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Found 35 Pros in Renton, WA, USA | Birth doula support
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Families served
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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.

$ flexible
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Sarah Johnson

East Renton Highlands, WA

1 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

1 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

Trained in birth and bereavement, I hope to provide services to families experiencing all sorts of pregnancy. I am trained to support complicated pregnancies, miscarriages and losses, and general pregnancy support. I got started in this field after the birth of my son, Clark. I was young and underprepared. The one thing that helped was having a community of women to reiterate how unique and challenging motherhood is. Ever since, my view on the world, the medical system, and bodily autonomy has changed and I am dedicated to ensuring all mothers have the opportunity to celebrate motherhood.

Care philosophy

Hey there! Congratulations on all the exciting things that are to come. As a doula, I believe in removing barriers and creating options for women in the birth room. All birth is good birth, as long as the mother is in the driver's seat. I view the role of a doula as a privilege in supporting families through such a vulnerable and raw event. https://firststepsdoula.com

Areas served

  • Seattle, Bellevue, Renton, Kent,

Reviews

  • Kailey
    May 18, 2024 at 8:31 am | Client review

    Sarah is beyond exceptional. Her positive attitude and attention to detail creates a wonderful environment and shows how much she cares about her work and the people she works with.

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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
$ flexible
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Johanna Miles

Puyallup, WA

2 reviews • 15 families supported • 3 years experience

2 reviews • 15 families supported • 3 years experience

I offer doula support, birth photography and placenta processing. Having someone alongside you for your pregnancy can completely change your experience, providing support and guidance every step of the way. It is proven that women have better birthing outcomes when they hire a doula, as their expertise and compassionate care significantly enhance the childbirth process, ensuring that mothers feel empowered and nurtured throughout.

Care philosophy

My care philosophy is based on the idea that every mother deserves caring, respectful, and individualized support. I understand how much giving birth can affect mothers and their families, and I aim to care for my clients as they go through this impactful experience.

Areas served

  • Pierce County
  • Kitsap County
  • King County

Reviews

  • Zoe
    March 14, 2024 at 9:14 am | Peer review

    Johanna is a kind and wonderful doula who is passionate about birth and supporting women and their families. She is very knowledgeable, with a calming presence. She knows when to take action and advocate for her clients. I would recommend her to anyone looking to have a natural childbirth.

$ flexible
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Alexandra Lanphear

Seattle, WA

2 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I recently moved to Seattle from my hometown of Maple Valley, Washington! Ever since I was young I've been a big feeler of feelings, and have found myself throughout my life gravitating toward support roles for loved ones. Doula work found me through an Instagram post about physiologic home birth supported by a close, intimate birth team. I was immediately enamored not only by the consistency of doula-adjacent roles throughout history, but also by the information and calmness that birth doulas provide today. I finished my formal training in July of 2023, and am thrilled to be serving the Pacific Northwest.

Care philosophy

Everybody, with zero exceptions, deserves to have someone on their side who is going to remain on their side no matter their financial situation, age, race, identity, or birth plan. I do not charge for services provided to those that are under the age of 18, unhoused, or under financial restrictions.

Areas served

  • Lower Snohomish County
  • Entire King County

Reviews

  • Mariah
    September 26, 2023 at 12:16 am | Peer review

    Alex is an amazing team member and has such a great spirit. I met Alex through out DONA workshop and made sure I kept her contact close because I adore her. Alex is very passionate about their work and creates very informative evidence based content on her platforms I love to share with my community. Anybody who has the opportunity to have Alex apart of their team will be delighted and grateful. Alex has a wonderful presence and has always radiated a positive aura. They are a strong aspect to any team and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for them. I am very pleased to see what she has done since I’ve met her already, and I have already recommended a couple families on the westside of the state to them because I know Alex is an excellent Doula and team member.

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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!

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Tatiana Ponomar

Kirkland, WA

0 reviews • 150 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 150 families supported • 3 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

Areas served

  • 20 miles radius of Seattle, don't travel on Island
$ 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 • 51 families supported • 3 years experience

6 reviews • 51 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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Kirsten Lind

Lynnwood, WA

5 reviews • 62 families supported • 7 years experience

5 reviews • 62 families supported • 7 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. Now able to provide an NPI number so families can submit for reimbursement from insurance.

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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Hilary Storey, CD(DONA)

Bothell, WA

5 reviews • 40 families supported • 4 years experience

5 reviews • 40 families supported • 4 years experience

I am a trained Birth Doula through the Simkin Center at Bastyr University and am a certified Birth Doula through DONA International. I have 10 years of experience in the pre and 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
  • Monroe
  • Lake Stevens
  • Everett
  • Lake Forest Park
  • Lynnwood
  • Shoreline
  • Mountlake Terrace

Reviews

  • Janet
    April 29, 2023 at 12:32 am | Client review

    Hilary was an amazing source of knowledge and support for my husband and I. We hired Hilary to support us through the birth of our first child. I was initially hesitant about hiring a doula because it looked like I’d need a C-section. After getting the all clear for a vaginal delivery, we decided a doula would be a good option for us. As it turns out, I needed an emergency C-section. My birth ended up being so far removed from the birth plan I’d written, but the one constant was Hilary. Having her there with us allowed us to focus on the birth of our child and not how it was happening. She kept both of us calm and explained what was happening when the medical staff couldn’t. She definitely proved me wrong about needing a doula for a C-section! She continued to support us after birth with additional visits, frequent check-ins, and additional support. We’re so grateful we had Hilary as we entered this next chapter of our lives.

$ 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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Jennifer Ruggles

Tacoma, WA

0 reviews • 66 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 66 families supported • 3 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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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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Amanda Vogt

Silverdale, WA

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

I became a birth doula because I saw a need for women and families to have a third-party non-medical support person with them during labor and delivery. Someone who will talk to them instead of at them or around them. Someone who will be a sounding board, source of information or even just emotional support. Too many people leave their birth experience feeling like it was something that happened to them instead of this amazing thing they accomplished. My goal is to help you prepare for and navigate your birth in a way that leaves you feeling like you had the ability to make informed choices allowing you to do have the best birth possible for you, even if that looks different than what you expected in the end.

Care philosophy

My goal as your birth doula is to help you navigate your experience with calm and confidence. I love working with families and partners helping them to support you with their own strengths while I fill in the gaps and support you both. I am passionate about helping you experience birth in a way you can be proud of no matter what they ends up looking like!

Areas served

  • Kitsap County, WA
  • Silverdale, WA
  • Bremerton, WA
  • Poulsbo, WA
  • Port Orchard, WA
  • Seabeck, WA
  • Kingston, WA

Reviews

  • April
    July 15, 2024 at 5:49 pm | Client review

    Amanda was an incredible asset to our birth team. She was supportive to both me and my husband, communicated well with our hospital staff, was knowledgeable, and quick to respond to questions throughout the pregnancy, and met us promptly at the hospital when I went into labor. Her tools and coaching helped me get through my first birth unmedicated, and I honestly don’t think that we could’ve done it without her. On top of her excellent Doula skills, she is truly a delight to be around, as we always felt comfortable being open with her, and she with us. We even laughed and joked around together. I would highly recommend working with her.

$ flexible
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Jocelyn Skinner

Silverdale, WA

7 reviews • 123 families supported • 8 years experience

7 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

  • Stephanie
    April 29, 2024 at 7:25 am | Client review

    If I could give a rating higher than five stars, I would! Jocelyn was able to take over and advocate for me when I was unable to do it myself, and when my partner and I were unsure of what decisions to make before and during the delivery process. She was there for us from the early stages of labor to when our baby was in my arms for the first time. She is both knowledgeable and creative in her methods and had answers to all our questions. She far exceeded the expectations we had and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for doula services!!

$ 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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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
$ 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.

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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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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.

$ flexible
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Mia Gertsch

Kirkland, WA

4 reviews • 200 families supported • 19 years experience

4 reviews • 200 families supported • 19 years experience

I am married to my amazing husband Johnny and am a mother of 3, My oldest is Eve who is 19, Second is Dante age 12 and my youngest is Penny who just turned 7. I have been practicing lactation and labor support since I had my first. Each experience whether I went thru it myself or been present to others has taught me tremendously. My mission is to help make the birthing experience of others one where you’re fully informed and empowered to make any decisions that come your way without feeling rushed or ignored. Your tolerance and experience matters! I try to marry the knowledge of your provider with the comfort of your partner to make your birth a safe comfortable place no matter where you decide to deliver.

Care philosophy

Certified Birth Doula. Certified Breastfeeding Specialist. I specialize with birthing persons that have Anxiety, PTSD and past Sexual or Birth Trauma. I have Advanced training in When Survivors Give Birth. Educated in Spinning Babies and other movement based labor practices.

Areas served

  • Kirkland, Bellevue, Seattle, Issaquah and beyond
  • Any neighborhood in Seattle and surrounding areas

Reviews

  • Whitney
    May 30, 2023 at 7:15 am | Peer review

    Mia brings a light into any room she is in. Working alongside her, I have seen her patience, dedication, and love for each family she has had the privilege to work with. Mia has taken it upon herself to fill her toolbox with as many resources as she can to support her families before, during, and after the birth and have even seen her come to a client’s home with hands-on items to help the family visualize various situations and methods. I often refer clients to her that need a sisterly hand in the process of birth, as well as families with a little more anxiety and special needs. Her communication and response time is top notch and works amazingly with us postpartum doulas. I am always honoured to work alongside her and and excited for each and every family that she walks the path of birth with.

$ 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.

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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

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 Renton, WA.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Renton, 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 Renton, WA in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Renton, WA. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Renton, 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 Renton, 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 Renton and Seattle areas. The average cost of a doula in Renton, 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 Renton, WA is NA the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Renton, 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 Renton, 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 Renton, 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 Renton, 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 Renton, 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 Renton, 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 Renton, 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 Renton, 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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