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Found 11 Pros in Spokane, WA, USA | Birth doula support
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Sierra Sanchez

Spokane, WA

5 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

5 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

Way, iskwist Sierra Sanchez. I am a mother, a descendant of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, and an archery enthusiast! I am a very grounded person. I can be excitable at times, but I generally keep a calm demeanor. I love to joke and laugh, but I also understand when it is time to be serious. I am very caring an empathetic to others' needs. I am a busy body and love being active. I was raised on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Ford, WA. I grew up in a low-income household most of my life, but never realized it because of the tremendous love and support I felt from my family. As an adult this has lead me to serve those from the same type of communities. I am on a mission to bring affordable doula care to Indigenous and low income families. I am currently partnered with the Indigenous Birth Justice Network to provide doula services free of charge to Indigenous families! I have always had a calling to serve others in a way that feels authentic and meaningful. After having my first child at home I was inspired to become a doula. I feel that this calling has fulfilled my dream of genuinely serving community as well as satisfied my desire to continuously learn and share knowledge with others. Having my son was a lifechanging event. Not just because I have a kid now, but because it made me re-evaluate my values and traditions. As soon as I found out I was pregnant I knew I wanted to dive deeper into my culture and pass on traditions that are unique to our people. It is because of him that I have reconnected with my Indigenous roots. I am proud to say I am currently learning Salish as well as other cultural practices. I hope to pass ancestral knowledge to my children and help them feel that they are a part of something bigger than themselves. I am so excited to continue on this path. ♥️

Care philosophy

It is my mission to serve all. Creating confidence and enhanced comfort through doula care tailored to your needs. Fostering peace of mind with emotional and practical support to provide a joyful perinatal experience. I am currently partnered with the Indigenous Birth Justice Network to provide doula services free of charge to Indigenous families!

Areas served

  • Post Falls
  • Spokane
  • Deer Park
  • Ford
  • Wellpinit
  • Springdale
  • Loon Lake
  • Liberty Lake
  • Airway Heights
  • Cheney

Reviews

  • Candra
    March 1, 2024 at 6:34 am | Client review

    Sierra is very sweet and thoughtful. She takes the time to continue education on all things birth so that she can be better for her clients. She listens and when she can help, she does.

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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.

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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

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

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Janet Jenkins

Spokane, WA

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 3 years experience

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Areas served

  • Spokane
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Marcia Rosenblatt

Spokane, WA

1 reviews • 250 families supported • 15 years experience

1 reviews • 250 families supported • 15 years experience

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Care philosophy

I think that birth is all about being educated and empowered.

Areas served

  • Greater Spokane Area
  • Nearby Town A

Reviews

  • Ailene
    May 7, 2024 at 6:20 am | Client review

    Marcia is excellent!

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Baileigh Whipple

Spokane, WA

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I did my initial Birth Doula training with Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) in April of 2022. I quickly joined the Spokane Professional Doula Association around July of 2022. In August of 2022 I did my Abortion doula training with Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings (BADT) and I enjoyed the way they structure their trainings so much that I jumped at the chance to take their Childbirth Education Class. I will complete that training soon and am excited to begin teaching classes in a subject I am passionate about.

Care philosophy

I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community and a Pagan. I believe that everyone should be able to access evidence based, non-judgmental emotional support during life-changing moments such as birth. I am eager to serve my community members and help my clients to incorporate their cultures and/or their spiritual/religious practices into their birth experience if they so choose.

Areas served

  • Nine Mile Falls
  • Deer Park
  • Airway Heights
  • Spokane Valley
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olli gluskin

Spokane, WA

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

I knew that being a doula was to be part of my journey in this life when I learned about the state of pregnancy and birth health care many years ago. It sparked a flame of passion in me to support families as they are transformed through this life changing event. I love to incorporate my passion for herbal plant medicines into my doula practice by gifting each client a care kit of teas and salves. In addition to doula services, I also provide placenta encapsulation services. In my role as a birth doula, I aim to support my clients in the unique ways they need it most. This includes emotional support through tough decision making processes and evidence based information. In my role as a postpartum doula, I aim to take care of the birthing person in their unique needs, such as processing birth stories, physical healing, household chores, infant care, care for other siblings, and meal preparations.

Care philosophy

My goal is to provide each client with unbiased, trauma informed emotional, physical and informational support. It is important to me that you have an empowering birthing experience through being treated with respect and by advocating for your informed consent. I am honored to provide support to all kinds of families and all possible pregnancy outcomes.

Areas served

  • Spokane
  • Spokane Valley
  • Mead
  • Deer Park
  • Cheney
  • Airway Heights
  • Liberty Lake
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Beth Mathis

Spokane, WA

3 reviews • 100 families supported • 12 years experience

3 reviews • 100 families supported • 12 years experience

I became a doula after the birth of my son. We were unable to afford a doula at the time, and he was born after a quick labor via forceps. My husband had a deer in the headlight look the entire time and was completely lost. I knew that there were so many ways in which a doula could have assisted us. I believe that no parent, birthing or not, should have to feel alone in the birth process and the journey to parenthood should be well supported. I firmly believe in being the support you both need, when you need it.

Care philosophy

Birth is an honor to be a part of. Every birthing person should have the opportunity to have emotional and physical support and care that they desire throughout the birth of their child.

Areas served

  • Greater Spokane and CDA areas

Reviews

  • Melissa
    September 23, 2022 at 11:11 am | Client review

    Beth was such an important part of the birth of our third baby. It’s such a relief having a competent doula in the background as you inch closer to labor. I felt reassured knowing that an expert in birth, positioning for optimal delivery, and comfort measures was going to be with us. Beth was just what we needed and worked very well in our hospital birth with the providers, my husband, and me. She was instrumental in helping me achieve the birth that I had a hoped for.

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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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Francesca Catania

Spokane, WA

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 5 years experience

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  • All
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Nicki Ament

Spokane, WA

3 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 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
  • Deerpark
  • Chewelah
  • Newport
  • Cheney
  • Airway Heights

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  • 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, WA.  

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

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Spokane, WA. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Spokane, 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, WA is $738, but typically ranges from $587 to $889. These costs are based on a representative group of 17 doulas surveyed by Meela in the Spokane area. The average cost of a doula in Spokane, WA is lower 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, WA is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

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