Hi, I’m Mary Susan! I am a DONA International certified Birth Doula serving Cleveland and the surrounding areas. I was certified by DONA in 2020 and have also been a credentialed Birth and Bereavement Doula through Stillbirthday since 2015.
As a doula, I believe in the incredible, innate strength of women’s bodies and the partners who support them. I believe that knowledge is power and I am constantly striving to learn. I promote evidence-based research, I support the empowerment of women and families, and I deeply believe that birth is a beautiful mix of physical, spiritual, emotional forces all coming together to create one of the most profound events in the human experience. I also think that birth can be pretty fun.
Outside of birth work, I’m the mother of four, a Catholic convert, former English teacher and children’s librarian, and a hand embroidery artist. (Basically nailing it on the old lady status.) I’m originally from Texas and I moved to Cleveland with my family in 2012 and stayed for the weather and the pierogis. I love to laugh, I attempt to journal, and I think Mr. Rogers hung the moon. Thank you for visiting me here at Bright Birth…I hope to connect with you soon!