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Found 8 Pros in Spokane Valley, WA, USA | Birth doula support
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Families served
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Marcia Rosenblatt

Spokane, WA

0 reviews • 225 families supported • 12 years experience

0 reviews • 225 families supported • 12 years experience

Born on the west coast and raised in the east, my ability to be direct and clear is combined with a focus on compassionate and motherly care. I deeply value being present with my clients - listening, hearing and helping them imagine what their birth journey can look like. My communication style is strong and grounded in maturity and professionalism. My profession requires me to be on call and have an infinitely flexible calendar. As such, my personal life is calm while also adventurous. I am married to a caring and supportive husband and I am the mother of three children all whom have recently graduated college. My passions include gardening, reading and working on building my perinatal business.

Care philosophy

To me, the human body is both special and sacred. Working with individuals during the perinatal period is an honor. With my diverse background in medicine and holistic health, I am able to very effectively provide premium care to my clients from the perspective of body, mind and spirit.

Areas served

  • Spokane Valley
  • North Idaho
  • Colville
  • Cheney
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Francesca Catania

Spokane, WA

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 5 years experience

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Meela Support

Spokane, WA

1 reviews • 2000 families supported • 2 years experience

1 reviews • 2000 families supported • 2 years experience

We’re a close-knit team that recognizes the passionate pros who support growing families. Rather than accepting a broken birthcare system, where impersonal office visits and medical interventions take priority over education and individualized care, we’re flipping the script. We believe that one-on-one support and informed decision-making can turn the fear and anxiety associated with birth into pure joy and excitement. The way it should be. At Meela, we’re here to support our pros and empower parents as they embark on their journey into parenthood.

Care philosophy

Every family is unique — each with their own hopes, dreams, and challenges.By promoting education and personalized support throughout pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood, we’re empowering new parents to make the best decisions for the health and happiness of their growing household. Update check.

Areas served

  • Greater Houston Area

Reviews

  • Kayvon
    November 20, 2020 at 5:27 pm | Client review

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Baileigh Whipple

Spokane, WA

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

As part of the LGBTQ+ community and a Pagan, I saw a gap in support for people like me when it came to doula support in my area, so I decided to fill that gap. I finished my birth doula training with CAPPA in April of 2022. Shortly after that, I joined Spokane Professional Doula Association's mentorship program and now have experienced doulas available to support me and encourage me along my road to certification. I am currently taking a class that will soon allow me to provide Abortion support to those in my community.

Care philosophy

Kind and understanding support that helps you take charge of your healthcare and integrate your culture and spiritual practices into your birth experience is essential for all people.

Areas served

  • Spokane
  • Spokane Valley
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Janet Hernandez

Spokane, WA

0 reviews • 225 families supported • 12 years experience

0 reviews • 225 families supported • 12 years experience

Born on the west coast and raised in the east, my ability to be direct and clear is combined with a focus on compassionate and motherly care. I deeply value being present with my clients - listening, hearing and helping them imagine what their birth journey can look like. My communication style is strong and grounded in maturity and professionalism. My profession requires me to be on call and have an infinitely flexible calendar. As such, my personal life is calm while also adventurous. I am married to a caring and supportive husband and I am the mother of three children all whom have recently graduated college. My passions include gardening, reading and working on building my perinatal business.

Care philosophy

To me, the human body is both special and sacred. Working with individuals during the perinatal period is an honor. With my diverse background in medicine and holistic health, I am able to very effectively provide premium care to my clients from the perspective of body, mind and spirit.

Areas served

  • Spokane Valley
  • North Idaho
  • Colville
  • Cheney
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Meshki Bina

Spokane, WA

0 reviews • 524 families supported • 23 years experience

0 reviews • 524 families supported • 23 years experience

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Areas served

  • The Greater Spokane Area
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Nicki Ament

Spokane, WA

3 reviews • 6 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 6 families supported • 2 years experience

I always knew I wanted to help support pregnant people have their babies, I just never realized that being a doula was an optimal way to do that. By providing resources, emotional support, and helping you to know your options and then advocate for you (when needed), it is my hope that your labor and delivery go as you want them to go. The pandemic made me realize that there are so many people who need to be supported during this special time of life and that it was exactly what I needed to be doing, helping them. I've been a caregiver of the elderly for 18 years and I am so excited to be on this path now, helping birth families with the birth of their babies and to then nurture them into the postpartum period.

Care philosophy

My philosophy is that I help emotionally support all birth people, during all births. Wherever and however you want to birth, I will be willing to help you. If you are a pregnant teen, I offer my birth package FREE OF CHARGE to you.

Areas served

  • Spokane Valley
  • North Idaho
  • Colville
  • Deerpark
  • Chewelah
  • Newport
  • Cheney
  • Airway Heights

Reviews

  • Shira
    October 10, 2021 at 2:32 pm | Client review

    Nicole was caring compassionate and really present throughput the entire experience. I was induced so there was a lot of early time that Nicole was there to support me even before true labor started. I never felt rushed or like i was wasting her time. She was really great

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Humza Abadeen

Spokane, WA

0 reviews • 120 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 120 families supported • 10 years experience

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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 Spokane Valley, WA.  

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

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

When hiring a birth doula in Spokane Valley, 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 Spokane Valley, 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 Spokane Valley, 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 Spokane Valley, 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 Spokane Valley, 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 Spokane Valley, 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 Spokane Valley, 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 Spokane Valley, 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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