- Molly Murray, Naturally Supportive Birth Doula
Phone: 859.547.9844I am a mother of two, ToLabor trained birth doula, and caregiver to all. My second (natural hospital birth with doula support) inspired me to embark on this path. I passionately believe in what I do…that is, helping you achieve the birth that you so desire. I want you to know that you and your baby deserve a peaceful birth, surrounded by people that care about you.I look forward to supporting you and your partner both physically and emotionally from the time you call me until baby is in your arms.
- Gina Dalessandro Owens, Birth Doula
phone: 513-225-8788I am a toLabor trained doula and half of the doula partnership that is Simply Birth. I have been working with families and pregnant women for about 12 years, first as a massage therapist, then as a chiropractor and now also as a doula. I believe that it is extremely important for women to have a supportive, caring team of her choice during her pregnancy and birth. I strive to encourage a sense of peaceful empowerment in the women and families I serve as a doula.
Amanda Parkinson, Birth and Postpartum Doula
Amanda is a mother of two girls, wife to a graphic designer, La Leche League member, environmentalist and real estate agent. Her passion for helping laboring moms stick with their birth vision stems from the impact she encountered when her doula could not attend her birth. She is concerned with how modern medicine treats a laboring mom and believes that interventions can be avoided when mom and baby are well. Her experiences lend encouragement, support, comfort measures, and guidance during the most precious of times for the mom and her family. Please see website noted for additional information.
Kristin Paulus, Childbirth Educator and Doula
Kristin is a Charis Childbirth Educator and Doula with a continuing education in Midwifery. Also a wife and mother, she believes that every birth is a miracle and every child a gift. As a Doula, Kristin provides physical, emotional and informational support during pregnancy, labor and postpartum, with strengths including prayer support, nutritional insight, natural techniques and birth positions. Kristin considers it an honor and a privilege to share in your beautiful birth experience and it is her continuing desire to serve mothers through out labor, birth and beyond.
Eileen Ryan, Birth and Postpartum Doula
My goal is to support women and their partners in achieving a positive, intimate, and powerful birth experience, as they define it.
Anna Sherwood, Birth Doula
As your doula, I will provide the presence and voice of experience, the confidence that birth works, support and encouragement. I will work with you and your partner to address your unique pregnancy, birth and postpartum needs. I will strive to facilitate a safe and joyful birth experience for you and your baby.
I am a mother of three. I have had one hospital birth and two home births. I have been intrigued with birth ever since my first pregnancy in 2003. After the birth of my first baby, I began researching birth more vigorously. I needed to know if the interventions I experienced were absolutely necessary and if not, how I might have avoided them. I learned so much, not the least of which is how valuable the services of a doula would have been. My hope now, is to help birthing women to achieve healthy, physiological births without unnecessary interventions.
I have completed the toLabor Labor Assistant Training workshop (www.tolabor.com), and have been attending births since January 2011.
Gwendolyn Smith, Birth Doula
I am a Dona International Trained Birth Doula, who supports healthy, happy, pregnancy and birth. I am currently working towards my certification. I have several years experience working in healthcare. I’ve worked in OB Triage, Labor and Delivery, Antepartum Post-Partum and Perinatal Clinic (High Risk Pregnancy). My goal as a Birth Doula is to provide emotional and physical support, information, to advocate and support the partner.
Lisa Suttschenko, Birth Doula
I am a mother to three beautiful boys who’s births have completely transformed me. The care I received during my pregnancy, birth and beyond was incredibly supportive and most of all, there was immense trust. It helped me truly create the birthing experience of my dreams and this is what I want to share with you and your partner.
Mary Wales, Postpartum Doula
June Walker, RN, IBCLC Postpartum Support – Lactation Consultant and Doula
Many women still need the loving support of another women after having a baby. June has a calm presence to help with household duties, support breastfeeding and infant care, professional lactation assistance and help with other children. In some cultures, women are allowed to rest, simply nurse their baby, be fed and cared for by others during their babymoon. In our society, women are expected to resume their life as soon as possible, but women need this time to transition into motherhood. Having been in need of that support, June is able to anticipate and capable of helping with a variety of needs being a registered nurse, La Leche League Leader, board certified lactation consultant, and a resourceful homemaker.
Johanna Wright, CD(DONA)
Johanna is a DONA certified Birth Doula and loves serving families as they experience the miracle of childbirth. She offers prenatal education including help creating a birth plan, continuous labor support, breastfeeding assistance, and a postpartum follow-up visit. She hopes to encourage, support, be a source of information, and just be there to ensure that each mother she supports feels confident and has a positive birth experience.
As the mother of two boys and the wife of a pastor, she never has a dull moment. Her passion for natural childbirth grows from her own birth experiences, her mother who is a midwife, and her belief that women’s bodies were created capable of the extraordinary task of childbirth.
Jeannie Brigger, ALACE Doula, CBE
I am an ALACE trained professional birth doula who has been attending births since 2006. I am also a mother of four wonderful children. Having a “typical” hospital first birth and three unmedicated, natural births (one was a planned homebirth) has only strengthened my passion for helping women. As a doula, I provide encouragement, knowledge, suggestions for labor positions, emotional support, and physical comfort measures. I offer childbirth education in a five-week small group series as well as private classes for those with busy schedules. I have experience working with Hypnobirthing, Bradley method, single moms, adoption, moms of multiples, home/hospital/birth center births. I feel blessed to witness and be a part of the miracle of birth! I also offer:
- Childbirth education classes
- Henna belly art
Julie Clevidence, Birth Doula
I completed my graduate degree in anthropology in 2000 with a focus in women’s health. I started out as a volunteer support coach for the “mother’s helper” program (supporting them in pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and mothering) . I completed my DONA training in 2007. I teach natural childbirth education through the Tallulah Center. It is a blessing to be present at every birth; and an honor to support a mother while laboring, nursing and mothering. I am a stay at home mother of two boys. I love being a mother and doula. As a doula, I provide unconditional emotional support, informational support to assist in making informed decisions, and physical comfort measurements throughout labor and the birth process.
Anna Coffey, Postpartum Doula
As a postpartum doula, my goal is to be a nurturing presence for the whole family and to support the mother as she loves on her new baby. I will build confidence in new parents as they tune into their babies cues and discover their own parenting style. I am happy to provide information and hands-on support with children or household chores. I also provide placenta encapsulation services. I am a lover of gardening and quilting.
Lisa Dierkers, Postpartum Doula
Lisa is a mother of 4 children, wife to an architect, and a health and wellness educator. She felt the call to help families with new babies after the birth of her fourth child as she was dealing with sleep deprivation, hormonal fluctuations, a fussy newborn, and the demands of three other children while getting little or no support – she thought “there has to be a better way”. Her experience of being a postpartum doula for 13 years and nutritional insight can go a long way to a smooth transition, especially for first time moms. Lisa also enjoys health and wellness, nature and environmental issues, travel, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Carna Hamilton, Birth Doula
I am a mother of two and a DONA trained doula. I witnessed first hand the positive influence of a doula as I was blessed to have one present at the births of both of my boys. I am inspired by the power of women. I believe that every woman deserves an empowering birth experience, and I will do my very best to help you to achieve that. I respect that each woman has unique needs and desires, and my intention is to assist you in every way. I am looking forward to supporting you and your family on this amazing journey.
Emily R Johnson, CD(DONA)
I am a DONA-certified birth doula and ICEA-trained childbirth educator. I have been attending births in the Cincinnati area since 2009 and teaching classes since 2011. My goal is to help mothers and their partners experience a satisfying, empowering birth by providing informational, physical and emotional support throughout pregnancy, birth and early postpartum.
Jenni Kershaw, CD (toLabor)
I believe that every woman should have a support system in place that enables her to achieve the birth experience she desires, whatever that may be. I am a certified professional doula (toLabor) and licensed massage therapist, serving families since January 2011. Having experienced a typical hospital birth and common medical interventions with my son (4/07) followed by a beautiful, natural hypnobirth with my daughter (6/09), I have a profound respect for what women are capable of with the right information, preparation, and support. I welcome you to visit my website for more information about me.
Dena King, CD(DONA), ELCS
I am a DONA certified Birth Doula who wants to help women experience the childbirth that they desire and deserve. A birth story is a memory that is etched into your mind forever and I will support you and your partner in creating this beautiful birth memory. I am a wife of 23 years and a mother of 3 beautiful children. I loved being pregnant, marvel at the miracle of birth, treasured the bond of breastfeeding and cherish being a mom. I will bring to you my knowledge, kindness, respect and lastly a calmness that comes with becoming a new family. As well as labor support, I offer birth plan preparation, belly casting, antepartum and postpartum support. Please check out my website for more information.
Erica Konya, CD(DONA), CCCE
I am a DONA certified birth doula, CAPPA certified childbirth educator, and I have been attending births since 2006. I have four beautiful children of my own: my first birth was a cesarean and the next three were born vaginally (VBAC), unmedicated, and attended by a doula (my 4th was a planned homebirth/waterbirth). It is an honor to support each and every family I work with! I believe that women who surround themselves with caring, trusted supporters become mothers who are excited and transformed by their amazing journey. I know how important it is to have the right kind of support and access to unbiased advice and personalized assistance when having a baby. My experience includes hospital, home, and birth center births; water births, VBACs, cesareans; teens, surrogates, adoptive parents, and mothers of multiples. I am experienced in supporting couples educated in Hypno-birthing, Bradley Birth, Birthing from Within, Lamaze, and other natural birthing methods. I also offer:
- Childbirth Education Classes, private and semi-private
- Labor/Birth pool rental
Melissa Lewis, Birth and Postpartum Doula
Melissa Friday Lewis (facebook)Melissa Lewis is a SAHM to three, and wife to a computer nerd, by day. and a Birth Doula by night (funny how it happens that way!) who enjoys helping women have an empowering birth! Melissa also likes knitting, sewing, holding babies, checking e-mail, and sleeping! oh she also takes great pleasure in providing counter pressure and double hip squeezes. Melissa dislikes doing dishes, picking up toys with lots of small pieces, cooking, cleaning, and c-sections!
Melissa also provides the following services:
- Placenta encapculation service
- Henna belly art
- Belly Casting
- Labor/ birth tub rental
Megan Lubbers, Birth Doula
I have been working as a birth doula since November 2011. My passion for encouraging families, my knowledge and love of the birth process, and my own positive birth experiences led me into this field. It is such a privilege to spend time with women and their partners as a family is born or grown. My goal is to learn what a woman wants in birth and help her to work with her provider to achieve it. Please call or email me if you have any questions or would like to set up an interview!
Anais McKinney, CD (toLabor)
I am a certified professional birth doula. I understand, trust, and respect the process of labor and birth. My goal is to support the emotional and physical journey of the mother and her partner. I strive to provide the best possible experience for the family I am supporting and ease their transition into parenthood.
Robin Mulcahy, Birth Doula
I am a DONA trained birth doula, a wife and mom to three beautiful daughters.Â I am
also well-versed and experienced in extended breastfeeding, babywearing and cloth diapering.
I believe a womanan’s birth experience is something she will remember vividly throughout her lifetime, and that experience has the potential to empower
her as she bonds with her baby and enters motherhood.
My goal is to compassionately support moms and their partners in their choices in pregnancy, birth and into parenting.
Pam Bell, Birth Doula—Currently not taking clients
I am an ALACE trained birth doula practicing since 2006. Every woman’s pregnancy and birth are unique, but all women and couples deserve to understand all their options and receive evidence-based information with which to make confident decisions. I believe that, especially with support and encouragement, birth can be a journey to discovering who we are as women and a way to connect with our inner strength.
Sarah Gardocki, CD(DONA)—Currently not taking clients
Carolle Vaillancourt, Birth Doula—Currently not taking clients
DONA trained doula.