Personalized and professional doula support for pregnancy, birth, and early-parenting.

At Tender Beginnings, we partner with families like yours in the greater Cincinnati & Dayton region who are looking for personalized and professional support to navigate pregnancy, birth, and early-parenting.

Birth Doula Services

Your healthcare providers focus on the health and safety of you and your baby. We focus on everything else that comes along with becoming a new parent.  At Tender Beginnings our goal is for you and your family to experience calm and comfort, every step of the way, no matter what your birth plans include.

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Postpartum Doula Services

The only formal support most women receive after giving birth is a 15 minute appointment with her OB or midwife 6 weeks later. At Tender Beginnings, we are striving to change that. Our professionally trained postpartum and infant care doulas complement you and your baby's medical team.

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Additional Doula Services

Birth
Classes

Placenta  Encapsulation

Lactation
Support

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Our Story

Tender Beginnings is a small business local to the Cincinnati & Dayton area. We are specially equipped to assist growing families through one of the most exciting, yet challenging, transitions of your life: becoming new parents. 

Whether this is your first baby or your fifth, we understand the unique challenges you face. Our goal as professional doulas is to fill in the gaps in modern prenatal and postpartum care, so that you can feel confident and supported from first pregnancy test to baby's first birthday, and beyond.

Our team of professional Childbirth Educators, Postpartum & Infant Care Doulas, and Birth & Labor Doulas are trained and insured. We have been trusted by doctors, nurses, lawyers, engineers, teachers, and more settle into their brand new job as parents, and are ready and experienced to do the same for your growing family.

As a client of Tender Beginnings, you will enjoy comprehensive care and support 24/7. Our doulas and experts are available to you at any time of the day or night to give you peace of mind.

Jenn and Kacey are absolutely amazing. Even though I planned an unmedicated birth, hours of back labor had me considering a c-section just to end the pain. Jenn and Kacey, however, were able to coach me through the contractions, and after 36 hours of labor, I made it to the epidural stage. They continued coaching me from there, and I was able to have the VBAC I so badly wanted. I recommend the doulas from Tender Beginnings to anyone having a baby, whether it’s their first or their tenth, whether they want medication or not. Jenn and Kacey allowed me to keep to my birthing plan as much as possible, and I am truly grateful to them.

— Laura

Kate and Kacey are the best. We just had our first baby 8 weeks ago. It was important to me to feel confident in my pregnancy and labor and it was wonderful to have both Kate and Kacey as resources. Kate was there for my labor and met us at the hospital when my water broke. I loved hearing her voice... it helped me stay positive feel like I was in control. She had a comforting touch that wasn’t annoying, but instead helpful, and my husband never felt that she was “in the way”. She was supportive when my labor didn’t go quite as planned and I needed a C section. My OB/GYN still comments at every postpartum appointment that Kate was a great doula. After we went home from the hospital Kacey came over for a postpartum visit and helped me develop a plan for breastfeeding and pumping when I went back to work. She is very knowledgeable and relaxed and I felt more confident and organized after the meeting. It’s great to know I have them there for questions still. Overall Having a doula made me feel like my husband and I were part of the baby birthing dream team because they brought so much knowledge, positivity, support and calming presence to the whole experience. Thank you for everything!

— Maddie

Jenn and Kacey are absolutely amazing. Even though I planned an unmedicated birth, hours of back labor had me considering a c-section just to end the pain. Jenn and Kacey, however, were able to coach me through the contractions, and after 36 hours of labor, I made it to the epidural stage. They continued coaching me from there, and I was able to have the VBAC I so badly wanted. I recommend the doulas from Tender Beginnings to anyone having a baby, whether it’s their first or their tenth, whether they want medication or not. Jenn and Kacey allowed me to keep to my birthing plan as much as possible, and I am truly grateful to them.

— Laura

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