Helping bring babies into the world is such a privilege. Making the experience as special as each little one is important. To achieve that, Mount Carmel has created Columbus and central Ohio's first hospital-based doula program. A doula is a highly-trained, experienced labor and birth professional who assists labor and delivery with knowledgeable support and assistance with non-medical aspects of care.

“I got the call to support Melissa. She had already had two previous c-sections and wanted to avoid a third, if possible,” said Doula Kat Kirk-Holmes. “Her confidence and power were amazing to witness. Helping her through breathing techniques, positioning, and after birth care while her partner supported with hip squeezes and massage assisted her through her labor and birth. Great job Melissa!”