Meet the Birth Doulas

See who is the best fit for you.

 
 
Melinda Ferguson serves clients on the Eastside, Seattle, Edmonds, Shoreline, Kirkland, Bothell, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace and Mukilteo

Senior Birth Doula
Senior Postpartum Doula

DONA Certified Birth and 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.). 

 
Amber serves clients in Bothell, Kirkland, Woodinville, Seattle, Mill Creek, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Lake Forest Park, Brier, Redmond and Seattle

Junior Birth Doula
Junior Postpartum Doula

Amber Hohl & Rebekah Gilley

Rebekah has been a birth doula since 2015. She is certified with PALS Doulas and has taken trainings in When Survivors Give Birth, Spinning Babies, and Childbirth Education. She loves being a part of welcoming the newest member to each family. Rebekah finds that participating in overcoming the challenges of labor is one of the most fulfilling aspects of being a birth doula.

Amber brings a calm and supportive presence to the birthing and postpartum space. She has been a DONA certified birth doula since 2011. She is inspired by witnessing the birthing parent grow through the birthing process and also watching the partner become more confident while helping their partner birth their baby. 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.

Together Amber and Rebekah are working in a partnership in order to better serve their clients. They will meet and interview interested clients together. You’ll have meetings with both doulas leading up to your birth, so you get to know and feel very comfortable with each doula. Then, when you are in labor, they collaborate so that you always have a rested doula by your side. Together, Amber and Rebekah are able to focus on each client and offer excellent continuous support while bringing both of their experiences and knowledge to each birth.

Rebekah attends births in Kirkland, Redmond, Bothell, Woodinville, Mill Creek, Bellevue, Seattle, Mercer Island, Issaquah and more

Junior Birth Doula

Junior Postpartum Doula

 
Sophomore Birth Doula serving families in Kirkland, Bothell, Bellevue, Kenmore, Edmonds, Mill Creek, Redmond, Mercer Island, Woodinville

Sophomore Birth Doula

Junior Postpartum Doula

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Manon Banuelos

Manon is passionate about supporting families in the perinatal period.  She is a DONA-certified birth doula and a Certified Lactation Counselor. She believes that all parents benefit tremendously from the support of a trusted, reassuring, and non-judgmental doula as they welcome a new baby into the family. Her passion for birth work and breastfeeding support began after her own initiation into motherhood and the birth of her own two children. She brings a calming, loving, and empathetic presence to the birthing room and believes strongly in supporting families in every way, regardless of how and where they choose to birth. Manon is fluent in French and conversational Spanish.

 
Freshman Birth Doula, Junior Postpartum Doula serving clients in Bothell, Mill Creek, Edmonds, Shoreline, Seattle, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Mukilteo

Sophomore Birth Doula

Junior Postpartum Doula

Angie Doulas

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.

 
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Sophomore Birth Doula

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. 

 
Milla serves Everett, Mill Creek, Bothell, Edmonds, Seattle, Kirkland and Kenmore

Sophomore Birth Doula

Milla Blindauer

Milla has been drawn to babies and and birth since she was a child. She always knew she wanted to be in a helping profession, and after the birth of her second child realized that birth work was her true calling. She really loves supporting all kinds of families as a doula, but has an extra soft spot in her heart for single parents and blended families. Milla got her training and began working as a doula in 2018. She is working towards certification with DONA. 

 
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Freshman Birth Doula

Shaina Kirsch

Shaina’s love for being a nurse & caring for people led her to her passion of becoming a doula. She sees pregnancy, birth, and the growth of a family as one of the most beautiful things about humanity. She believes every family is unique and will help each client dive into their beliefs and desires around labor and birth. Together you’ll explore your physical and emotional strengths & limitations to ensure you feel well prepared. As a doula Shaina promises to provide unwavering support the way you want to be supported. The goal is to help each client’s experience be as positive & healthy as possible.

 
Annie serves clients in Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Everett, Brier, Kenmore and Bothell

Freshman Birth Doula

Annie Gaines

Annie is very family oriented and after the birth of her first child, she discovered her passion and joy of supporting growing families. She believes all families should have the continuous care and comfort of a doula and specializes in supporting families of color. Annie is a trained birth doula and childbirth educator and working to certify through DONA ,PALS, and ICEA. Annie is on leave until at least January 2020.

 

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, PALS or Big Belly Services. Freshman(0-10 births), Sophomore (10-50 births), Junior (50-100 births), Senior (over 100 births).

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