Local Birth Resources & Network

This list is always in progress.  Please contact me to add your information.


Shannon Dennis at Scentsable Health is a trained aromatherapist. She offers a variety of services and product related to aromatherapy. www.scentsablehealth.com

Jennifer Langsdale of Heaven & Earth Aromatherapy — provides products, consultation, and education.

Baby Wearing

Babywearing of Northeast Ohio


La Leche League of Ohio 

Mama Bird Hendry Certified Breastfeeding Educator offering classes and in-home or phone consultations

Dr. Ann Witt — Breastfeeding Medicine Physician

Birth & Postpartum Doulas

Doula Match — search by zip code and due date

Mother Rising (Birth & Postpartum)

Resilient Birth & Botanicals  (Birth)

Nurtured Foundation (Birth & Postpartum)

The Womb Wellness Center (Birth & Postpartum)

Tambourine Ma’am Doula (Birth)

Doula Nana (Birth)

The Womb Within (Birth)

Childbirth Education

Mother Rising — Also offers Birth Story Circles and Additional Resources — Chardon

Resilient Birth & Botanicals

Cleveland Natural Birth — Holistic education for pregnancy, birth, and early parenting — Gates Mills

The Womb Wellness Center — Also offers massage and many other services — Solon

Most hospitals also offer classes.

Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy & Infants

Advanced Chardon Chiropractic — Chardon, OH

The Womb Wellness Center – Solon, Ohio 216.633.2828

Cleveland Chiropractic & Integrative Health Center — Independence, OH (216) 952-3830

Tone of Life — Chagrin Falls, OH

Senz Family Chiropractic – Painesville, Oh

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is excellent during pregnancy, the birthing time and following birth. It is also extremely helpful for infants, especially if they experience colic or have difficulty with breastfeeding. An article with more info is at: http://www.maiahealingarts.com/craniosacral-midwifery.

The Village: Colleen Kennedy-Schroeder — Cleveland, OH

Tone of Life — Chagrin Falls, OH

Herbal Support

Resilient Birth & Botanicals is owned by Christine Cassella, M.S. in Chardon, OH.  Christine has been studying herbal medicine for over a decade and is particularly passionate about supporting women through the childbearing years.  She has botanical wellness products for women, education, and is also a birth doula and student midwife.  Reach her at 440-479-2566 or resilientbirthbotanicals@gmail.com.

Sarah Popkivar is a certified herbalist located on the east side of Cleveland. Sarah works with pregnant women, lactating mothers, and young families.  216.773.0313 

Lactation Consultants

Ohio Lactation Consultants

Massage Therapists

The Womb Wellness Center — Solon, OH

Michelle Urban, Chardon, OH — 440-319-5217


Home Birth

Ohio  Midwives Alliance Midwife Locator

The Village — Colleen Kennedy-Schroeder www.thevillagecle.org

Pam Kolanz   440.543.5353 ohpam@juno.com

Circle Of Life Birth Services—Rosie Messina www.circleoflifebirthservices.com

Kim French 216.771.8065

Staci Dasher 541-517-4150 midwifemommy@gmail.com http://www.chrysaliscoop.com

Jess Brown 330.289.4829

Nicole Young, 330.807.0320 http://vineoflifemidwife.com

Sandra Hess  330.231.5945 www.heartland-midwifery.com

Karen Edwards 330-869-8782

Monica Honeycutt 330-274-8777 monicamidwife@hotmail.com

Midwives Serving Hospital Births

UH Geauga:

Gabby Landon, CNM

440-285-0828 https://www.premierwomenshealth.info/

Lake Health Midwives:

Pam Hetrick, CNM and Iola Pustelnik, CNM


Cleveland Clinic Midwifery:


Westshore Midwifery Associates (St. John Westshore):

440.617.4843  http://www.westshoremidwifery.com  

Neighborhood Family Practice:

216.281.0872 https://www.nfpmedcenter.org/pregnancy-birth/  

University Hospitals Midwives:


Southwest Hospital Midwives:

  440.816.5050 http://www.swgeneral.com/womens-services/midwifery-services/  


Parenting Information and Support

Parent-Infant program at Hershey Montessori

Pediatricians/Family Physicians

Dr. G Path to Wellness — Chardon, OH

Tina Joyce, DO — Concord, OH

Primrose Newborn Care — Offers in-home visits for newborns in the Greater Cleveland area

Prenatal Yoga

Awaken Yoga

Jenna Hull is a certified prenatal yoga instructor. She teaches classes at Awaken, in Mentor and also authors a holistic pregnancy, birth, and motherhood newsletter called Chrysalis.

Abide Yoga

Studio owner, Hope Hood offers a thoughtful array of classes, including slow flow, restorative, and prenatal yoga in her Larchmere neighborhood studio.

Online options are available through Glo.com and Gaia.com.

Physical Therapy (Pelvic Floor)

Kari Craig

Placenta Encapsulation

The Nurturing Root

Find Placenta Encapsulation

The Womb Within

Postpartum Depression Resources

 Greater Cleveland Postpartum Depression Resources

supplement Information

Reviews of the Best Prenatal Vitamins