Welcome! I am so blessed that you have stopped here to learn about the Traditional Birth Attendant services I provide! How special it is when I am asked to join in this sacred journey and to be welcomed to your home, guide your family, hold space for your birth, and witness this beautiful life transition as well as provide loving support for the unplanned variations of the childbearing years.

Providing functional maternity care through education and building awareness for mothers to birth biologically, and fathers and birth partners to support lovingly – 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 through trust of spiritual guidance. I do not deliver your baby – only mothers deliver their babies. I do not need to catch your baby. I do not 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 believe life begins at conception, that you and your baby were created to make this birth journey together, and breastfeeding completes birth preparing your baby for life on earth, while the whole childbearing year gets you ready to care for this child through spiritual growth.  I believe mothers have the autonomous right and responsibility to make decisions about how to be cared for and where to birth.  Mothers and families that are ready to receive truth-filled information and are open to being lead by their instincts, and experienced wisdom, can be transformed in profound ways and these *members receive the most out of my care for optimal childbirth, though some families simply want a traditional experience that I’m happy to offer as well.  I offer the perinatal education, support, and care that you request throughout this adventure.

I have been educating & supporting childbearing families of the MOV area (and virtually) since 2009 through Esali Birth. I supported families for a few years as a doula and now offer Traditional Midwifery support with a holistic and herbal approach. I also offer in-home prenatal and postpartum parallel care to families planning birth center or hospital birth.  I serve around the Mid-Ohio Valley region including Parkersburg, Ravenswood, Ripley, Charleston, and Clarksburg areas of West Virginia as well as the Barlow, Belpre, Marietta, Albany, Athens, Logan, Pomeroy, Gallipolis, and Rio Grande areas of Ohio. My radius is 1 hour of zip 26164,and up to 1.5 hrs depending on my schedule.


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*MOV Birth is a 508c(1)a Faith-Based Private Health Ministry.  Free membership is required to receive member-to-member services.  Membership is available to everyone and allows us to have a private relationship so I can support your unique desires and needs in the childbearing years.

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