Cleveland’s premier resource for doula & parenting services

We are a modern birth and parenting agency providing Cleveland families with professional birth doula and postpartum doula services, childbirth education classes, and placenta encapsulation services. Our pride in Cleveland and commitment to the success of its families is evident through the expert support, knowledge, and compassion each of our clients receives.


providing unconditional support and guidance during your pregnancy and birth


meeting your family’s unique needs as you welcome new baby home


instilling confidence and preparing you for the birth you envision

Placenta Encapsulation

helping you replenish physically and emotionally after pregnancy and birth

What Our Clients Are Saying

“I would highly recommend CLEbaby!!!””

“I’m happy to give CLEbaby a glowing, five star review of the doula services provided for the birth of our first! We were looking for an unbiased support system to educate us on the many facets of prenatal, labor, and postpartum. From the get go, Ashley offered non opinionated, information on the many different avenues we could take and worked with us to craft our birth plan.”

“If you’re on the line about using a doula, I’d say at least give it a shot over an interview/open conversation to learn more before ruling it out. As a first time mom I am much more confident and less stressed knowing that I will have a doula by my side during labor and delivery.”

“These women are so amazing. Very sweet, knowledgeable, personal, genuine, and professional…”

“I’ll admit I had a stigma that doulas were a bit hippy-esque that would only push natural procedures but Ashley and her team are not that way.”

“Ashley was very knowledgeable during our childbirth education class…we liked the props, workbook, and different exercises she incorporated. She answered all of our questions thoroughly, and we felt like she was presenting information specific to our individual needs, interests, and concerns. She was very calming, informative, and seemed to genuinely care. She clearly can relate very well to a couple that is soon expecting a baby. Ashley’s voice is so soothing, and her personality is very warm and welcoming. She’s a great educator!”

Get started with a complimentary consultation!

Or just to learn more about how CLEbaby can support you!

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Meet Our Team

Owner. Doula. Postpartum Placenta Specialist.

Doula. Educator. Postpartum Placenta Specialist.

Ashley Sova

Owner. Birth Doula. Postpartum Doula. Postpartum Placenta Specialist.

Ashley began her career as a researcher at Case Western, exploring communication between female patients and their doctors. It was there that she discovered her love of supporting women, recognizing how unique every family and situation is, and providing them with unbiased, knowledgeable support…

Meet Ashley

Gina Crist

Birth Doula. Postpartum Doula. Childbirth Educator. Postpartum Placenta Specialist.

Gina is a proud Clevelander and mother to four amazing young boys. Prior to motherhood, she built a successful career in software engineering, but she still longed to move in a direction that innately utilized her skills and personality…

Meet Gina

Saraya Sims

Postpartum Doula.

Saraya began her career as a professional nanny, caring for newborns and children of all ages for over seven years. Now, as a trained postpartum doula, she provides exceptional support for the whole family, with a focus on newborn care and helping parents adjust to life with their new baby…

Meet Saraya

Crystal Weber

Birth Doula. Postpartum Doula.

Crystal’s heart has always been in helping others and putting their best interests first. She credits her grandmother’s love and care as the foundation upon which her desire to support others was built…

Meet Crystal

Julie Luczywo

Birth Doula. Postpartum Doula. Childbirth Educator.

Julie is a joyful and accomplished woman who is passionate about doula work. She built a successful career for herself in finance and banking, but her heart has always been drawn toward working with families and children…

Meet Julie

Cynthia Barba

Postpartum Doula.

For over ten years, Cynthia has provided professional nanny and newborn care services to Northeast Ohio families. She has experience with multiples, premature babies, and infants with special needs…

Meet Cynthia

Lauren Proffitt

Birth Doula. Postpartum Doula.

Lauren is a proud Tennessee native, and brings with her the warmth and welcoming spirit of Southern hospitality. She’s a nurturer by nature, and a wonderful listener and friend…

Meet Lauren

Kelly Gentile

Birth Doula.

Kelly is a yoga instructor, dog-lover, and a social media guru with a background in public relations and building brands. She was called to birth work through her yoga practice, where she has come to a place of self-acceptance and self-compassion…

Meet Kelly

Sarah Schmidt

Birth Doula. Postpartum Doula.

Sarah has been working with newborns and children for over 18 years. Her career began at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Maternity Center, assisting with newborns in the nursery and providing postpartum care to new mothers…

Meet Sarah

Hospitals We Serve

Fairview Hospital in Cleveland • UH MacDonald Women's Hospital in Cleveland Heights • Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights • Southwest General Hospital in Middleburg Heights • St. John Medical Center in Westlake • MetroHealth Hospital in Brooklyn Heights • Lakewood Hospital in Lakewood • Parma Medical Center in Parma • Medina Hospital in Medina • Elyria Medical Center in Elyria • Lake Health West Medical Center in Willoughby • Akron General Medical Center in Akron • Akron City Hospital in Akron • Barberton Hospital in Barberton

From Our Blog

GUEST BLOG by Dr. Jessica: Pregnancy and the Common Cold

Symptoms Well, I’m currently getting over my third cold of the season - are you in the same boat? Watery eyes. A nose that's either constantly running or so congested that it’s difficult to breathe. Sore throat. Sinus pressure. Headache. And lately, almost every...

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A Healthy 2017 in CLE

It’s the end of January, which means your New Year’s resolutions have been tested for an entire month. If you’re one of the many whose resolutions involves living a healthier lifestyle (I am!), then hopefully you’ve been utilizing Cleveland’s resources to the max. Our...

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