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Perinatal Mentor - Parkersburg, Ravenswood, Charleston, WV

Providing answers to all the pregnancy questions, confidence through labor, calm for postpartum, 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 can’t say enough good things about Esali Birth. 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


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Perinatal Doula Mentoring

Education & Support through the Childbearing Years

surrounding the Mid-Ohio Valley & Online

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 through herbal and nutritional guidance and movement techniques from Nutritious Movement, Spinning Babies techniques, 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 #ALLthebirths 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.

What a Doula Does

  • On-call for you 24/7 from the time you select me as your mentor or doula through 6 weeks postpartum
  • Research a LOT and answer a variety of questions (from evidence-based care to topics totally unrelated to pregnancy and birth)
  • Answer questions before and after prenatal appointments
  • Wellness, Herbal, & Nutritional counseling
  • Birth guide (plan) guidance
  • Alignment guidance for perinatal comfort and progressive labor
  • Intervention prevention & remedying
  • Rebozo work & stretching support
  • Physical & Emotional Comfort Measures
  • Natural Labor Progression Support
  • Medicated Labor Progression Support
  • Cesarean Birth Support
  • Breastfeeding Counseling & Postpartum Care
  • Babywearing Instruction
  • Birth Counseling
  • Hand and foot massage or full pedicures and manicures
  • Nursery design & "nesting" support
  • Birth Photography

My Experience

  • Doula & Childbirth Educator of Esali Birth since 2009
  • Directly supported over 100 mothers/families (and hundreds more indirectly through virtual consulting) through pregnancy, birth & breastfeeding and counting!
  • Host of the MOV Breastfeeding Clinic & Birth Socials
  • Spinning Babies Trained & Nutritious Movement Aware
  • Midwife Assistant, Midwife Apprentice & Neonatal Resuscitation Certified
  • Avid Birth, Health & Natural Living Researcher
  • 2 Home birthed babies - Breastfed to 2.5+ and 3.5+ years
  • Herbal & Wellness Counselor & 2017 Graduate of the Sage Mountain Herbal Center
  • Director & Certified Forest School Practitioner at Maple Ridge Learning Center
  • Former Mamaology Vice President & Bradley Method Student
  • Former Licensed Manicurist in the States of WV & MI
  • Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh
  • Creative Designer at esali Dzines

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


MOV Breastfeeding Social

Breastfeeding Clinic

Education & Support

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

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.

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!

Upcoming Events

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 seek holistic birth knowledge were life changing on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level.  I was severely depressed, waning on the side of Prenatal Psychosis, and researching birth options kept my mind focused.  Through a difficult start to my motherhood, I was lead to the most empowering and fulfilling passion I could have ever been called to experience - Birth Keeper.   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, and feel free to ask me about any of the choices I made, how my life influenced my experiences, and how they might lead me to future choices.



Tell me your story. I'd love to help you have a happy healthy birth!

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