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
 
Ines T Clark, postpartum doula, serves clients in Seattle, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Redmond and Kirkland.

Junior Postpartum Doula

Ines Tucakovic Clark

Ines is a kind, hard-working and energetic postpartum doula who enjoys laughing and making others laugh. Helping families rest, thrive and come together as a unit to enjoy the first couple of weeks in the new baby’s life is what she looks forward to the most. She is an avid baker, backcountry backpacker, ultimate Frisbee player and cannot live without lip balm, a leather journal, her camera and a strong cup of coffee.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
Hawa provides birth doula and overnight postpartum doula support in Seattle and along the Eastside.

Freshman Birth Doula

Junior Postpartum Doula

Hawa Ali

Hawa has been a birth doula since 2015 and is PALS Certified, as well as having taken childbirth educator training, postpartum doula training and newborn care instruction. Doula work makes her heart warm- seeing parents go from confused, stressed and frustrated to calm, confident and well informed parents, by providing them with resources and information. In the postpartum time she knows parents need their doula to be their confidante and dependable. Hawa will do everything she can to support new families and wants to be sure they are satisfied with her and her work. Hawa is available to support families in Seattle and along the Eastside, for birth and overnight postpartum doula support.

 

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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