#MOVDoula

Perinatal Mentor - Mid-Ohio Valley

Providing families with answers to those crazy pregnancy questions, strength through labor, calm for postpartum freak-outs, guidance and resources for all stages of the childbearing years and in-depth education and support along the way - online everywhere and locally in and beyond the Mid-Ohio Valley.

I found Danielle after a frantic search for a doula. I was already 37 weeks when I first contacted her. I know that without the support of Danielle as my doula I wouldn't have made it through and would have ended up with many interventions. She went above and beyond and I'm so so grateful our paths crossed.
I loved my Esali Birth.

- Madison, Doula Support

Doula Support

Welcome to Esali Birth!  I am so happy that you're searching for options to guide you along your perinatal journey.  I share a wide variety of concepts including wellness awareness from Nutritious Movement, Spinning Babies techniques, whole foods and herbal nutrition, relaxation, relationship counseling, fear release, birth processing, industry knowledge, an extensive resource library and so much more.

My focus is building you and your birth team's confidence of your biological design for all birth settings and experiences and the innate safety of the birth and postpartum phases.  Whether this is through prenatal mentoring, labor doula care, or breastfeeding and parenting guidance my energy in your space is to facilitate a nurturing environment that puts the mother as the most important source of knowledge on her body, baby, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

My goal is that you and your support team become aware of the instinctual knowledge you have to birth and to support and focus on making the childbearing journey a more normal part of your life by dispelling myths, empowering with information, and increasing confidence for a happy healthy birth.

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Esali Birth MOVDoula

My Experience

  • Owner/Director/Creative Designer/Perinatal Mentor of Esali Birth
  • Directly supported over 100 mothers/families through pregnancy, birth & breastfeeding and counting!
  • Host of the MOV Breastfeeding & Birth Socials
  • Spinning Babies Trained
  • 2 Home birthed babies - Breastfed to 2.5+ and 3.5+ years
  • 2017 Graduate of the Sage Mountain Herbal Center
  • Director & Forest School Practitioner at Maple Ridge Community School
  • CAPPA (Childbirth & Postpartum Professionals Association) Trained
  • Former Mama*ology Vice President
  • Former Bradley Method Student
  • Former Licensed Manicurist in the States of WV & MI
  • B.S. in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh
  • Avid Birth & Health Researcher
Tell Me About Yourself

Taking an EB class was the best thing I ever did for our family! Not only did I become far more educated than I thought possible about birth (there was so much I would've never learned otherwise) but it opened up a door to meet so many other moms, in my area, that I can connect with.

- Christa, Esali Birth Class & Doula Support

MOV Breastfeeding Social

Breastfeeding Socials

Education & Support

Monthly free mother-to-mother support (families welcome) from pregnancy through weaning at any age.  4th Saturday of every month - Parkersburg, WV

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MOV for Birth

Wisdom, Birth Stories, Birth Healing

Monthly birth socials to walk for movement and talk for wisdom and birth story sharing.  Days and locations vary.

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Man 2 Man Birth Class MOV

Man 2 Man Meetups

Birth Prep Just for Dads

Get dad prepared to be the best birth partner he can be.  Scheduled as needed.
We are always looking for dads interested in training to host this class!

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Upcoming Events

Insurance Reimbursement

My doula services, including antenatal doula mentoring, labor doula, and postpartum doula care may be reimbursable by your insurance company.  Fees are required to be paid in full and you must submit your own claims; however, I will provide my NPI number and supporting information to help you with your claim submission.  In many cases, a well-written letter explaining how you believe doula support reduced costs for your birth, as well as persistence, will provide you with a reimbursement.  Please contact for any questions.

DOULA SERVICES PRICES & DESCRIPTIONS

Birth Classes + Doula Package
January 1, 2009
Birth Classes + Doula Support for #ALLtheBirths

The Esali Birth Perinatal Mentor Doula Package is See Prices

Birth Classes Perinatal Mentoring
January 1, 2009
Birth Classes for #ALLtheBirths

Not your typical What to Expect class - I don't teach See Prices

Birth Doula
January 1, 2009
Doula Care for #ALLtheBirths

The Esali Birth Labor Doula Package is a great option for:

Repeat See Prices
Breastfeeding Support
January 1, 2009

Breastfeeding support provides preventative education and techniques as well as troubleshooting for all stages See Prices

Placenta Preparation
January 1, 2009

Placenta preparation provides a you with a variety of options for processing your placenta See Prices

Postpartum Belly Binding
January 1, 2009

Belly binding provides a postpartum mom with full healing support from the pelvic girdle See Prices

Pregnancy Blessingway Host
January 1, 2009

Blessingways honor and support a mother through one of the most empowering experiences of See Prices

Have Questions?

Doula packages are based on your personal needs and are more specifically discussed during consultations and as we lay out our doula-client agreement.  The following are basic options with various add-on services available.

I accept approximately 3 clients per month.  My radius for labor and birth is within approximately 1.5 hours of zip 26164 (including the Teays Valley Birth Center) though other locations may be available, just ask!   Mentoring and classes are held online as well as Ravenswood or Parkersburg or in your home.

Financial Arrangements
A deposit is required upon signing an agreement to secure your birth time in my schedule.  Payments are then made according to the schedule outlined in our agreement.  Gift Certificates are available and doula support is an excellent item to add to your gift registry.

Perinatal education and doula support is a holistic investment for you, your baby, and your family.  Studies show doula-attended births result in more spontaneous births, lower intervention rates, better breastfeeding rates, and happier families both from education received, awareness of options, and continuous care from a trusted ally.  Your birth will change your life whether you plan for that or not.  Education and adequate support can be an immense preventative measure for the health and happiness of you, your baby, and your family's future whether that's by improving your birth experience and/or improving your ability to enjoy and understand your birth experience.  Many insurance companies will reimburse for doula services and you're encouraged to submit a claim.  Though I do not submit claims, I do have an NPI number and provide submission information for clients.

Thank you sooooo much for your guidance, patience and love!! You have been a blessing to our family!

- Angie, 6-Week Series & Breastfeeding Support

Birth Class Descriptions

Standard 10

Introduction

  • Esali Birth Overview
  • Creating a Relationship
  • History of Birth

Choices

  • Care Providers
  • Birth Locations
  • Health & Wellness

Pregnancy

  • Conception
  • Gestation
  • Prenatal Routines

Comfort

  • Hormonal Patters in Labor
  • Spontaneous Labor & Birth
  • Relaxation, Low/No-Pain Labor, Doula Support

Labor

  • Labor Signs
  • Birth Team & Birth Environment Influence on Labor
  • Transformation of Labor (Physical & Emotional experiences in labor)

Birth & The First Hours

  • Moments of Birth
  • Placenta Birth
  • Quiet, Calm, Dark & The Safety & Health of the Newborn's First Hours

Techniques

  • "Doula 101" & The Labor Bag
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • "Spinning Babies"

Variations

  • Changes to Biological Labor & Birth
  • Planned & Unplanned Unassisted Birth
  • Emergency Birth, Assisted Birth, Cesarean Birth & Recovery

First Weeks

  • Postpartum
  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn Care

Finally Family

  • Fertility Awareness
  • Birth Guides
  • Review Q&A/Discussion

Basic 6

Choices

  • Care Providers
  • Birth Locations
  • Health & Wellness

Comfort

  • Hormonal Patters in Labor
  • Spontaneous Labor & Birth
  • Relaxation, Low/No-Pain Labor, Doula Support

Labor

  • Labor Signs
  • Birth Team & Birth Environment Influence on Labor
  • Transformation of Labor (Physical & Emotional experiences in labor)

Birth & The First Hours

  • Moments of Birth
  • Placenta Birth
  • Quiet, Calm, Dark & The Safety & Health of the Newborn's First Hours

Variations

  • Changes to Biological Labor & Birth
  • Planned & Unplanned Unassisted Birth
  • Emergency Birth, Assisted Birth, Cesarean Birth & Recovery

First Weeks

  • Postpartum & Fertility Awareness
  • Breastfeeding & Newborn Care
  • Birth Guides & Review

Custom Mini Childbirth Classes

Mini sessions can be any single class from the standard or basic series, or a custom session with your specific questions, concerns, and interested topics.  These mini sessions are great for counseling, refresher sessions, and additions when the online class is the only series you may be attending.  They can also be added on to any series for further support.

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Birth Knowledge Changed my Life

I thank God for providing me with the opportunity to grow in my life journey.  The circumstances that led me to seeking holistic birth knowledge were life changing on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level.  It was nothing less than a well laid plan and I am blessed to be here experiencing your journey with you as I continue mine.  If you'd like to see a small peek into my journey, I invite you to read my personal birth stories.

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