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Doulas of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH
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Doulas of Cincinnati offers compassionate and unbiased care to women and growing families. Founders Emily Johnson and Katie Brenner has over a decade of combined experience and have served hundreds of families throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. They offer private and group childbirth education, labor and postpartum doula support, belly binding, placenta encapsulation, lactation support, and birth and newborn photography. They specialize in supporting a family's chosen birth plan and parenting philosophies, unmedicated and natural birthing options, epidural and cesarean births, VBAC, waterbirths, attachment parenting, breastfeeding and bottle feeding support, and babywearing. They also offer informative classes and bootcamps, lamaze classes, hypnobirth, and more. Emily and Katie have been certified by ProDoula in the areas of childbirth education, labor and postpartum doula services, and placenta encapsulation.

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Gentle Seed Doulas

5011 Kenwood Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45227
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Gentle Seed Doulas, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, specializes in expert birth doula services. Jennifer Tullo, a professionally trained birth and postpartum doula, is passionate about offering her support to families during the miraculous transition of childbirth. She encourages women to trust their own instincts, and she provides information regarding all options for the safest birth possible. Jennifer is a member of The Cincinnati Area Doula Society, and is working towards her certifications through toLabor and CAPPA. Gentle Seed Doulas offers prenatal visits, emotional and physical support during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, education and information, community resources, personalized birth plans, non-medical and holistic care, and postpartum support. A doula is meant to enhance a family's experience with childbirth, and Jennifer takes her role humbly and seriously.

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Stork Helpers

Lebanon, OH 45036
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Stork Helpers brings personalized doula care and support to families across Cincinnati, Dayton, and Northern Kentucky. It offers birth doula support, placenta encapsulation, and childbirth education 24/7/365. It works to simplify the process to ensure expectant mothers feel supported and are aware of all their options throughout their pregnancy journey. Stork Helpers was founded on the belief that childbirth support does not have to be expensive and that every family is deserving of it. Its staff has experience with various types of delivery and has been part of over 150 home and hospital births as doulas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it legal to give birth at home?

A: Six states consider home birth midwifery illegal, including Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, and South Dakota. Recently, Michigan passed legislation allowing at-home births. Additionally, 23 other states allow at-home deliveries but only under severe restrictions.

Q: Who is eligible for a home birth?

A: Although the medical community’s stance is that births at a hospital are the safest, any mother has the right to decide to give birth at home. However, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on Obstetric Practice considers multiple gestations, a prior C-section delivery, or fetal malpresentation reasons to avoid at-home labor.

Q: How do you get a birth certificate if you give birth at home?

A: The physician or the midwife who attended the home birth is responsible for registering the delivery with the local Health Department. You can ask your midwife or physician when you can expect to get a copy of the birth certificate.

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