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Milla Blindauer

Born to Dream

Bothell, WA Service range 20 miles

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1600

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1600


Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Birth Doula Experience

3 years and 55 births attended


Doula Training

  • DONA International, June 2018

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Languages Spoken

  • Russian

Bothell, WA Service range 20 miles

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Jordan Gong

7/16/2022

Milla was the most helpful and supportive doula for our journey. Initially we weren’t sure if we needed to have a doula but as soon as we met Milla, we knew that she was a great fit for us. It felt like we had known her for a long time and we were talking with a friend. As first time parents, she provided a lot of guidance during our prenatal visits using her experiences as both a doula and a mother.

My labor ended up lasting around 4 days and Milla visited our house multiple times at any hour that we needed her help, once even at 3am. She guided us through many different spinning babies techniques to help progress labor along and she was very supportive and reassuring to us as we weren’t sure when to go to the hospital and were getting more stressed and exhausted as the days wore on.

During both the labor and birth, she captured so many beautiful moments between my husband and I using her phone.  My husband was also glad to have someone knowledgeable and friendly to keep him company at the hospital and provide guidance. We are so thankful for her joyful presence throughout our journey and know that it was a much better experience with her by our side rather than going through those 4 uncertain days by ourselves.

Laura B

12/26/2021

I met Milla at a difficult time in my pregnancy. I was not excited to have a baby; I was actually dreading becoming a Mom of two. After meeting Milla at the park and chatting for a while as my son played, her joyful spirit caused this storm cloud to burst and I finally allowed myself room to be excited. This joy lasted throughout my pregnancy. (Who you hire for your birth team matters!) Our prenatal visits were like times spent with an old friend and my husband and I looked forward to them.

The day the baby came, my midwife told me he was OP/sunny side up. (He had been this way a month ago but had then moved to a good position) —I was so disappointed and was sure I was in for a long and painful back labor like with my first son.  Milla had a plan though, (!) and led me through a hip dip movement that (through ten contractions) successfully made the baby move, and the baby was not born OP.

With my first pregnancy I had time to read all the books and get mentally ready; with my second I felt unprepared because my pregnancy was spent chasing a toddler. Thankfully, Milla was prepared, and took the pressure off me throughout labor by gently recommending different labor positions.

I had a wonderful birth and wouldn’t have changed a thing. I’m so grateful I had her support and guidance from the moment she was hired. Not only do I have beautiful pictures of my birth to look back on, but a joy-filled and life changing experience to reflect on for years to come.

Val Anderson

11/26/2021

We hired Milla early on in the pregnancy and she was incredibly attentive and knowledgeable from day 1, even being available for random questions months after giving birth. She always guided my husband and I through any hard decision making, giving us some pros/cons but always ensuring we were in charge of making decisions. At the birth itself, she was a rockstar. She made sure our birth plan was followed by the staff, stayed the night of our induction because of the pain of the foley bulb (and good thing too since things went faster than expected), and was at the top of her game the whole night (unlike my husband)! She even cut the cord for our baby girl and will always be a part of our family. If you are wondering if you should hire her, we plan to hire her for any future pregnancies after the great experience working with her the first time.

Sara Payne

2/24/2021

Milla is amazing! My pregnancy and birth experience would not be the same without her. I felt like I had known her forever after meeting her the first time. Before giving birth she provided me with pregnancy support and when it came time to give birth she was there as soon as I needed her. She helped guide not only be but my husband too as we navigate labor. We worked on baby spinning positions and between contractions it felt like I was hanging out with a good friend. She gave me encouragement when I needed it and was a silent support when called for. My labor was long but I had a beautiful labor and birth experience thanks to the support of Milla. As a first time mom I was looking for someone who had experience and Milla is a mom herself and has been a doula for awhile now. I can't say enough wonderful things about her and even after birth she has been so helpful in answering all of my questions and putting my mind at ease. I look forward to working with her again for any future pregnancies.

Oliver

7/7/2019

As a birth partner, I would highly recommend employing Milla Blindauer as your Doula.

I am extremely thankful that she was there to support my wife and I during the birth of our son. This was our first child and the labor was very long and difficult. Milla stayed with us for over 36 hours - from home, to birth center, and finally to hospital. During the early stages she was caring and respectful, sharing a supportive ear to listen through our doubts and concerns. At the birth center her knowledge and experience shined as she guided us through many different active birthing positions and relaxation techniques. At the hospital Mila was our personal advocate, interfacing with the nurses and doctor in a way that built space for us to focus on the labor, and to process the different interventions that became neccessary. She has a lot of strength both mentally and physically, and her support allowed me to conserve my energy - I would not have endured the experience without her. She is hard working and reliable, and I can't imagine a better occupation for a person of her skills and character.

Thank you Milla!

 

Katherine

7/7/2019

I will never be able to fully express how thankful I am to have had Milla's support during my pregnancy/delivery of my first baby.  Milla helped us craft our perfect birth plan and answered all of our questions as we navigated pregnancy and prepared for labor.  She was encouraging and really boosted our confidence as we neared the due date.  However, Milla really proved herlsef to be invaluable as my due date came and went.  The perfect birth plan was unraveling before our eyes and it became a very emotional, stressful, and scary time.  While Milla could not give me the birth that I dreamed of, she helped me to navigate and feel good about the birth my baby chose for me.  We spent a lot of time together between weeks 40-42 of my pregnancy working through many induction methods which ended in a 48 hour labor filled with deviations from 'the plan'.  Milla was always able to read me and provide just the right type of support - when I was scared she held my hand, when I needed to be distracted she joked with me/lightend the mood, when I needed to cry or vent she let me do so without judgment, when I was exhausted she helped find the strength to push through, when I needed to relax she was a source of tranquility, when I needed encouragement she gave it, and her physcal stregth helped support my body through a very long labor.  And she did all of this while advocating for me constantly and making sure my husband was also rested/supported.  And she did this for 48hours non-stop!   Milla has this inner physical/mental strength and focus that she is able to tap into which is unlike anything I have seen before.  This makes her an absolute asset to any birth team.  I'm not going to lie, things got pretty crazy/stressful at times, but because of her, my husband and I were able to process the events with acceptance and keep our minds calm as we brought our beautiful baby into the world.  

Laura

5/9/2019

I was lucky enough to have Milla present during the birth of my son, Malcolm, on February 21st, 2019. My experience with Milla from the beginning, was extremely comfortable. She answered any and all questions of mine with informed care. I was made aware of what options and ideas she had to help cope with pain so that I could create a list to work from. She was also fabulous at supporting my fiancé in helping me through labor. She also somehow managed to capture photos of some of the best, most intimate moments from my sons birth, and I had no idea. What an amazing surprise that was!! The whole experience was so relaxed and lovely. Milla has been there for me to this day, two months after the birth of my son, for any further questions, or support I may need. I would 100% hire Milla as my Doula for any future births of mine, and will recommend her to any future mamas I know. 

Shauna Dinsart

5/3/2019

Milla was essential in helping me through my pregnancy. She is one of the most supportive and encouraging people, and has a wealth of information about pregnancy, labor, delivery, and babies. I was a very fearful pregnant woman, and I was able to find comfort and ease when I would talk through my fears with her. Whenever a question came up, she would explain things to me in terms that I would understand and was comfortable with (the last part was important, as I had circumstances that kept me from being able to hear certain things about labor and delivery without being overwhelmed with anxiety, and she listened to the things that I was afraid of and modified her language to fit my exact needs).

I live in a different country than Milla, so she wasn’t present for my birth in person, but I spoke with her when I went into labor, during labor, and after delivery, and felt like she was with me, even if she wasn’t physically there. I would recommend her to anyone seeking out a doula, and to those who don’t know that they need one! 

This was (hopefully) not my last pregnancy, and I don't intend on going through a prengancy without her as one of my main support people, as well as the person guiding me through the process of preparing for labor and delivery. 

Leigh

3/9/2019

Milla was a lifesaver!  My daughter was born unexpectedly and very quickly!  Milla was so supportive and helpful for me, especially when my labor kicked up so quickly and my husband barely made it for the birth.  She has great relaxing techniques, was flexible, and most importantly is so caring.  She helped me prepare for the birth and then was right by my side when nothing went as planned.  Her genuine love for being a doula shines through and she helped me in ways I can never express.  

Birth Availability for Milla Blindauer

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