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Emily Kossila, CD(DONA)

The Tidal Doula

Website: http://www.tidaldoula.com

Birth Fee: $850

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, April 2015
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Those that are attended by a professional midwife

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Cesarean birth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Everyday Miracles Doula Member of the Childbirth Collective Volunteer Doula with Roots Community Birth Center

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Client Testimonials for Emily Kossila, CD(DONA)

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Emily was our doula for the birth of our first baby. She was an amazing support during pregnancy, childbirth, and post-partum. She shared many local resources (she even helped me find a birth class I loved!), and was always able to provide articles or information for any questions I had. Her approach is friendly, calming, caring, and open - I knew she would be there to support me 100% no matter what approach to birth I chose.

During the birth I really felt like I had someone in my corner. She helped slow down decision points so I could chose the path I wanted, and really brought in my mom and husband so they were active participants to help with my labor.

She also took amazing maternity and birth photos that I will cherish.

I'd 100% recommend Emily as both a doula and photographer.

Posted 1/13/2020

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Karen Nelson

Emily was an absolute joy to have as our doula, and enhanced the entire pregnancy and birth experience. Having done the whole pregnancy and birth thing twice before sans doula, I didn’t even realize how much added support a doula could provide. She was a great resource, and happily provided evidence based research on various birth topics that I had any questions on (birthing positions, water birth, birth center birth, etc.); I also was referred to community resources that were applicable to my household that I never would have known about if not for her. The actual birthing experience was incredible, and Emily surpassed what I expected from a doula.  We also were amazed by the quality of maternity, and birth photos that she took for us.  I would highly recommend Emily-one of the most genuinely kind and caring person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing!

Posted 11/14/2019

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Hayley Duke

What can I say about Emily? She's nice. She's funny. She's smart. She's reliable. She cares not just about your birth but your family. We are so grateful and happy to have had her for our doula and friend. Thank you Emily for providing us with the many resources we needed and attending our very intense, very fast home birth.

Posted 8/10/2015

Birth Availability for Emily Kossila, CD(DONA)

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