Cleveland Doula Services · Birth Doulas, Postpartum Doulas, Prenatal & Postpartum Massage

About Nurtured Foundation

About Nurtured Foundation Doula & Newborn Care Agency

Our Philosophy

At our agency we believe that parenthood is a sacred time in a family’s life. Families should be supported physically & emotionally from pregnancy through the postpartum period. We provide non-judgmental support, in a nurturing environment, so they can have the best start on their journey.

Our Mission

Individualized, professional and nonjudgemental family support.

Our Cleveland area doula agency services include birth doulas, postpartum doulas, newborn care specialists, overnight newborn care, in-home postpartum & prenatal massage, baby registry consults, car seat safety consults, and sleep consulting. We also offer private breastfeeding classes, postpartum/newborn consults and postpartum planning.

Meet The Doulas & Newborn Care Specialists

Our Doula Agency Serves the Following Areas

Cleveland area with all services:

Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, Beachwood, Chagrin Falls, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Heights, Medina, Hudson, Gates Mills, Cleveland Heights, University Heights, Highland Heights, Orange, Strongsville, Brunswick, Brecksville, Seven Hills, Independence, Fairview Park, Rocky River, Westlake, Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville, North Olmsted, Bay Village, Lakewood, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township, Cleveland, Ohio City and others.

Extended doula & newborn agency service areas:

Akron, Canton and Sandusky surrounding areas for Postpartum Doula, Overnight Newborn Care, Sleep Training and all Virtual Services: Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, Fairlawn, Green, Hudson, Mogadore, Montrose, Munroe Falls, Norton, Silver Lake, Stow, Tallmadge,  Akron  Springfield, Coventry, Copley, Massillon, Bath, Clinton, Canal Fulton, North Lawerence, North Canton, Hills and Dales, Navarre, Greentown, Uniontown, Hartville, Lakemore, Brimfield, Kent, Dalton, Orville, Wadsworth, Milan, Fremont, Upper Sandusky, Huron, Port Clinton, Erie, Castilia, Marblehead, Vermilion, Berlin Heights and more.

Nationwide for Sleep Consulting and Virtual Services

Lisa’s Story

Lisa Falkenstein | Nurtured FoundationLisa graduated from Kent State University with a BA in Family Studies. After working in various social work positions and working with many families in various capacities, she found her calling. Lisa’s love for families, motherhood, parenthood, and breastfeeding/chestfeeding led her career choice as a postpartum doula in Cleveland. Helping build families, establishing nursing and empowering people is her passion, and as a result she completed her certification as a Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Breastfeeding Educator,  Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), Certified Newborn/Infant Massage Instructor, Newborn Care Specialist and dual Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant. In addition, she is also a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner through the AADP.

Lisa consults as Director of Education for Summer’s Sleep Secrets where she helps design curriculum for newborn care specialists and sleep consulting trainings and certifications. She also coaches and mentors newborn care specialists and sleep consultants throughout the world.

Lisa is a happily married mother of two young adults and has an amazing husband. They reside on the westside of Cleveland.

After working for over 8 years part-time through mostly referrals and full-time since 2013, Lisa founded Nurtured Foundation Doula & Newborn Care Agency in 2014.

  • Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)

  • Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (AADP)

  • Certified Breastfeeding Educator (BEC), Birth Arts International

  • Certified Newborn Massage Instructor (CNMI), Baby’s First Massage

  • Certified Postpartum Doula (CPD), Birth Arts International

  • Certified Newborn Care Specialist, Summer’s Sleep Secrets

  • Bachelor of Arts, Family Studies (BA), Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 1997

  • American Heart Association CPR certified

  • Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant 2020


All doulas working with Nurtured Foundation Doula & Newborn Care Agency are independent contractors that are trained birth and/or postpartum doulas, newborn care specialists, and/or certified lactation counselors. All are CPR trained/certified, background checked and carry liability insurance specific to the care they provide.  All documentation is available upon request.

Cleveland Doula Agency

Interested in our services? Have a question?

As a Doula Agency, We Do Not…

Cleveland Doula Agency

We are not a medical provider. We do not give any medical advice nor is our care a substitution for medical care/advice. We will always refer you to your medical provider for related questions.

We are here to educate and support you on various pregnancy, birth and postpartum related issues. We provide research based information for you to make your own decisions. We are here to support you unconditionally in your decision making.

While accompanying you on a postpartum visit or lactation appointment, we will support you physically and emotionally. We will help you before the appointment with preparing questions for the medical professional, but we do not speak to the professional on your behalf.

This is your family and your journey. We are there to educate and support you along the early steps. We provide non-judgmental and respectful support to all my families.