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Riss Jursich

Polygon Doula Services

Seattle, WA Service range 20 miles

(630) 209-8184

Birth Fee

$1000 to $1500

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $45

Offers postpartum services to Swedish Medical Center families residing in the following areas:

Seattle Eastside North of Seattle South of Seattle

Postpartum services are available to Swedish Medical Center families:

Daytime   Overnight

Birth Fee

$1000 to $1500

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $45


Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Northwest Association of Postpartum Support (NAPS) - Certified Postpartum Doula

Birth Doula Experience

1 years and 10 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

3 years and 20 families served


Doula Training

  • DONA International, August 2017

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 0 to 3 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No tobacco smokers

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Miscarriage support
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I also work with families that are non-monogamous and gender queer families. I volunteer with NAPS and the Northwest Doula Conference Planning Committee.

Fee Details

Sliding Scale Available. Support should not be limited by financial barriers, please contact me if money is a concern.

Seattle, WA Service range 20 miles

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Client Testimonials for Riss Jursich

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Heath & Lara Hayden

5/23/2020

We interviewed 3 doulas to find a good fit for our first pregnancy. We wanted a doula competent in working with queer/trans, polyamorous, fat families. Riss is a part of these communities and experienced in queer spirituality practices. Riss had a series of exploratory questions over the course of several weeks before birth that prompted important discussions and considerations, helping us get in the birth mindset and what that might look like. They were present during those conversations, helping us navigate things we felt like we should/have to do or what it should look like. They helped normalize our fears and set us up for birth. Riss attended our labor at home and they were super calm and controlled and knew precisely what to do without getting freaked out or scared. As the non-gestational partner, I would not have known what to do without Riss there. They were attentive and took lots of notes throughout the process. Riss also did a fantastic job of talking us through everything and including me, letting me know what specifically I was doing that was helpful and supportive. They walked us through several different labor activities and paid close attention to signs that we should go to the hospital. When labor escalated and delivery was coming faster than we planned, Riss was a grounding force and made sure I was able to be right there next to my wife for the birth of our child. Riss is forever apart of our birth story and we could not have done this without them. They have been checking in on us, offering suggestions for soothing and connecting us with breastfeeding consultants. Our family is extremely happy with Riss and all of the qualities they bring to pregnancy and labor/delivery support. They are wonderfully giving and knowledgeable and bring a level of love and care that made the experience profoundly rewarding. We cannot recommend Riss enough! They are terrific at doula work and an all-around fantastic human.

Victoria Lakey

4/29/2020

Riss was excellent during our prenatal visit, labor, birth, and postnatal visits. We only had one prenatal visit because I was induced before the second one happened, but we had connected so well during our interview and first meeting that I didn't mind missing the second one at all. From the minute we first began communicating via email, Riss was very relaxed and down-to-earth, but also completely professional at the same time. The first thing we noticed during our interview was that they put us at ease about having a doula (it was our first pregnancy and we were on-the-fence about hiring one at all) and gave us a lot of education and insight into what the experience can be like during that meeting. Once we made the decision to move forward, they were supportive of all our laboring and birthing choices, offered ideas and advice when it was appropriate, and were very receptive to feedback about what was working for us and what we wanted to try differently. We cannot recommend them enough. 

Alexandra

2/4/2020

Riss was absolutely fabulous with my fussy 6 week old daughter. She was able to accommodate a very last minute request for help and was able to soothe and care for her while I got some much needed rest. We very much appreciated all the additional things she helped with too - dishes, letting the dog out, and helping with sleep advice. We would request her help again in a heartbeat!

Eleanor Moore

1/7/2020

Riss was amazing with our son! I was amazed how quietly and confidently she moved around our home and how she was able to soothe him, especially while he was dealing with gas pains. She really put us at ease and provided a lot of helpful advice. Riss is definitely a natural at dealing with babies and we wouldn't hesitate to hire her again!

Emily Allred

11/13/2019

Hiring a doula is a serious task and Riss did an incredible job of meeting us where we were at every step of the way. We completed screening questions via email and Riss responded promptly and thoroughly. During the two pre birth meetings Riss took getting to know my husband and I seriously and made sure to understand our birth preferences and hopes. She had a wealth of questions that got us thinking about the process as well. Our babe was 4 days late and Riss was excellent at checking in via text. When I was in labor my husband called her when we were ready to have her join us and she stayed up until after the birth. We were beyond impressed with Riss' presence and assistance during the birth. She supported me through labor and also supported my husband. Riss provided ambiance while i labored in the tub making it feel more like a spa than a hospital. She provided suggestions of things to try and continuously encouraged both my husband and i to eat and stay hydrated. Thanks to Riss I was able to have the medicine free birth I hoped for. She even captured photos of our first few moments as a family of three that we will cherish forever. Riss is worth her weight in gold and was a viral part of our support team. My husband and I are so incredibly grateful for her and wouldn't change anything about our experience. Thank you, Riss!! 

Megan Sequana

9/1/2019

We only met Riss one time before I went into labor. I didn’t really know what to expect from labor/delivery or having a doula but having Riss there was incredible. She not only helped me thru my labor, which ended up being 65ish hours, but she also helped advocate for me when things went south with a dr At the hospital. She went out of her way to make sure I had everything Zach and I needed, and then went an extra mile after that! She helped me breathe, she massaged my back and hips, she also helped me breathe myself out of an anxiety attack in the midst of hard active labor as well. I am so glad I got the privilege to work with her! There’s no way I could have done that and got my natural birth without her help! It was long and hard, but she made it that much easier.  If I ever have another child, she will be there for that one as well! 

Birth Availability for Riss Jursich

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Postpartum Availability for Riss Jursich

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