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Found 2 Pros in Yakima, WA, USA | Birth doula support
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Taylor Blazina `

Ellensburg, WA

0 reviews • 35 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 35 families supported • 2 years experience

My name is Taylor Blazina and I am a Student Midwife, Doula, and Birth Educator in Ellensburg Washington. I offered birth doula services as well as childbirth education in Kittitas County. I specialize in homebirth and am available for in-hospital birth. Doula services include a free 30-minute phone consult, one home visit prior to birth, and support through early labor until up to 2 hours postpartum. I am currently taking 2 due dates a month and will refer any additional due dates to my partner doula at Sweet Miracles LLC. The pricing of services are listed below can be adjusted based on the desired level of care. This can be discussed during the free 30-minute phone consultation.

Care philosophy

My care is designed around the six facets of holistic health: physical, mental, emotional, environmental, social, and spiritual wellbeing. This means that throughout the course of your care with us, you can expect that we will take into account all six facets of your wellbeing when offering suggestions to best suit the needs of your childbearing experience.

Areas served

  • Ellensburg, WA
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Yakima, WA

2 reviews • 64 families supported • 3 years experience

2 reviews • 64 families supported • 3 years experience

A little information about me personally is I have two wonderful children who I birthed at home with midwives. My first birth experience with my daughter is what exposed me to the birth field and really sparked something inside of me. I started to learn more ways to be involved and eventually got pointed to becoming a doula and have never looked back. I will always be grateful I found my calling and passion. I love walking alongside each and every family getting to witness the couples become families and families becoming larger and just life being welcomed earth side for the very first time. My care I provide starts with an email or phone call. I am happy to answer any questions you have and if we decide we want to move forward I am happy to do an in-person visit. All my paperwork is online, and I accept payment plans. Once we meet in person and the contracts are signed, I am available for questions or concerns your whole pregnancy and on-call three weeks before your due date until you have a baby. I do 1-3 visits during pregnancy as needed, attend your birth, and offer one optional postpartum visit included. It is up to you how much care you would like me to provide. I will never get tired of witnessing this miracle all you amazing families out there let me join you in. Thank you to you all, and I look forward to meeting you.

Care philosophy

Helping mothers feel empowered, peaceful, and prepared through Conception, Pregnancy, Labor, and Post-Partum. My heart is in helping families through many ways and really bringing some of the spiritual sides of the journey forward. It never feels like work to me I absolutely love every minute of this life. I have a very open mind and enjoy hearing everyone's different stories and goals.

Areas served

  • Ellensburg
  • Yakima
  • Tri Cities
  • Easton


  • Taylor
    August 4, 2022 at 11:10 am | Peer review

    I have worked with Hailey as a peer for about a year now and would highly recommend her services. She is kind and compassionate as well as being highly knowledgeable. If I was to have another baby, I would hire her to be my doula.

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 Yakima, WA.  

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

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Yakima, WA. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
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  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, you can expect the average cost of a doula in Yakima, WA to be $1,037, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Washington. The cost of a doula in Yakima, WA can range from $880 to $1,193. These costs are based on a representative group of 726 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Washington. The average cost of a doula in Washington is higher than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Yakima, 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 Yakima, 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 Yakima, 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 Yakima, 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 Yakima, 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 Yakima, 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 Yakima, 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 Yakima, 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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