Birth Fee: $0 to $800
Postpartum Rate: $0 to $35
Fee Details: Please feel free to contact us even if you are unable to meet our fee. We do offer payment plans, gift cards and discounts. We feel all women deserve to have support and encouragement regardless of their financial abilities. If for any reason we can not support you for your birth we will gladly help you find a doula who can. My Business Partners offers Early Pregnancy and Childbirth education at our Studio for both hospital and home-birthing families along with Placenta Encapsulation services and Inclusion Jewelry. Call us for a free consultation or to book a class.
Birth Doula Experience: 10 years and 200 births attended
Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years and 5 families served
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Doula agency owner
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Co-Founder of Mother Rising Women's Center, Volunteer with the Geauga County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Have supported families in HypnoBirth, Bradley Method and Lamaze along with Cesarean, VBAC and water birth, single, teen and high risk mothers. 12yrs. of experience in post-operative care and 5yrs in Homecare services.
Languages spoken: English
Danielle was our doula for the birth of my second child in February 2019. She was so wonderful to work with - leading up to the birth, during the birth, and for follow up after. Danielle has such a kind and nurturing personality, and I found that so comforting during the birth. She is extremely knowledgable - I cannot emphasize this enough. She knows her stuff! Danielle works well to with the entire family - my husband and my mother were also at my birth. Danielle took the time to get to know us and to answer all of our questions in the months before, which made me feel so comfortable. She also came prepared - at one point I was so burning hot and all of a sudden she grabbed a fan from her bag! When my birth turned out to be an induction as time progressed, she was helpful and I appreciated her being there to provide guidance, support, and for someone to talk things through with. She had great suggestions of pain management techniques and also was supportive with my decision to have an epidural. Danielle followed up with us and truly cares about her clients. I highly recommend Danielle!
I don't have enough wonderful words to say about Danielle. I did not use a doula for my first birth, but because I wanted to VBAC and stay as natural as possible for my second birth, I looked in to Danielle per the recommendation of my cousin. She was perfect. She came to the hospital when I was ready and stayed the entire time. She gave me a ton of good suggestions for positions and helped my husband carry some of the burden of keeping me comfortable. She tailored her suggestions to my needs and was there to help answer questions about why certain things are a certain way ( like why did I need pitocin and why I needed to lay on my back because of baby's head position). I would recommend Daneille to anyone considering a doula. She was experienced ( the staff all knew her), and was obviously respected by the staff. They were not threatened by her presence in the slightest. They were excited she was there to help. She knew where to put pressure based on where the pain was and was able to suggest differenent things that kept me going natural until the very end when I needed the epidural for surgical reasons. Even though I was unable to VBAC and ended up with a csection, I still feel like Danielle was worth every single cent. Her prescence was caliming and she gave me the exact birth experience I wanted with the cirumstances as they were.
I'm not sure if I want natural birth, and if doula is needed. So I interviewed a couple doulas to decide. My friend referred Danielle to me. After meeting with her and hear good things about her, I brought her to my birth team right away! I got epidural right away, and I still think hiring Danielle worths every single penny spent.
If her schedule works out, bring her to your birthing team!
Danielle was present for both of my daughters births, in August 2014 and February 2016. My husband and I found her to be supportive and encouraging of my goal for a natural childbirth. She was calm when I wasn't, and suggested techniques to help me cope. I also really treasure the pictures she took just moments after the babies arrival! I would highly recommend using Danielle as your Doula!
Danielle was such a wonderful asset to have during my labor and birth. She was always available by phone when my contractions first started, reassuring me and getting me through the day. By the evening, I was ready for her to be at my home. She quickly showed up (even asked if we needed anything on her way) and was ready to help! Having Danielle around to simply talk to my husband and keep his nerves calm was a huge help. She would always keep an eye on me as I was walked around the house through my contractions. once things really started to pick up, we left for the hospital, which was just down the street. Danielle never left my side, unless I wanted her to or if my husband wanted to be near me. She assisted me in the triage room while waiting to be checked in, and then helped me into the nice warm shower in my room. Even though I ended up getting an epidural, Danielle kept my spirits up and assured me I was making the right decision for me. She was great in dealing with my mom, who wasn't so on board with my attempt at a natural, vaginal birth. My entire labor lasted for 41 hours, which Danielle was present for most of. She also captured amazing pictures of my labor and birth. Due to the circumstances leading up to my baby being born, I was not able to see her come out or assist with it, as I had so wished for. Danielle was able to capture the moment in a picture of my daughter just as she came out, an image I will always cherish. I'm so incredibly glad and thankful that we went with Danielle. She has such a calm, loving, and nurturing soul, which she definitely displays in her work. I am so glad I had her with me, as my birth did not turned out how I thought it would. It was so wonderful to see her again when she came by for my postpartum visit. She really does care about each and every one of her clients. I highly recommend her to everyone!
Danielle really spent time with us prior to our baby's birth, providing education, resources, ideas, and support. She was present with us and our baby from the very start. She was available by phone when I had questions or concerns, and was so valuable to my husband and I during the birthing process. Her photographs were beautiful and I am so thankful she was present at our little boy's birth not only to assist, but to capture the spirit of one of the most powerful days we've ever known. As a person, my husband and I found her to be warm, caring and authentic. I would definitely reccomend Danielle and her services to any close friend or family member.
I recently delievered my first baby with the help of a support team which included a doula, Danielle. Before labor, I wasn't sure exactly what a doula does but got one on recommendation of my midwife and every literature I've read. I used the doulamatch.net site to find a doula and selected Danielle randomly. On our meeting, I realized she was as kind and caring as her profile came across.
Now after the delivery, I am very happy with my choice, because Danielle was an amazing presence at my baby's birth. Without Danielle I would have never managed to achieve my goal of a natural birth. She was calm, professional, caring, tremendously knowledgable, and extremely supportive. My husband and I were amazed and so grateful for the wonderful birth experience that was possible because of our lovely doula. I recommend her to all my friends and family and hope she's available for any future deliveries I may have.
My husband and I welcomed our second son in to the world on December 23rd.We sought out Danielle as our Doula because after our first son's standard hospital birth we knew that we wanted to do things differently and that meant that we need to have a team who supported us and our not so conventional birth plan.After interviewing quite a few Doulas we met Danielle.She was perfect for us!She was kind,calm,compassionate and understanding of our wants and needs.She understood that taking us on as clients meant that she would not just have to help me through an unmedicated water birth but also jump in as a surrogate mother to our two and a half year old son, helping him understand that mommy is ok and working hard to bring his baby brother into the world.Danielle was my go to girl throughout my pregnancy.Doulas jobs are so much more than just helping you through labor. They're a shoulder to lean on and ear to listen when you need it throughout your pregnancy.I called Danielle with all kinds of questions from your standard“is it normal to be...”pregnancy questions to second time mother worries like"I'm scared,how am I going to find the time to give both of the boys the attention they need?"Danielle answered all my questions and put my mind at ease.She herself is a mother of five and I found her wisdom and experience as a mother invaluable!When the big day came Danielle showed up with her motherly warmth and lighthearted kindness.We knew it was going to be a great birth.We labored at home for a few hours then I decided that it was time to head to the hospital.Just four and a half hours after arriving at the hospital we had our son.A completely unmedicated water birth with big brother present and calm throughout the whole labor and delivery.Danielle was there for us through it all!There were times when I wanted to give up and give in but she was a rock and helped our family have the birth we wanted.We could not have done it without out her steady support!
Our baby was born with Danielle's wonderful assistance in May of this year. We were so happy we worked with Danielle, who was a pilar of positivity, affirmation and strength from the moment we first spoke on the phone. She met with us twice in person before our due date and was always available for answering questions and providing reassurance. She was a great assistance during a long, and eventually quite painful, labor. She was practical, focused, positive and encouraging. She and my husband and our midwives were an amazing team. And we have lasting memories of our happiest day because of the gorgeous photographs she took immediately after the baby was born. She came to our home after the baby was born to follow up with us. It was so appreciated. We would absolutely work with Danielle again in the future should we have that opportunity. We recommend her without reservation to anyone who is thinking of working with a doula - which everyone who is planning a natural labor and birth should do!
Danielle was instrumental in assisting my husband and I accomplish out goal of a water birth for the birth of our second child. Danielle used techniques that were extremely helpful to me such as helping me stay positive, massage, understanding my needs and even helping my husband better understand my needs to assist me! Danielle really showed endless compassion and support to the both my husband and I. Danielle also helped me deal with fears and assured me things were OK and normal at different stages of the birth. The birth of my daughter could not have gone better and I still think about the amazing experience almost everyday... And it is thanks to Danielle! I truely don't think things would have gone so smoothly without her! I am so thankful that we had her by our side. Also, she was able to photograph my beautiful birth experience, which was such a wonderful bonus! I highly recommend Danielle as a doula!
My experience with Danielle was nothing but pleasant, professional, personable and wonderful. You can tell she loves what she does and she is great at it. She has a compassion that you can see the first time you talk with her.
The first time I spoke with Danielle I was assured she was the one, she also answered all my questions without sounding annoyed. The day of the birth she was wonderful. She did what ever I needed her to do and where ever I needed her to be. I had a minor hiccup that was not part of my ideal birth but she supported me and was helpful in the decision process. She was a great support person emotionally, verbally and hands on. She stayed with me till I went to my postpartum room still supporting my husband and I. She came to the house after the birth just to check on us and recap of the days events.
She captured beautiful moments in pictures that brought tears to my eyes. I am so thankful that I have those pictures to look back and remember all the emotion and excitement in the room. Would I recommend Danielle? I would 100%, others wil enjoy the compassion she has.
My husband and I welcomed our beautiful baby girl on November 19, 2012. I was in labor for 23 hours, 14 of which were wonderfully and comfortably spent at home. We called Danielle to come to our home after about 11 hours of labor as the contractions became more intense. As soon as she arrived to our home, she immediately turned on the "zen" and helped my husband with strategies to help me cope, such as massage and double hip squeeze (yes, 23 glorious hours of back labor!). When we arrived at the hospital, Danielle provided amazing support and beautifully corresponded with the medical staff and our anxious family of 8 in the waiting room. This really gave my husband and I the focus we needed to get through our natural, first-time birth. She also did a wonderful job of keeping my husband "in the zone" to keep him from panicking! I truly do not know if I would have been able to go through with the natural Hypnobirth we had planned if not for the support and encouragement from Danielle. As the delivery time approached, she alerted the nurse right away and worked exceptionally well with the midwife and other medical personnel. She also took pictures for us as soon as she was born, which was a beautiful thing to capture! When it was time to visit with family, she respectfully stepped out, returned to check on us to make sure we were settled, and she went on her way! She came to our home for a follow-up visit and to see the baby a few weeks later. I am so glad we had made the decision to seek a doula, and I could not have made a more promising, devoted, compassionate choice than Danielle! I will definitely use her services for any future children we may have!
I can't say enough about how much Danielle helped us. My first child was preemie (and it was scary), so for our second, I thought a doula might help us stay calm and have a better labor/delivery experience. Danielle was always calm, always reassuring but honest, and helped ME to stay calm because she had some ideas of what's "normal." She was available for lots of nutty questions. (Maybe I shouldn't advertise that?) During the actual delivery, Danielle and my husband both kept me calm and I felt like she was on our team.
Five stars :)
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