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Meet Charis England

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Meet Charis England

I love how different Greater Cincinnati is (and its diversity!) Living in Walton I get to feel like I’m “out there” with land and lots of trees when I’m actually pretty close to so many things. I can drive a little south and be in farm land, drive 15 minutes north and be in Florence for shopping, 30 minutes north and I’m downtown enjoying the city lifestyle.

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Meet Monika Watson

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Meet Monika Watson

I love that there is always something to do in Cincinnati. There are new areas being developed all the time so finding new places is always fun. I like trying new restaurants and I love how close we are to Northern Kentucky. Many of my close friends live there and I enjoy going over the river whenever I can. 

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Meet Teresa Gossard

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Meet Teresa Gossard

I love talking long walks through Eden Park, spending time with any or all of my five adorable grandchildren and three children. Cincinnati is wonderful - Great parks and outdoor activities, college and professional sports, lovely museums and galleries, the symphony and many concert venues, so many theaters and countless fabulous restaurants.

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Meet Melissa Wirth-Gregory

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Meet Melissa Wirth-Gregory

What do you love about living in Cincinnati?

I enjoy the small town family friendly feel of Loveland where I live with easy access to our ever changing downtown area. With new exciting restaurants and breweries opening all the time there is always something new to try.

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Meet Rachele Cafazo

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Meet Rachele Cafazo

Rachele lives in Northern Kentucky. She enjoys hiking, good Cincinnati eats, shows, and spending time with her friends and family. Get to know Rachele and why our clients love her!

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Kale Salad: 5 Ways

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Kale Salad: 5 Ways

It’s no secret that I love Kale Salad. If you’re a DOC client, and I’ve been your doula - especially for Postpartum and Infant Care - then you’ve probably seen me throw down a medium sized mixing bowl of this yummy goodness at lunch. It’s a favorite when I meal prep for clients and the possibilities are endless.

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Meet Paige Menkins

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Meet Paige Menkins

Paige lives on the West Side of Cincinnati with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying all that Cincinnati has to offer from the parks, restaurants, and sports to the architecture. Get to know Paige and why our clients love her!

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The Climb: A Story of Survival (Part 2)

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The Climb: A Story of Survival (Part 2)

My daughter recently turned 2-years-old, and I’m a functioning person with a decent amount of balance in my life. I have a job, I have friends, I go on dates with my husband, I exercise, and, most importantly, I love my daughter to pieces. We did bond, even without breastfeeding and without me being my best in the beginning.

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The Climb: A Story of Survival (Part 1)

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The Climb: A Story of Survival (Part 1)

At first it was all about the excitement, and I had lots of people checking on me and calling me. I had visitors, calls, messages, and mail from people showing their love. It was all about gazing at her little face and being in total awe that she was here, out in the real world, and I wasn’t feeling her wiggle around inside anymore. I was just recovering physically and trying to get the hang of life with a newborn.

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My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Part 3

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My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Part 3

She had milestones. I didn’t record any. Each month passed by and I didn’t snap a styled photo like I had for her older sister. I didn’t write in her baby book, except to apologize for ruining us. I hoped she would forgive me. I didn’t take any videos or pictures. I never wanted to remember this time. Never. But, daily, I was reminded. Reminded that we weren’t normal. Reminded we were broken.

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My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Part 2

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My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Part 2

I had a new plan for the weekend. I would stay with my parents. I would power pump. I would cluster pump. I would get my supply up. We would attempt to latch then. I tried to busy myself with sewing while my mother fed my baby. I made her watch a paced bottle feeding video. I watched across the room in agony as she held the bottle in her mouth. I knew it was over then. I knew I would never get to be her mother.

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My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Part 1

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My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Part 1

I know, firsthand, how hard it is for parents to admit they're suffering. I made it through and I can barely talk about it almost a year later. So I'm forcing my own hand (or fingers, rather). This month is National Mental Health Awareness Month and I am determined to get my story out in the hopes of helping another parent recognize their symptoms and seek help earlier.

Below is Part One. Stay tuned for Parts 2 and 3 (or who knows how many since I haven't written them yet). I have never felt so vulnerable as I do standing on the precipice of this blog series. Thank you for reading.

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Meet Miranda Tepe

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Meet Miranda Tepe

Miranda and her family live on the West Side of Cincinnati with her husband and four children. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing games, making crafts with the kids and shopping. Making memories with her family is her biggest enjoyment, because happy memories are the best part about life.

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Top 10 Bedtime Books

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Top 10 Bedtime Books

Bedtime stories are a nice way to wind down together and enjoy some quiet bonding and fun with your kid(s). Here are the top ten bedtime books from our house from birth through age 5.

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Your Worry-Free Pregnancy

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Your Worry-Free Pregnancy

Whether you’ve just peed on the stick or your due date is quickly approaching, almost every pregnant person has fears leading up to their labor and birth.  Let us remind you that you are not alone.  At Doulas of Cincinnati we’ve helped prospective parents process a great deal of fears and questions.

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