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Dorothy Bauman, DONA Doula

Blooming Rose Doula Services

Shreve, OH Service range 100 miles

(330) 462-3070

Birth Fee

$200 to $600

Birth Fee

$200 to $600

Birth Doula Experience

2 years and 61 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

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Birth pool rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

It is my passion to provide caring support to women during pregnancy and childbirth, and to improve their experience of labor 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 a certified Basic Life Provider (BLS, First Aid, CPR / AED), and a certified Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP). I am also a student midwife and apprentice of home-birth, and work as a nurse's aide at a birthing center.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Birth fee charges are based on a sliding scale that is discussed privately to fit each client's individual financial situation. There is a small fee included for each visit (except for the birth) apart from the birth fee. I do not currently work with insurance.

Shreve, OH Service range 100 miles

Client Testimonials for Dorothy Bauman, DONA Doula

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Dorothy was our doula for our second birth. We had the goal of a non-medicated birth in a hospital, ideally a water birth in the provided tub. With Dorothy's help, we were able to have the birth we had hoped for. 


Dorothy is a gentle spirit and naturally falls into the role of a supporter. She was able to strike the balance of offering advice and suggestions without overstepping and while still respecting the wishes of the mother. In labor, I am fairly self-sustained until the end, and Dorothy respectfully gave me my space until I needed her, at which point she was immediately by my side. 


Dorothy was easy to communicate with and to schedule with, and she always let me know if she was going to be delayed for any reason. We had a winter baby, and Dorothy was abudantly clear that driving the hour to our house would not be a problem, even in snow or bad weather. 


All in all, Dorothy demonstrated compassion for the pregnant, laboring, and postpartum mother, and she coupled her desire for the woman's physical and emotional health with professionalism and grace. We are grateful to have had her at our labor.

Katie Crabtree


We are so glad that Dorothy was our doula. She did so much to help us be prepared for and make the most of the birthing process. We desired a natural birth with minimal interventions and Dorothy fully supported us in that. She lent us quality resources and discussed with us what this might look like. Whenever I contacted Dorothy, she responded promptly and when we called to tell her we were in labor, she came right away. During labor and delivery, she was always there supporting me emotionally and physically. I definitely wouldn't have had such a positive experience without her. It has been a blessing having her support. 

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.

Birth Availability for Dorothy Bauman, DONA Doula

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