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Hi, I'm Dana!

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I'm a birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, babywearing educator, and infant feeding specialist serving families in the Akron, Ohio area. 


I'm here to be your trusted companion throughout every step of your incredible journey – from pregnancy, through labor and birth, to postpartum. This is a truly special time in your life and I'm honored to share it with you.

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Discover how Dana the Doula can support you and your family with a range of personalized services designed to meet your unique needs.

Birth/Labor Support

From pregnancy to birth, I offer personalized guidance, emotional support, and comfort measures.

Childbirth Education

Gain confidence and essential tools for your pregnancy and birth through personalized classes

Birth Pool Rental

Enhance your birthing experience with the soothing benefits of hydrotherapy by renting a birth pool.

Postpartum Planning

Tailored postpartum guidance and strategies, including baby and nursing stations setup.

Baby Gear Consultation

Get personalized guidance for preparing your baby registry ensuring practicality and financial mindfulness. 

Nesting Party Planning

Assistance in creating a personalized, joyous gathering to celebrate your pregnancy and the arrival of your little one.

Baby Carrier Consult

Get expert guidance on using your own carrier for comfortable and safe babywearing.

Baby Carrier Rental

Enjoy the convenience of renting a baby carrier, allowing you to experience different styles before making a purchase.

Babywearing Class

Learn the fundamentals of safe and comfortable babywearing, carrier options, and the benefits of keeping your little one close

Get in Touch

Dana Petrella

Akron, Ohio

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Thank you for reaching out, I'll be in touch!

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