Birth Fee: $400 to $1200
Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45
Offers postpartum services to Swedish Medical Center families residing in the following areas:
Postpartum services are available to Swedish Medical Center families:
Availability Remarks: I currently only serve overnights and early morning starts (ex. 3am-6am start)
Fee Details: I believe all women should have access to the emotional, physical and informational support of a doula. I do not turn away anyone who is unable to pay. We can make arrangements. The time before your give birth can be one of the most sacred and challenging times of your life. Through deep discussion, understanding what best supports a physiologic birth, all routine practices and their alternatives and comfort measures we will work to prepare for the labor, birth and meeting your new baby. My goal is to hold space at the times you feel you need support and security. It is my role to support not only during th active stages of labor, but if needed, in the early stages as well. My philosophy around labor and birth is to set the stage to have a positive birth experience. We cannot control the events that unfold in birth, however we can arm ourselves with tools that drive a positive experience.
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 30 births attended
Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years
Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 3 postpartum familiesPostpartum limits/restrictions: I work with families from all different backgrounds. The most important aspect to me is to make sure that all families are served regardless of their living situation or circumstances. I’ve spent much of my life learning how to adapt and adjust to different people, places and areas.
Swedish Diversity Scholarship Commitee
Languages spoken: English
Siena was a true blessing throughout my pregnancy. From the moment we interviewed her my husband and I knew we wanted her to guide us through our birthing journey. We met with Siena 3 times before the birth and she checked in via phone call and text periodically as well. Each meeting leading up to birth was informative and really helped calm our nerves about what to expect. All the information she gave us was all fact based, she was very open about risks of birth, what the midwives may need to do, etc. She guided us in the creation of a positive birth plan that encompassed everything I wanted to hopefully achieve. When the birth day arrived Siena was an absolute dream. She arrived with her bag of tricks- essential oils, the most amazing counter pressure points and so much positivity. She also helped guide my husband so he could be as hands on as possible. She was amazing at coaching my breathing and helping me relax while I was in the tub. She was by my side the whole time and was ready to hold my hand or brush back my hair at a seconds notice. Not only is is a great doula for the mom to be but she includes your partner 100% as well. Because of the support Siena gave I feel she is a huge factor in my unmedicated birth. We don't have any family here so she stepped in and felt like family by the time the birth happened. Her energy and presence is done with such grace and gratitude. Her respect for all involved in the birth is absolutely beautiful. Siena's a doula for the sole purpose to help other women achieve an experience they deserve. she will advocate for you until the very end. I can't say enough good things about her and our experience. We have loved staying in touch with her after the birth and sending her updates of our baby girl she helped so beautifully and lovingly bring into this world.
We so enjoyed working with Siena - she is a gem! The pre-partum sessions with her helped us prepare and think through questions and issue that our various birth classes hadn't brought up, and they also helped us really feel comfortable with Siena being part of our birth team. She was always calm and engaged, and never seemed rushed no matter how long we talked. When labor was particularly challenging, Siena was was calm, supportive, and present. The little things - like rubbing my feet or getting me a wash cloth with lavender - made a big difference during the worst of my labor pain and she was always encouraging and supportive of the choices we made, even when those weren't part of our birth plan! Best of all, we laughed, joked, and smiled as much as was possible! We highly recommend Siena as a birth doula - this is clearly work she was meant to do.
I decided very last minute (at week 38!) that I wanted a doula to help me and my mother, who would be with me, through my birth experience. I interviewed a couple doulas, and Siena impressed me right away with her calm, confident demeanor. Those were the two qualities I was seeking in a doula. I also liked how her emphasis was on preparation. During my labor, she stood with me for every single contraction, either offering me aromatherapy, pushing on my hips, rubbing my back, offering words of encouragement. I always felt like she was 100% present with me during each difficult contraction. She reminded me that the pain was good and the baby was moving down, staving off panic through all parts of the labor. My mom also felt Siena was priceless. My mom would not have known what to do and would have panicked herself, so having Siena there kept both of us calm. I highly recommend Siena as a doula.
Siena is a gentle soul...she is a great listener and is an empowerer of women.
She encouraged my preparatiion and birthing without pressure.
She helped strengthen my thoughts/ mindset leading up to my birth.
She was respectful and encouaging of my beliefs and goals.
Loving and helpful with my partner and young son.
Communicative, reliable and prompt
Anticipated my needs without having to ask (during birth)
She Breathed with me!
I was comforted and felt strengthened with Siena .
She is truly there to love and support YOU, whether you need guidance or just strong hands for
A calm, strong, nurturing women.
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