top of page


​Meet the Doulas!

The Cincinnati Area Doula Society (CADS) hosts “Meet the Doulas” events every other month.  At these events, expectant moms and their partners can hear more about doula services, meet many local doulas, and ask questions.  

For more information, visit www.


Books and Websites:

Pregnancy and Birth

Gentle Birth Choices – Barbara Harper​

The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth – Sheila Kitzinger -​

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth – Henci Goer 

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth &Spiritual Midwifery - Ina May Gaskin 

The Birth Partner – Penny Simkin 

Birthing From Within – Pam England 



The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding –  La Leche League International

The Nursing Mother’s Companion – Kathleen Huggins

Bestfeeding, How to Breastfeed your Baby – Suzanne Arms



Infant Care

The Baby Book – Dr. William Sears

The Vital Touch – Sharon Heller

The Vaccine Book – Dr. Robert Sears


Special Topics

The VBAC Companion – Diane Korte

Having Twins and More – Elizabeth Noble

Positioning Baby:

Barefoot RNR's "Ease into Labor" package:    

Breech turning techniques: ideas can be found here and here.


The Postpartum Period

Excellent article discussing postpartum needs and the way this time is addressed in cultures around the world.  


Placenta Encapsulation:

Some women choose to use placenta encapsulation in the postpartum period to aid with post-birth hormonal fluctuations, overall healing, or postpartum depression.  For more on the benefits, click on:

Benefits of placenta encapsulation for postpartum healing


Contact, or visit her facebook page: Cincinnati Placenta Encapsulation Services

Hospital Maternity Statistics:


Visit to view and compare maternity statistics for Ohio hospitals (sort by county or zip code). You may be interested in what you find.

Postpartum Doulas:

Many moms can benefit from the support of a postpartum doula in the weeks following birth. Each doula's service is unique, but most postpartum doulas are especially skilled at lactation support, will help moms establish good breast feeding habits, and may help with a light meal for mom or with other children in the home so mom can rest and enjoy her baby. Some local postpartum doulas:

Mary Wales, Postpartum Doula

Specializing in breastfeeeding information & support

Lisa Dierkers, Postpartum Doula




Amanda Parkinson, Birth & Postpartum Doula



Breast feeding support:

La Leche League is a trusted organization dedicated to helping moms successfully breast feed.  Visit this La Leche League of Ohio homepage to find a leader near you:




bottom of page