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 working to certify through DONA, NAPS 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 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.
Laura is a warm, compassionate, mature woman with a great sense of humor and many creative passions. She's a trained chef and has taught Hatha Yoga and practiced Psychotherapy throughout her adult life. She’s an avid gardener; raises chickens, ducks, and rabbits; leads a music ensemble; and is a native Rhode Islander. View Laura's short video interview.
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.
Stephanie is a passionate, warm and thoughtful human. She loves to express her creativity through poetry, dancing, singing and yoga. For the past 5 years she has been part of the Poetry Depths Mystery School in California. There she built a strong community and learned to use poetry as a tool for self-discovery and healing. She loves to spend time outdoors hiking, kayaking, and lounging in hammocks on the beach. Stephanie is committed to growth and transformation through allowing all emotions and experiences in her life to teach her about being human. She has traveled to many countries but is always excited to come home to her communities in Seattle. She is a proud native of the PNW.