Birth Doula Services
Skilled support for one of life's greatest moments.
Birth Doula Services
Skilled support for one of life's greatest moments.
Navigating pregnancy and birth can be overwhelming. Everyone has opinions and advice, and it often comes with a layer of judgment.
Our birth doula services are a reflection of what you need when you need it. Whether it's information, a listening ear, calming words, or steadfast encouragement, we have the skills and expertise to guide you through pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
Get started by completing our doula intake form, and you will receive more information about our process and the investment. There is no pressure or obligation to commit. We can't wait to hear from you!
Birth Doula Services FAQ
Q: What do birth doula services include?
A: Think of a doula as your expert labor, birth, and postpartum expert. Doulas are trained to support you and your partner through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum as well.
There are many things that doulas provide during each stage of the process, but here are a few examples:
- Providing valuable information about what is actually happening in your body both during labor and postpartum to help you understand and give clarity.
- Walking you through procedures and processes.
- Helping with your physical comfort. This can be done through different means of touch, massage, and breathing.
- Creating an ideal birth environment.
- Acting as an advocate for you, your partner, and your baby while in the hospital or birth center.
- Meeting basic needs during the chaos of labor.
- Emotional comfort, encouragement, and support.
- Support in feedings post-labor.
During labor and delivery, doula services mainly include physical and emotional support to help you push through and bring your beautiful baby into the world.
Q: What are the benefits of birth doula services?
A: According to the Mayo Clinic, research has shown that receiving support from a doula is associated with:
- A decreased use of pain relief medication during labor
- A decreased incidence of C-sections
- A decrease in the length of labor
- A decrease in negative childbirth experiences
Q: Should I use a doula regardless of my birth plan?
A: Absolutely! Many people believe the myth that doula services are only for those that choose a natural birth, however, this could not be further from the truth! A qualified and experienced doula will be able to support births in every form: medicated, unmedicated, scheduled cesarean, unplanned cesarean, multiples, surrogate births, inductions, and VBACs.
Additionally, a doula can actually help build your ideal birth plan. Before the big day ever arrives, it’s important to consider your wishes regarding your labor and birth, You’ll want to record these preferences in a written birth plan for your doctors and nurses to reference. A doula can help you in creating a plan that doesn’t leave out any important information, such as your opinions on pain management. Even if things don’t go perfectly according to plan, your doula will have communicated with you extensively on this plan and will be able to advocate for you towards the next best option that you discussed.
Q: When should I contact you?
A: We recommend you wait until you confirm your pregnancy with your medical provider before scheduling a consultation. And it's never too late to hire a birth doula - we've been hired by a client in early labor (though we don't recommend waiting that long)! Booking early means more support and guidance from your doula team and a better chance that we have availability.
Q: Will my partner feel excluded?
A: Hiring a doula is beneficial for both parents! Your partner is relieved of the pressure of remembering every detail, and able to rest when needed. Our clients have reported feeling more connected and present with their partner with the support of their doula. And check out this blog post for more on this!
Q: Are birth doulas only for natural births?
A: Absolutely not! This is one of the most common misconceptions about birth doulas. CLEbaby doulas are experienced in supporting births in every form: medicated, unmedicated, scheduled cesarean, unplanned cesarean, multiples, surrogate births, inductions, and VBACs.
Q: What happens if I go into labor early/late?
A: Rest assured that we are prepared for anything. Once you secure your doula support, your CLEbaby doula is officially on-call for you. After supporting hundreds of births, we understand the need for flexibility.
Experience our Doula Difference
As an agency, we are able to offer consistency and a wide-range of support. You can feel confident in the level of support you will receive, while enjoying the fact that all of our support is purposefully tailored to your unique needs and wishes.
Our support is truly non-judgmental and unbiased. We are not here to push agendas or make assumptions about the birth you want. We are here to support you and help you create your ideal birth experience.
We care passionately about Ohio families, and we have a wealth of local knowledge and resources that can help you during this transformative time.
“I had an incredible experience with CLEbaby for the birth of my daughter. They were so helpful in creating my birth plan, understanding my needs, answering questions, and offering support. The instant my doula arrived I became calmer. She also provided reassuring support to my husband the entire time.
It was such a relief and so affirming to have someone there who I had a relationship with and who has so much knowledge and experience with births. I would 100% recommend CLEbaby to anyone.”
“I am so grateful to the team at CLEbaby. People ask me all the time “what did the doula do for you?”. Sure she rubbed my back and helped me into different positions. But the biggest benefit was her support and guidance. I trusted who talked through each step of the birth. She helped me be confident and unafraid."
“A CLEbaby doula was present at the birth of my first son. She was the calm my husband and I needed to get through childbirth. So when I got pregnant again I know I wanted her with me in the delivery room again so she could give me the same calm and productive advice/encouragement I needed to get through childbirth again. I love that my doula was a special part of both my birth stories.”
“My doula was absolutely fantastic! She could not have been more helpful during labor, offering tons of suggestions for position changes and walking around and making sure the nurses brought us anything we needed. We also appreciated her follow-up visit at our home.”
"I used CLEbaby in 2018 when I had my first baby. Our doula was patient, encouraging, and knowledgeable. She was such a calm presence and provided helpful suggestions when I needed them. She also was great at guiding my husband in ways to support me throughout the labor process. My labor was quite long with my first and she went above and beyond despite surely being exhausted herself. We absolutely loved our experience with CLEbaby."
"When she stepped out of the room, my bedside nurse told me my doula was one of the best doulas she’s ever worked with. And I agree!
I really liked how professional CLEbaby is as a business. You know that you will have a well-trained, quality doula. I also liked their buddy system so you always had a back-up person as well."
"We had an amazing experience with CLEbaby!! Our Doula was a last-minute substitute as I had to be induced early. She did an awesome job and I couldn’t have more positive things to say about her expertise throughout the whole process! Having a Doula helped tremendously. She had such positive energy with encouraging words during my birth. I would recommend CLEbaby to anyone!!"
"We found out we were having twins, which meant a high-risk pregnancy. After researching some doulas, I contacted CLEbaby. With a strong possibility of a c-section, my doula was willing to support me no matter what mode of delivery we needed. When I was induced, she came and supported me overnight, advising me on possible procedures and helping my husband support me through the whole process. She stayed with us in the delivery room and took photos of our first moments with our boys. I was extremely pleased with my experience with CLEbaby."
"We used the doula services from CLEbaby. The team approach was awesome! We couldn't imagine a better support person to help bring our little one into the world. Would highly recommend this company! Thank you to CLEbaby for making the whole process seamless."
“I feel so lucky that I was able to have my CLEbaby doula in my life these past few months. She was an amazing birth doula and helped bring my dream of having an unmedicated birth to life. After having inductions with my two previous children and having a very “medical” experience, I never thought it would be possible. But she helped me through the pain and it was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Then the real fun began - life with 3 kids!!”
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