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Riss Jursich

Polygon Doula Services

Phone: (630) 209-8184

Birth Fee: $700 to $1000

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

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

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 6 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 16 families served

Postpartum Doula Certifications

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

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

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certifying with PALS

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • LGBTQP Families
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Twins
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Antepartum doula
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents

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.

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Riss Jursich

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Eleanor Moore

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!

Posted 1/7/2020

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Emily Allred

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!! 

Posted 11/13/2019

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Megan Sequana

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! 

Posted 9/1/2019

Birth Availability for Riss Jursich

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Postpartum Availability for Riss Jursich

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