$850 to $1000
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
will not attend unassisted
Organizer of The Cleveland Birth Expo covering all of Northeast Ohio Volunteer for Cleveland's Climb Out of The Darkness Walk
birth doula services, midwife assistant, placenta encapsulation,DNA jewelry & keepsakes (breast milk, cremation ash, cord & placenta, hair, & other)
Berea, OH Service range 40 miles
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As a first time mom, I feel so lucky to have had Emma’s support, knowledge, and care throughout my pregnancy and birth. A doula is so much more than a support person for a woman in labor. The reason I felt empowered and informed when I went to the hospital was because Emma had worked with me so diligently long before I packed my hospital bag. I had endless questions (and a few anxieties), and Emma calmly addressed each one with a combination of humor and deep understanding of the subject matter. She’s a pro. She advocated for me and, more importantly, made me more confident in advocating for myself, which turned out to be crucial since I was induced during the early weeks of Cleveland’s more stringent hospital visitor/support person guidelines during the COVID-19 crisis and discovered only after I had entered the hospital that Emma would not be able to join me a few hours later as we had planned. So I can even attest to Emma’s awesome ability to provide doula care via text and Skype. She was with me the entire time. I cannot speak highly enough about her dedication to this work.
Emma is such a sweetheart! Her service is swift and her products are super helpful! She encapsulated my placenta, gave me a beautiful placenta print, and made me placenta tinctures! I got one for myself amd one for my daughter for when she gets older. I cannot wait to see her again at the cleveland birth expo! I would recommend to Emma's services to anyone. She picked up My Placenta and brought me back the finished product quickly!
When we met Emma we knew right away that we wanted to hire her. She has very trusting eyes and is easy to talk to. We never felt rushed when talking to her. This enabled us to take our time with questions we had as well as think outloud and have her guide us in our decision making. Emma met with us at our home pre-labor as a "check in" and went through relaxation techniques. She showed us hand and foot massages and helped us make our birth plan. What makes Emma so special and unique to us as a doula is specifically in how she approached us as her clients. She used verbaige such as "it sounds like what you are saying is." We appreciated this because as first time parents we didnt know what questions to ask or what to expect in labor. Emma was also available 24/7 to answer our calls and texts. This may seem like a standard thing for doulas, but for Emma she would respond very quickly and this was something we really valued.
When it came time to our actual birth experience, when my husband reached out to Emma she had just left another birth. This did not inhibit her from making time to check in with us every hour. Emma used essential oils at our house and put on some music as she started coaching me through each contraction. She also suggested a walk and taking a bath. Emma never took the focus and attention off of us as her clients. She used different techinques for counter pressure that worked well for me and in times when she knew I just needed by husband she would quietly stand nearby to make sure everything was okay.
Post birth, Emma encapsulated my placenta as well as made smoothies and truffles. They are the best truffles I have ever had! I cant speak more highly of this amazing woman. If you’re considering hiring a doula for your birth look no further than Emma. She is the best of the best and will provide everything you could need for a peaceful birth experience.
From the moment I reached out to Emma in regards to the services I was looking for she was so kind, helpful, informative & professional. Emma always responded quickly to any questions I had whether it was via email or text. I used Emma for placenta encapsulation. My son was born right before a big snow storm making it challenging for the pick up & delivery of the placenta & then tinctures but Emma was fabulous & personally delivered to my house after I had my baby. For baby #2, I’ll definitely be using Emma’s services as well! I highly highly recommend.
Emma was amazing! I texted her when my active labor started then again when my beautiful daughter made her appearance and she was there in less than 2 hours. Which is amazing because we are separated by about an hour and a half. I never felt uncomfortable or embarassed to ask any questions and Emma always made me feel comfortable advocating for myself. I wish I could share a picture of my print, it is beautiful. I also got the placenta capsules & cord keepsake. Very very very very happy with the outcome
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