MID-OHIO VALLEY MIDWIFE + DOULA
Welcome! I am so blessed that you have stopped here to get to know me and the services I provide to families like yours through the childbearing years! How special it is when I am asked to join in this sacred journey. To be welcomed to your home, guide your family, hold space for your birth, and witness this beautiful, normal, life transition as well as provide loving support for the unplanned variations throughout the childbearing years. Beautifully simple.
Providing preventative care through education and building awareness for mothers to birth biologically, and fathers and birth partners to support enthusiastically – all to promote confidence and instinctual birth – is my passion. This holistic care looks different for every mother and every birth as we create a relationship that is accessible and trusting. For some, it means listening to their story and counseling through various forms of trauma. For some, it is teaching how to do self prenatal care and understanding the ins and outs of birth. For others, it is being the quiet birth guardian knitting in the corner (or the next room) listening with my heart and supporting the couple as they desire. I do not deliver your baby. I do not need to catch your baby. I do not need to give you permission to birth however it is you desire – as it is your permission to give me to be permitted into your birth space. I seek to provide the education, support, and care that you request and require.
I have been educating & supporting childbearing families of the MOV area (and virtually) since 2009 through Esali Birth. With MOV Birth, I offer Traditional Midwifery support with a holistic and herbal approach. I also offer in-home parallel prenatal care and monitrice support to families planning birth center or hospital birth, and doula services for birth center and hospital birth in Parkersburg, Ravenswood, Ripley, Charleston, and Clarksburg areas of West Virginia as well as the Marietta, Athens, Pomeroy, and Gallipolis areas of Ohio, including assisting at the Rio Care Birth Center for Plain Communities in Rio Grande, OH.
I can’t say enough good things. Whether you are considering birth-related education, breastfeeding help, doula care, or just want someone to talk to who is knowledgeable and understanding, you won’t regret contacting and/or hiring Danielle. I never felt that I couldn’t be honest with her for fear of being “judged.” She is kind, caring, and thoughtful.
She is truly a gem.
- Angela, 10-Week Series & Doula Support