Kiona Nessenbaum Photo

Kiona Nessenbaum

Nessenbaum Doula Services

Seattle, WA Service range 20 miles


Birth Fee


Birth Fee


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Big Belly Services - Certified Birth Doula

Birth Doula Experience

4 years and 115 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, September 2014
  • Big Belly Services, January 2019

Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I do not attend unassisted home births.

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Cloth diapering education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Fee Details

Hi and welcome to my profile. I hope your search for a doula is going well so far. I am a doula that is partnered with another wonderful doula named Mercedes Snyder. Her website is We love working together. We are both mothers, and student midwives! We are not practicing midwives but feel as though our education has benefited us and our clients in every birth space we have been honored to be welcomed into. How we work is, we each facilitate a prenatal visit separately, then the one on-call will attend the birth, and again we each facilitate a postpartum visit. If you have any questions for either of us feel free to reach out. Thanks again for visiting. Happy Birthing!

Seattle, WA Service range 20 miles

Certifications for Kiona Nessenbaum

Click a certification thumbnail to view the full size image.


Learn more about evaluating doula certifications, an important part of the interview process.

Report any issues or concerns with certification images.

Client Testimonials for Kiona Nessenbaum

Post a testimonial for Kiona Nessenbaum



There aren't enough words to describe how grateful my husband and I are for Kiona. Throughout our pregnancy and during our birth, she equipped us with the most calm and positive energy. My goal for my birth was to have a calm, peaceful and enjoyable experience. Kiona went above and beyond to make sure I got the experience I wanted. Whenever the energy shifted in the room, Kiona made sure she did everything in her power to bring it back to the peaceful atmosphere I wanted. She encouraged me, cheered me on, and said so many positive affirmartions that allowed me to bring my baby into the world in the most beautiful way possible. I walked away with an amazing birth story and experience, all because Kiona made it possible. We are forever thankful to Kiona!



I’ve been meaning to write this review for almost 7 months now. But being a new mom, I’m still trying to get my life on track so this has been slipping out and I feel terribly sorry for being late!

Kiona was god-sent for me. I’m very grateful to have found her during my doula search. I started the search pretty late - around 36 weeks. But from the moment we met, she has been a great partner in this beautiful journey to motherhood.

She is a very good listener. She asked may questions to get to know me and my husband better. From the very beginning, there was no awkwardness. Before meeting her, I thought how could I let a third person be in the room with us in this intimate moment. I’m the kind who wouldn’t even allow my mother in the labor room. But with Kiona it was different. I was very open about all my needs during labor. She stood by us in the very long labor of around 36 hrs. Only because of her I could still go through vaginal delivery. I could manage every contraction just because of her. And she was a huge help during the pushing. Honestly, my husband wouldn’t have been able to help me sail through. She was the perfect partner. Not only for me but for my husband too. She even visited me postpartum to help me with my emotions and how was I doing. She is very sincere and knowledgeable. She used many good techniques to keep me calm. I have so many good things to share about her and this space won’t be enough!!

I would say just go with her as a doula without second thought!

Rita Legro


Kiona was incredible as my doula, and I cannot recommend her highly enough! She is very serene, thoughtful, and intuitive. Kiona knew exactly what I needed when I needed it during labor, and she was an amazing guide for my partner as well. Without Kiona's guidance and personable nature, I would not have had such a positive birth experience. She has plenty of experience, and it shows in her confidence during labor, and in her passion for making the birth experience what you want it to be. She kept it candid when it came to birth planning, pain tolerance, and what to expect in the hospital. I very much appreciated how well she listened to my and my partner's wishes, and in how much of an advocate she was for the natural strength and abilities of a woman's body to handle labor.

Amelia H


Kiona is a great doula and contributed to a really memorable experience when I gave birth to my son. When I called Kiona first thing in the morning with laboring symptoms, Kiona immediately put my thoughts at ease and coached me through the process of what to expect. And this is after months of already meeting with her to physically and mentally prepare for the birth beforehand. That whole day she picked up on the first ring whenever I had concerns, and when it was time to push she was right there holding my hand. Kiona was very valuable to me as she made me feel safe and like I had a companion for the whole ride, especially during the pushing stage. I highly recommend her. 

Bethany Anne


Miss. Kiona encapsulated my placenta.

She was very prompt with communication and had a super 

fast turnaround time. She was so sweet and kind hearted, she came to me! 

Made every moment very simple, especially for a mommy with a brand 

new baby.

Thank you so much!


Birth Availability for Kiona Nessenbaum

= Available. Calendar last updated: 07-29-2020