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Some of you may already know me, but for those that don’t… Hi, my name is Erica and I am the founder and owner of Nurture, a women's wellness company that provide services that center around preparing for and fully embracing the childbearing years including prenatal ultrasounds, massage, DNA clinical gender testing, hypno-birthing classes, doula services, postpartum groups, and more all in one place and easily accessible in the Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, Northern Kentucky & Southeastern Indiana areas.


I also am a CAPPA Labor Doula faculty trainer and the founder and owner of The Doula School at Nurture.  I have mentored new doulas for the past ten years by offering insight, support, and guidance as they navigate their journey to becoming knowledgable, skilled, and independent perinatal professionals in their community.

I know you are here because you feel called to work with childbearing families in your community. At The Doula School we are honored that you are coming to us as partners in that important work.


The Doula School at Nurture would like to provide guidance and support to student doulas who are dedicated, committed individuals that want to become fully certified CAPPA doulas.  I am looking for likeminded people who have a drive for excellence and beyond their own personal goals for certification, have an interest in elevating professional standards in our field.

Acceptance in our mentorship program is competitive and challenging.  There are no costs to participate in our program and student doulas are paid to attend births, but our program requires a lot of time, dedication, and hard work.  You will learn every aspect of the business from interviews and prenatal appointments, to operating systems and business planning, to birth attendance and working with a variety of clients. 


Selections are based on experience, personal work ethic, drive, passion, and commitment to the program.  To apply, please fill out the information below and I will be in touch




Mentorship positions are for CAPPA trained doulas living in the greater Cincinnati-Dayton Ohio area. Applicants must have completed a CAPPA doula

training with the intention of becoming and maintaining certification with CAPPA.



Mentorship opportunites are limited due to the amount of time invested into each student accepted into the program.  Please apply by submitting the form below.  Once received, we will email you a more detailed letter and complete application.  



Applications are reviewed monthly.  You will receive notice of the status of your application, either way, within two weeks of receiving your complete applicaiton.



If selected, your mentorship will is dedicated to supporting new doulas so that they can become confident, skilled, and trusted birth + postpartum support workers in their community.



You can change your mind at any time if you feel this is not the right fit for you and we can too.  



Scholarships are possible thanks to the generosity of private donors to the Eleanor Sulzmann Doula Scholarship and also by discounts provided by individual instructors on their personal fees for their courses.  

Apply Here

Thank you! We’ll be in touch.

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