Elaine Tucker, CD(DONA), CLC

BIRTH DOULA | Certified

POSTPARTUM DOULA | Trained

PHONE | (703) 615-3806

EMAIL | columbusbirtharts@gmail.com

WEBSITE | www.columbusbirtharts.com

BUSINESS NAME | Columbus Birth Arts

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), 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, and am taking workshops with DONA to further develop skills as a postpartum doula and Lamaze to begin work in childbirth education in March. When I’m not at a birth, you can find me unschooling my daughter in the park, at a concert with my husband or working part-time in an adorable downtown Columbus furniture store of reclaimed and refinished furniture.