$1050 to $1200
2 years and 67 births attended
Type of practice: On-call doula service
Clients per month: 2 to 4
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Volunteer Babywearing Educator with Babywearing International Olympia. Volunteer medical interpreter at the Olympia Free Clinic.
My goal as your doula is to make you feel supported and confident during the important transition of becoming a parent. I meet with you prenatally to learn about your values, your goals, and your needs. I provide you with unlimited phone, email and text support, connecting you to information and resources that are valuable to you. During the birth, I will arrive when labor has kicked in and stay until a few hours after your baby has been born. I will do one or two postpartum visits to help you process the birth experience and take care of logistic aspects. It's always an honor to help families during their growth journey and I'm passionate about providing parents the support they need to make this journey into a beautiful one. If you can't afford doula services, I invite you to get in touch with Open Arms Perinatal to see if you're eligible for their program.
Olympia, WA Service range 30 miles
Marissa was the most caring and inspiring doula I could imagine. She took time to really get to know me so that by the time I went into labor l felt extremely comfortable with her. We walked through the woods together and I got to hang out with her two kids. She was very receptive to listening to me talk about past traumas that I was worried would negativery impact labor. When I hurt my knee at the very end of my pregnancy, she came over and brought me my favorite kind of soup. She is creative, wise, and so full of love. I felt completely safe and protected with her guidance. She also photographed the birth and took pictures which i will always treasure, but managed to do so without compromising her attention towards helping me and my partner. Her overall calm and peaceful demeanor helped to keep us grounded and confident. I know my birth story would have been very different without her. She is truly an angel!
= Available. Calendar last updated: 03-01-2020