I have been serving expectant and new families for over fifteen years and have only grown in my love for this work over that time. I began as a doula, childbirth educator and infant ASL instructor, earning certifications from DONA, PALS, ICEA and Sign2Me. I later moved into sleep consulting and birth consulting using an eclectic approach based on my extensive experience. I also offer infant parenting support through in-person classes or virtual coaching. My passion is enabling parents to embark on their birth and parenting journey with confidence and joy rather than uncertainty and fear. I seek to introduce my clients to strategies that are not only easily implemented but also customizable to match their priorities, philosophies and needs. Sleep consulting, birth consulting and infant parenting support are offered virtually, allowing you to receive assistance in the comfort of your own home. Infant parenting classes are in-person on the eastside.
There are a broad range of labor support options available in the Greater Seattle area.
Moms-to-be can find many different Doula options, for a trained birth companion who can help navigate labor and delivery. Alternatively, should a mom-to-be not wish to have an additional person at their birth, there are Birth Consultants who can provide support remotely.
Additionally, there are many other support options for those laboring, including Birth Acupuncture, Birth Aromatherapy and Birth Massage practitioners.
Obviously a mom-to-be needs to secure practitioners before beginning labor - but some practitioners will also fill their schedules months in advance, so check out the listings in this section early on in pregnancy.
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Seattle Holistic Doula is the doula for the whole family, which means personalized attention assessing the needs and experience of each person (and creature!) living in the home where a new baby is being welcomed. My role in pregnancy, birth and postpartum is to provide physical, emotional, and informational support as well as assistance with emotionally and mentally processing decisions during the labor process. My clients appreciate the advanced training I have received in childbirth education, midwifery, family studies, and couples relationships.
I am dedicated to taking only 1-2 clients a month so contact me before my schedule fills up!
We help new and expectant parents go from confused and overwhelmed to Calm & Confident.
We are a group of doulas dedicated to supporting you to have the best birth and postpartum experience possible. We work with you to determine which of the doulas on the team will best fit your needs and budget. All of the doulas are vetted and mentored by Melinda Ferguson. She’s chosen people to represent Calm & Confident who she feels are doulas with great heart and intuition for the work. All of the doulas know they can call on her at any time for whatever support, insights, resources, etc. they may need. Melinda has been a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula for more than 10 years, with numerous continuing education events, and a great deal of experience. She regularly trains new Postpartum Doulas locally and around the country. Melinda loves supporting and mentoring the doulas on her team!
We offer several Birth Doula Packages from $600-$1750 to meet your budget and support needs. Our Postpartum Doula Packages are very flexible, with no minimum number of visits. We work with you to determine what will work best for you and your family. Individualized Childbirth or Postpartum Education, in your home is also available. Again, this is flexible to meet your needs based on your specific situation, budget and topics you’d like to learn about. Melinda also regularly teaches the Get That Baby Out! Class at Sprout Birth Center.
My focus as a doula is to provide you with warm and compassionate care to transition through pregnancy and birth to a supported and nurtured parenthood with confidence. Having supported over 160 families and taken extensive additional training, I bring experience and calm to supporting you through birth as well as providing encapsulation, belly binding and overnight doula services.
We were Parent Map Golden Teddy Winners in 2016 for Best Birth Support and Golden Teddy Finalists in the same category for 2016.
As a birth and postpartum doula I provide a necessary support for pregnant people and those close to them. This support looks different for each family and is tailored specifically for you. My role is to support you in your emotional needs while your primary care provider is supporting you in your clinical needs. I do most of my work in the background, supporting the whole family in a way that's respectful and empowering. My role is to place your opinions and viewpoints above my own so that I can truly be by your side the way you need me to be. In addition to this, I bring in my expertise and knowledge to help enrich your experience.
I'm committed to helping parents feel their success through the journey of pregnancy, birth, and life with their newborn. My goal is to assist parents in their own abilities and strengths, to be the coach/cheerleader/encourager that you can know is there for you. I have great joy in helping mothers, babies, and families. I believe in providing support with integrity, respect, and compassion. Given all the ways a birth doula and postpartum doula can support you, it’s best to schedule a free meet and greet to go over details and questions.
The Great Northwest Doula Service is a Birth, Postpartum and Educational Service serving the south sound since 2016. Led by an experienced Birth and Postpartum Doula and Medical educator, and tailored to your specific needs, we absolutely have the service or course to allow you to achieve your best Birth, smoothest transition home or better understand the journey ahead of you! We are here to support you and your growing family during Pregnancy, Birth and beyond!
Workshops for love, marriage, and the baby carriage.
Classes and retreats that are mindfully aware that your transition is unique. Our workshops will address the practical, but also the emotional and relational factors involved in birth and early parenting. For couples who want to ground their relationship as well as to learn how to work together more harmoniously, toward a loving family.
Insurance taken: Microsoft EAP
Meridian Women’s Health has three convenient locations in Ballard, Northgate, and at Northwest Hospital. Deliveries take place at Northwest Hospital.
We provide a woman’s perspective on women’s healthcare. Our board-certified providers and knowledgeable support staff are dedicated to working with each woman to develop an individually tailored care plan that takes into account not only your physical health but the emotional, social and spiritual needs that relate to your overall well-being. We cover a wide range of obstetrical (Prenatal Care, Labor and Birth, Postpartum Care) and gynecological specialties from basic wellness exams to the latest in minimally-invasive surgeries. As part of Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, we have access to state-of-the-art technology provided in a comfortable community hospital setting.
It is our mission to help you critically evaluate your gynecological and obstetrical health options based on efficacy, safety and your individual goals. At Meridian Women’s Health, we believe women deserve the best that is available in modern medicine combined with clear communication and education.
At Meridian Women’s Health, we want you to learn as much as possible about your treatment and we provide you the resources to do so. Our office functions as an educational resource for our patients, with brochures and internet-based resources on an array of topics from women’s sexual health and wellness to women’s reproductive health and family planning
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Midwifery Care with Bayside Birth is so much more than routine. Our philosophy is to provide gentle, intuitive pregnancy, birth, & postpartum care that is holistic & nurturing to your whole being. Feel supported through your entire pregnancy & birth journey as we work together to navigate each decision along the way. It is an honor to work with you & to cultivate thoughtful relationships with you and your family. You deserve to find a care provider that you connect with.
Bayside Birth & Midwifery is dedicated to providing excellent, evidence based care that encourages confident, informed choices. Be empowered in your journey.
Home Birth & Birth Center
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Sliding Scale Offered
Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Amerigroup, Cigna, Premera, Regence, BCBS, Lifewise, First choice, Kaiser, Molina, CHPW, Coordinated Care, & More
Prenatal massage, birth doula, essential oils
I offer individualized support for the whole family during the childbearing year including classes, birth and postpartum doula services, meal services, placenta services, and birth tub rental.
Compassionate, non-judgemental labor, birth, and postpartum doula services for your home, birth center, or hospital birth and early weeks of recovery.
Trained birth doula and certified lactation counselor passionate about supporting you!