Birth Fee: $500
Fee Details: I am honored to support families through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. I work closely with you to support your birth vision; listening, offering guidance, and supporting through personalized care to fit your family's needs. Let's have a conversation about you, your vision, and if you believe I am the right person to support you for your experience. I look forward to hearing from you.
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 10 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
My Husband and I are SO blessed to have worked with Soleya. We were directed to her by my midwives at Around the Circle and we are so lucky that they did. We got immediate good vibes from her. She was respectful and honest. I appreciated that she was willing to come all the way out to us to discuss everything. She helped us to develop a plan for the childbirth process so that both my husband and I would have a handful of coping skills to tap into. The day I went into labor she was the first person I called and she was SO helpful over the phone, especially since this was my first pregnancy & labor. I felt like she was "in the trenches" with me during the most difficult parts of my labor. And she was a support for my husband so that I wouldn't have to worry about how he was doing. Soleya also followed up with me after our son was born to make sure we were adjusting ok and offered so many tips and tricks for some of our troubles. I cannot recommend Soleya more. I know that without her techniques and support that my labor and delivery would have been more difficult. I am forever thankful for her helping us bring our son into this world in the most peaceful and beauiful way. If you are lucky enough to get to work with her you will know what I mean.
The moment we met Soleya, we knew she would be perfect to help us through my VBAC. Everything about her is calm and positive. She was always there to answer any questions I had. When it was time to go to the hospital, she was there. She never left my side and she helped me remember what I wanted and to be strong. She helped me breathe through the strong contractions. She was there for me and even spoke up for me. I truly believe that she was the main reason I was able to get as far as I did. She also took pictures and even video of baby coming into the world. She is family now to us. We absolutely love her!
Our experience with Soleya was wonderful. Upon first meeting her, my partner and I felt comfortable right away, due to her relaxed and down-to-earth personality, and my 5 year old adored her as well! Throughout the pregnancy Soleya stayed in contact and checked in on us, which became increasingly helpful as my pregnancy became high-risk in the last several weeks. Her emotional support and availability through that time was so appreciated. When I was admitted to the hospital a week before our scheduled c-section, Soleya made the effort to come see us, even though being in Seattle was not part of our plan! Then on the morning of the surgery, she came to take pictures and offer support to my partner and mom, even though she couldn't be in the room for the delivery. When our baby was taken to the NICU, she stayed for several hours to make sure we were all okay. She really went above and beyond what we ever expected, and was so gracious and kind! We feel so lucky to have had her involved in the birth of our son.
I had the honor of being Soleya's first doula assisted birth. After talking to a few doula's we choose one before we had found Soleys. The doula we choose canceled 6 weeks (roughly) before my due date and I paniced. I found Soleya and asked to meet her and explain my situation. She was more than willing and happy to work with my husband and I on such a short timeline. She drove to us and helped us practice techniques and coping skills. Being our first baby, my husband and I needed a lot of guidence. We ended up liking Soleya much better than our first doula and being glad the first one flaked out! When my water broke at 5am we talked to her and she kept in constant contact with us. During the birth she read my body emotions very well. I don't like to be touched when I am in pain which could make her job harder. She did amazing helping me cope and doing other things such as providing a wet cloth and essential oils as I requested. She was very tentitive and helpful but never put herself in the way. My husband didn't feel like she replaced him in any way but supported us. She helped me try and stick to my birth plan that we established and respected my decision when I choose to deviate. While pushing she helped encourage me and talk me through all of it, telling me I could and that I was strong. She was there for the entire 24+ hours and a few hours after the birth. Once my son was born she spent some time with us to make sure we were adjusting and breastfeeding ok. Once we were home she checked in several times and came to see us and our son. I'm very glad she was apart of our birth process!
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