$700 to $1100
1 years and 22 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 0 to 4
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I have attended births at most local hospitals from Olympia to Seattle.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I have attended many home births in my training as a midwife, and as a doula.
Open Arms Birth Doula
I am a student midwife and birth doula based out of Federal Way. I offer sliding scale based off need. I will gladly accept payment plans. I offer a discount for teens and single parents. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Federal Way, WA Service range 40 miles
Blaine was so fun to work with, I am so grateful for her presence in our birth experience. She fully trusted me and my partner and our baby to birth with ease and I found her support to be super helpful and grounding. I liked laboring with just my partner, but when times got tough, Blaine was right there with us physically supporting me as I slow danced with her and my partner, encouraged me with her words that I could do it, that I WAS doing it, simply her presence with me helped soooo much. And as much as I loved laboring with my partner, it was nice to be around women who had done it before, Blaine and my midwife, and trusting that all was happening as it needed to.
She is really easy to get along with and I felt so at ease with her and any person will be lucky to have her as a doula and now soon to be midwife!
During prenatals we had many interesting conversations about birth, postpartum and life. It is evident that she loves this work and puts her all into everything she does.
We love her dearly and are so happy she was with us! I highly recommend Blaine as a doula
Blaine was amazing!
This was my first pregnancy and it was really important to me to have a strong support system, but my entire family lives far away so I decided to get a doula. Blaine was super responsive to all of my questions, helped me qwell fears after I inevitably fell into a hole on the internet, and the most important thing was she made me feel comfortable about my decisions for my birth plan - and then remained supportive when my birth plan changed while I was in labor. I always felt In control of the decisions and not judged at all. She helped get me through extremely painful back labor , holding my and and helping with massage. She empowered my partner to also be a strong pillar of support. afterward she stopped by with some postpartum care for helping my body heal.
she worked with us financially and it never felt like a transaction or a service being rendered. I felt whole heartedly like she was my friend , not someone I was paying to be there.
I'm so pleased with how my birth went and so glad I can tell my daughter when she's older how she was born to a crowd of Strong friends and family. I don't plan on having any more children but if I were, I would call blaine in an instant.
Blaine was amazing! I am a first time mom & im also pretty young so all of this was new to me. I had my mind set on a natural birth and that is exactly what happened with Blaine right by my side. She was so amazing to go out of her way and buy me things with her own money to help progress my labor. The night before I gave birth Blaine stayed at my house and she was up every few minutes rubbing my back through every painful contraction. She held my puke bucket for me & even poured warm water on me while I was in the tub. She was rubbing my neck & shoulders all the way to the hospital and was right by my side holding one of my legs up while I was pushing. She helped make it the best day of my life and I truly don't know how I would have gotten through it without her! If I ever have another baby I know exactly who I will be calling (:
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