top of page

Emily Encinosa

Direct-Entry Midwife, Advanced Labor Doula & Fitness Instructor


IG @expectingwithemily

Hometown: Annapolis, Maryland 


  • High School Graduate Broadneck High school Annapolis, MD

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer 2011-current

  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 certified nutritionist, TRX certified group fitness instructor 2011-2021

  • PEAK Pilates instructor 2016-current

  • Your Pregnant Core Pre and Postnatal pilates certification 2016-current

  • WRM Certified Labor Doula 2017-current

  • Advanced Doula/Monitrice Training; Well Rounded Momma

  • Adult & Infant CPR For Healthcare Professionals

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program

  • Holy Fire Usui Reiki Certification 1 & 2

  • March 2019; Began Midwifery Apprenticeship

  • Birth Emergency Skills Training®

  • 2018 Community Healthworker Training

  • 2018 WHO & CDC Child Growth Assessment Training

  • 2019 Cultural Competency, Mercy In Action

  • Misc midwife workshops for treating hemmorhage, suturing & newborn exam


I became a midwife because: ​ It is my hope to facilitate an empowering environment for women to receive respectful care centered around bodily autonomy and supporting the family unit as a whole from pregnancy and birth to postpartum. My goal is to help you feel confident and informed with each choice that presents itself through out your entire time with me as your care provider. I believe no matter what birthing experience you chose, or if your plans change, having a say along with some self efficacy in your care can help achieve better birth outcomes overall. 

Before I was a midwife:  I was a personal trainer, pilates instructor, and nutritionist specializing in helping women make healthy choices while feeling there best through out pregnancy and postpartum.

Hobbies:If I’m not at a birth I would be in Disneyland! You could also find me at the gym, on the golf course, or at home cooking up a something delicious for my family!


“My amazing doula Emily Encinosa, my godsend and guardian angel. I had heard of a doula before but really had no idea the extent of work they did until I hired one for my birth. I had just expected an extra person in the birth room to offer some support and suggestions and stay with me if my family or Richie had to step out to eat or use the restroom. What I got instead was a person who helped me examine my goals for birth, discuss all of my options, help me address any issues and fears that arose prenatally. During the birth I had a savior who offered massage, encouragement, helpful suggestions and reminders to breath and be calm when naturally you want to tense and avoid. She got into uncomfortable positions with me, offered physical and emotional support through the entire process (hip squeezes for over 20 hours of the labor). Something I hadn't expected was how she would empower my loved ones giving them ways to really help me in the times I needed. She and my family encouraged me to keep pushing through when I was exhausted and feeling defeated for not making enough progress. She gave me in site of the options presented and made me feel confident and comfortable with every birthing decision we made for me and our child. I'm not sure if I or my family vwould have been able to make it through my birth and labor without that extra support and help. It takes a very special person to do what she does. Thank you for all that you've done for me and all of your other mommas and babies!!! If your pregnant I highly recommend hiring one of these angels!!” Rose Elliott

bottom of page