Cleveland’s premier resource for parenting & doula services

We are a modern birth and parenting agency providing Cleveland families with professional birth doula and postpartum doula services, as well as childbirth education and classes. 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.

Cleveland Birth Doulas


providing unconditional support and guidance during your pregnancy and birth

Cleveland Postpartum Doulas


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

Cleveland Childbirth Education Classes


instilling confidence and preparing you for the birth you envision

Cleveland Parenting Events


helping you enjoy parenthood while staying connected to the city we all love

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 ssssoooo 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!

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Meet Our Founders

Gina Crist, Co-Founder, Doula, Childbirth Educator at CLEbaby in Cleveland, Ohio

Co-Founder. Doula. Educator.

Ashley Sova, Co-Founder, Doula, Childbirth Educator at CLEbaby in Cleveland, Ohio

Co-Founder. Doula. Educator.

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

Your Fairy Godmother is a Postpartum Doula

It’s no secret that life with a newborn is difficult. If you’re a first-time mom you may be worried about, well, everything: am I holding baby the right way, is this poop color normal, what’s really the best way to swaddle, and how (the f$%!*) do I get him to sleep?!... read more

Are You Having More Kids?

This week, as I leisurely strolled my two toddlers in the double stroller, peacefully, Starbucks in hand (yes it was a PSL – it’s September now – this is not a drill!), an older lady approached me and asked, “Are you going to have more kids?” Sans hello, sans a... read more

I’m Pregnant: Should I Be Scared of the Zika Virus?

By now you’ve heard about the mosquito-borne Zika. The virus was first identified in 1947 in Uganda, and has been dominating recent headlines with a 2015 outbreak in Brazil that has spread to other parts of North and South America. Zika is similar to other illnesses... read more


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