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Dorothy Bauman, DONA Birth Doula

Blooming Rose Doula Services


Phone: (330) 462-3070

Birth Fee: $200 to $600

Fee Details: Birth fee charges are on a sliding scale basis for the purpose of providing service for all classes, including low-income families. I support, and strive to help fulfill providing a Doula for every woman who wants one. My birth fee covers the complete time I spend with you during your labour, the birth of your baby, and postpartum time. There are additional charges for the prenatal visits apart from the birth fee. I do not work with insurance.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 51 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, June 2019
Type of Practice: On-call doula service

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Midwifery Training & Apprenticechip

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Trained in Breastfeeding, DONA approved

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • Certified NRP provider - HealthStream

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • Vaginal breech birth
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have a passion to provide caring support to women during pregnancy and childbirth, and to improve their experience of labour and birth. I see great value in natural, unmedicated childbirth, immediate skin-to-skin contact, and exclusive breastfeeding, if and when possible. I also serve families who choose medicated births or cesarean sections. I am here for you! I am currently working towards certification as a birth doula by DONA International and plan to have that completed by Spring of 2020. I am also a student midwife, and am currently apprenticing under a very experienced and well seasoned home-birth midwife. Psalm 136: I will praise Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Thy works, and that my soul knoweth right well.

Languages spoken: primarily English

Client Testimonials for Dorothy Bauman, DONA Birth Doula

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Valentin&Virginia Wall

After the hospital birth of our first daughter, we desired a home birth this time. Our memory of care given in the hospital was impersonal and somewhat unpleasant. Dorothy, one of my trusted sisters, happened to be working with the midwife we had chosen, and so we asked her to be our Doula. We found Dorothy to be very caring. She listened well and took time to talk things through with us beforehand and afterwards. She has faith in God the Father, and encouraged us to look to Him through the experience. She provided excellent support for achieving the natural childbirth that we desired!! My husband was also a wonderful support during labor and she made sure to incorporate him into the birth process by giving him additional ideas and tips as she could tell having him by my side was essential. Her sensitivity towards how we felt was much appreciated. During labor Dorothy kept the pool warm, fanned my face, placed a damp washcloth on my forehead, and helped guide my breathing pattern. In between contractions she served sparking juice which I felt helped me not to vomit. Her pleasant and peaceful presence helped create a sweet atmosphere. She did well in keeping me calm, and reassuring me that I could do it! Holding tightly to my husband's waist while in the pool, I gave birth to our precious baby girl. Dorothy was on top of it! She took pictures, gave us towels to dry, cleaned up the tub, and set things in order again. We are glad we chose Dorothy to be part in this miracle of birth. She was a real asset and definitely met our need. We’d do it all over again; ‘tis a beautiful memory never to be forgotten. God is gracious.

Posted 12/5/2019

Birth Availability for Dorothy Bauman, DONA Birth Doula

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