Information About Doulas:

What is a Doula? http://www.dona.org/mothers/index.php

Why use a Doula?  http://www.dona.org/mothers/why_use_a_doula.php

How to hire a Doula:  http://www.dona.org/mothers/how_to_hire_a_doula.php


Where To Find Doulas:

www.doulamatch.net  Find your perfect doula.  With over 6000 profiles, you can check education, certification, fees, and other special services.


www.openarmsps.org   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 services@openarms.org 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

www.palsdoulas.org

Phone:  206 329-7257

Email:  info@palsdoulas.org


Northwest Association for Postpartum Support (NAPS)  206 956-1955  http://napsdoulas.com


Navigating the Childbirth System

http://www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10662


Childbirth Education and Parenting Resources

http://www.transitiontoparenthood.com/ttp/  A website developed by Janelle Durham, one of the childbirth educators and parenting experts at Great Starts.


www.greatstarts.org  childbirth and family education classes including Childbirth Series, Life With Baby, Breastfeeding, Newborn Care, Conscious Fathering, Childbirth for Multiples, Sibling Classes  Scholarships available.


www.peps.org  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  http://www.lifesjourney.ca/cds.html#cd001


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


Books:
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  catherine@nurturenewlife.com  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

SoundBreastfeeding.com  or joy@soundbreastfeeding.com

Beyond Birth Seattle:  breastfeeding and Parenting Support Services  helpline:  206 458-8782  www.BeyondBirthSeattle.com

The 4th Trimester:  A postpartum support group  www.thefourthtrimesterseattle.com  the4thtrimester@gmail.com


Pregnancy Physical Therapy

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





Resources



Mary Ann Rohrer, R.N.

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

Childbirth Educator

Serving Families in the greater Seattle and Puget Sound