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Experience the Power of Unconditional Birth Support With a BWS Doula On Your Team

Start your journey with just a phone call.

Take the Complicated Guesswork Out of Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum


Blending Ancient Wisdom and Modern Evidence to Best Support You and Your Family

 BWS Doulas are specifically trained to be radically present with birthing individuals, offering a strong source of evidence-based Information, caring connection and consistent support.

Our promise to you:
- You will always get evidence-based information 
- You will always receive unconditional support (your choices are honored and fully supported - whatever you choose)
- You will never be left alone or have to figure things out by yourself

Expertly Trained, Evidence-Based Doulas

BWS Doulas receive support and mentorship from our co-founders, April Kline and Dr. Jodi Cunningham. April, a Certified Professional Midwife and IBCLC Lactation Consultant, and Jodi, a public health practitioner with a PhD and an Evidence-Based Birth® Instructor, bring decades of experience to our team. Both former professors (and mothers to five kiddos), they have taught midwifery and public health coursework up to graduate level students, conducted maternal and infant health research—a foundation that allows for them to provide unparalleled guidance and expertise to support the BWS Doula team to best support YOU through your unique birth, postpartum and parenting journey.


BWS Doulas have collectively attended thousands of births in all settings, ensuring they are well-trained and prepared to be a calming and present part of your birth team.

Your BWS Co-Founders

April Kline


April weaves powerful healing from over twenty years of education and experience as a Certified Professional Midwife with expertise in massage therapy, anatomy and physiology, optimal pregnancy, birth and postpartum health—the science and art of childbearing and lactation consulting, as well as deep knowledge of trauma resolution, body-mind connection, whole-person health, and newborn and baby care including feeding, crying, digestive issues, stress, and sleeplessness.


M.S. in Midwifery

Midwives College of Utah

Jodi Cunningham

Drawing from her former career as a college professor and academic researcher, Dr. Jodi uses skills in teaching and mentorship to walk side-by-side with you during these big life transitions.  As an Evidence Based Birth® childbirth instructor and compassionate birth doula, Dr. Jodi blends her expertise in public health and her passion for supporting families to bring you quality support and education.  With a knack for distilling complex health information into digestible insights, she gives you knowledge and real tools to help you navigate your journey with confidence.



M.S., Ph.D in Health Education

University of Cincinnati

Take the first step on the path of
Simple. Informed. Supported.

Schedule your free call now.

We will truly listen to the questions you have and the things that are important to you, and then customize the perfect package that will support you best.

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How to Encourage Deep Mother/Baby Bonds in Birth and Postpartum

In this 56-minute online video training, April Kline, Midwife, Lactation Consultant and Emotional Release Therapist, and Intuitive Bodyworker, dives deep into the essential ties that bond mother and baby from conception throughout pregnancy, birth and on into the postpartum.

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I can not say enough about April and the BWS Doulas! Hands down the best doulas EVER. My first pregnancy I hadn't found them yet, but for my second I worked with BWS and it made all the difference!

Sarah Rodriguez

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Ready to explore how our team can support you during this special time?
Visit our calendar to find a time that works for you to chat with us!

During this call, you'll have the opportunity to chat with April or Jodi to discuss your needs, ask questions, and learn more about how our doula team and other services can fully support  you throughout your birth and postpartum journey.


BWS Doulas have an office hub at The Well: A Center for Women's Wellness in Kettering, Ohio, and we primarily serve the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton areas, Northern Kentucky and Eastern Indiana, including the cities and neighborhoods of Alexandria / Anderson / Amberley Village / Amelia / Batavia / Beavercreek / Bellbrook / Bellevue / Blue Ash / Burlington / Centerville / Cheviot / Cincinnati / Clifton / Cleves / Cold Spring / Colerain / Covedale / Covington / Crescent Springs / Dayton KY / Deer Park / Delhi / Dry Ridge / Edgewood / Elsmere / Erlanger / Evendale / Fairborn / Fairfax / Fairfield / Florence / Forest Park / Franklin / Ft Mitchell / Ft Thomas / Ft Wright / Glendale / Hamilton / Harrison / Hebron / Huber Heights / Hyde Park / Indian Hill / Kenwood / Kettering / Lawrenceburg / Lebanon / Loveland / Madeira / Madisonville / Maineville / Mariemont / Mason / Middletown / Milford / Montgomery / Morrow / Monroe / Mt Adams / Mt Healthy / Mt Lookout / Newport / Northside / Norwood / Oakley / OTR / Park Hills / Pleasant Ridge / Price Hill / Princeton / Ross / NKY / Oakwood / Oxford / Sharonville / Springboro / Terrace Park / Union / Union Township / Winton Woods / Walnut Hills / West Carrolton / West Chester / Westwood / Wilder / Woodlawn / Yellow Springs.

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