Elaine Tucker, CD(DONA), CLC

BIRTH DOULA | Certified

POSTPARTUM DOULA | Trained

PHONE | (703) 615-3806

EMAIL | columbusbirtharts@gmail.com

WEBSITE | www.columbusbirthsupport.com

BUSINESS NAME | Elaine Tucker Birth + Family Support

CREDENTIALS | Certified Birth Doula DONA International (CD DONA), Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)

PROFESSIONAL DOULA AFFILIATION | DONA International

DOULA TRAINING & CERTIFICATION | DONA International training (September 2011), DONA International certification (May 2014) recertification (May 2017), Rebozo Connections: Gena Kirby Method training (January 2015)

ACCEPTS | Private clients birthing at any Central Ohio hospital or homebirth.

ABOUT THE DOULA | My first support role took place in April 2011. My dance with birthwork began at the tender young age of 6, when I told all my gal pals how babies are brought into the world {my mother is a child development educator} and I was not invited to any more slumber parties for a good number of years. Fast forward to my preparation for my own pregnancy, labor and birth whereupon I discovered the role of the doula. A small desire to be a part of this profession grew inside me alongside my beautiful daughter and the day I birthed her, with the help of my own doula and my handsome husbeau, I knew this path was for me.

I continue to expand my education in the birth arts in order to better serve my clients. I've studied Hypnobabies as a doula, trained with the Center for Breastfeeding for Lactation Counseling, have taken workshops with DONA for skills as a postpartum doula and Lamaze for childbirth education. I've taken additional workshops is the use of Rebozo, Neonatal Resuscitation, and Ayurveda in the Postpartum Period.