1 years and 16 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 2
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Experience at Christ, Good Samaritan, Bethesda North, UC, Mercy West, Atrium Medical Center, St. Elizabeth
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Any home birth with a midwife present.
Healing Touch Volunteer at Bethesda North
I support you during pregnancy, birth & immediate postpartum period. I am there for you emotionally, where you can openly discuss fears, concerns, & excitement w/o judgement. I offer resources & articles to help you make informed decisions. During labor, I provide non-medical pain relief which is tailored to your own personal likes & needs, & may include massage, position suggestions, or rebozo. My services include 1-2 prenatal appointments where we discuss any questions or concerns as well as your birth wishes, on call from contract signing, text email & phone support, back up doula, continuous labor support beginning in your home & traveling to your birth place, my presence 1-2 hours after birth, & 1 postpartum appointment to reflect on your birth. I am able to photograph some of the laboring process & moments after birth free of charge, if this is something that interests you.
Cincinnati, OH Service range 35 miles
After previously having a midwife miss my delivery (at home), I knew I wanted to hire a doula. I had interviewed five doulas, all who I liked, but I chose Diana because she was not too far and I felt a connection with her. I enjoyed our prenatal visits, and she was able to meet with my midwives prior to delivery so I felt like I had a solid support team. I went past my edd and Diana was wonderful in reassuring me and comforting me when I was feeling like I may be pregnant forever. When I did go into labor I sent her a text to let her know, and about an hour later I text her again telling her I was ready for her to join me. She left right away and was by my side for the next 8 or so hours, until baby was here and we were settled. I desired a very hands off labor, but she was there with me, playing music, making sure I was eating and hydrated, and taking photos when she could. I don't even think she left to use the restroom the entire time she was with me.
I would absolutely recommend Diana. She was a wonderful support and I am so grateful to have had her calming presence with me through an intense labor.
= Available. Calendar last updated: 09-13-2017