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Idil Danan

Seattle, WA Service range 10 miles No Ferries.

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1600

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $45

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1600

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $45

Birth Doula Experience

7 years and 83 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

1 years and 4 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, November 2015
  • PALS Doulas, June 2016
  • HypnoBirthing, June 2017
  • Childbirth International, November 2017

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 0 to 1 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: I prefer non Smokers , and no dogs

Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals

Attends birth center births? Some Birth Centers

Attends home births? Some Home Births

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Childbirth education services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have volunteered Somali Health Board (community outreach),and facilitated a workshop cholesterol class for immigrant/refugee women. I was a policy committee 3 years advocating early childhood education programs at Neighborhood House. Seattle Public School( Family Engagement liasson and PTA parent advocate in 9 years Literacy Resource(ESL) outreach staff. Founder NewHolly Muslim Girls Soccer and Newholly Youth Cooking class Co-Founder Somali Doula Of Northwest. Somali women Prenatal research with UW and Somali Health research Somali Health Board pregnant centering grup. Volunteered refugee women organization (ReWA) the diverse cooking book.

Languages Spoken

  • Somali

Seattle, WA Service range 10 miles No Ferries.

Client Testimonials for Idil Danan

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Karen Riley


Idil was a great supportive dula. She was always available when I needed her before and after the baby, she was so nice and loving while I was going threw my labor,she showed me how to do different positions to help with my pain, she even was so supportive and by my side when I came out of surgery from having a emergency c section. She was up with me all day and all night to help me out with what ever I needed help with. I usually don't talk when I'm in labor because contractions is so painful but I felt so comfortable & relax with her we conersated the whole time. Even after having my baby she continues to reach out and check up on me and baby and give me new resources for the baby. 



Idial was wonderful! This was my first child and she made it very comfortable for me . I was so scared as it got closer to time to give birth . She kept my mind at ease ,she is very knowledgeable even after birth she was making sure baby and I were ok and had the information we needed to get by the first few weeks. If I ever had another baby she would definitely be hearing from me again.



Idil was an absolutely fantastic birth doula, especially during what ended up being a challenging birth experience for me as a first time mom!

My contractions were intensely painful but the labor nurse insisted it was too early for an epidural and minimized my pain, but Idil helped by massaging my back and talking me through the contractions and pain (she also advocated for me, but this nurse would not budge). Whenever I was feeling lucid enough to talk, she would distract me with questions and conversation. She also made sure to include my husband, as the experience was tough for both of us!

Ultimately the nurse's belief that I wasn't actually in labor and would not be delivering that day was wrong, and because of her hesitance to order an epidural I ended up having a completely unmedicated and very fast birth. I couldn't have done it without Idil's encouragement and support. What could have been a traumatic and difficult situation ended up feeling supportive and positive with her help. I would recommend Idil to anyone, but especially anyone concerned about pain. Thank you Idil!

guadalupe garcia


We recently had our second daughter in May and our doula Idil was amazing. Since the day we scheduled a meeting to get to know her she was super nice. We discussed how i wanted to deliver my baby and she was very comprehensive and made me feel like she was the right doula for me.She was very helpful when it came to my delivery. If you are looking to have a natural childbirth (or not) she is the one to help guide you. I highly recommend you Idil for your childbirth. having her really helped me get through it and not get the Epidural like my first pregnancy in which i didnt have a doula. i was very content with her support and involvement.

Selam Nikulu


I was very lucky enough to have Idil as my doula. I  never expected to give birth naturally, but I did it with the help of Idil. She encourage me that I can do it, she make me calm and comfortable. finally I got my baby on my arm without any pain medication.  I definitely recommend pregnant moms  to have Idil as your doula in your daliver day. Idil is a lovely and friendly women.

Abucar Filsan


Wow I don't even know where to begin honestly! Being a first time and not knowing what's ahead of you was one of the most challanging things I've had to deal with thus far in my life and Idil not only made me understand throughly of what to expect during labor but also heard me out on my wishes and followed through on my birth plan exactly the way I wanted and let me tell you guys I don't know what I would seriously do without a doula especially Idil! She was my rider and supporter and cheerleader and educated until the final end of our journey! She made me feel so comfortable through labor one of the toughest times of my life and if I do decide to have another baby it would def be with the help of Idil! she goes above beyond for her clients and really knows her stuff ! best of lucks with future moms, there really lucky to have you

Nona Johnson


I had an amazing experience with this beautiful mother of 5!  She is so loving and kind and will make you feel like she is apart of your family. I was soooooo nervous having my 3rd child 8.5 years after my last. She made me feel at ease and shared some of her own personal experience, so it made me more comfortable. I wasn’t sure of what a doula was until my friend said I had to have one. I literally switched my care plan at the last min. I went from a MD to Midwifery and found a doula. The best decision of my life!  This was the easiest delivery and laboring experience of all my children. I was able to go completely natural and leave with a smile. Thank you so much M. Idil for all you do. Many blessings to you.


ifrah ali


i am soo greatfully that idil was my doula. She made me believe that 100% I will have a normal deliver which I did thanks to her a great videos and helping me to get ready for labor. she was my number One supporter she was there for me thru whole my pregnancy which help me a lot and make me understand what i need in order to prepare to welcome my first child in to the world. I dnt know how to explain but thank you millions and millions times idle are you a such beautiful person and a great doula keep up the great supporter that you are Mommy


It was my first doula she was very supportive and helped me when I needed someone to talk to and very understanding and got me clothes for me and my baby always message me to check on me and baby and when it was time to have my baby she help me relax very she called and make sure that me and baby was doing good she came to visit and she message me every day until I had my baby the nicest doula I ever had I would have her as my doula again she is the best 

Birth Availability for Idil Danan

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