Information About Doulas:

What is a Doula?

Why use a Doula?

How to hire a Doula:

Where To Find Doulas:  Find your perfect doula.  With over 6000 profiles, you can check education, certification, fees, and other special services.   Open Arms is a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving low income women support through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.  Open Arms will help you find a low cost, no cost doula to accompany you through childbirth:  email or call Yvette at 206 723-6868.

Palsdoula Pacific Association of Labor Support  Pals is a Professional Organization of Doulas in the Puget Sound Region

Phone:  206 329-7257


Northwest Association for Postpartum Support (NAPS)  206 956-1955

Navigating the Childbirth System

Childbirth Education and Parenting Resources  A website developed by Janelle Durham, one of the childbirth educators and parenting experts at Great Starts.  childbirth and family education classes including Childbirth Series, Life With Baby, Breastfeeding, Newborn Care, Conscious Fathering, Childbirth for Multiples, Sibling Classes  Scholarships available.  Peps is a nonprofit organization that works to strengthen families by developing new parent groups by neighborhoods.  Scholarships available.

Pregnancy Relaxation Resources:

Birth with Calm and Confidence   Jennifer Elliott, Toronto, Canada

Pregnancy Relaxation:  A guide to Peaceful Beginnings, Schardt, Dana. 2000

Relax for Childbirth.  Simkin, Penny.  CD with music and narration.  Minneapolis:  International Childbirth Education Association, 1988

Comfort Measures for Childbirth.  Simkin, Penny, DVD.  Seattle:  Penny Simkin, Inc. 2007

Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn  The Complete Guide 4th Edition
  Penny Simkin, PT, Janet Whalley, RN, IBCLC, Ann KEppler, RN,MN, Janelle Durham, MSW, ICCE,LCCE April Bolding, PT,DPT,CD,CCE of Parent Trust for Washington Children 

The Doula Book:  How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth 2002.  Klaus, Marshall, JohnKennell, and Phyllis Klaus.

Breasteeding Support:

Catherine Fenner, IBCLC  206 920-3084

Snohomish County Breastfeeding Network meets at Cascade Birth Center

2808 Colby Ave Suite A, Everett, WA  led by Catherine Fenner, IBCLC

Puget Sound Birth Professionals Facebook Page....only complete list of

Sound Breastfeeding  Joy MacTavish MA, IBCLC,ICCE< CD(Dona, PALS) PCD(NAPS  or

Beyond Birth Seattle:  breastfeeding and Parenting Support Services  helpline:  206 458-8782

The 4th Trimester:  A postpartum support group

Pregnancy Physical Therapy

Birth Portal Services  Dr. April Bolding, DPT, CCE, CD  Women's Health Physical Therapy,  Birth


Mary Ann Rohrer, R.N.

Birth Doula, CD(Dona), CD(Pals)

Childbirth Educator

Serving Families in the greater Seattle and Puget Sound