Sister Doulas

Maritza Gonzalez, HCHI, CLD, CP&ICD (SHE/HER)

Maritza is a bi-lingual (Spanish) certified labor, postpartum & infant care doula (ProDoula), hypno-doula, and hypnotic childbirth educator (Hypnobabies), who found her passion in birth work through her preparations for the birth of her third baby in 2014. Her childbirth hypnosis experience was one of her most empowering life experiences and hopes to help others have the same.

Currently, Maritza attends  Brescia University to obtain her Master’s in Social Work so that she can become a mental health clinician. Attuned to Usui Reiki, Maritza likes to practice energy healing modalities along with offering intuitive guidance services and mindfulness coaching.

In her free time Maritza loves to travel with her fiancée and 5 children (especially to visit her family in Puerto Rico). She loves all things “beach”, listening to acoustic music, and writing meaningful reflections.

Services provided: Birth doula, postpartum doula, Hypnobabies education, reiki energy healing, psychic readings.


Kate Gonzalez, LD, P-ICD, RPYT, RYT 200, HypnoBirthing, Parent (SHE/HER)

Kate is a Labor (DONA) and Postpartum/ Infant care Doula (ProDoula) and Registered Prenatal, Postpartum, and Baby & Me Yoga Teacher, a Holistic Yoga Teacher RYT 200, and a HypnoBirthing Practitioner.

Lactation Consultant & Birth Educator

Kacey Widmeyer (SHE/HER)

She is a local lactation consultant, doula, and childbirth educator. She has over 7 years of experience in the birth world. She loves working with families on achieving their individual goals, whatever that path may take. She is offering lactation services and childbirth classes, taking maternity leave from May-July. She has two adventurous boys and a girl due shortly. She would love to content with you via her email at:


Yoga Teacher


Cathy Hall (SHE/HER)

She has been teaching yoga for 6 years, practicing for 12. Earned her 200 hour RYT certification in 2015. She enjoys teaching many styles including vinyasa flow, yin, prenatal, meditation, kids and teens. She also has background in exercise physiology and corporate health promotion. Her hobbies are knitting, running, reading. What she likes best about teaching yoga is watching her students become more aware of their bodies through breath and movement.


Dr. Michael Hekler at the Greater Cincinnati  Chiropractic (Wellness Docs)

In his ten years career he has been trusted with wellbeing of mothers and babies. Highly recommended!



Allison Appel, Artist, Photographer

Allison Appel. Artist, Photographer, Mother to a willful tinker and a precocious little nipper. I love capturing personalities big or small. I have worked as a professional photographer for multiple years in lifestyle, stylized & brand photography. I attended college at UC with a major in art history. I’ve had the pleasure of bringing my artistic visions to life with many families from couples photos to newborn sessions. I’ve also had the exciting opportunity of working alongside several small shop makers to give life to their intricate works & have had my work featured through several clothing brands such as Olive Juice Clothing. I love nature and supporting companies/ individuals that support holistic and sustainable living. I am a homemaker, schoolteacher and am also in the process of renovating my 1940’s cape cod home into a homestead.