Serving in the Akron, OH area

About me

Hello!

My name is Hannah Wolfe! I am a Birth Doula. I will be certified through Birth Arts International.

 I am very passionate about mamas, babies, birth, and families! I have been studying birth work since I was 14. I  will support families in the Akron, OH area.

   I love supporting mamas before, during, and after birth. I will support and empower you before and during your birth! I aspire to create a loving and warm environment for you to welcome your little babe! I also  will be by your side on your journey ready with Information, love, listening ears, support,comfort measures, and much more to help you have the birth you want!

   As your doula I am here to support you and your decisions. As a doula I will help keep you informed and empowered so you can advocate for yourself.

  Please get in contact with me if you have any questions!


 

 
 

A Birth Doula is birth worker who supports you during prenatal, labor, birth, and early post-partum.

 Doulas help advocate for you and make sure you are being listened to. A Doula not only supports you but your birth partner as well. They can provide YOU with comfort measures, information, emotional support, and sometimes a mother just needs a friend to hold space in the birth room. Doulas aren't only great for moms but for dads too! Doulas can help assure dads when birth begins to become intense. She can also help him with staying focused on the mother. Doulas create a comforting and warm environment for the newly forming family unit. Here are a few lovely things doulas can do-

  • Soothing with touch through the use of massage, counter pressure, or a rebozo

  • Helping to create a calm environment, like dimming lights and arranging curtains

  • Assisting with water therapy (shower, tub)

  • Applying warmth or cold

  • Giving ice chips, food, and drinks 

  • Continuous presence

  • Reassurance

  • Encouragement

  • Praise

  • Helping the birthingmama see themselves or their situation more positively

  • Keeping company

  • Showing a caring attitude

  • Mirroring—calmly describing what the birthing mama is experiencing and echoing back the same feelings and intensity

  • Accepting what the birthing mama wants

  • Helping the birthing mama and partner work through fears and self-doubt

  • Debriefing after the birth—listening to the mother with empathy

 

 Of Course, Doulas can help support you based on your own personal needs.

 

 Doulas have fantastic benefits for families!Here are some of those amazing benefits-

  • 25% decrease in the risk of Cesarean.

  • 8% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth.

  • 10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief.

  • Shorter labors by 41 minutes on average.

  • 38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score.

  • 31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience.

 

  *Doulas aren't medical professionals. Doulas do not provide medical advice. Doulas do not deliver babies. Doulas do not take the other birth partners place.

  Please do research and decide if a Doula is right for you!

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She is not a healthcare provider.
She is a mother figure of the most ancient kind. Her life experience empowers you. She is reassuring presence who will always listen
to you and support you in your path. She will remind you of those choices, and why you made them, when you doubt,are anxious, or afraid.
she sees you; the real you. Her understanding of your journey supports your self-confidence. She eases pain with a touch, a word, a look...

She is a Doula.

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