I became a doula because I want to support women and families during this amazing and intense time of their lives.
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I believe intentional, peace-filled, empowered births and family beginnings are possible. I became a doula to support this mission for families of all kinds who desire these things for themselves.
I’ve lived in Greater Cincinnati my whole life. I love all the perks of city life while still having a small-town feel!
Not sure where to make your reservation (or if you can)? Check out our Tuesday Top Ten of the best brunches in Cincinnati. Any of these is sure to make your mom (and you!) smile.
One of the most common questions we’re asked as doulas is how to physically prepare for pregnancy, birth and recover postpartum. Join us on the blog today with Stacey Hendricks, a Cincinnati Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist.
As Doulas we're often asked how parents can prepare for their growing family. Join us on the blog today with Gabrielle Stepaniak, and Cincinnati Insurance Agent, to answer some of your burning questions.
All of my friends and family are having get togethers and heading out to our favorite breweries, restaurants and bars. I want to do the best for my baby and myself…but I’m feeling super left out - do you have any suggestions?
Feeling festive in Ft. Mitchell
Well, my dear babymoon-less friends, I have the perfect solution (this is for you, Amanda). A short and sweet weekend getaway, right here in Cincinnati, full of parks, donuts, and all the relaxation your heart desires! Keep reading for the complete itinerary below.
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!
Placenta Encapsulation continues its popularity in Cincinnati, but one of the downfalls to placenta capsules is their short shelf life. Find out how placenta tincture can increase the longevity of your placenta.
Each year Doulas of Cincinnati hosts No Child Wet Behind to raise awareness and diapers for babies in need in our community. We are proud to have the support of our friends at Parental Hope as Silver Sponsors for 2018. Find out more about how Parental Hope is helping make people's dreams of a growing family come true.
How often do my pump accessories need to be washed and sanitized? How do I keep my pump pieces clean and safe in between pump sessions? We're breaking down the CDC's new recommendations to keep your baby safe and your life easy!
Remind me again why none of my friends told me I was going to get my vagina and rectum swabbed at my 36 week appointment?! You’d think they would have remembered to mention that one!...Let’s start by going over the basics of GBS (Group B Streptococci)
The calendar still says February, but the weather in the Queen City has us feeling like spring! While we aren’t complaining about the warm temperature, severe weather and power outages may be just around the corner. Now is the time to prepare to safely feed your little one in case of an outage - before you are caught in the dark!
What I perceive as Braxton-Hicks contractions are more frequent, lasting longer, and the strongest they’ve ever been. I think I knew, subconsciously, that it was right around the corner.
Katie Brenner is co-founder of Doulas of Cincinnati. Her second son was born in early September of 2016 at Family Beginnings at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Katie shares her birth story and video slideshow featuring birth photography and birth doula support from the Doulas of Cincinnati team.
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.
Christy was a client of mine last year who overcame some seriously tough twists during her labor (You're 10 centimeters! Just kidding... still 7!) to birth her sweet baby boy, Ashby, at Mercy Hospital in Anderson. She blogs over on Eat Clean Live Simple (go give her some love) and she's kindly written her birth story for us to share and enjoy.
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.