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Bethany Dykman

Strength Love Birth- Transformational Birth Work

Xenia, OH Service range 20 miles


Birth Fee


Birth Fee


Birth Doula Experience

17 years and 43 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Birth With Spirit - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators), September 2005
  • Birth With Spirit, March 2019

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


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Leader for 10 years 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.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

I offer a basic package of one flat fee which includes 1 intensive prenatal visit, the entire labor and birth, plus a connecting and processing postpartum visit. Additional coaching packages available as an add-on. In addition, all of my clients now receive BOTH a comprehensive online breastfeeding class AND a maternal-fetal positioning session to encourage comfort, relaxation, and an easier birth as part of the flat fee with no additional cost (Value: $177). I 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!

Service Area

Xenia, OH Service range 20 miles

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Amanda Ooten


Bethany was such a huge support during our labor and delivery. She met with us before the delivery and also checked up with us afterwards. She really listened to what I wanted and needed during birth (this was my third child) and made sure I got what I needed without me having to ask for it. She was just the calm and comforting presence my husband and I needed. 



I had a wonderful experience with Bethany! When my husband and I met with Bethany for the consultation we were so impressed with her calm energy and experience. We decided shortly after meeting her that we really wanted to have her as our doula. We had two prenatal visits with Bethany which were very helpful. Bethany is a great listener and asked about my vision and hopes for the birthing experience. She also provided information and suggestions to help guide me. My labor came on very quickly and Bethany made it to the hospital very soon after we informed her how fast things were progressing. Her comfort and support during the labor were incredibly helpful. Her calm demeanor helped me (and my husband!) feel more relaxed and the massage techniques she used helped relieve pain. I really appreciated that she took photos during the labor and birth that we can look back on to remember that special day. I am very happy that we had Bethany as our doula and highly recommend her!

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!

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

Birth Availability for Bethany Dykman

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