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Lillian Soshnik-Tanquist

Northern Waters Doula Services


Phone: (651) 497-9142

Birth Fee: $800 to $1000

Fee Details: I work on a sliding scale fee based on what each client can afford. I believe that everyone should be able to have a doula present at their birth if they desire one, so please ask about payment plans and barter/trade options if this feels financially unavailable to you. My fee includes one free get-to-know-you interview; two to three prenatal visits during which we can discuss labor comfort measures, your birth wishes, what to expect during birth, and any questions you may have; 24/7 text, phone, and email support; continuous labor and birth support; postpartum support up to two hours after your birth; and one in-home postpartum about one week after your birth.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years

Doula Training

  • DONA International, May 2015
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I am happy to support you in any birthing location that you choose. I believe birth is a healthy and normal life experience and that the most fulfilling births are not dependent on the location, but occur when the birthing parent is informed, in-control, and active during the birthing process.

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

- Trained volunteer abortion doula with Planned Parenthood - Former birth doula intern at Health Foundations Birth Center, St. Paul, MN - Former birth doula intern with Everyday Miracles, Minneapolis, MN

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Santa Cruz, CA
Travel Range: 20 Miles

Client Testimonials for Lillian Soshnik-Tanquist

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Jessica Vinar

Lillian was our doula for the birth of our first baby in April 2017. We had a couple of meetings prior to the birth where Lillian supplied us with information on labor and comfort measures, and we were able to discuss various questions we had and practice positions. During labor, Lillian was able to arrive at the birth center within the hour with very little notice. She was a great support to myself as the birthing mom and my husband by providing comforting and reassuring words and making sure we had everything we needed. She even managed to take a few pictures! Lillian was even able to take the placenta and make a print of the tree of life with it afterward. We would highly recommend her to be your doula!

Posted 7/21/2017

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Erin McCord

Lillian has a calming energy surrounding her and was a great doula. She provided resources before the birth and was able to articulate her role in the birthing process. She is very positive and supportive during the birthing experience by providing helpful suggestions and emotional and hands on support. She was respectful of our wishes and paid attention to the details of our birth and labor wishes.  We also liked the follow up that she provided after the birth to discuss the birth experience.

Posted 6/26/2017

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Xai Yang

Lillian was a great doula! From day one, she had provided so many great resources. If she didn't know the answer to any of the questions or concerns I had, she always had a place to direct me to find an answer. During labor, Lillian was also very helpful. i was so glad it was not only my husband that was present, because Lillian's voice and affirmations helped me so much through the process. I think every woman has a different tendency to know what they need during labor but they don't know it until they're going through it. for me I thought I would need touch/massage more but apparently, Lillian's soothing voice and encouragement was what I needed to get through. the visit after we got home, she also presented a handwritten note of her perspective of my birthing process which really moved me and I am going to keep that for my son's scrapbook! (Since I didnt  or make such specific notes as what she had provided me with). Thanks, Lillian!

Posted 4/17/2017

Birth Availability for Lillian Soshnik-Tanquist

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