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Bethany Dykman

Strength. Love. Birth.


Phone: 937-708-1103

Birth Fee: $850

Fee Details: Just one flat fee which includes 2 to 3 intensive prenatal visits, the entire labor and birth, plus a connecting and processing postpartum visit. I also offer flexible payment schedules. Give me a call or email me today and we can discuss the perfect plan for the arrival of your little one!

Birth Doula Experience: 14 years and 35 births attended

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I have attended births at most hospitals in the Miami Valley, and I would love to support your birth at any hospital in the Dayton area.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I have worked a lot at Family Beginnings and am familiar with their policies and level of care. I know most of the midwives and doctors who provide care through Family Beginnings and would love to help you have a beautiful birth in the birth center there.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
As a home birth mama myself, I love to attend homebirths! I am skilled at supporting you and working closely with your midwife to provide the best possible care.

College Education

  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Home Birth
  • Plus size mothers
  • Special needs babies
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Leader of Xenia Dar a Luz Network--a group committed to offering a broader range of evidence-based information and a stronger circle of unconditional support available to ALL women in their pregnancies, births and early motherhood.

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Xenia, OH
Travel Range: 20 Miles

Client Testimonials for Bethany Dykman

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Shana Anderson

Bethany was a wonderful doula!  I found out towards the end of my pregnancy that I had a complicated and high-risk birth, and I really wanted to a doula there to help my husband and I through the process.  At about 36 weeks pregnant, we met Bethany and we both felt very comfortable with her.  We got to know her quickly and she was there for us on the day that my son was born.  She came to our home when my contractions started and helped to support both of us through the process.  She followed us to the hospital and continued to support me through my drug-free labor.  She brought wonderful aroma therapy oils with her and also was there for all of my little requests - like taking photos and getting me fresh ice water.  I believe that without Bethany there, I may have opted for an epidural, but with her support I was able to not take any medications.  I'd strongly recommend Bethany's services for anyone who wants to enjoy their birth process.  Both my husband and I reflect on that day as a wonderful memory, and I believe that a big contributor to the positive outcome was Bethany's support!

Posted 8/8/2014

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Stephanie Jopson

I have had Bethany as my doula for my last two homebirths.  During one of my births, things got a bit crazy w/ blood loss; requiring some quick action.  My midwife was immensely impressed w/ Bethany's calm collectiveness that enabled the situation to be dealt w/ quickly and safely.  Other than having perfect trust in her ability to be present in an emergency, Bethany also provides a quiet peace during labor.  She isn't one to constantly be in your face w/ "helpful" hints/advice, but rather allows you to use her as needed, whether it be ice, drinks, checking to make sure that ISN'T the head coming out!, and just plain being calm....I have been very satisfied w/ her professionalism, her availability, her knowledge, her willingness to find out ANYTHING

Posted 1/30/2014

Birth Availability for Bethany Dykman

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