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Birth Doulas
in Cleveland & Akron

Your Trusted Akron and Cleveland Birth Doulas

Pregnancy and childbirth are miraculous times, but navigating pregnancy and preparing for childbirth can be uncertain, challenging, and even intimidating. That’s where we come in as your dedicated birth doulas in Cleveland. Our service is here to help guide and navigate you through the many unknowns, ensuring you have a happy, positive birth experience.

Birth Doula Package

birth doulas

As Your Birth Doulas, Our Mission:

  • Connect with you and your partner during pregnancy, addressing your concerns, providing evidence-based information, and sharing your excitement.
  • Provide professional, unbiased support for all births, including laboring in water, unmedicated or medicated hospital births, inductions, high-risk births, and cesareans.
  • Create a customized birth plan designed in close collaboration with you and a partner.
  • Continuous labor support from the beginning of active labor until you comfortably hold your new baby, with no time restrictions or extra fees for longer labor.
  • Immediate postpartum support following the birth, with a focus on initiating breast/chest-feeding and providing support.
  • Physical and emotional support during labor, including massage, breathing guidance, encouragement, and suggestions for optimal positioning.
  • Provide a doula who offers guidance and support for your partner, ensuring they have a happy, positive experience.
  • Offer professionally trained and experienced doulas who collaborate seamlessly with your birth professionals.

Optional Add-on Lactation Package Includes:

Three in-person or virtual (based on timing) lactation visits up to 2 hours each to go over lactation and pumping. The visits will be with a doula that is also a CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor)

#1 Prenatal Visit:

  • How to prepare for breastfeeding
  • How to collect colostrum
  • Preparing for the postpartum time at the hospital
  • Hand/pump expression
  • Setting up your pump
  • Finding the correct flange size
  • Nipple assessment, breast history

#2 First Week Home Visit:

  • Weight check and weighted feed
  • Assessing feeding
  • Process the birth together
  • Milk management
  • Tips/Tricks

#3 Bottles & Pumps Visit:

  • Goals
  • Storage
  • Getting a milk stash
  • Bottles
  • Pump settings
  • Pumping schedule
  • Pump/bottle education
  • How to power pump

All our Akron & Cleveland birth doulas are independent contractors affiliated with Nurtured Foundation, ensuring they meet our exceptional standards of care.


We had a wonderful experience working with Kristen. She was super compassionate and supportive and offered so much helpful information and support before, during, and after labor. My labor didn’t go as expected, but I’m so glad Kristen was there in the room to support me and my husband. She has also been helpful postpartum with breastfeeding. Really grateful we hired her and recommend her to anyone looking for a doula.

Kathleen M.
Absolutely wonderful experience! Merav knew exactly what I needed at each stage of pregnancy and labor. In the end, we got my unmedicated VBAC (except for a whiffAustin of laughing gas at the end)! Thank you Nurtured Foundation and Merav 😁
Austin C.
My husband and I both agree that hiring Ashley as our doula was the best choice we made in preparing for the birth of our son. She offered so much support to each of us through our time together…Her nurturing energy radiates a passion for childbirth and motherhood. When the time comes for us to welcome another child I would hire her again in a heartbeat.
Melyssa B.