Encouraging, compassionate, and professional postpartum support. My services can include postpartum doula support, prenatal/pregnancy/postpartum fitness instruction and nutrition guidance. I have been a personal and small group fitness trainer for the past 6+ years and have now expanded into the realm of postpartum doula work. I have a passion for helping women and families in their journey into parenthood!
Postpartum doulas offer support to new families as they transition into life with their new baby.
In the Seattle area, postpartum doulas offer assistance with everything from nursing and sleeping tips to helping an older sibling adjust. Postpartum doulas may even offer services such as cooking or light cleaning. Postpartum doulas may work during the day (Daytime listings), even for just a few hours, while some may be hired for overnight help (Nighttime listings) so the new parents can get some much-needed rest.
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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!
Postpartum certified doula providing support to families in the weeks following the birth.
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.