Birth Doulas

Birth Doulas

Alanna Cotton

Birth Doula

Alanna Cotton

Birth Doula

Andrea Torres

Birth Doula

Andrea Torres

Birth Doula

Asha Osman Abdi

Birth Doula

Asha Osman Abdi

Birth Doula

Brenda Garcia Rabb

Birth Doula

Brenda Garcia Rabb

Birth Doula

Brenda recently moved to Seattle, WA 2 years ago, she is originally from Los Angeles, Ca.  Brenda is married to her high school love and has 4 children she enjoys spending time with her family. Brenda loves creating a village-like community anywhere she goes. She understood the need to be culturally responsive and trauma-informed in how she cares for and serves families. Brenda has a heart for encouraging, empowering, and educating BIPOC families with holistic wellness practices and community resources that tend to be inaccessible to them in their communities.

Caellyn Everson

Birth Doula

Caellyn Everson

Birth Doula

Caellyn Everson (She/Her) is a PNW transplant by way of the Midwest. She came to birthwork in 2014 after years of ignoring the call to this work. She is an active community member and builder, social & reproductive justice activist. small business owner, lactation counselor, full spectrum birth doula & postpartum care provider. Caellyn is a practiced soaker up of people’s stories, deep listening and hearing the unsaid and, a wee bit of a mama bear. She likes to spend her time nesting, cooking and crafting and finds herself so comfortable with “making do” or thinking outside the box to get the job done. Her website is www.heldinarms.com.

Cashew Pendergrass

Birth Doula

Cashew Pendergrass

Birth Doula

I came into birthwork because I experienced both the beauty & power of my body & strength but also suffered immense trauma, I want to be a companion through someone’s journey so that they never have to feel alone no matter how things unfold. I provide families with empowering care, grounded in love, I believe everyone deserves that.

My website is www.crescentdreamdoula.com

 

Chelsea Staples

Birth Doula

Chelsea Staples

Birth Doula

Christina Jones-Norris

Birth Doula

Courtney McGrue

Birth Doula

Courtney McGrue

Birth Doula

Courtney comes to Open Arms as a birth doula with much gratitude and a passionate commitment in assisting healthy birth outcomes within her community. Also as a licensed social worker, Courtney has an extensive background of supporting and advocating for families from many diverse backgrounds. Outside of birth work, Courtney is a children’s grief counselor and enjoys spending time with family and friends, lifting heavy weights, and tap dancing the night away.

Damarria Davis

Birth Doula

Damarria Davis

Birth Doula

Ela Tinocco Herrera

Birth Doula

Ela Tinocco Herrera

Birth Doula

My Name is Ela Tinoco-Herrera, and I have an associate degree in Early Childhood Education, with an emphasis on Infants and Toddlers. Additionally, I have 8 years of experience volunteering and working as an activist and community organizer with One America, Casa Latina/Mujeres sin Frontera, Para Los Niños, and The Arc of King County.

Now, I am excited to bring my passion and knowledge into my journey as a Community-based Doula and to work at Open Arms beside its wonderful team of dedicated and kind professionals that inspire me. I have three children, two grandchildren, and the human mom of Chester, an adopted poodle of 8 years old. We love spending time in nature and traveling through The States.

Falisha Samuels

Birth Doula

Falisha Samuels

Birth Doula

Fernanda Lopes Correa

Birth Doula

Fernanda Lopes Correa

Birth Doula

Hayley McKie

Birth Doula

Hayley McKie

Birth Doula

Jasmine Stuverud

Birth Doula

Jasmine Stuverud

Birth Doula

Jessica Kiely

Birth Doula

Jessica Kiely

Birth Doula

Jin Moon

Birth Doula

Jin Moon

Birth Doula

Jin Moon (they/them) is an herbalist, birth worker, and writer from Lenape lands (New York) and who is now living on Puyallup lands (Tacoma WA). They believe deeply that supporting our own and each other’s healing creates conditions for healthier communities. They show love by making soup, eating soup, and offering soup to the people around them. You can check out more of their work at Grounded Hearts Apothecary (groundedheartsapothecary.com).

Joanna Taleno

Birth Doula

Joanna Taleno

Birth Doula

LaShaye Stanton

Birth Doula

LaShaye Stanton

Birth Doula

I am a born caretaker and Mother of 4 who brings a wealth of knowledge which I’ve learned by raising own children over the last 20 years, and in one way or another supporting many children and families within the community. I am no stranger to community and village work as I have coached and been director over drill teams and cheer squads that perform throughout the greater Seattle area for over 22 years. I completed my CMA at Bryman college back in 2004 continuing to work as a Certified Medical Assistant supporting a very diverse population. I trained as a Doula with Shafia Monroe Full Circle Doula Consulting, where I’ve obtained a great deal of African ancestry traditions and birth knowledge from the African diaspora. Birth work has been something I have been doing for many years and am very passionate about. My goal is to educate, eliminate anxiety, and bring forth the best birth experience while helping you prepare spiritually, mentally, and physically. I provide personalized unbiased and non-judgmental encouragement. My zeal for birth work has pushed me to further my education by taking a placenta encapsulation course. As an African American woman, I believe in passing along tradition while teaching our history. I have a great interest in working with teen mothers as I myself was a teen mother and was able to overcome many obstacles.

Latonia Westerfield

Birth Doula

Latonia Westerfield

Birth Doula

Lillian Hernandez

Birth Doula

Lillian Hernandez

Birth Doula

Marisol Ruiz-Dominguez

Birth Doula

Maya Ewings

Birth Doula

Maya Ewings

Birth Doula

Myesha Mitchell

Birth Doula

Myesha Mitchell

Birth Doula

Na'Keisha Belk

Birth Doula

Na'Keisha Belk

Birth Doula

Natasha Battles

Birth Doula

Natasha Battles

Birth Doula

Negesti Hagos

Birth Doula

Negesti Hagos

Birth Doula

Rut Tecleab

Birth Doula

Rut Tecleab

Birth Doula

Sam Lassoff

Birth Doula

Sam Lassoff

Birth Doula

Sam has been a full-spectrum doula for almost 8 years; starting out in her native Los Angeles as well as working throughout the bay area. Sam’s passion for birth work has brought her up to Seattle to study and train to become a midwife. Sam spends her free time walking around Green Lake and snuggling with her tiny velvety rabbit named Elvis.

 

Stephanie Lewis

Birth Doula

Stephanie Lewis

Birth Doula

Stevie Norman

Birth Doula

Stevie Norman

Birth Doula

Previous clients have described a warm, calmness about me that helps them feel grounded, and this is exactly the type of environment I intend to cultivate. My approach is to listen to your hopes and fears, meet you where you are, and accompany you on your journey with grace and patience. I draw on my work as a dual language educator and instructional coach to support families in communicating their needs and connecting them with resources and unbiased support. I welcome all families and their configurations, and I intentionally center queer and trans-affirming practices in birth work and postpartum support. My passion is in accompanying survivors, queer, trans and gender non-conforming birthing people and their families as they navigate the transformations of pregnancy, birth, and parenting. I provide respectful, collaborative and inclusive care for all families. It is my priority to see, honor and celebrate you fully. I believe in you and your body’s wisdom and needs and support your choices in what is best for you and your baby. When I am not hanging out with babies and birthing people, I love to make pottery and eat good food. I was born and raised in Texas and now live in South Seattle on the unceded territory of the Duwamish and Coast Salish people with my partner, my teenage son, our two cats and a lot of house plants