Doula Certifying Organizations

pregnant-and-childDONA – DONA International
CAPPA – Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association
toLabor – The Organization of Labor Assistants for Birth Options & Resources
ICEA – International Childbirth Educators Association

Doula Networks in Ohio

Akron, Ohio
Meets the 3rd Monday of each month from 7-9 PM at The Village at St. Edwards in Fairlawn (directions on the web site).
Contact person: Jess Brown
Recent topics: Unnecessary c-section, breastfeeding support

Athens, Ohio — The Birth Circle
Usually meets last Thursday of each month from 7-9 pm at the Athens Public Library
Contact person: Brandi Holloway, 740-592-5875,
Past topics: surviving toddlerhood, homebirths, benefits of doulas, history of obstetrical anesthesia, preventing c-sections

Cincinnati, Ohio
Meets the 3rd Sunday at 1:30 PM in Montgomery, Ohio (directions on web site).
Contact person: Pam Kleingers (513) 779-2685 or

Cleveland, Ohio
Meets 1st Tuesday of each month from 7-9 PM at Talkies Film and Coffee Bar (directions on web site).
Contact person: Kathy Maistros

Dayton, Ohio — Dayton Area Labor Support (DALS)
Meets the second Tuesday of every month at 10:00am at the homes of various members
Contact person: Andrea Batteas, CLD; (937) 426-9195

Northeast Ohio — Doula Network of Northeast Ohio
Quarterly meeting (January April, July, October) at the Maple Hts. Branch of Cuyahoga county Library (directions on web site).
Contact person: Sunday Tortelli (440) 572-2574 or
Recent topics: Optimal Fetal Positioning and how to use Rebozos.

Toledo, Ohio
Last Thursday of each month from 7-9 PM at the Oregon Branch library in Oregon.
Example topics: writing a birth plan and comfort measures.