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Meghan Nowland

Cincinnati Birth Center

Website: https://www.cincinnatibirthcenter.com/

Phone: (978) 397-0666

Birth Fee: $250 to $1200

Postpartum Rate: $15 to $25

Fee Details: My birth doula fee is $1000 and monitrice fee is $1,200. You deserve to find a doula who is right for you! If you're looking for a doula but having trouble swinging the cost, contact me and we can discuss! My postpartum doula fee during the day starts at $17/hr but increases for multiples. My nighttime rate is $20/hr and increases for multiples.

Birth Doula Experience: 8 years and 234 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 5 years and 6 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, February 2011
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 2 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smokers. I have much experience with multiples.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Achieve the birth you want! I will support you whether you are led to have a natural hospital birth, cesarean section, or medicated hospital birth. I believe in informed consent. I have lots of experience with natural birth.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I have experience doing birth center births.
Attends home births? Some Home Births
I love working with home birth families and have attended many! I have experience being at all types of home births including first-time moms, waterbirths, and births with children present. I can help you in finding a home birth midwife.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • I teach one-on-one childbirth education and classes at a local pregnancy center

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • IBCLC Lactation Consultant
  • Birth With Spirit Doula

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • CPM (Certified Professional Midwife)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • B.S. in midwifery from the Midwives College of Utah.

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • 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

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • ASL (American Sign Language)
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Elimination communication education
  • Henna belly designs
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Monitrice services
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reflexology
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Community Childbirth Education Classes, Life Forward Pregnancy Center, May 2017-present. Founding member and treasurer, Ohio chapter of the National Association for Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM), March 2014-present. Lobbying, Kentucky Homebirth Coalition, January 2016-present. Cincinnati Vitality Series, September 2015-2017. Volunteering at Mama Baby Expo, May 2013. Lobbying, Massachusetts Midwives Association, Summer 2012.

Languages spoken: English, American Sign Language,

Client Testimonials for Meghan Nowland

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From the traumatic birth, I had with my first birth, I didn't think it would be possible to be this happy. I met Meghan when I was looking for a preceptor. She and her partner Pam took me in with no precondition. I started apprenticing with Meghan and I told her how painful my first birth was. She was empathetic. When I told her about my second pregnancy, she was happy for me. She helped me with finding sources when I was looking for a provider who supports VBAC. She checked up on me throughout my pregnancy. When she asked me for my due date and told me she will come, from Cincinnati to Arizona, I thought she was kidding. She came all the way here and I couldn't be happier. She massaged my belly, trigger points and comforted me. I was sure I was going to end up having a c-section again. But she reassured me that this time would be different.

We walked throughout my labor. I was confident enough to stay out of the hospital after my contractions got closer. When we got to the hospital, I was fully dilated. She held my had through my contractions, she reassured me, suggested alternative positions for my pain. Reminded me to advocate for what I wanted. She even once confronted the doctor when she tried to break my water without me noticing. She was continuously reassuring my husband, explaining to him what was happening and how things were. She was there to answer my son's questions too. I felt empowered and capable and had a successful beautiful VBAC because of her! 

I cant think of any better midwife and a doula than Meghan! She is the best, experienced and well informed in many areas. She is there to answer any question. My husband and i are so thankful she was with us and I am so grateful to have her beside me, she is a Godsent. I am blessed to have Meghan as a doula and a friend. I highly recommend Meghan for anyone looking for a doula.

Posted 5/30/2018

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