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Found 30 Pros in Kirkland, WA, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Charity Ferrusca

Tacoma, WA

6 reviews • 40 families supported • 4 years experience

6 reviews • 40 families supported • 4 years experience

I offer birth, postpartum, encapsulation, and lactation services

Care philosophy

As a multip mom and who has experienced all different variations of birth I want to empower women to birth on there own terms in the space that is most comfortable to them.

Areas served

  • Seattle, WA
  • Olympia, WA
  • Puyallup, WA
  • Jblm, WA

Reviews

  • Elissa
    January 20, 2023 at 5:53 am | Client review

    I found Charity fairly late in my pregnancy for the hospital birth of my third child. I am in Burien, WA and Charity is in Lakewood,WA- I was concerned about the distance but was assured by Charity that it would be ok. I went into labor at 8pm 12/14/22 and let Charity know my contractions were 10 mins apart. At 10:40pm they were grouped to 6 mins for a while so I went to hospital at 11pm and was communicating back/forth with Charity via text. My daughter was born at 12:50am and Charity walked in after she was born and in my arms. I never was coached in the pushing positions (like I had requested from the start) that I needed to be in so my rectocele prolapse wasn’t aggravated- this never happened and now I’m left with a very serious prolapse that is negatively impacting my daily life. I felt cheated out of support, knowledge and financially ($850) at a most vulnerable time in my life.
    From the start I didn’t feel like Charity was able to give me the time and attention I needed as a pregnant woman due to her busy life and schedule as a mom.I asked that Charity might donate her services to a low income mother in the future when she is able since she did not make it to my birth, and didn’t offer any partial refund after I requested one. She did not respond to that communication. I can’t recommend Charity as a doula as my previous experience with a doula was much better, my first doula was much more professional and made me feel like a priority and secure in my birth.

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Abby Ross

Seattle, WA

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

I offer all of following both individually and in packages at discounted rates: -Childbirth Education -Registry Consultations -Lactation Education -Sleep Education -Birth Support -Postpartum Support -Sleep Counseling I was an infant nanny for 7 years and have taken trainings through various organizations on all of the above topics in order to provide a holistic approach and gain insight into multiple perspectives. I aim to build a bond with the clients I serve and help them feel confident and supported through this vulnerable transition.

Care philosophy

I aim to provide a continuum of support through pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and early parenthood. I refer to myself as a "Parent Doula" as I feel very passionate about providing parents with the education and skills they need to help their baby and themselves thrive. All of my services are centered around informed decision making, parental mental health, and infant secure attachment

Areas served

  • Greater Seattle area and Eastside
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Teresa Caroto

Kirkland, WA

3 reviews • 25 families supported • 10 years experience

3 reviews • 25 families supported • 10 years experience

I'm a dedicated nighttime Postpartum Doula with 10 years of experience caring for little ones. I am excited to share my knowledge, provide care and brighten up those exciting, exhausting and sometimes overwhelming early days in parenthood.

Care philosophy

PROVIDING HEARTFELT SUPPORT, EXPERT GUIDANCE, AND A PROFOUND COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUALITY, AND INCLUSION, ACTING AS A GUIDING LIGHT FOR NEW PARENTS.

Areas served

  • Seattle Metropolitan Area

Reviews

  • Danelle
    December 9, 2023 at 1:07 am | Peer review

    I have known Teresa for many years. She has extensive experience working with little ones and will be a great addition to your support team during the fourth trimester. She is knowledgeable and will go out her way to make sure she provides you with fact based information and is always looking to extend her education and knowledge. Teresa is loving and kind and I know that caring for infants is a passion of hers. Your family will be in great hands if you put your trust in her.

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Crystal weythman

Snohomish, WA

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 4 years experience

Wow, Parenthood is a wild ride!! The early weeks-months can be incredibly challenging and stressful, not to mention emotionally and physically exhausting! Bring a mama of two myself and a previous nanny, I’ve experienced the highs/lows, and I know how difficult and trying life can be during such vulnerable times, and I’m so happy to get the opportunity to offer gentle, loving support to families. Postpartum, sibling support/care, meals, light housekeeping, breastfeeding support, overnights with babes, daytime care. Friend, mama, sister ♥️

Care philosophy

Non judgmental, open minded, client focused care. Gentle, kind, lighthearted, and nurturing.

Areas served

  • Snohomish co
  • King Co
  • Skagit Co
  • Whatcom Co
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Amina Condel

Bellevue, WA

4 reviews • 350 families supported • 22 years experience

4 reviews • 350 families supported • 22 years experience

I have been teaching and working with expecting Mommas and their partners since 2001. I have had 4 natural births and have attended a wide variety of births. I am passionate about helping families have better birth experiences, with a focus on how to labor naturally using a variety of effective techniques, positions, tips and tools and help you avoid unnecessary medical intervention. I also provide coaching at any stage and postpartum care.

Care philosophy

I am flexible offering a variety of services during pregnancy, birth and beyond! Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum and Breastfeeding Private Coaching I empower you to trust your instincts, support both you and your partner the way you want, help you achieve your birthing goals and navigate during pregnancy, labor and birth. I provide hands on care helping you with strong contractions and more!

Areas served

  • Bellevue, Seattle and ALL Surrounding Cities

Reviews

  • Brittany
    October 26, 2023 at 12:31 am | Client review

    Wow! I honestly believe I would not have been able to have a Vbac without Amina! She EMPOWERED me. I took a birthing class with her, and then I requested her as a Doula! She did NOT disappoint. She was encouraging, calm, reliable, informative- and during my labor, she helped call me down and guide me the entire time. She was right by my side bringing me sips of water and snacks. My husband and I credit her completely. During my labor, my husband forgot everything we practiced, haha. But Amina saved the day. She’s one of my favorite people in the world. She’s wise, non judgmental, just absolutely wonderful. I am so grateful. She was reliable to show up and not wait till the last minute to come to me during my labor. I’m so grateful for her kindness and responsiveness. She offered sliding scale (because we literally could not have hired anyone without it). She was very very good to us. THANK YOU AMINA for making my VBAC possible! You are forever etched into my memories, and have changed the course of my birthing history forever. Thank you Doesn’t cover it. We LOVE Amina!

$ flexible
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Kaitlin Rieck

Shoreline, WA

3 reviews • 8 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 8 families supported • 2 years experience

I help birthing people and their families prepare for postpartum, rest and heal at home after birth, and leave them feeling cared for, capable, and confident. Modeled loosely after the Dutch Kraamzorg, I offer personalized in-home postpartum support, care, and guidance to enable rest, healing, and transition. I also offer customized services based on your specific prenatal or postpartum needs from early pregnancy up to one year postpartum. I specialize in serving birthing people with planned or unplanned C-sections, VBACs, and childbirth injuries. I offer daytime postpartum support for up to one year postpartum and serve clients located in North King and South Snohomish counties.

Care philosophy

Kith and Kin provides postpartum planning and support to new families with a focus on c-sections, childbirth injuries, and VBACs. My care philosophy is inspired by the Dutch maternity care model. In the Netherlands, families are discharged quickly and greeted the next day by a kraamverzorgster, or home maternity nurse, to assist them in the early days of healing and adjusting to life at home.

Areas served

  • North King & South Snohomish Counties

Reviews

  • Nicole
    June 14, 2023 at 1:33 am | Peer review

    Kaitlin and I met as we joined forces to get creative on how to support people during pregnancy and through their postpartum journey. I loved working with Kaitlin as a professional and always appreciated the perspective and insight that she brought to any situation.
    Kaitlin pulls from her own lived experiences as well as diverse education/training to be able to support people in exactly what they need. She is passionate about supporting postpartum families and anyone who works with her will be better for it!

$ flexible
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Kay Valenzuela

WA

1 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

1 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

After giving birth to my first child at home on Christmas morning of 2022, I became passionate about birth. I believe we lack the aspect of a “village” in todays society, and it is my mission to help woman feel more supporting before, during & after birth. I am passionate about helping woman prepare for their journey in birth, rather it be there first or their fifth. I believe in supporting woman in their most fragile stage, postpartum by helping with household tasks, warm cooked meals, offering advice & support with break feeding and helping you find any extra resources you may need. I believe we as woman are so strong & capable of any birth we may dream of, and it is my mission to help you in any way possible to achieve that.

Care philosophy

I believe having a birth team who supports your dream & needs in birth is vital to have the birth you want. I believe you, as the mother growing your child, knows what is best over all else. I believe in connecting with your intuition & reclaiming your power as a woman to bring your child Earthside. I believe in Physiological birth and doing whatever I can to support you on that journey.

Areas served

  • Snohomish county

Reviews

  • Kamila
    June 26, 2023 at 1:22 am | Client review

    Kay was my birth doula for my second child after a very traumatic first birth. She helped guide and ground me throughout labor and even came twice after birth to check on me and bring me meals and helped clean around our home so we didn’t have to worry about it

$ flexible
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Sheilena Martinez

Tacoma, WA

6 reviews • 28 families supported • 3 years experience

6 reviews • 28 families supported • 3 years experience

As a trained birth doula, I offer a broad range of support and advocacy for pregnant people during the perinatal period. I aim to become a part of the village supporting the dyad/triad of baby and parent(s). I provide educational, physical, and emotional support that includes, but is not limited to comfort measures, labor progression, positioning, and affirming each client's wants/needs. Being that every birth is unique I do not have a specific set way of providing support, but rather meet every client where they are at to support them in a way that is best for them. My Birth Doula Package includes: *Initial consultation *1-2 Prenatal Visits *Continuous Labor and Delivery Support *2 Hours Immediate Postpartum Support *2-3 Postpartum Visits (if wanted) *Optional Photo documentation, delivered via private online album

Care philosophy

It is an honor to be hired as someone's doula and be allowed into the sacred space of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. It is my top priority to help protect that space for my clients in ways where they feel safe, comfortable, empowered, and confident in their decisions. I tailor the care I provide to the needs of the family or individual that I am supporting.

Areas served

  • Pierce County
  • King County
  • Snohomish County
  • Thurston County
  • Kitsap County

Reviews

  • Karla
    September 4, 2023 at 12:36 am | Client review

    I am beyond grateful to have Sheilena as our Doula. During labor/birth she was calm, caring & skilled. In a time of vulnerability & unpredictability, I felt safe under her care. She knew how to navigate between the nurses, doctors, my husband & myself. Her guidance & knowledge was more than I could ask for.
    Sheilena is truly one of the top reasons for my positive birth experience.

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Rose Smith

Arlington, WA

3 reviews • 215 families supported • 9 years experience

3 reviews • 215 families supported • 9 years experience

I have been providing support to Families since 2016. Whether this is your first pregnancy or fifth, you can benefit from having a doula or taking one of our highly sought childbirth classes. This is my calling, passion. I would be honored to serve you!

Care philosophy

I am a Certified Doulla for Birth and Postpartum, I am also a certified Lactation Educator, Childbirth Instructor and Student Midwife

Areas served

  • Marysville, Granite Falls, Everett, Lynwood & more

Reviews

  • Cayce
    March 22, 2023 at 11:12 am | Client review

    Rose Smith has been my doula for both my births. I first came to meet her through her exceptional childbirth educational course, and due to her passion, genuine care, and knowledge I immediately retained her as our doula not fully understanding how her involvement would help me through childbirth. On the big day she was accessible, supportive, and helpful in guiding us on next steps. At one point in the the midst of my labor she could sense my fear and confusion, without missing a beat she guided me to refocus, showed me how to reclaim my calm, and encouraged me that I could do this. It was that level of care that made it so simple to have her with me at my second birth. There she was again with the same level of care and support for our family again. If you are looking for someone who cares, is knowledgeable, and will support you then Rose Smith is a wonderful choice on one if the biggest days of your life.

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Jessica Mascher

Seattle, WA

8 reviews • 101 families supported • 8 years experience

8 reviews • 101 families supported • 8 years experience

I am a licensed massage therapist, birth doula, postpartum doula, newborn care specialist, gentle sleep consultant, potty training consultant, & infant massage educator. I have been support families in the Seattle area for 9 years.

Care philosophy

Unbiased, information-driven support that assists you in feeling confident in making the decisions best for you and your family.

Areas served

  • Seattle
  • Ballard
  • Queen Anne
  • Bellevue

Reviews

  • Wenjie
    January 31, 2023 at 10:32 am | Client review

    Jessica was our birth doula, and she also helped us with our newborn baby postpartum. We feel very lucky to have had her with us on this journey. From the first interviews and in person prenatal visits, to her supporting us in the hosipital as well as in our home, we have always felt we could trust her and lean on her experience. We had an induction on our due date and were planning to use epidural as pain management in late labor. It was a real scare when epidural wasn’t really working for me for at least a couple of hours (which in labor time felt like forever). Jessica’s presence really calmed us down, and with her help I was able to navigate the pain and panic until medication finally kicked in. Our birth experience was less stressful with her being there, and we also appreciated her staying a while after our baby was born to make sure we were comfortable and got everything we needed.

    We also had Jessica as a postpartum doula for a few weeks, and she was so good with our baby girl and made it possible for me to go out and grab a coffee and have some selfcare time every now and then. Our daughter loves the reading, walks, and playtime they had together. AND, she gives great massages! We are so glad we found Jessica and we are thankful for all the help and support she gave us.

$ flexible
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Zoe Ruaboro

Auburn, WA

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

Holistic care that celebrates the transformative journey of matrescence. You can get support throughout birth, healing, and breastfeeding.

Care philosophy

I embrace matrescence, respect autonomy and innate maternal intuition, and support normal physiological birth at home. Lactation care involves listening to the mother, helping identify and meet feeding goals, give counseling and support, and work through various breastfeeding related issues that may afflict mother and baby. Brushing off a mothers concerns or inciting guilt are unacceptable.

Areas served

  • Federal way
  • Lake Tapps
  • Kent
  • Renton
  • Puyallup
  • Enumclaw
  • Covington
  • Maple Valley
  • Sumner
  • Gig Harbor
  • South Hill
  • Tacoma
  • South Seattle
  • Issaquah
  • Bonney Lake
  • Buckley

Reviews

  • Johanna
    February 12, 2024 at 7:02 am | Peer review

    Zoe and I have worked together in the birth space for about a year. She is my backup doula, and I would fully trust her with any of my clients. She is a very knowledgeable lactation consultant. I recommend all my clients see her if they need feeding support.

$ flexible
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Suzanne Ledbetter

Renton, WA

2 reviews • 154 families supported • 5 years experience

2 reviews • 154 families supported • 5 years experience

price includes professional/edited birth photos. ** we work as a team to give you continuity of care. You always know who will be at your birth and know that even illness or car accident we have you covered. We offer prenatal support in person, via zoom. We offer lactation support including a special regimen at 37weeks. Being induced? Have an additional meeting with us to go over what that looks like. 6 month sleep regression? We have resources for you.

Care philosophy

As a team we promise continued amazing care with support from your doula team. We promise to listen and hear you, to support you in YOUR choices and decisions, to give you information to help you make those decisions, to support your partner so they can be their best by your side, to always be honest with you, and to always care!

Areas served

  • Kirkland
  • Seattle
  • Redmond
  • Bellevue
  • Renton
  • Maple valley
  • Black diamond
  • Tacoma
  • Lakewood
  • Mill creek
  • Bothell
  • Enumclaw
  • Covington
  • Issaquah
  • Sammamish
  • North Bend
  • Kent

Reviews

  • Cari
    December 15, 2022 at 3:31 pm | Peer review

    Suzanne is a stellar doula, educator, and partner. She is kind, caring, and knowledgeable.

$ flexible
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Amanda Hercules

Seattle, WA

1 reviews • 17 families supported • 4 years experience

1 reviews • 17 families supported • 4 years experience

I work nights. 10 pm until 6am. Sleeping with the baby in our own space and waking as they do. I will either feed them a bottle or bring them to your to nurse and I will get them back down afterward. I will also make sure all pump parts and bottles are washed and sanitized before I head out in the morning.

Care philosophy

I am a night postpartum doula. I believe the most important part of healthy postpartum period is sleep. I love being able to get new parents quality sleep.

Areas served

  • Seattle, wa

Reviews

  • Nathan
    November 7, 2022 at 10:44 am | Client review

    Amanda was very professional and knowledgeable. She helped me and my partner get through many challenging nights with our little one and by the end of her program we all were getting sleep we needed. I would highly recommend her.

$ flexible
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Ryajo Silver

Seattle, WA

2 reviews • 366 families supported • 12 years experience

2 reviews • 366 families supported • 12 years experience

In the 12 years I have been a birth worker, my doula bag has become quite small. I have learned through experience, the families I have supported and the providers I have been a team player with, that there are only a few items really needed to support your birth preferences. Knowledge in the physiology of hormones, movement, space, emotions and breath. Experience in medical interventions and helping you to have productive conversations with your providers when they are needed, skill in comfort measures and massage (my hands are so strong:), and authentic words of encouragement, praise, and affirmation. I am best fit for a person who is wanting no or low interventions (in or out of the hospital): a VBAC or a free birth. My goal is to empower you and your labor partner so you can both be present in the event and have your best birth experience possible.

Care philosophy

Getting baby Earth side can be long, hard, powerful... and you can do it! I believe there is no right way to birth your baby. My philosophy is "Every pregnant person has the right to full informed consent, evidence based information, access to preferred model of care and support in decisions without cohesion or judgment."

Areas served

  • Snohomish
  • Everett
  • Kirkland
  • Seattle
  • Bellevue
  • Mount Vernon
  • Bothell

Reviews

  • Taylor
    October 5, 2022 at 10:50 am | Client review

    From the moment we first spoke to Ryah we knew that she was the perfect fit as our Doula – she is incredibly warm, has such an extensive background, and food is one of her love languages! We had two prenatal appointments in which we discussed our birth preferences, learned stretches to do leading up to my due date, and practiced different techniques to try during early labor. She was also always available to reach via text or phone throughout my pregnancy.

    Ryah was the most crucial person in helping my husband and I bring our baby earth side. She guided me through each contraction and continuously helped me stay centered and find my breath. She made suggestions of positions to try based on where the baby was to keep things progressing. She made sure my husband played an integral part in the experience and conveyed our birth preferences to the nursing staff. I ended up having an unmedicated birth, and I know this was only possible because she was there with me.

    Once my baby was born, she helped him latch and stayed by my side to ensure that everything was okay. Since being home we’ve had a phone and in-person chat in which we processed my labor experience, and she made sure we were set up for the first few weeks postpartum. I am grateful that she is available throughout the 4th trimester! Aside from providing immeasurable support, she also took photos and video during labor which is the most special thing to look back on.

    We are forever grateful to have found Ryah!

$ flexible
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Sage Kissiah-Grove

Port Orchard, WA

6 reviews • 17 families supported • 3 years experience

6 reviews • 17 families supported • 3 years experience

With the traumatic birth of my son, I became intimately familiar with how American healthcare fails people with the capacity for pregnancy. Having lacked support or education of any kind during the process, I now seek to guide clients through a far more positive experience, one that aligns with both the wants of the birthing-person as well as the health of parent and child. I am currently enrolled in Whole Body Pregnancy Childbirth Educator Training, as well as Childbirth Professionals International Doula Training. Having prior experience in doula work and successful births under my belt, I plan to continue my education to grow and better their understanding of the field.

Care philosophy

I believe birth is sacred, a gift given by our ancestors that deserves the utmost care and respect. My focus is to serve those that are the most vulnerable to the harm caused by our medical system, which includes people of the global majority, queer and trans parents, and disabled parents. I have a trans son, and another son born to a trans father. Families are diverse. Birth is no different.

Areas served

  • Kitsap County
  • King County
  • Mason County
  • Thurston County
  • Pierce County

Reviews

  • Sylus
    August 26, 2022 at 11:22 am | Client review

    Sage was my primary support while giving birth to my son. As a transman, the concept of giving birth in a traditional hospital setting was honestly kind of terrifying. Sage helped to keep me comfortable, keep labor going, and keep the staff from misgendering or dead naming me. I don’t plan to have any more kids, but if I do, I hope she’s there.

$ flexible
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Jocelyn Skinner

Silverdale, WA

2 reviews • 123 families supported • 8 years experience

2 reviews • 123 families supported • 8 years experience

I am a married mother of three grown adults! My husband and I just relocated back to Kitsap Co. to be closer to our families and I am excited to work here to support birth and postpartum clients. I feel that it is important to be certified as a doula as well and strive for a high level of competence as your doula. My first birth, at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, was less than ideal and sent me on the path to discover how to make my next birth better, more fulfilling and empowering and ultimately is the reason I became a Doula. I enjoy supporting Military and Law enforcement families and offer a 10% discount to them.

Care philosophy

As your Doula my job is to support you, your partner and your birth preferences without bias. I am experienced in supporting both medicated and unmedicated births as well as VBAC and Cesarean Birth. Because I am not a hospital or birth center employee I can support you fully as you navigate this sometimes overwhelming time. I gave birth to three babies and understand what you are going through!

Areas served

  • Silverdale, Wa
  • Bremerton, Wa
  • Poulsbo, Wa
  • Kingston, Wa

Reviews

  • Trish Kan
    April 23, 2024 at 7:30 am | Client review

    Working with Jocelyn was an absolute blessing during the birth of my first child. Her expertise, compassion, and unwavering support made all the difference in our birthing experience. Beyond her professional skills, Jocelyn became a cherished friend, and I will always hold our bond close to my heart. Her presence not only eased my journey into motherhood but also filled it with positivity and love.
    She played a crucial role in helping my husband and I navigate a natural birth. We had several meetings with her before and after the birth, during which she provided invaluable education and guidance as this was our first time going through childbirth.
    She instantly became on call 24/7 as my contractions started earlier than my expected due date, and her calm presence during labor was reassuring. She not only supported me during labor but also cared for us after the birth, ensuring we were adjusting well and providing much-needed postpartum support.
    My husband and I will always have a special place in our hearts for Jocelyn. We are forever grateful for the impact she had on our lives. Thank you, Jocelyn, for everything.

$ flexible
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Michaela LaPrise

Shoreline, WA

0 reviews • 27 families supported • 6 years experience

0 reviews • 27 families supported • 6 years experience

I am a birth and postpartum doula as well as a childbirth educator. I offer virtual care and in person care. As a birth doula, I offer: a complimentary interview, 1-2 prenatal appointments, birth attendance and immediate postpartum support, and 1-2 postpartum visits. My typical rate is a range of $1500-2000. For lower income families, I have a reduced fee of $1000. As a virtual birth doula, I offer: a complimentary interview, 1-2 prenatal virtual appointments, virtual support (texts, calls, video chat) during labor, birth, and the immediate postpartum hours (if needed), and 1-2 postpartum virtual calls. My fee for virtual doula support is $350. I also offer individualized childbirth education tailored specifically to your birth plan for $350 (complimentary for birth clients). This is offered virtually and in 1-2 calls/video chats including resources and notes. As a postpartum doula, I provide care to families when needed at an hourly rate ranging from $40-60/hr with a 4hr shift minimum. For current clients and low income families, I offer a reduced fee range of $25-30/hr.

Care philosophy

I am here to serve you, honor your wishes, and help facilitate a wonderful, peaceful birthing & postpartum experience.

Areas served

  • King County
  • Snohomish County
  • Seattle
  • Eastside
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Nipuna Dasi

Bellevue, WA

0 reviews • 85 families supported • 20 years experience

0 reviews • 85 families supported • 20 years experience

I was a postpartum doula before I knew there was a name for it. As a teenager, when a neighbor or older sibling had a baby, my mother would send me over to help. I washed laundry and diapers, cooked meals, entertained the older siblings, did small household tasks and held/wore the newborn when needed. I also learned to prepare herbs to support the postpartum period. Being a middle child among 5 siblings, I had many opportunities to become skilled at supporting new families and babies. I was 2 years old when I witnessed my first birth. After the birth of my first child in 2001, I completed the birth doula training through DONA in San Antonio, Texas. I unexpectedly found myself expecting again and we moved our little family to Hawaii to be closer to my family and run a family business. I found a few opportunities to provide doula support at births in Hawaii as well. Once my youngest child entered school full-time, I took the postpartum doula training at The Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations in Kenmore, Washington. Thus began my career with a name. I am a postpartum doula. I grew up in many cities in the United States and some farms as well. I also lived in India and Canada as a child. At 18, I spent an extended amount of time traveling and revisiting places from my childhood as well as making new friends and connections around the world. After I completed my studies in International Relations at Mills College for Women in Oakland, CA, I spent some time as a music production manager in Los Angeles and then moved to Texas, where I began my small family. I moved to Seattle, about 20 years ago, from a remote area of the Big Island of Hawaii. Through my unique upbringing and curiosity and studies, I have acquired knowledge of different cultures and communities which helps me connect with the families I currently serve.

Care philosophy

I am flexible, experienced, reassuring, and connecting. My goal is to support you in accessing the tools and resources that you need to find the new rhythm for your changing family. I support you and your baby in what works for you as a family.

Areas served

  • Bellevue
  • Redmond
  • Kirkland
  • Issaquah
  • Beaux Arts
  • Mercer Island
  • Medina
  • Newcastle
  • Seward Park
  • Beacon Hill
  • Mount Baker (Seattle)
  • within 10 miles of Crossroads Bellevue
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Emily Bernet

Edmonds, WA

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

I came to birth work after having my own two babies. My pregnancy, birth, and chestfeeding journeys were equal parts beautiful, challenging, fulfilling, and frustrating. I bring my own life experiences to my work as a doula. I would love to serve you and your family with care, compassion, and understanding. My goal is to know you and honor and advocate for your wishes.

Care philosophy

We welcome and serve all family structures, races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, and abilities. We work with folks to create an environment where their unique personhood is welcomed and affirmed.

Areas served

  • Edmonds, WA
  • Lynnwood, WA
  • Everett, WA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Bothell, WA
  • Kirkland, WA
  • Bellevue, WA
  • Shoreline, WA
  • Mukilteo, WA
  • Mill Creek, WA
  • Woodinville, WA
$ flexible
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Brooke Hammett

Poulsbo, WA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a Certified Lactation Counselor and Birth/Postpartum doula, in part because of my own experiences. I found myself unfulfilled in other fields of work because I was ignoring what I was called to do. I had a myriad of pregnancy issues, including loss, high risk medical complications, postpartum mood disorder, PTSD, and breastfeeding challenges. Like many families, we could not find the right resources, despite looking and asking for help. I don't want another person to fall through the cracks like I did. We all benefit from having compassionate, non-judgmental help in the process of starting or adding to our families, and it brings me immense satisfaction to be that person for others.

Care philosophy

I believe that every person has the right to a safe, respectful, and empowering experience when starting or adding to their family-whether through adoption, fertility treatments, or birth. This should be provided no matter their race, religion, beliefs, economic status, disability status, sexual or gender identity. I am committed to providing personalized care that is tailored to each individual.

Areas served

  • Kitsap, North Mason, and East Jefferson Counties
  • Poulsbo, Bremerton, Silverdale, Bainbridge Is
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Tatiana Ponomar

Kirkland, WA

0 reviews • 80 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 80 families supported • 2 years experience

I enjoy every piece of my work and love all of my doula babies and families from the bottom of my heart! It's not just a job, my clients more than clients. Being allowed into someone's sacred birth space is an honor. I'm so thankful to every family who have invited me into theirs and for all the ways they have awake my soul! I speak Russian and serve many Russian speaking families in Greater Seattle area. However, I enjoy working with families from different cultures and communities and have that experience and knowledge.

Care philosophy

I chose Doula path by my heart and soul. I'm naturally caring and empathetic human, and taking care of others is organic for me. I believe every woman deserves education, advocacy, and support bringing baby into this world. I don't have a certain style how I work with my clients. Every woman and every birth are so sacred and unique. I just feel mother's need and support how my gut tells m

Areas served

  • 20 miles radius of Seattle, don't travel on Island
$ flexible
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Cynthia Garcia

Federal Way, WA

2 reviews • 100 families supported • 4 years experience

2 reviews • 100 families supported • 4 years experience

We offer trauma informed care with trauma informed professionals. We offer Birth, Postpartum and Placenta Services. We also offer partner guidance and trauma/emotional healing through guided meditation with our meditation guide. Check out more on what we offer at Www.tabirth.com

Care philosophy

We believe in compassion and quality care. We believe everyone deserves someone who is informed in trauma and offers compassion through such a vulnerable journey. We have a team of doulas ready to support.

Areas served

  • Tacoma, WA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Renton
  • Puyallup
  • Olympia
  • King county
  • Pierce county
  • Surrounding areas

Reviews

  • Iris
    February 23, 2023 at 1:50 pm | Peer review

    Working with Cynthia is always a pleasure. In my experience, she has always been respectful, reliable, and emotionally present with all her patients. Her passion as a full-spectrum doula is unmatched and her knowledge invaluable to her clients. I highly recommend Cynthia to anyone seeking a compassionate, professional doula.

$ flexible
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McKenna Tiland

Seattle, WA

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 3 years experience

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 3 years experience

Hello, I'm McKenna (she/they)! I have gravitated toward caregiving roles for as long as I can remember, starting out as a babysitter when I was just a kid myself. I was a nanny for over a decade before becoming a doula and truly enjoy getting to support parents and families.

Care philosophy

I’m a Full Spectrum Doula and a Newborn Care Specialist offering support to the whole family before, during, and after the addition of a new family member. I strive to offer evidence-based, identity-affirming, culturally sensitive, and trauma-informed care to everyone and am always learning and evolving to be a better support to those I serve.

Areas served

  • North Seattle
  • Central Seattle
  • King Country
  • Shoreline

Reviews

  • Petra
    February 28, 2023 at 1:32 pm | Client review

    McKenna was definitely God sent for us. During our first interview with her when we worried about the lack of support and receiving this from someone we do not know, McKenna was reassuring; her steady, thoughtful approach to how she can help us convinced us of her service.
    Days leading up to my due date, she followed up everyday on any symptoms and discomfort I may have, often providing encouragement and home remedies.
    After days of false labor, on the day I was actually in labor but yet doubtful, McKenna drove home immediately without a moments hesitation to help us fully aware this could turn to be another false labor day.From back rubs to ensuring I stay hydrated, to helping me through nausea and tracking contractions she was with us every step and brought in her understanding of what’s going on and coping mechanisms. Her knowledge and steady yet comforting support helped me through the birth of our darling baby boy. I’ll be ever grateful.

$ flexible
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Caitlin Holle

Port Townsend, WA

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 3 years experience

I spent all of my twenties working as a nanny, with many of those years specializing in infant care. I feel excited about transforming my knowledge and experience into a resource to work with new parents. During lockdown I trained as a Certified Lactation Educator and with DONA International in order to move in the direction of full time doula work. While I am always learning my years working in the homes of young families has taught me a lot about the specific challenges and joys of the transition into parenthood and I feel deeply passionate about witnessing, normalizing, and supporting that process. I am a full spectrum, trauma informed, and gender affirming doula. I deeply value reproductive and economic justice and sliding scale services are available.

Care philosophy

I hope to enter your care team by helping you to have the best possible birth experience via the path that will best suit you and your family. I strive to help you clear that path! As a doula I serve as an emotional, educational, and physical support. At the core I believe birth is a normal healthy process, albeit a transformative one, and your body is going to get you there.

Areas served

  • East Jefferson and Thurston Counties
  • Quilcene
  • Sequim
  • Irondale
  • Olympia
  • Shelton
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Cynthia Garcia

WA

2 reviews • 30 families supported • 2 years experience

2 reviews • 30 families supported • 2 years experience

We offer free consultations so we can get to know your needs and you have the opportunity to see if we are the right fit for those needs. We understand the importance of feeling confident and comfortable with the decisions you make and that includes a doula! If we aren't a good fit, we will point you into the right direction for other practices in the area. We truly care about what you need in this journey!

Care philosophy

We believe in offering quality a D compassionate care overall. We take our profession seriously because we understand the need of advocacy in the birth and Postpartum environment.

Areas served

  • King County, Pierce County, Thurston County,

Reviews

  • Sally
    October 7, 2022 at 10:48 am | Peer review

    Cynthia works hard to stay up to date and current on evidence-based information. She is empathic to the client’s needs and works well as a team with birthing families and other care providers. She is a strong advocate.

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Chyna Roberts

Everett, WA

2 reviews • 7 families supported • 3 years experience

2 reviews • 7 families supported • 3 years experience

I am a mom of 4 who felt very lost with my first child. I took the opportunity to read every book and article I could find on maternal health and postpartum care. Furthering my knowledge through professional training and certification to provide the best support to family and friends and families who felt the same fear and uncertainty I did entering parenthood.

Care philosophy

To make every family feel heard and understood, providing care at a level that makes them feel safe.

Areas served

  • North Puget Sound

Reviews

  • Felissya
    October 3, 2022 at 10:24 am | Client review

    Patient and always willing to help.

$ flexible
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Ciarra Weaver-Oglesby

Puyallup, WA

4 reviews • 8 families supported • 1 years experience

4 reviews • 8 families supported • 1 years experience

I am born and raised in Seattle. I am a wife and mother of two littles and one furry baby. I have been an educator for the last 10 years, 7 of those teaching special needs students. As a birth worker, I have an empathetic approach to this work that centers around support and safety because our communities deserve deep and restorative care. As well as physical support during labor, my role is also to act as a bridge of communication for the birthing person and their family. Every birthing person deserves to have someone there to guide and assist them in making educated choices about their pregnancy, and remind them that they can trust the strength of their bodies during this time. www.laboroflovedoulallc.com

Care philosophy

Community-based doula support is important because experiences differ between groups, and families deserve to have their support person be someone who can understand their experiences and empathize with their concerns and fears. I believe the most effective change occurs when communities are empowered and able to take care of their own. I’m here to provide unbiased information, emotional support.

Areas served

  • South King and Pierce Counties

Reviews

  • Tracy
    October 6, 2022 at 10:54 am | Peer review

    As a midwife I have had the great honor of working together with Ciarra. She is dedicated to supporting birthing families as a doula–her work is informed by her years of personal experience as a mother, partner, and advocate, as well as her continued training in birth work. She is passionate about supporting the community through critical analysis and exploration of birth options, and sharing coping skills and comfort measures. Ciarra infuses every personal interaction with positivity and joyful energy.

$ flexible
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Crissy Gardner-allen

Silverdale, WA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 2 years experience

After a long journey of trying to start a family of my own after being told I would never be able to I am now a mother of two beautiful kids and giving birth to them showed me what I really wanted to do with my life which was to help others feel as in powered as I was for both of my births and get the support and care that most people have a lack of. I have been through many struggles throughout my journey and my goal is to help each family get the love and support they deserve during trying times.

Care philosophy

I believe in empowering birthing parents with the care and experience they deserve and desire, each person is different and will require a different plan of care and I love Providing the care and resources each person deserves

Areas served

  • Silverdale
  • Tacoma
  • Seattle
  • Gig harbor
  • Port orchard
  • Poulsbo
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Caroline Reis

Bainbridge Island, WA

2 reviews • 20 families supported • 6 years experience

2 reviews • 20 families supported • 6 years experience

As a postpartum doula, I will support you for the first 12-16 weeks of your journey into postpartum. I will help provide practical care tips to help you trust your own parenting instincts of meeting your baby’s needs: Bathing Diapering Soothing and swaddling Knowledgeable breastfeeding support Newborn sleeping techniques Coping with sleep depravation General support: Assistance with light housework and errands Meal preparation and light cooking Sibling care Support for emotional recovery from birth: Holding non-judgemental space to process your birth with an experienced professional Helping with adjustment to your new (or continuing) role as a mother Creating space to honor the entire family unit. Not unlike your newborn, mothers and families undergo an immense transition into life with a new baby. I will help provide compassionate support to you, your family, and your baby.

Care philosophy

The transition into new parenthood can be vulnerable. Postpartum doulas are experts in emotional support, active listening, and encouraging new parents to follow their own hearts. I am a compassionate support who understands what new babies, mothers, and families truly need during the postpartum period.

Areas served

  • Kitsap & King County
  • Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo, Bremerton & Seattle

Reviews

  • Sophia
    January 23, 2024 at 8:45 am | Peer review

    I love working with Caroline. As a birth doula, she is my go-to recommendation for postpartum care locally. She is so joyful, such a ray of sunshine- and so passionate about helping birthing folks and families find their power.

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Cynthia Garcia

SeaTac, WA

2 reviews • 45 families supported • 2 years experience

2 reviews • 45 families supported • 2 years experience

Gentlelovedoula.com I am a mother of 4, wife and advocate for moms and baby. My personal experiences are what got me into this field, to help educate mom and dad for labor and birth and to be the best support person I can be. I help you with the birth you desire and I help Dad with techniques for labor. I am also a postpartum doula. I help with the transition of the new baby at home during the postpartum period. I have the experience and knowledge to help with your breast feeding journey as well. I am also a Placenta Specialist!

Care philosophy

Gentlelovedoula.com My goal is to help moms have the birth they desire. To make it the best experience for them. I advocate for their needs and desires. I help with transition of having a newborn at home and I will help with your breast feeding journey.

Areas served

  • Western Washington
  • Anywhere Virtually

Reviews

  • Cherise
    May 17, 2022 at 2:49 pm | Client review

    Cynthia supported the birth of my 4th baby during the pandemic in 2020. At the time I was couch surfing with my 3 older kids and was planning to have a home birth. Things were scary and unknown but when Cynthia became my doula, I felt a safe. She did everything in her power to support me and my wishes. Cynthia provided appointments and information prior to birth. Showed up as a strong and steady force at my birth. Supported me postpartum with meals, encapsulating my placenta, making postpartum tinctures, meals. Etc. I recommend her services to everyone I know. She cares deeply about her clients and supporting women to achieve their dream birth.

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Kirkland, WA offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Kirkland, WA offer a wide range of after-birth support services, including:

  1. Caring for and assisting in the recovery of the birthing parent
  2. Providing breastfeeding and lactation support
  3. Offering advice for baby soothing, diapering and bathing
  4. Parent-baby bonding
  5. Caring for older siblings
  6. Light housework
  7. Night nannying or sleep relief services

Some parents require additional physical and emotional support due to their specific situation, lack of family support, or their particular lifestyle. A postpartum doula positively affects the entire family, as many postpartum doulas are involved in sibling care, housework chores, and educating clients on childcare information/techniques.

To find a postpartum doula in Kirkland, WA, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified postpartum doulas near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many postpartum doulas as you wish and hire a postpartum doula in Kirkland, WA with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a postpartum doula. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted postpartum doulas Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: Answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated postpartum doulas near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of postpartum doulas: In a few hours, you will have a collection of postpartum doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each postpartum doula to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a postpartum doula with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top postpartum doula choices. Hire your top postpartum doula and start getting the care you deserve.

To find a postpartum doula, you can also browse the available postpartum doulas near you in Kirkland, WA and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the postpartum doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three postpartum doulas before hiring a postpartum doula near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified postpartum doula near you and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a postpartum doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, the average cost of a postpartum doula in Kirkland, WA is NA per hour, but typically ranges from NA to NA per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela in the Kirkland and Seattle areas. The average cost of a doula in Kirkland, WA is higher than the average cost of a doula in the state of Washington, which is $37 per hour.

To put this in further context, the cost of a postpartum doula in Kirkland, WA is NA the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Kirkland, WA, you and your doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your postpartum doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

A postpartum doula in Kirkland, WA is meant to help the entire family and their role is not just limited to the birthing parent and newborn. A doula provides physical and emotional support to parents and siblings, but they also offer information and advice regarding how to feed, bathe, swaddle, and soothe the baby.

They also often help with postpartum depression issues, and are considered child care “consultants” rather than medical professionals. Many postpartum doulas in Kirkland, WA offer a range of services that can help with parents trying to adjust to a newborn child. These services often include:

  • Sibling care
  • Assist with household chores
  • Parent-baby bonding
  • Physical and emotional recovery
  • Support to parents and extended family

A postpartum doula in Kirkland, WA can have a lasting positive impact on a family and help them feel more confident about their parenting role and the way that they feed and nurture their baby. They might offer advice regarding feeding, bathing, and parent-baby bonding.

It is important to note that a postpartum doula might offer advice but is not expected to provide medical care of any kind or serve as a replacement to an accredited physician. Postpartum doulas are also not qualified to prescribe medication.

Many new parents want to know about certified postpartum doulas and how exactly they are certified. Since the demand for postpartum doulas has greatly expanded in the last several years, the number of reputable postpartum doula training and certification programs has grown in Kirkland, WA. Training criteria can differ from program to program, but most follow a similar curriculum which includes core academic curriculum and practical hours and real-life care experience.

One of the most common national postpartum doula training certifications comes from DONA International. A postpartum doula usually receives about 27 hours of practical training before they are a certified postpartum doula.

There are also CAPPA-certified postpartum doulas in Kirkland, WA, as well. These doulas were certified by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international organization that certifies doulas and other childbirth educators/professionals.

As a reminder, because postpartum doulas are not trained to be a medical professional and diagnose and treat medical conditions, a certification is not required for them to practice.

As their names suggest, a birth doula’s main priority is to provide support services before, during and in the moments immediately after childbirth. A postpartum doula’s obligations usually begin after the birth, for several weeks or months. In many cases, your birth doula will also be a trained and certified postpartum doula, which can provide a continuity of care that many parents find extremely valuable.

Many parents want to know whether a postpartum doula or a baby nurse would meet their needs and expectations. A baby nurse might be focused on making sure that a baby sleeps or feeds properly, but that might be the extent of their role. A postpartum doula generally offers more holistic services for their clients.

A postpartum doula in Kirkland, WA is expected to be more involved with the family as a whole. They might remain involved in sibling care or also provide emotional support to the partner as both parents adjust to becoming new parents. This may even include support for older siblings, light housework, and even meal prep. A postpartum doula provides more physical, emotional, and informational support than a baby nurse.

You can hire two types of doulas in Kirkland, WA: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

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