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Kiona Nessenbaum

Nessenbaum Doula Services

Website: https://www.nessenbaumbirthservices.com/

Phone: 206-432-5341

Birth Fee: $1600

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 purelydoulacare.com. 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!

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 97 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Big Belly Services - Certified Birth Doula

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.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Single parents
  • Teens
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

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

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Seattle, WA
Travel Range: 20 Miles

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Client Testimonials for Kiona Nessenbaum

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Anuja

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!

Posted 9/19/2019

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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.

Posted 2/20/2019

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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. 

Posted 2/18/2019

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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!

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Posted 1/20/2018

Birth Availability for Kiona Nessenbaum

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