Meet the Postpartum Doulas

See who is the best fit for you.

 Melinda Ferguson, birth and Postpartum doula, serves clients from Everett to Seattle, and all along the Eastside.

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.). 

 DONA Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula
 Laura Gardener, postpartum doula, serves clients in Seattle, Mercer Island, and Bellevue.

Junior Postpartum Doula

Laura Gardener

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.

 Lisa Calavetta, postpartum doula, serves clients in Seattle, Mercer Island, and Bellevue.

Junior Postpartum Doula

Lisa Calavetta

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 provides postpartum doula support for families in Bothell, Mill Creek, Lake Forest Park, Kirkland, Kenmore and beyond!

Junior Postpartum Doula


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 working towards certification with NAPS Doulas.

 Overnight doula support

Junior Postpartum Doula

Leialoha Hurwitz

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. 

 Junior Postpartum Doula

Junior Postpartum Doula

Amanda Phillips

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.



All of our doulas adhere to the DONA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and are either Certified or working towards certification with DONA or NAPS.

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