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When my first client approached me about wanting a water birth I was a little weirded out to be honest. I never wanted to do it myself with any of my births. I always thought, why would you want to sit in "your stuff?" And "what if you poop?"  These are just some of the random thoughts I had over the years as I delivered our seven children.   But I never expressed these thoughts to my client. I was very encouraging to her because this was her birth, her story, her body. 

a newborn baby with mom, obgyn and doula

There are different kinds of doulas - most are birth doulas. Doulas are birth coaches aimed at taking the pressure off of the families to know it all. We are there to advocate & empower mama's to have the experience they desire. Doulas show families different avenues for birth & not put themselves in a box.

A Mom's Story

My name is Courtney Couch. I always knew I wanted to have children and wanted to start young. I grew up babysitting during summers, on weekends during the school year with an occasional school night, volunteering in the church nursery or camps, and played with my cousins daily.

I met my husband and we married at 18 years old. Call me crazy....

Women with Children

As our daughter, Avarie, turns 14 tomorrow I thought I would take a moment to talk about her pregnancy and birth story.

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Tamara is looking for up to 4 families to provide either pregnancy or postpartum doula services to for FREE. Tamara is working towards finalizing her certification and needs to write reports on two pregnancy and two postpartum clients. If you are pregnancy and in your third trimester and would be willing to help out by receiving free services, please contact Tamara today!

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Expectant couples getting ready to add a new addition to their families should look no further. Stork Helpers is a birth and postpartum doula service based out of Northern Cincinnati with easy access to Dayton Ohio as well, that has opened its doors.

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