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Found 5 Pros in Elyria, OH 44035, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Cassandra Linihan

Sheffield Lake, OH

3 reviews • 40 families supported • 4 years experience

3 reviews • 40 families supported • 4 years experience

I have been a Doula for 3.5 years, served 40 birthing families, and worked with 12 postpartum families. I feel confident support all kinds of birth; vaginal, cesarean, medicated, unmedicated, VBAC, home, hospital, premature delivery. I have 5 children of my own, and have been through it all (when it comes to childbirth)!

Care philosophy

Your birth is your own, and it matters. You birth in the way you feel drawn to do, and I will support you!

Areas served

  • Lakewood
  • Rocky River
  • Cleveland


  • Rebecca
    October 10, 2022 at 10:59 am | Client review

    Our pre-birth meetings with Cassandra helped us prepare mentally and emotionally for the process. She especially encouraged my partner as he prepared to help me through the labor experience. Although I wanted to have a completely natural birth experience, Cassandra helped me understand the possible twists and turns that commonly happen during birth so that I was mentally prepared for my unique experience. By the time my due-date approached, we both felt like we had tools to face whatever might happen during labor and delivery.

    During our delivery, we had a nurse rotation change and I did not feel comfortable with our new nurse. Cassandra helped me navigate those feelings, she worked with the hospital staff, and advocated for a new nurse to rotate into my room. I was so thankful to have her cool head during that tense moment!

    Our birth experience stands out as one of the most wonderful team experiences we’ve had as a family. My partner and I felt so connected as we worked together, and I truly believe Cassandra’s help and preparation gave us the tools we needed to work together effectively.


Angela Detlor

Cleveland, OH

0 reviews • 30 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 30 families supported • 4 years experience

I work with mothers and families looking for care after the birth of the baby rooted in our human physiologic design. Services vary depending on individual needs but can include: breastfeeding/pumping support or formula support, postpartum nutritional guidance, meal prep, postpartum vaginal steaming, warm oil gentle kneading, infant care education, light housework, babywearing support, caring for your newborn while you rest, emotional support, and more.

Care philosophy

Angela at Nest + Rest believes our experience with birth and recovery has a profound impact on our future. Taking the time after birth to heal is vital to our well-being, that of our family, and our community. I serve women and families throughout Greater Cleveland and Akron as a postpartum doula, offering mother-centered care.

Areas served

  • Cleveland
  • Cleveland Heights
  • University Heights
  • Little Italy
  • Ohio City
  • Tremont
  • Lakewood
  • Westlake
  • North Olmstead
  • Shaker Heights
  • Beachwood
  • Solon
  • Mayfield
  • Richmond Heights
  • Chesterland
  • Kirtland
  • Willowick
  • Willoughby
  • Mentor
  • Painesville
  • Chardon
  • Chagrin Falls
  • Macedonia
  • Brecksville
  • Brunswick
  • Strongsville
  • Medina
  • Akron
  • Fairlawn
  • Cuyahoga Falls
  • Oberlin
  • Hudson
  • Twinsburg
  • Aurora
  • Avon Lake
  • Bay Village
  • Rocky River
  • Berea
  • Elyria
  • Vermilion
  • Wadsworth
  • Brooklyn
$ flexible
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Risa Minek

Parma Heights, OH

3 reviews • 15 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 15 families supported • 3 years experience

Hey! Im Risa (she/they) Full Spectrum Queer Birthkeeper. Ive proudly made 3 babies that roam this wild Earth & grow my tiny family with my partner in NE Ohio. Surrounded by our pets and thriving garden, you can find us on a hike in our lovely Metro Parks or cuddled up on the couch. Loving on humans makes my heart happy. Check out more about me :

Care philosophy

Redivivus means to be 'reborn' and its the driving force behind all my support. Each moment of our lives, we are ever changing and ever growing. Becoming new beings, grown ups, creating families and shifting into parenthood and new generations. Its an often glanced over moment of life. I exist to fill in those spaces. To love on those birthers and the parents-to-be. To guide new life&hold space.

Areas served

  • Downtown Cleveland - Main Campus
  • Shaker Heights - Hillcrest
  • Cleveland
  • Fairview & Surrounding Areas
  • Akron- Summa
  • Southwest General
  • Westlake
  • Medina- Geneva area


  • Olivia
    July 10, 2023 at 12:22 am | Client review

    Risa is an incredible human and doula- I can’t recommend her services enough. I felt supported every step of the way, from our prenatal visits to laboring, recovering and even postpartum. She is knowledgeable, energetic, uplifting, and so kind. I can’t imagine having had this experience without her!

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Micaela Henderson

Cleveland, OH

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

I created HER birth doula services to help educate woman during pregnancy and beyond. At HER birth doula services we believe in having “your birth your way”. “Your birth your way” speaks to the power that you have within and the power that comes from being informed. I want to help women take back their power and own their birthing experiences. Birth is a natural process that should be honored not altered. As your Doula, I’m here to remind you of that very thing.

Care philosophy

My goal is to provide the resources and support needed to help families make the best decisions for their birthing experiences. I am also passionate about making doula services available to teen mothers that may not otherwise receive the support that they need.

Areas served

  • Cleveland
$ flexible

Gina Rini-Reese

Cleveland, OH

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 4 years experience

I am a full spectrum doula trained with Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings. I got my start in care work as an assistant infant teacher at a daycare back in 2018 where I worked for two and a half years with infants ages 6 weeks to 18 months. I’ve worked as a professional nanny and babysitter to newborns and children as old as 4. Most recently I’ve been working in reproductive health and abortion care. My passion for care work and birth support led me to becoming a full spectrum doula where I’ve been able to deepen my connection to my community by providing much needed postpartum support for all folks.

Care philosophy

As a trauma-informed, postpartum doula, my goal is to provide holistic postpartum support tailored to my client’s specific needs. No two birthing experiences are alike and neither is the postpartum period- whatever level of support you’re looking for, we can work together to make sure your needs will be met.

Areas served

  • Cleveland
  • Parma

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Elyria, OH offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Elyria, 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 Elyria, 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 Elyria, 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 Elyria, 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 Elyria, 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 Elyria, 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 Elyria, 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 Elyria, 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 Elyria, 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 Elyria, 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 Elyria, 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 Elyria, 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 Elyria, 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 Elyria, 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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