Mama and Baby Doula
Supporting Families through Pregnancy, childbirth, and Postpartum
I feel honored to be chosen to be your doula, and that it is a privilege to attend each special birth. I attend home, birth center, and hospital births to help welcome your beautiful baby into the world. No matter how you birth your baby, I will give you the caring, non judgmental attentive support you deserve. Anyone can benefit from having a birth or postpartum doula for support. Contact me to set up a complimentary meet & greet, learn how I can support you bring your own baby or babies into this beautiful world, and help provide support into the postpartum phase as well
Thank you so much for visiting my website. My name is Shaina, and I hope to help you understand what a doula does, and how it can be a beneficial service for you. As a Doula, I am passionate and privileged to help make these experiences as positive as possible. I have been a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) since 2010. I've loved infants since I was two-years-old, and I'm passionate about helping families bring them into the world and care for them. I am proud to be working diligently on my birth doula certifications with Big Belly Services, PALS, and will do my postpartum certification with NAPS. I’ve also completed a DONA approved TENS unit training, and I’m very excited to be able to offer that pain coping technique to my clients. I completed a breastfeeding course for doulas on 11/7/19 to be able to further assist my clients with breastfeeding needs. I am currently doing a VBAC for doulas class through The VBAC Link, as VBACs require extra knowledge, support, and TLC, and I want to be as educated as possible for my clients. I love spending time with my family, being outdoors especially at the beach, reading, watching movies, and traveling. My personality is calm, compassionate, supportive, gentle, thoughtful, and loving. I offer my services in the greater Seattle area from downtown Seattle North to Arlington, and the Eastside to Bellevue.
Every family is unique, so I offer a variety of doula services personalized for each birthing experience. Regardless of what you choose, we will dive into your beliefs and expectations around labor, birth, and the postpartum phase. Together, we will explore your physical and emotional strengths and limitations to ensure you’re prepared.
Once you notify me that you’ve gone into labor and want me there with you, I will meet you at your chosen birthing place. I will stay with you through the labor, birth, and a couple hours after baby arrives. You will get extra personal support and encouragement throughout the entirety of your birthing journey. I will help with comfort and pain relief, including a TENS unit as an option, answer questions about the labor phases, and help guide you to make educated/informative decisions throughout your labor and birth. I’ll help you follow your birth plan as closely as possible. I'm happy to take photos of this special time. As a Doula, I promise to offer attentive non judgmental support to you and your family before, during, and after birth the way you want to be supported.
I take the time to get to know you, your concerns and your needs. I’m always available to contact throughout your journey into parenthood, and will honor your experience, and help it be as positive as possible. Once baby arrives, I’m able to provide you with postpartum services in your home. We will schedule the days and times you’d like me to be there with you. You’ll receive support in learning about newborn behavior & sleep patterns, newborn care, help with bonding between the baby and all family members including older siblings, breastfeeding/lactation support and/or bottle feeding, older sibling support, comfort measures for the healing mom, education on baby gear & equipment, discuss feelings and promote positive emotional support to reduce postpartum mood disorders, nurture baby while mama takes a much needed nap, shower, or rests, provide resources, meal prep, light house work, accompany you to appointments, and errands. I’m here to support you & your growing family the way you’d like.
After beginning our relationship with a complimentary meet and greet, and you hire me as your doula, I am fully committed to support you and your growing family. I am available by phone, email, and text through your pregnancy as well as after giving birth. I’m happy to meet for coffee/tea, lunch, or a walk in the park. I will provide you with emotional, physical, informational support, and help guide you to find answers to your questions. I will do 1-2 detailed in person visits with you so we can dive into your birth preferences, strengths & fears. I can work with you on a custom birth plan that fits your preferred style and desires. We will discuss labor/birth positions, comfort & pain relieving measures, and tools you may like to try during labor. I’ll provide resources when needed. We can compare baby gear & equipment so you can decide what will be a best fit for you and your needs, and discuss your postpartum plan.
Benefits of a doula
Reduce the chance of needing to be induced,
Less likely to need forceps, vacuum, or cesarean.
Higher chance of better APGAR scores
Greater overall satisfaction with your birthing experience.
Lower mama’s fear, anxiety, decrease worry, boost relaxation & confidence,
improve odds of less postpartum mood disorders,
increase family bonding with the new little bundle of joy.
Promote more movement during labor
Help with positioning, improve relaxation, provide massage, comforting touch, pain relief techniques
Breastfeeding, lactation support, bottle feeding, and newborn care
I offer different service packages to meet your needs. I offer a discount to teen moms, single mama’s that won’t have a birth partner present, and military families, if that's you lets talk! I also offer sliding scale options to families that desire extra support from a doula, but may not have a budget to pay full price.
Birth Doula Service Fees $850 to $1,250
• 1 or 2 in-home prenatal visits
• you’ll receive information, resources, and referrals for services you’re interested in
• I’ll be on-call for you 24/7 from 38 weeks until birth
• duration of your labor & birth and up to 2hrs postpartum
• labor & birth photography if you choose
• 1 or 2 in-home postpartum visits
The Postpartum Package $850
This package includes;
24 hours over multiple in-home postpartum support visits
Add on additional days/hours if you choose for additional fees
Additional Postpartum Hours!
$30/hour for hours between 6am-2pm
$35/hour for hours between 2pm-10pm
$40/hour for hours between 10pm-6am, only available Saturday nights at this time
"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life"