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Enjoy a healthy pregnancy, amazing birth, and a peaceful postpartum experience with help from The Nurturing Root. We are honored to offer the following services to Northeast Ohio families:

Placenta Encapsulation Services
Welcoming a new baby is a joyous occasion, but this exciting time of transition can be challenging. You are recovering from birth, caring for a fragile newborn, and finding a new balance while adjusting to changing rhythms. Our placenta encapsulation services can help facilitate a calmer, more peaceful, and restorative postpartum experience.

Placenta has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to promote healing for over 1400 years, but modern mothers are just rediscovering this powerful remedy. During pregnancy, your placenta is responsible for hormone production, and after birth, it retains these vital hormones. It can take your body several weeks to adapt to this sudden shift, and you may be left feeling depleted. Placenta encapsulation reintroduces your own natural hormones, easing the transition from pregnancy to postpartum, providing balance and stability. Anecdotal evidence suggests placenta encapsulation helps: balance hormones, support lactation and enhance milk supply, replenish iron, minerals, and vitamins, mitigate postpartum bleeding, provide natural pain relief, ease ‘baby blues’, decrease severity of postpartum mood disorders, and boost energy.

Birth Boot Camp® Childbirth Classes
We are thrilled to offer families the Birth Boot Camp® natural childbirth education series! This comprehensive 10-class course is designed for couples planning an un-medicated birth. Birth Boot Camp® is a modern, fun curriculum presenting the most current, evidenced-based information from midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, chiropractors, and a community of birthing experts. Our training can help you have an intentional, empowering, and positive pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding experience.

You will LOVE Birth Boot Camp® + leave confidently knowing:

Why healthy prenatal nutrition + exercise facilitates an easier birth
How to choose a care provider that encourages natural birth
That your partner is prepared to be an amazing birth companion
Common pregnancy tests, procedures, + alternative options
Several labor comfort measures + relaxation techniques
Essential breastfeeding information and troubleshooting resources
All about postpartum healing, recovery, + support
Normal newborn behaviors and infant care skills

Postpartum Doula Services
A postpartum doula is a trained professional that provides guidance, encouragement, and practical assistance for families during the newborn period. We have a wealth of experience regarding postpartum adjustment, including: normal newborn behavior, infant sleep, postnatal recovery, and breastfeeding. We will provide you with non-medical, evidenced-based information and care, so you can feel confident making the best decisions for your family. We offer postpartum planning workshops and in-home support.
We can help with household organization, plan and prepare meals, provide overnight infant care, assist with breastfeeding and pumping, and offer referrals to trusted community resources.

Q What does family-centered support and education mean?

Pregnancy and birth is a transformative experience for the entire family. With our doula support, childbirth education, and placenta services we focus on supporting and nurturing the birthing person, their partner, and family. We are proud to provide radically inclusive support to all different types of families!

Q Do you provide overnight postpartum doula support?

Yes! We offer daytime support and overnight support for our families wanting postpartum doula care. We are happy to design a custom schedule that fits your family's needs!

Q What is your contact information?

Please contact Alayna Spratley, Ohio Director for The Nurturing Root for information.


Q Where are the childbirth classes located?

We teach our group Birth Boot Camp childbirth education workshops in Cleveland, Lakewood, and Chardon. Additionally, private in-home classes are available.

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