Meet the Postpartum Doulas
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Senior Birth Doula
Senior Postpartum Doula
Melinda ferguson Owner, Mentor, Doula
Through the experience of having her own children, Melinda came to appreciate how overwhelming being a new parent can be. She left a career as an oceanographer and environmental scientist to become a birth and postpartum doula. Melinda loves supporting new families and doulas. She's a DONA Postpartum Doula Trainer, and a DONA Advanced Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula with more than twelve years experience and hundreds of families supported. She especially enjoys working with families experiencing a high risk pregnancy or perinatal mood or anxiety disorder (depression, anxiety, etc.).
Lisa’s heart goes out to new parents and their amazing babies—she loves to see them develop the back and forth flow of communication that strengthens their loving bonds. Lisa has trained as a childbirth educator, doula, and postpartum doula at the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University. She has also learned a great deal by trial and effort throughout her own parenting journey, and strives to tailor compassionate and holistic support to families’ individual needs and values. Lisa is a Certified Postpartum Doula with NAPS Doulas. View Lisa's short video interview.
Amber brings a calm and supportive presence to the birthing and postpartum space. She has been a DONA certified birth doula since 2011 and loves working with all families. Supporting the partner and watching them become more confidently involved is a joy for her to see. She is inspired by witnessing the birthing parent change and grow through the process. Amber has had three birth experiences herself; a caesarean, a VBAC, and a home waterbirth which has given her even more passion for birth and postpartum work. She loves supporting people any way they choose to birth. Amber is grateful to have found her passion through supporting families in the incredible journey of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. She is trained as a postpartum doula through CAPPA and certified with NAPS Doulas.
Leialoha has always had a passion for supporting and caring for people, especially families with a new baby joining them. She lovingly supports the family unit so that they can comfortably bond with their baby and find their rhythmn. Leialoha received her B.A. in Interpersonal Communication with a minor in Elementary Education from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. She is a trained birth and postpartum doula currently certified with NAPS Doulas and working to certify through DONA, and PALS.
Amanda became passionate about the postpartum experience after having her 3rd child in India. There the neighbors surrounded her with food, help, rest, and conversation. It was then that she realized that the American postpartum experience lacks many of these things. Amanda is a trained midwife, childbirth educator, lactation educator and certified with NAPS Doulas as a Postpartum Doula. She holds a Master's degree in Maternal Child Health Systems with a focus on postpartum maternal health care. In her down time, she loves to cook, garden and color with her 4 children.
Yes, Angie's given name really is Doulas! Her passion, discovered during the birth of her own two children, is supporting new and growing families during the transformative events of the childbearing year. She is proud to be a part of normalizing the unique support needed during this time. Angie is working towards certification with PALS (Birth) and NAPS (Postpartum). She has additional training in lactation education, and has years of experience with baby wearing, attachment parenting, and extended nursing. She hold a special place in her heart for supporting birthing people who wish for an unmedicated birth but aren't quite certain how to achieve this goal. Angie brings a sense of comfort and competence with her into the birthing room, along with a joy for this beautiful work.
Judi is caring and empathetic and appreciates the changes families go through with the arrival of a new baby. She believes the postpartum period can be misunderstood. By providing family support and encouraging parents of their natural parenting abilities, the postpartum period can be a very special time. She is a mother and grandmother with experience supporting families that goes far beyond her current doula work. She was an in-home daycare provider for 9 years specializing in infants and toddlers, helping parents transition back to work. Judi is certified with NAPS Doulas and a registered prenatal & postnatal yoga instructor, and a HypnoBirthing® Certified childbirth educator.
Rebekah has been a birth doula since 2015 and a postpartum doula since 2019. She loves working with families as they welcome and adjust to each new little person. Since her childhood, Rebekah has surrounded herself with babies and families, and after several years of helping families through the labor and birth process, it is a natural progression to add postpartum work and spend more time with growing families. As a birth doula, Rebekah works to educate and empower families through their births, and now she also educates and empowers families as they get to know each new baby. Outside of birth work, Rebekah reads fantasy books, devours Pad Thai, and cries over "This Is Us."
After going through her first pregnancy, Aijanae felt this amazing empowerment and connection with with body, and baby. The experience was intense and overwhelming, but also rewarding. Aijanae was grateful to have not only a birth doula but also a postpartum doula to nurture and keep her balanced throughout the entire process. After supporting several friends and family members in the same capacity Aijanae felt then that it was her calling to become a birth and postpartum doula. Aijanae is certifying with NAPS Doulas as a Postpartum Doula. She will soon to be trained lactation educator. Aijanae has trained and certified with Big Belly Services and at Bastyr University as a Birth Doula, learning the importance of supporting the entire family in the perinatal period. She is continually gaining new skills to help support her clients in any way possible.
Raechel found her passion for this tender time of growing families through her work as a Labor and Delivery Nurse. Learning first hand the diverse experience families go through to bring their newborn into the world she has insight into the vulnerable mental, emotional and physical states parents are walking into postpartum with. Personally witnessing birth trauma and PTSD occur she sees the powerful purpose behind postpartum support to all members of a family. She aims to help parents remember their strength, power and complete capability to provide lovingly care for all of their children especially their newborn. She is working on certification through DONA International.