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Found 18 Pros in Lakewood, WA, USA | Birth doula support
EXPERIENCE
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Families served
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Birth fee
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Courtney Byers

Seattle, WA

2 reviews • 40 families supported • 12 years experience

2 reviews • 40 families supported • 12 years experience

Monthly Doula check-ins in your home or via zoom (clients choice). The last check-in before 37 weeks is spent prepping nutrient-dense meals & snacks for you to have ready during your postpartum period. (3 hours in the client's home) During your prenatal check-ins, we will discuss navigating nutrition and simple meal prepping, birth wishlist, labor positions & comfort measures, touch on your visits with your provider and go over any questions or concerns you may have. I pull from my extensive background in strength and nutrition coaching to guide you through the healthiest pregnancy possible and to help you troubleshoot nutrition & self-care challenges during the immediate postpartum period. In-home postpartum visit (4 hours) includes a nourishing home-cooked meal and support so you may shower and rest. I will hold space for you to discuss your birth story if you wish and to process any emotions you are having.

Care philosophy

I am trained and certified with Doula Trainings International (DTI) as a Full Spectrum Doula (Birth, Postpartum, Abortion & Loss). I have been a natural advocate for most of my life and have coached/supported professionally at many levels for the past 12 years. My passion lies in ensuring clients feel empowered, educated and connected to their bodies throughout pregnancy and the process of birth

Areas served

  • All surrounding areas within 90 minutes.
  • Capitol Hill, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Issaquah

Reviews

  • Casey
    November 5, 2022 at 10:48 am | Client review

    Courtney was wonderful as our doula. My husband and I were very nervous and had lots of questions. This is our first baby and we weren’t sure what to expect. Courtney was with us every step of the way and I’m so thankful we had her.

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Cynthia Garcia

Lakewood, 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.

$ flexible
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Kirsten Lind

Lynnwood, WA

5 reviews • 52 families supported • 6 years experience

5 reviews • 52 families supported • 6 years experience

From creating birth plans to demonstrating breathing techniques, I work to ensure my clients feel heard and supported throughout the whole process. With a background ranging from doula care to lactation support and teaching childbirth classes, I am able to meet you where you are and build from there.

Care philosophy

I specialize in creating a non-judgmental space where individuals and/or couples are able to prepare for the upcoming journey of pregnancy through parenthood. My main goal is for individuals and families to achieve their maternity and paternity goals in a way that is both inclusive as well as personal.

Areas served

  • Snohomish
  • Seattle
  • Kirkland
  • Lynnwood
  • Everett
  • Monroe
  • Sultan
  • Bellevue
  • Kirkland
  • Bothell
  • Kenmore
  • Lake Stevens
  • Cathcart
  • Snohomish County
  • King County

Reviews

  • Kirsten
    November 27, 2022 at 2:07 am

    Thank you for much for taking the time to leave a review. I hope you all are doing well. Happy Holidays!

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Brittney Dahl

Buckley, WA

3 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

I approach my care from a holistic standpoint. I’m most adept in supporting women with home births and out of hospital birth centers and have had two home births myself. But, I wholeheartedly believe and will support a woman wherever she desires to birth and feels safest. My passion is helping women educate themselves, eradicate any fears of childbirth and reclaim their authority in birth to birth in their full power.

Care philosophy

My services include birth photography! I do free meet and greets so we can both decide if we will be a good match. I am on call from the moment of hire for any questions, concerns or just to talk. I do one prenatal visit, I will join you in labor once you want me there and stay until after your pain is managed and baby has latched and one postpartum visit during the first few weeks.

Areas served

  • Enumclaw to Tacoma and surrounding areas

Reviews

  • Kylee
    October 26, 2022 at 11:48 am | Client review

    Brittney was such a Godsend for my natural birth experience. She ensured that I received the exact experience that I dreamed of. I went through pregnancy and birth with no fears. She was always there to answer any questions I had and provide encouraging support. She provided several techniques during labor and birth to help with pain that truly did help. I can’t imagine any way that it could have went better . So thankful for her. Plus she took the most beautiful pictures !Absolutely wonderful experience.

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Aly Cullinane

Tacoma, WA

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

As a mom of 3 littles, I know how important it is to go into your birthing experience feeling informed and emotionally supported. I am passionate about educating and empowering families through their antepartum, birth and postpartum phases. I have a degrees in education & human development and have worked as a teacher, preschool director and I also owned a pickle company! I am so thankful to be able to serve families in our community and to help transition their sweet babies into the world!

Care philosophy

My personal experiences are why it is my mission as your doula for you to feel heard, supported in your beliefs, informed, & most importantly, encouraged along your journey. I strive for you to go into labor with a vision (not a plan-we cannot plan a birth!), and to give you the emotional support, physical assistance, knowledge, & verbal affirmations you need in the moment to keep you going.

Areas served

  • Tacoma
  • Seattle
  • Kent
  • Auburn
  • Bellevue
  • Renton
  • Puyallup
  • Federal Way
  • Fife
  • Lacey
  • Lakewood
  • University Place
  • Burien
  • Seatac

Reviews

  • Erika
    October 3, 2022 at 1:06 pm | Client review

    Aly was an amazing doula and support person for my husband and I during the birth of our baby girl! We couldn’t have done it without her and feel so thankful to have worked with her. The constant encouragement and engaged support was so welcomed during the entire process. She is calm, anticipated our needs, and really helped us through every stage of the process. She worked very well with all of the hospital staff and is so knowledgeable on all things birth and newborn related. She is also very fun and made us laugh which lessened the stress of my birth! This was our third child and our first doula experience and by far the best! I would highly recommend Aly and use her a million times over!

$ 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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Samantha Gutierrez

Federal Way, WA

3 reviews • 8 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 8 families supported • 2 years experience

Hello! My name is Samantha - I'm a wife and mother and am deeply passionate about supporting women through the transformative experience of birth. My desire is to encourage women to approach birth from an empowered perspective. I want to normalize birth in all of its fullness and thus I take a very holistic approach when working with my clients. As a Christian, I believe birth is designed to be enriching to all parts of a woman's being, body, soul and spirit, and should be embraced for the natural and healthful process that it is. I feel honored to serve my clients and their partners in this process and endeavor to hold space for their personal birth goals to unfold in an uninhibited and peaceful way. I am in awe of what our bodies are designed to do. Birth is powerful and each one is beautifully unique. My goal as a doula is to help each mother prepare for and create the birth that her heart desires. It is possible!www.breathedoulaservices.com

Care philosophy

I take a holistic approach to Birth with an emphasis on individualized care tailored specifically to each woman I work with and her unique set of circumstances. I believe in Birth as a normal and healthful journey and aim to hold space for each Birth to unfold in a beautifully simple and gentle way. Www.breathedoulaservices.com

Areas served

  • Seattle - Tacoma

Reviews

  • Leah
    October 29, 2022 at 10:54 am | Client review

    Samantha is my first doula and helped with the pregnancy and birth of my first child. I was a bit skeptical and wondered how much I needed a doula, and it turns out I needed her quite a bit. She is the most loving and supportive outside force I could have asked for. She built me up as a woman and as a mother which was much needed as I am in a new city and far away from my support group. She wasn’t able to physically be there for the birth, but when we found out we couldn’t have the birth we had dreamed of she was there in every other way, and I can honestly say that I couldn’t have made it through without her. She fought for me as a human, a woman and a mother. She will be my doula as long as she is practicing. I LOVE YOU SAMANTHA!!!

$ flexible
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Jennifer Ruggles

Tacoma, WA

0 reviews • 21 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 21 families supported • 1 years experience

As a DONA trained birth doula, I offer a broad range of support and advocacy for pregnant people before, during, and after childbirth. I provide physical, emotional, and educational support, suggestions for comfort measures and positioning, a nurturing presence, and encourage each client's individual choices. Birth Doula Package *Initial consultation *1-2 Prenatal Visits *Continuous Labor and Delivery Support *Photo documentation, delivered via private online album *1-2 Hours Immediate Postpartum Support *1-2 Postpartum Visits

Care philosophy

Every birth is a unique experience and by taking the time to get to know my clients I am able to meet each birthing person where they are in their needs and encourage their decisions. It is my goal to provide continuous care, to affirm your strength, and to show up with ideas, tools and a willingness to go with the flow of each birth as it unfolds.

Areas served

  • Tacoma
  • Seattle
  • Olympia
  • Lakewood
  • Renton
  • Federal Way
  • Auburn
  • Bellevue
$ flexible
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Lana Bear

Seattle, WA

2 reviews • 16 families supported • 5 years experience

2 reviews • 16 families supported • 5 years experience

I was called to birth work over 20 years ago, after assisting the arrival of my youngest sister. Birth is a human right, and I believe all humans deserve a safe and supported birth. I began my doula training in 2017 with ToLabor. I had my first child in 2019, with a doula by my side and it cemented my desire to support other laboring persons on their path. I am certified with PALS as of 2021, and ToLabor as of 2022. I am married and have 2 children. One was a birth center transferred to the hospital pre labor and the other was born at home in a tub. I h a p p i l y support any and all birth scenarios. I am fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. Prenatal Care: 2+ visits to answer questions, review or create birth preferences, go over comfort measures, set up a postpartum plan, share resources and get to know each other. I'm available your entire pregnancy via phone/text/email. Labor/Birth: I will be on call 24/7 2 weeks prior to your EDD and until you go into labor. Once I join you, I will be a continuous support physically and emotionally through your entire labor (barring any extraordinary circumstances). Post Partum: I will visit 2-3 times (more can be arranged) to ensure your needs are being met, you are feeling supported & connect you with any resources you need. I'm available as much as you need those first few weeks! You can visit www.goldenbirthdoula.com to learn more. Reach out to schedule a free consult!

Care philosophy

My passion is education and sharing evidence based resources with a particular heart for post partum planning/support. I want you to be an active participant in your own pregnancy/labor, and provide you with everything you need to make informed decisions and feel powerful in this process. My support is for both the birthing person AND a birth partner.

Areas served

  • Seattle Metro - Up to 40 mile radius

Reviews

  • Jen
    September 26, 2022 at 10:37 am | Peer review

    I have had the good fortune to work with Lana as a part of her birth team with both her babies, and to work with her as a colleague as well. She is warm, welcoming, and thoughtful. She is dedicated to ensuring that those around are comfortable and cared for, and that they have the necessary information and resources. She asks great questions and seeks deeper understanding. I always cherish an opportunity to spend time with her!

$ flexible
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Jennifer Eagan

Bothell, WA

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

I've always had a passion for helping others, and my own complicated journey to parenthood sparked the fire to help others have the best possible experience in their own. Through my personal experiences with bereavement and infertility, I developed a special interest in helping people going through more uncommon circumstances. I'm especially drawn to help people that regular society tends to overlook or frown on, so my greatest heart work is with POC, the LGBTQ+ community, and teens who may be lacking adequate parental support. I also offer abortion support.

Care philosophy

I believe that all pregnant people deserve compassionate care and support, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or economic status. A healthy baby starts with a healthy and supported pregnancy and birth.

Areas served

  • Snohomish, King, Island Counties
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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.

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Hilary Storey

Bothell, WA

3 reviews • 13 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 13 families supported • 2 years experience

I am a trained birth doula through the Simkin Center at Bastyr University and am working towards my certification through DONA International. I have 10 years of experience in the pre & post natal fitness industry, where I gained extensive knowledge of the anatomy as well as physical changes that occur throughout each stage of pregnancy, and postpartum considerations after delivery. I'm passionate about supporting moms, through the entire process of becoming a parent, from conception, to birth, and beyond. Being invited into the room during your labor and delivery is truly an honor and a privilege. I strive to have each of my clients feel heard, seen, and leave feeling confident that they had the birth experience they wanted, even if it ends up looking different than planned.

Care philosophy

My goal is for clients to feel continually supported and empowered, in a judgement free environment. I want your time with me to be a positive experience throughout your prenatal, birth and postpartum months by providing you with consistent care each step of the way.

Areas served

  • Bothell
  • Kirkland
  • Woodinville
  • Seattle
  • Mill Creek
  • Bellevue
  • Kenmore
  • Redmond
  • Snohomish

Reviews

  • Sarah
    October 10, 2022 at 11:14 am | Client review

    For my 3rd birth I decided to hire a doula. I knew Hilary had extensive knowledge in prenatal and postnatal fitness. She has supported moms in all stages of motherhood through the FIT4MOM programs. I knew she was a perfect match for what I was looking for in a doula. I’m even more thankful she was there during my labor. She provided me with all the support I needed to get me through a difficult labor that didn’t go as planned. She provided me the strength I needed with her words of encouragement and didn’t leave my side the whole time. Her 3 day follow up, when she came to my house to check on me and baby was so helpful. It allowed me the opportunity to talk about my birth experience and how I perceived it. She was able to tell me about her point of view and helped me change my mindset to make me feel powerful and strong. Thank you so much for all your support through my pregnancy, labor and beyond!

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Alice Turner

Seattle, WA

3 reviews • 300 families supported • 17 years experience

3 reviews • 300 families supported • 17 years experience

I left my job as a database programmer to pursue a passion for helping families in 2005 and I haven't looked back. Over the past 17 years I have supported over 300 births and including many clients for several births. In addition to being a birth doula, I am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and am the immediate past president of the Lamaze International Board of Directors. When not supporting families in person, I bring childbirth education to the world on YouTube and have a growing channel there with 1 million + views and nearly 300 videos. As a birth doula, I provide 1 scheduled prenatal appointment and then add additional appointments as needed. My service is customized for your needs. I serve families birthing in hospitals, birth centers and having home births.

Care philosophy

I believe that all families deserve to be prepared and supported during labor and birth. I support families as they make decision about labor and birth that are right for them.

Areas served

  • Phinney Ridge
  • Ballard
  • Green Lake
  • Greenwood
  • Queen Anne

Reviews

  • Yukiko
    October 14, 2022 at 10:38 am | Client review

    Alice was the perfect doula for me. She is a consummate professional: reliable, knowledgeable, warm, supportive, confident, all around great. She is your advocate, coach and teammate all at the same time. My birthing experience didn’t go as I expected, but Alice helped me navigate the twists and turns with encouragement and non-judgmental support. When I had to make tough decisions, her guidance gave me the confidence to know I was making the best choices for myself and my baby. My experience would have been exponentially more stressful for myself and my partner if she had not been there. I am so grateful she was part of my daughter’s birth.

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Ciarra Weaver-Oglesby

Puyallup, WA

4 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

4 reviews • 2 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.

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Lana Stewart

South Hill, WA

0 reviews • 37 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 37 families supported • 4 years experience

Service includes hypnobirth and doula services with option to add photography. Full birth attendance, 2 prenatal and 2 postpartum visits, Full access to lending library and labor tools, Birth preference consult with custom-designed document. | We're a good match because: You want your birth to be supported and positive; You know birth is better when respected and remembered through images; You want a doula who isn't afraid to back you up when needed. Visit lanastewartphotography.com/birth to view my work and schedule a meet + greet.

Care philosophy

My outlook on birth: 1. Birth is a big, huge mind-game: change your mindset, change your birth. 2. Modern medicine has value when needed and unbiased. 3. Above all else, everything is connected through energy and intention.

Areas served

  • Puyallup
  • Tacoma
  • Bellevue
  • Maple Valley
  • Renton
  • Sumner
  • Seattle
  • Kirkland
  • Issaquah
  • Kent + Covington
  • Auburn + Lake Tapps
  • Bonney Lake
  • Enumclaw
$ flexible
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Angela Hodge

Seattle, WA

0 reviews • 48 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 48 families supported • 4 years experience

I have been a birth doula since 2018. I feel honored every time I am invited into a birth space. I love walking alongside pregnant people on their journey into parenthood. I am available to parents from the time of hire by phone, email, and zoom check in. I provide two prenatal meetings to discuss birth preferences, coping measures, partner support, postpartum planning and more. I am on call for parents at 38 weeks and provide continuous support on the labor day until 1-2 hours after the birth. I provide one in-person postpartum visit to help process the birth and provide resources, and an optional second postpartum visit via zoom.

Care philosophy

I honor the remarkable differences in each birth story, and hope to encourage parents to trust in themselves and the birth process. I am also a certified birth photographer and childbirth educator. I love providing resources for parents, helping them navigate decision making in labor, and telling birth stories with my photography.

Areas served

  • Greater Seattle area, Tacoma, Vashon Island
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Nancy Allin

Bellevue, WA

0 reviews • 500 families supported • 26 years experience

0 reviews • 500 families supported • 26 years experience

Birth is an important gateway for families into parenting or expanding their family. My focus is in supporting your relationship with your partner and assisting both of you through the birth of your baby. I truly believe your partner is in labor as much as you are, (mentally, emotionally, and spiritually), and as a unit need nurturing and support. My hope is that you come away from birth more bonded and connected.

Care philosophy

My focus is on supporting the birthing person, and their partner, before birth and through the birth itself. I teach Hypnosis for Birth in private sessions to prepare for birth, and during birth providing emotional, physical, and informational support.

Areas served

  • Kirkland
  • Redmond
  • Bellevue
  • Seattle
  • Sammamish
  • Issaquah
  • Bothell
  • Woodinville
  • New Castle
  • Clyde Hill
$ 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

Doula Services: FAQs

A doula is a professional that provides emotional, physical and educational support to new parents before, during, and after childbirth and into the early postpartum period. Doulas are companions who strive to give families a safe, positive, and healthy labor experience. They provide parents with evidence-based information and education on childbirth and are someone who the parent can turn to with questions and concerns about having a baby. Doulas also take an active role in collaborating with the parent to create a birth plan.

A certified birth doula offers advice and techniques to help reduce the stress that the parent often experiences during childbirth and provides you with education about different aspects of delivery and labor and what comes after.

There are two ways you can hire a doula through Meela in Lakewood, WA.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Lakewood, WA and send the doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend interviewing at least three before hiring your top doula.

You can also hire a doula in Lakewood, WA in three easy steps:

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

While the cost of a doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, the average cost of a doula in Lakewood, WA is NA, but typically ranges from NA to NA. These costs are based on a representative group of doulas surveyed by Meela in the Lakewood and Seattle areas. The average cost of a doula in Lakewood, WA is higher than the average cost of a doula in the state of Washington, which is $1,037.

To put this in further context, the cost of a doula in Lakewood, WA is NA the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

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

Some insurance companies will cover all or part of the cost of hiring a doula. Contact your insurance company to find out if they offer any coverage for hiring a doula; not all insurance companies do.

You can hire two types of doulas in Lakewood, 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.

Yes, a birth doula can provide support during a Cesarean birth and delivery. Doulas are non-medical professionals and do not replace obstetricians, physicians, midwives or nurses. They are an additive member to the team and provide emotional, physical and informational support to the birthing parent, partner and family. It is up to you whether the certified doula can remain in the operating room during the procedure.

When you hire a doula in Lakewood, WA, your services typically include several in-person prenatal sessions, 24/7 phone and text support, full attendance throughout your labor, and several hours of support immediately following your birth.

A doula in Lakewood, WA can help you in any kind of birth. Certified doulas are able to assist parents in creating the ideal “birth environment” and help parents deliver their baby safely. A doula can provide support during the birth whether it occurs in a hospital, a home, or another birth center of some kind. Doulas are there to support you in your desired birth preferences, whether that is a preference for natural, non-medicated, assisted, C-section or anything else.

Certified doulas can also act as a liaison between you and hospital staff regarding your childbirth expectations and preferences. For example, if your preference is to have a non-medicated birth, a doula can help guide you through that process and create a personalized birth plan. A certified doula in Lakewood, WA does not replace medical staff (such as your obstetrician and nurses).

When a surgical procedure is required, there are some situations in which a birth doula can also remain in the operating room, although this is not an expected obligation. A certified birth doula can also assist hospital staff to improve the overall birthing experience. A doula in Lakewood, WA will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Lakewood, WA can help improve parent satisfaction with their baby’s birth and delivery. The involvement of a doula can also lead to shorter deliveries with less complications.

Recent studies show that parents who have a support person like a doula by their side throughout labor and childbirth are more likely to:

  1. Give birth without the need for pain medicine
  2. Describe their birth experience in a positive way
  3. Give birth without the need for medical intervention, such as C-sections or vacuum delivery
  4. Experience a shorter labor

You can hire a doula early in your pregnancy to allow you time to get to know each other and to begin planning for your later trimesters, labor, birth, and aftercare. It is ideal to hire a doula when you are around 20 weeks along, but you can start looking for one before that.

It is never too late to hire a doula in Lakewood, WA; you have right up to your due date to find a doula near you and receive all the benefits of doula support.

While many people think that a doula and a midwife are the same thing, their educational background and job duties are different. Doulas are non-medical professionals who provide emotional, physical and educational support, while also offering actionable advice and guidance to new parents about how to nurture their baby.

A midwife is a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or a certified midwife (CM). CNMs are medical professionals that are certified and licensed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. CMs are also certified, but they do not have nursing backgrounds.

Doulas are not medical professionals; they focus on the emotional support for the parents and the family before, during, and after the birth of the baby. Their job is to provide information, advice, and support to the family not diagnose any medical conditions or provide medical advice.

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