Meet the Assistants

Lisa Upham

Lisa Upham

MS, SPM

Lisa is a Bradley Method instructor and DONA approved Birth Doula Trainer who has been with Gentle Birth Care from the start!

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Nicole Demakis

Nicole Demakis

MA, CD(DONA), CLC

I began my journey into birth work in 2007, after the birth of my first child. I had a planned hospital birth with midwives and felt so empowered that I was inspired to help other families. Five months later, I became a certified postpartum and labor support doula through DONA.

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Becky Coolidge

Becky Coolidge

CPM

Becky jumped into the birthing world back in highschool to help a friend with her birth, and was forever drawn to the energy of holding space for women as they bring their babies earthside.

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Dayna Wright

Dayna Wright

RN, SNM

Dayna spent two years working as a NICU nurse and is now in her first year of the Midwifery Program at the University of Cincinnati.

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Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

RN, SNM

During her college summers she spent time in South Africa conducting breastfeeding research as well as two months in Ghana working on a labor and delivery floor in Takoradi.

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Seong Kitsos

Seong Kitsos

SPM, CD(Matrona)

Seong is a Matrona and DONA trained doula, passionate about recognizing the sacredness of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

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Vanessa Stephens

Vanessa Stephens

Staff Manager, SPM, EMT

After attending births in all settings (hospitals, birth centers, and home), Vanessa realized how truly special homebirth midwifery is, and started her journey to become a Certified Professional Midwife in 2018.

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