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My name is Erica Manto Paulson.  I am a certified doula, a certified childbirth educator, and the Ohio labor doula faculty for CAPPA International.  I am also a member of the Doula Advisory Board for the state of Ohio. 

I am the founder of The Doula School and owner of Nurture, a perinatal wellness center located in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Doula School is the professional training devision of Nurture. 

If you have any questions or need any further information, please don't hesitate to reach out.  Getting you on the right path in your doula career and supporting new doulas is my passion.  Ohio needs more good doulas!  I hope you will become one of them.

View my professional CAPPA bio here

About Erica

Erica, a CAPPA certified labor doula, childbirth educator, and esteemed member of the CAPPA faculty as a doula trainer, boasts a comprehensive array of certifications and credentials in the realm of childbirth support. 


As a dedicated professional, Erica is affiliated with prominent organizations such as CAPPA, DONA, Birth Arts International, and the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health. Beyond her impressive contributions to the field, Erica is a published poet and author, earning the esteemed title of Ohio Poet of the Year in 2022 for her acclaimed book of poetry, "Hunger," available at the Cincinnati Library and online.


Throughout her extensive career spanning since 2006, Erica has served over 1000 families as a doula and childbirth educator. Her commitment to community involvement is evident through her board positions with the Ohio Doula Advisory Board, the Cincinnati Area Doula Society, Buckeye Birth Coalition, the Dayton International Cesarean Awareness Network chapter, and the Dayton Area Labor Support, showcasing her ongoing dedication to advancing maternal and infant health initiatives. 

Erica's multifaceted expertise and leadership make her a respected figure within the birth community.

For media inquiries or speaking engagements email: erica@


I'm always looking for new opportunities to build bridges within the perinatal field and increase support options for childbearing women. Let's connect.


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