Linsey Griffith has been a birth professional for over 10 years. and has attended over 200 births. She is a compassionate and experienced Doula, Childbirth Educator and Placenta Encapsulator. She completed Labor Doula training with DONA in 2007 and with ToLabor in 2015. She is currently certified with DONA. She certified with HypnoBirthing International in 2013 and trained with Childbirth International in Childbirth Education in 2011. She is trained with IPPA for Placenta Encapsulation and DONA for Postpartum Doula. She is also Rebozo and TENS unit certified. Linsey has attended births in many settings, including hospitals, homes, and birth centers. Her experience includes unblocked births, medicated births, VBACs, cesareans, water-birth, spontaneous labor, inductions, and losses. Linsey lives in Delaware, Ohio with her husband Ken and her two children, Tesla and Finnegan.
Jennifer Bailey has been a certified DONA Birth Doula since 2012. She has attended over 170 births. She is passionate about supporting women and their families through pregnancy, childbirth, and the early post-partum period. Jen trained in 2012 with DONA for Labor Support and in 2015 with DONA for Postpartum Support. She is Rebozo and TENS unit certified. She is also certified with Healthy Children as a Lactation Counselor. She has had the opportunity to support birth in hospitals, at home, and in the birth center in Dayton. These have included induction, spontaneous labor, water birth, cesarean and VBAC. Jen lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband, David, her two children, Zoë and Zeke, and one sweet husky.
Hidayah Walker began her work in birth and postpartum in 2015 working on the postpartum floor of a major hospital in Cincinnati. The next year in 2016, she certified through Healthy Children, Inc. and the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice as a Lactation Counselor. She then trained as both a birth and postpartum doula through DONA International in 2017 to add a more personal, continuous level of care for birthing women and families. In 2019, Hidayah trained to become a Lamaze certified childbirth educator and also began working for the City of Columbus as a public health breastfeeding peer advocate. She has experience in spontaneous labor, inductions, cesareans, VBACS, unblocked, and medicated births. She is a proud Hilliard native, living with her loving husband, Marwan, and two sons, Imran and Abdullah.
We believe in support for every woman who desires it; thus, we work with parents where they are, providing as much information, education, and hands on support as they desire. We have a vast array of personal experience including pregnancy loss and supporting survivors of abuse and violence, therefore we are uniquely qualified to support women through these situations with empathy and compassion.
Jen, Linsey, and Hidayah work in partnership. When you book The Ohio Doula you get two highly trained, experienced, professional doulas. While we do have additional back-up, our system ensures you have met with and are comfortable with the person attending your birth. You will meet with two doulas prenatally and for your postpartum visit, while one doula will attend your birth. We function on a shared call schedule.
We proudly serve Central Ohio (270 around Columbus, OH and 25 miles beyond) and Dayton Areas.