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Found 8 Pros in Dayton, OH, USA | Postpartum doula support
EXPERIENCE
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Families served
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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!

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Mary Lanese

Dayton, OH

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 4 years experience

I take pride in providing you space to rest, recover, and bond with your new bundle(s) of joy while providing newborn care and tackling household tasks such as meal preparation, laundry, dishes etc. I offer non-judgmental, evidence-based support for you and your family as I believe parenthood looks different for every family. My goals are to instill confidence in your decisions and empower you and your family as you navigate your way through the fourth trimester. Every family deserves care that is evidence-based, emotionally safe and inclusive regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or ability.

Care philosophy

Adding a new baby to your home, whether it was through naturally conceiving, through fertility treatments, surrogacy or adoption, is a life-changing moment and you need support. You don’t have to start your journey alone! My team and I can help!

Areas served

  • Bellbrook
  • Beavercreek
  • Kettering
  • Centerville
  • Miamisburg
  • Springboro
  • Huber Heights
  • Tipp City
  • Troy
  • Piqua
  • Sidney
  • Vandalia
  • Englewood
  • Clayton
  • Germantown
  • Springfield
  • Cincinnati
  • Lebanon
  • Mason
  • Westchester
  • Sharonville
  • Loveland
  • Oakley
  • Clifton
  • Mt. Adams
$ 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.

$ 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.

$ 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
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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

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Dayton, OH offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Dayton, OH offer a wide range of after-birth support services, including:

  1. Caring for and assisting in the recovery of the birthing parent
  2. Providing breastfeeding and lactation support
  3. Offering advice for baby soothing, diapering and bathing
  4. Parent-baby bonding
  5. Caring for older siblings
  6. Light housework
  7. Night nannying or sleep relief services

Some parents require additional physical and emotional support due to their specific situation, lack of family support, or their particular lifestyle. A postpartum doula positively affects the entire family, as many postpartum doulas are involved in sibling care, housework chores, and educating clients on childcare information/techniques.

To find a postpartum doula in Dayton, OH, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified postpartum doulas near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many postpartum doulas as you wish and hire a postpartum doula in Dayton, OH with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a postpartum doula. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted postpartum doulas Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

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

To find a postpartum doula, you can also browse the available postpartum doulas near you in Dayton, OH and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the postpartum doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three postpartum doulas before hiring a postpartum doula near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified postpartum doula near you and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a postpartum doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a postpartum doula in Dayton, OH to be $35 per hour, which is the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of Ohio. The cost of a postpartum doula in Dayton, OH can range from $36 to $35 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 260 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Ohio. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Ohio is about the same as the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Dayton, OH, you and your postpartum 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.

A postpartum doula in Dayton, OH is meant to help the entire family and their role is not just limited to the birthing parent and newborn. A doula provides physical and emotional support to parents and siblings, but they also offer information and advice regarding how to feed, bathe, swaddle, and soothe the baby.

They also often help with postpartum depression issues, and are considered child care “consultants” rather than medical professionals. Many postpartum doulas in Dayton, OH offer a range of services that can help with parents trying to adjust to a newborn child. These services often include:

  • Sibling care
  • Assist with household chores
  • Parent-baby bonding
  • Physical and emotional recovery
  • Support to parents and extended family

A postpartum doula in Dayton, OH can have a lasting positive impact on a family and help them feel more confident about their parenting role and the way that they feed and nurture their baby. They might offer advice regarding feeding, bathing, and parent-baby bonding.

It is important to note that a postpartum doula might offer advice but is not expected to provide medical care of any kind or serve as a replacement to an accredited physician. Postpartum doulas are also not qualified to prescribe medication.

Many new parents want to know about certified postpartum doulas and how exactly they are certified. Since the demand for postpartum doulas has greatly expanded in the last several years, the number of reputable postpartum doula training and certification programs has grown in Dayton, OH. Training criteria can differ from program to program, but most follow a similar curriculum which includes core academic curriculum and practical hours and real-life care experience.

One of the most common national postpartum doula training certifications comes from DONA International. A postpartum doula usually receives about 27 hours of practical training before they are a certified postpartum doula.

There are also CAPPA-certified postpartum doulas in Dayton, OH, as well. These doulas were certified by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international organization that certifies doulas and other childbirth educators/professionals.

As a reminder, because postpartum doulas are not trained to be a medical professional and diagnose and treat medical conditions, a certification is not required for them to practice.

As their names suggest, a birth doula’s main priority is to provide support services before, during and in the moments immediately after childbirth. A postpartum doula’s obligations usually begin after the birth, for several weeks or months. In many cases, your birth doula will also be a trained and certified postpartum doula, which can provide a continuity of care that many parents find extremely valuable.

Many parents want to know whether a postpartum doula or a baby nurse would meet their needs and expectations. A baby nurse might be focused on making sure that a baby sleeps or feeds properly, but that might be the extent of their role. A postpartum doula generally offers more holistic services for their clients.

A postpartum doula in Dayton, OH is expected to be more involved with the family as a whole. They might remain involved in sibling care or also provide emotional support to the partner as both parents adjust to becoming new parents. This may even include support for older siblings, light housework, and even meal prep. A postpartum doula provides more physical, emotional, and informational support than a baby nurse.

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.

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