Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Seattle, WA Service range 25 miles
It was wonderful having Miriam as our doula. She was helpful on what to expect during labor. When I went into labor she came over to her house when I was ready. During labor at the hospital she supportive of all my decisions. At some point we have our second child it would lovely to have her be our doula again.
Our second child was born two weeks early before we had any family in town to help. We had met Miriam earlier in case we had any postpartum doula needs later on during a gap between family visits, but when our baby arrived early, her help turned out to be an incredible resource.
She is incredibly kind, dedicated, flexible, and knowledgeable, dealing with all of the chaos of the first week home with ease. She met us on our first night home from the hospital and helped us during the evening hours for a week.
In addition to being absolutely stellar with our baby and caring for us all - parents included - she is truly gifted at hanging with siblings, too! She helped a lot with our feverish preschooler, doing the evening routine so we could rest or care for baby.
I would recommend working with Miriam to any family looking to find some calm in the postpartum period and find their groove as new or existing parents. She made a rough week with a sick kid, no family, and a snowstorm go extra smoothly. Thanks so much, Miriam!
Miriam means so much to me! This woman is seriously the best! I was incredibly lucky that Miriam moved to my town when she did. From the moment I met her I knew she would be the perfect doula for me! Because of her efforts, I was actually looking forward to giving birth, which just blows me away! She helped change my negative thoughts and work through my birth fears. Miriam even came for an extra session to help my husband practice ways he could help me through my contractions. She came to the birth fully prepared and with all the tools she and I had discussed would help me through labor. She was the strong hand that helped get me through my worst contractions, and the confident voice I needed when I was unsure and in doubt. After the birth I was so suprised with how quickly, quietly, and diligentyly she worked to clean things up. One second she's helping me out of the tub after the birth and the next moment she's bringing me food and a drink, telling me that everything is clean and there's a load on to wash. Being so far away from family, my husband and I would not have survived if it had not been for Miriams help during and after the birth. She helped me through my most difficult post partum experiences to date, and for that I am eternally grateful. She brought food, put more laundry on to wash, cleaned up the kitchen, brought me special post partum tea, did my belly binding, listened when I needed to talk, and so much more. She also worked closely with my midwives to quickly diagnose my PPD and get me the help I needed. I'm just blown away by this woman! Miriam is the epitome of understanding, encouragement, grace, humor, humility, knowledge, and strength in a doula. You can find no better out there! I have such fond memories of those few hours I labored with her before giving birth, and hold those moments close to my heart. No matter the cost, I will definitely be paying for Miriam to be by my side for my next birth!
I love love Miriam. She is my doula and I couldn’t even get better one. I don’t even know if I ever met the sweetest person. She is very friendly , very supportive person and she always helped me with everything I needed. Also she is a great mother and she loves babies so much and also helping me with my little one .
All I can say about Miriam is... full of grace. Wow, the way she effortless moves around the home betwixt our daughter and helping with other home tasks is truly magical. She has a way with kids I have never seen before, a true love butressed by a deepness of knowledge... delievering a 1-2 gift that keeps giving.
Miriam leaves our little island soon and her loss will be felt forever. Go in grace, Miriam. :) <3
Miriam is an incredible doula and my husband and I definitely recommend her! She has the sweetest spirit, and provided so much support to us before, during and after the birth of our little girl - I think I can easily say I would not have made it through my long and difficult labor with such a positive frame of mind without her support. She was responsive and encouraging through the whole process, making suggestions and helping us think through decisions in the hospital as they came up, and then providing even more support immediately after our baby's birth and checking in on us and helping with tips and ideas for breastfeeding and caring for our newborn. She is absolutely wonderful! We can't thank her enough.
Miriam is an amazing doula, and I would highly recommend her to anyone. She was responsive, even in the middle of the night, and she was our advocate in the hospital and helped explain the procedures to us in ways that were easy to understand during such a stressful time. She was an excellent support for us and extremely valuable. At first, we did not consider a doula, but looking back, I am so glad that we decided that Miriam was part of our birth plan! Both my husband and I can attest to her ability and knowledge. Her presence during the birth of our son was a tremendous help. I found her coaching, and knowledge to be superior to my nurses. Miriam was quick to suggest laboring positions and was extremely attentive during my long labor. She has a baby boy and little girl of her own so she gave me lots of wonderful tips for soothing my newborn baby as well as for breastfeeding. She also gave me and my husband great advice about dealing with the emotional swings of postpartum. We cannot say thank you enough to Miriam for being such a great support through our pregnancy as well as after giving birth!!
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