1 years and 16 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 2
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Will not attend unassisted home birth.
My fee includes the following: Complimentary "Meet and Greet" to get to know you, what you are looking for in a doula and answer any questions you may have. Consistent emotional support during pregnancy, labor and postpartum. Two prenatal visits before labor to enhance our relationship, discuss desired birth outcomes, practice comfort measure for labor and provide education/resources on pregnancy support. On call availability 24/7 in the weeks around your due date. Early labor support in your home with non-medical support, comfort techniques for labor and birth in a hospital, birth center, or home setting. Two postpartum visits in the home to discuss feeding, sleeping, caring for baby and yourself. Provide referrals to needed services outside of what I provide.
Renton, WA Service range 20 miles no ferries
Corissa was my birth doula for my second child in September 2018. Leading up to the birth, we met several times and I was so instantly impressed by Corissa's wonderful personality. It's rare to find someone with such warmth and genuine kindness and enthusiasm about pregnancy and birth. I interviewed several people and clicked instantly with Corissa and felt at ease right away. Corissa provided several very educational and informative pre-partum visits, including a session involving stretching and "spinning babies" techniques when we found out my son was in a transverse position. Luckily, the techniques helped my baby get into the right position, and I was able to have a vaginal birth. Corissa was part of my birth support team in the hospital, and was there from the beginning when I arrived in intense excruciating pain at the hospital already 6 cm dilated. She was calm, professional and supportive, coaching me through each contraction before my epidural took effect. During labor Corissa massaged me, helped me try out different positions on the hospital bed (including rocking back and forth on my knees, etc.). She was there by my side through the whole 14 hours including an hour of pushing. I was so reassured to have her there and so glad she was my birth doula. I couldn't have done it without her. As a newly-single mother, I was very anxious and stressed and knew I needed an additional level of emotional support in the room with me as my baby's father was not going to be present. Corissa more than met my needs in that capacity. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a compassionate and supportive birth doula.
Corissa was extremely helpful during the labor and birth of our first daughter. We met with her a few times before the birth, and she brought along helpful print outs and suggested activities to help us prepare for the impending labor, details on how to breastfeed, pain management, and other topics that we would not have been fully versed on without these tips from her. During the labor, she always made sure that I understood what was happening and that I was OK with the next step. She helped my husband when he didn't really know what to do, and made the overall birth experience much better. I would highly recommend using Corissa as a doula!
Thanks to Corissa for supporting my daughter during the birth of my Grand Son. I was amazed at her attentiveness and care shown to my daughter and son-in-law. Her knowledge and expertise went a long way to make this Grandma feel comfortable. I trusted her wholeheartedly to make the birth experience go as smoothly as possible. Corissa is an excellent doula. She is invaluable and was a tremendous help during and after the birth of my Grand Son. I wish she could have been my doula!
Corissa was attentive, calm and completely focused on me and my husband. She helped us feel confident during our son’s birth. Even when I had some complications with the placenta and bleeding she stayed with us and continued to provide support. I 100% recommend her to everyone. Even if you are in the fence about whether you’ll need a doula, get one! And if you you aren’t sure who to choose, choose Corissa!
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