was born'! She made it her goal to spread awareness that postpartum support exists, and to make it finding a great Doula a much easier process for expectant and new families.
Metropolitan Doulas co-owner Dr Kathleen McCue is a Family Nurse Practitioner, IBCLC, author, and owner of Metropolitan Breastfeeding, LLC.
While working with breastfeeding mothers, she realized that many of these families would benefit greatly from having additional in-home support in areas such as finding a rhythm/routine, general education, and household assistance.
Blair was an elementary school teacher for 7 years until realizing the importance of postpartum care and support following the birth of her two boys. Her new-found passion is helping families during their postpartum journey. Blair works with the Metropolitan Doula team as an administrative assistant. She lives in Falls Church, VA with her husband, two boys, and Puggle.
Together, the goal is to provide the best quality postpartum care and support in the Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland area.
Our team members have completed background checks, training and insurance verification, and have been screened for specific characteristics that make only the best Doulas. Possessing essential qualities such as the ability to care for families in a supportive, non-judgmental role, as well as work-initiative, experience and intuition will facilitate our Doulas in taking an active role in your postpartum life.