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Found 11 Pros in Dayton, OH, USA | Birth doula support
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Marta Uras

Cincinnati, OH

3 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

Marta Michalska-Uras MCD, MCPD, MCPCD, MBE, MCE (Madriella) is a certified Professional Birth and Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Educator and Childbirth Educator and mindfulness and holistic practices passionate. She has a Bachelor Degree in Education from a prestigious Charles University in Prague with extensive psychology courses and five years experience teaching pre-school and primary school students. Marta is very passionate about doula work and accompanying women as they prepare for childbirth, and she continues to support them in birth and beyond. Marta is a peaceful yet spirited mother to 3 wonderful boys- Twins conceived via infertility treatment and delivered vaginally at 38+3 (induced & epidural) and our little Surprise conceived naturally and delivered via unmedicated natural birth. Second pregnancy sparked her passion to become a doula – she studied while being pregnant and applied some techniques while delivering her youngest due to lack of available doula support in town. It was such an amazing experience! Marta calls herself a citizen of the world. She is Polish, married to a Turk, lived in Prague for six years, Louisiana for three and now in Cincinnati. As a person who knows how difficult it is to have babies without family support, she is pretty intuitive and open to what a client might need. Marta values inclusiveness, social justice, and equality. She serves all clients regardless of race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex & gender identification abilities, and political identity. In spare time Marta loves to sing, she has Bachelor in Music Education and she took part in two TV programs as well as performed many concerts- so she loves to use voice techniques in sounding out birth and relaxation.

Care philosophy

Marta’s goal is that every mother feels grounded, nourished, empowered and ready to take on motherhood! She specializes in supporting all birth plans and parenting philosophies including unmedicated (natural) birth / epidural birth / cesarean birth / induction / planned cesarean birth / gentle (family centered) cesarean birth / multiples / VBAC / waterbirth / and much more!

Areas served

  • Greater Cincinnati and Dayton area

Reviews

  • Kamryn
    April 18, 2024 at 9:06 am | Client review

    From the first interaction at the start of pregnancy to having babygirl in my arms, Marta was truly so supportive of every goal & idea I had, even as those goals changed throughout the process. It was so easy to feel comfortable with her & feel truly heard as a client. I will always recommend her & will reach out to her for my future pregnancies and deliveries. I believe Marta was made to be a doula!

$ flexible
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Priscilla Rogers

Hamilton, OH

1 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

1 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

growing up homeschooled and following Christ, God has led me to a career in helping families find hope in pregnancy and birth! I believe that dads are the ultimate doulas and children are the biggest supporters! I'm here to help WHOLE families in miracles to come through their mamas!

Care philosophy

here at PS Doula, I specialize in curing and healing trauma in order to pursue your dream birth!

Areas served

  • Hamilton Ohio
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

Reviews

  • Anne
    February 6, 2023 at 11:20 am | Client review

    Priscilla not only made me more comfortable and knowledgeable, but also taught my husband how to be the best birthing cheerleader I could ask for!

$ flexible
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Jodi Cunningham

Cincinnati, OH

3 reviews • 1400 families supported • 10 years experience

3 reviews • 1400 families supported • 10 years experience

Birth With Spirit is built on key principles that are woven throughout training, peer reviews, continued education opportunities and mentorship for doulas as they provide exemplary education and support to all our clients. When you work with a BWS Agency Doula, you always receive: Whole Person CareTM Our Evidence-Based Nutrition Protocol with over three years of outstanding data Our Gestational Diabetes and GBS Protocols with excellent track record Evidence-Based Childbirth Education Standardized prenatal appointments that covers everything you didn’t know you need to know On-Call 24/7 by text/email/phone One Primary Doula and one Back-Up Doula The entire birth with continuous doula support 1-2 hours immediate postpartum, or more as needed for special circumstances One postnatal appointment More appointments postnatally as needed at discounted client rate Access to exceptional referrals as needed for special circumstances

Care philosophy

Our Birth With Spirit Agency Doulas will help you become fully informed with evidence-based information so that you feel fully supported in your birthing journey. Thus, increasing the likelihood that you will experience a more physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually fulfilling pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

Areas served

  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Southeastern Indiana
  • Dayton, Ohio
  • Northern Kentucky

Reviews

  • Kimberley
    June 29, 2023 at 2:38 pm | Client review

    Jodi was a great support to both myself and my husband in pregnancy and labor. She took the time to answer all of our questions, and we had A LOT of questions. She was a calming presence in our birth. It was a huge relief to feel that I had someone who understood my goals in birth to advocate for me while I was laboring. I also want to specifically say that I loved that Jodi didn’t push the agenda of a certain type of birth. She presented the evidence for whatever I asked and then supported whatever decision I made. I never felt pressured into anything, which I had felt when I had interviewed other doulas. Jodi is fantastic and I would (and have!) recommended her to friends.

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Katie Hirsch

Cincinnati, OH

2 reviews • 20 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 20 families supported • 1 years experience

Hi, I'm Katie! Birth doula and mom of 5. I am certified with Childbirth International, Body Ready Method Pro, and Hypno-Babies trained hypno-doula. I offer multiple packages for different price points and goals. I love building close, trusting relationships with my families. I always strive to take ample time to learn and understand everyone's unique birthing goals in order to give my very best support in they way my clients need.

Care philosophy

I believe every expecting family deserves quality care and evidence based information so that they are able to make informed decisions on their pregnancy and labor.

Areas served

  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dayton, Ohio
  • Monroe, Ohio
  • Liberty Township, Ohio
  • Springboro, Ohio
  • Eaton, Ohio
  • Madeira, Ohio
  • Butler County, Ohio
  • Warren County, Ohio
  • Hamilton County, Ohio

Reviews

  • Jennifer
    August 31, 2023 at 12:26 am | Client review

    This was my 5th baby and 1st time hiring a doula and My experience with Katie was absolutely phenomenal, I highly recommend Katie if your looking for a doula, I hired Katie late in my pregnancy, I wasn’t sure what I was expecting from it other than I wanted more support than what my husband could offer without physically telling him what to do. I also wanted to labor as long as possible without getting an epidural. Let me just say, Katie gave me the birthing and labor experience I’ve always dreamed of having, she was even very helpful on giving me ideas and things to try to get labor started on its own, and i did indeed go into labor at 41 weeks, a day before my induction although my labor went fast, she was very much hands on! And went above and beyond my expectations. Because of her, I had the support I needed, and I was able to have an unmedicated birth because she was so helpful through each and every contraction and even very helpful postpartum. If your looking for an amazing doula who cares and very passionate at what she does, hire Katie, you won’t regret it, if anything you’ll regret not hiring her at all.”

$ flexible
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Carly Schutte

Cincinnati, OH

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I have been a trained labor doula since March of 2023 and launched my business, Ohio Valley Doula Services LLC, at that time. While I am a new doula, I bring a wealth of knowledge to the field as a professional nanny and former museum educator.

Care philosophy

As a CAPPA-trained labor doula, I strongly believe that all birthing people who want a doula should have access to one. Whatever your birth vision and whatever your identity, I will be there for you.

Areas served

  • Greater Cincinnati Area
$ flexible
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April Kline

Dayton, OH

8 reviews • 3000 families supported • 22 years experience

8 reviews • 3000 families supported • 22 years experience

I am a Certified Professional Midwife, bodyworker, Emotional Release Therapist, Lactation Consultant and doula trainer with over 22 years of experience. I have attended over 1500 births in all settings, and supported thousands of clients in many other ways. I teach masters level nutrition, prenatal and postnatal care, and lactation counseling to midwives and doulas. And I would love to help you.

Care philosophy

Every individual deserves as much evidence-based information as they need in order to make the best decisions for themselves and their families - and unconditional, whole person support for those decisions. Your birth, your way, with fully present support at every step from conception through the first year.

Areas served

  • Dayton, ohio
  • Cincinnati, ohio
  • Columbus, ohio
  • Northern kentucky
  • Troy, ohio
  • Zanesville, ohio

Reviews

  • Emily
    June 26, 2023 at 1:33 am | Client review

    April was my first experience working with a doula and she was a key reason why I was able to achieve my home birth VBAC. Her focus on supporting the entire pregnancy rather than just the birth provided so much more support (physically, emotionally, and in a way spiritually) for my husband and I. I am so grateful for her support both during and after the birth. I hope to work with her again if we decide to have more children.

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Nena Reed

Dayton, OH

4 reviews • 2 families supported • 3 years experience

4 reviews • 2 families supported • 3 years experience

I am a mother of two baby girls. I am a registered nurse, birth doula, and most recently I became a certified breastfeeding specialist. I have always been passionate about childbirth and breastfeeding but this passion has grown since the birth of my daughters. I realized first hand how intimidating the healthcare industry can be and how careless some providers are. Because of this I want to ensure that everyone is able to have a positive birth experience by giving them the tools they need to make this happen. For more visit my website: mommynmellc.com And follow me on IG: @mommynmellc

Care philosophy

My goal as your doula is to help you feel knowledgeable and confident in your birth choices so that you have the birth experience you want. I want to help you make informed decisions and advocate for yourself when needed. I am here to help you in whatever way works best for you.

Areas served

  • Dayton
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus

Reviews

  • Monisha
    October 13, 2022 at 10:49 am | Client review

    She helped me with labor as my doula and she was very nice and professional. Would highly recommend to anyone!

$ flexible
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Toria Echols

Dayton, OH

1 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

1 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

Hi, my name is Toria and I’m a birth and postpartum doula currently servicing southwest Ohio, and its robust surrounding communities. I became a doula to help parents in their journey as they navigate through childbirth. I am passionate about creating a safe, loving, and inclusive environment for you and your family.

Care philosophy

I provide physical and emotional support to you and your partner during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.

Areas served

  • Fairborn, Ohio
  • Kettering, Ohio
  • Centreville, Ohio
  • Huber Heights, Ohio
  • Beavercreek, Ohio
  • Yellow Springs, Ohio
  • Dayton, Ohio
  • Enon, Ohio
  • Englewood, Ohio
  • Cleveland, Ohio

Reviews

  • Tara
    October 6, 2022 at 10:56 am | Peer review

    She’s a thoughtful, patient, and caring doula. Will go above and beyond to help families achieve their goals. She’s great at what she does and very professional while doing it. The go-to when it comes to self-care.

$ flexible
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Alexis Fiden

Cincinnati, OH

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

We are currently providing in person and virtual support options for Birth and Postpartum Doula support, breastfeeding support, childbirth education and more! We offer sliding scales and do our best to accommodate as many parents as possible.

Care philosophy

Passionate about education and informed consent. I always want to make sure parents know their options to help them have the most calm, comfortable and confident birth possible.

Areas served

  • cincinnati
$ flexible
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Kristen Martin

Dayton, OH

2 reviews • 22 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 22 families supported • 1 years experience

Hi, friend! My name is Kristen and I am a pregnancy and birth doula! After being a stay at home mom for years, I made the decision to become a doula after the most recent birth of our fourth child. I have a passion for bringing strength and empowerment to your birth experience, whichever way you choose to birth. I am Certified as a Birth Doula through Childbirth International and am currently studying Midwifery at MCU. I hope you’ll allow me the honor of meeting you and supporting you through your pregnancy and birth.

Care philosophy

Every birth is beautiful no matter how it happens!

Areas served

  • Dayton, Ohio
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Columbus, Ohio

Reviews

  • Hannah
    February 1, 2021 at 5:25 pm | Peer review

    Kristen is a selfless servant in the birthing community. She is always there for advice, comfort, and with a listening ear. She is dedicated to growing her knowledge and providing support for anyone and everyone. She is outstanding at what she does.

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Cayla Cupp

Cincinnati, OH

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 2 years experience

I found out about birthwork when a close friend became pregnant a few years ago, and found herself without support. I knew that I wanted to be there for her and do my best to help her have a positive experience during pregnancy and labor. Once she had her baby, I realized that there aren't many resources available for postpartum care and many families do not know what to expect once they bring the baby home. Because of this, I certified in Labor and Postpartum Care and began supporting families in my area.

Care philosophy

I believe that birth in all forms can be empowering and positive, as long as it is an informed and the birthing person is the focus of the experience. With evidence based education, unbiased care, and compassionate support, I give families the tools they need to thrive during pregnancy, labor, and early parenting. Whether this is your first or fifth baby, I'm happy to support you!

Areas served

  • Ohio

Doula Services: FAQs

A doula is a professional that provides emotional, physical and educational support to new parents before, during, and after childbirth and into the early postpartum period. Doulas are companions who strive to give families a safe, positive, and healthy labor experience. They provide parents with evidence-based information and education on childbirth and are someone who the parent can turn to with questions and concerns about having a baby. Doulas also take an active role in collaborating with the parent to create a birth plan.

A certified birth doula offers advice and techniques to help reduce the stress that the parent often experiences during childbirth and provides you with education about different aspects of delivery and labor and what comes after.

There are two ways you can hire a doula through Meela in Dayton, OH.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Dayton, OH and send the doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend interviewing at least three before hiring your top doula.

You can also hire a doula in Dayton, OH in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Dayton, OH. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Dayton, OH doulas: in a few hours, you will have a collection of doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience and read reviews. You can chat with each doula to learn more about them.
  1. Hire a doula with confidence: schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top doula choices. Hire your top doula and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a doula in Dayton, OH to be $746, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Ohio. The cost of a doula in Dayton, OH can range from $581 to $911. These costs are based on a representative group of 260 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Ohio. The average cost of a doula in Ohio is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Dayton, OH, you and your doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

Some insurance companies will cover all or part of the cost of hiring a doula. Contact your insurance company to find out if they offer any coverage for hiring a doula; not all insurance companies do.

You can hire two types of doulas in Dayton, OH: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

Yes, a birth doula can provide support during a Cesarean birth and delivery. Doulas are non-medical professionals and do not replace obstetricians, physicians, midwives or nurses. They are an additive member to the team and provide emotional, physical and informational support to the birthing parent, partner and family. It is up to you whether the certified doula can remain in the operating room during the procedure.

When you hire a doula in Dayton, OH, your services typically include several in-person prenatal sessions, 24/7 phone and text support, full attendance throughout your labor, and several hours of support immediately following your birth.

A doula in Dayton, OH can help you in any kind of birth. Certified doulas are able to assist parents in creating the ideal “birth environment” and help parents deliver their baby safely. A doula can provide support during the birth whether it occurs in a hospital, a home, or another birth center of some kind. Doulas are there to support you in your desired birth preferences, whether that is a preference for natural, non-medicated, assisted, C-section or anything else.

Certified doulas can also act as a liaison between you and hospital staff regarding your childbirth expectations and preferences. For example, if your preference is to have a non-medicated birth, a doula can help guide you through that process and create a personalized birth plan. A certified doula in Dayton, OH does not replace medical staff (such as your obstetrician and nurses).

When a surgical procedure is required, there are some situations in which a birth doula can also remain in the operating room, although this is not an expected obligation. A certified birth doula can also assist hospital staff to improve the overall birthing experience. A doula in Dayton, OH will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Dayton, OH can help improve parent satisfaction with their baby’s birth and delivery. The involvement of a doula can also lead to shorter deliveries with less complications.

Recent studies show that parents who have a support person like a doula by their side throughout labor and childbirth are more likely to:

  1. Give birth without the need for pain medicine
  2. Describe their birth experience in a positive way
  3. Give birth without the need for medical intervention, such as C-sections or vacuum delivery
  4. Experience a shorter labor

You can hire a doula early in your pregnancy to allow you time to get to know each other and to begin planning for your later trimesters, labor, birth, and aftercare. It is ideal to hire a doula when you are around 20 weeks along, but you can start looking for one before that.

It is never too late to hire a doula in Dayton, OH; you have right up to your due date to find a doula near you and receive all the benefits of doula support.

While many people think that a doula and a midwife are the same thing, their educational background and job duties are different. Doulas are non-medical professionals who provide emotional, physical and educational support, while also offering actionable advice and guidance to new parents about how to nurture their baby.

A midwife is a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or a certified midwife (CM). CNMs are medical professionals that are certified and licensed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. CMs are also certified, but they do not have nursing backgrounds.

Doulas are not medical professionals; they focus on the emotional support for the parents and the family before, during, and after the birth of the baby. Their job is to provide information, advice, and support to the family not diagnose any medical conditions or provide medical advice.

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