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Michelle Paul

Sacred Family Birth Services

Vancouver, WA Service range 20 miles


Birth Fee


Postpartum Rate

$40 to $45

Birth Fee


Postpartum Rate

$40 to $45

Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:

Birth Doula Experience

6 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

6 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Birthingway College of Midwifery - Certified Labor Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Birthingway College of Midwifery - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • Birthingway College of Midwifery, May 2018
  • Birthingway College of Midwifery, September 2018

Type of practice: Solo practice

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

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Training Documentation


Languages Spoken

  • English

Service Area

Vancouver, WA Service range 20 miles

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We were introduced to Michelle after our original doula didn't work out. As new parents who felt burned by our initial Doula, we felt stressed and lost, and Michelle came in and made everything right. She was fantastic with our son. She helped us understand what he needs and when he needs it. She shows up on time. She listens well and offers advice when asked for. She's kind and knowledgeable and realistic. Her goal is to take care of your child, support your family, and do so with openness and warmth. She does that extremely well. 



Michelle was our sibling support doula, looking after our 18 month old while his brother was born. Hiring Michelle was one of the best decisions we made in the lead up to the birth. Michelle is warm and engaging and our son took to her immediately. Seeing how well they hit it off really put our minds at ease, knowing that our son would be happy and very well looked after, so we could focus on the birth of our new baby. 

We had signs that indicated my labor would be very fast, so Michelle went above and beyond to get to us as quickly as humanly possible when we gave her the call, which we were incredibly grateful for. 

When we arrived home from the hospital, it felt like we were being greeted by an old friend. Michelle has a wonderful sense of empathy, she had done so many subtle things to prepare the house for us, things we didn’t even realise we needed, like preparing a special meal for us.

We’re incredibly grateful for the time we had with Michelle and couldn’t recommend her strongly enough!

Cortney Pliska


Michelle was such a joy and help to us as we transitioned from a family of 3 to 4! I only learned about postpartum doulas while pregnant with our second, but I sure wish I had known with our first too. Between helping care for the kids, housework, laundry and/or meal prep our home went from feeling chaotic to calm whenever she was here.

One of the main reasons we looked into postpartum support was so we could still give individual attention to our toddler, either from us or someone else, but we were nervous since she’s very timid around new comers. But Michelle is such a sweet and caring individual with a real gift for connecting with kids, our daughter quickly opened up to her on the very first day and eagerly awaited the days Michelle would come over.

We trusted her wholeheartedly to care for our girls while I rested, showered or had one-on-one time with either child. I would recommend Michelle to anyone looking for postpartum support, but fair warning, your family will fall in love with her and you’ll never want her to leave!



I cant express how much I appreciate Michelle and the help that she was during the process of my pregnacy and the birth of our daughter. Due to some unexpected events, our birth plan had a couple curve balls thrown at us, but yet so much of our birth plan was successful and both my husband and I feel it had a lot to do with the help of Michelle. Michelle encourged me, helped me stay focused, and kept reminding me my body was made to give birth naturally just like I wanted. She walked up and down the halls with me, she massaged me, she gave me words of encouragment and so much more. The thing I will never forget about Michelle and will always be so grateful towards her is how she helped me refocus and breath through every contraction when I "thought" I wanted to give up. When I lost focus, she got right in front of my face and told me to breath WITH her and boy what a difference it was when I was focused and breathing. There are so many things that you don't think of during labor that having Michelle be there and helping remind us on even the smallest details like making sure both my husband and I were hydrated was very important but something that would have been easily missed if it wern't for her help. Her support was so great to both my husband and I, that I cant imagine going through future pregancies without a doula. 



I felt safe from the moment Michelle arrived. I was in labor, and as contractions came she rubbed my back and helped me breathe. When things got intense, she knew just what to do. Her calm and reassuring presence was so steady and helpful for both of us.  My husband was able to gather the things, drive the car, get us to the hospital, and be right with me during the labor while Michelle supported us both.  As my baby was born, we were all triumphant together. I had such a positive, empowering birth experience and I am certain that Michelle was instrumental in this outcome. If you are looking for a doula, hire her!   We were so lucky to find her. We are continuing to work with Michelle in the post-partum and she has been so supportive to our new little family during this huge life change. She helped teach me how to care for my baby, from her first bath to learning how to burp her. The love and care that she has given us is such a gift. We will be appreciative for the rest of our lives.  

Rosalia Calixto


Our pregnancy was anything but ordinary we were high risk due to previous premature birth and we had lost two of our triplets which I carried to term. Having a doula was a must for the level of support we needed but we never expected the experience to be like this. Michelle has been a voice of reason for my anxious mind, an encouragement when felt like I couldn’t do this, she has helped support my husband through the birth and his post partum, and she even made a bunch of pancakes and froze them which I didn’t even know I needed but I did. She is truly a special person and I hope for our future children she will be avaible because I don’t think I could do this with anyone else or without her. She is such a kind, sensitive soul and I’m grateful to know her. She offers post partum doula services as well and is so helpful whether it’s holding the baby so you can sleep, washing some dishes or helping with older siblings she does it all with love and a smile. i can’t say enough about how amazing she it. During birth she was supportive even when I decided to get the epidural. I felt like a failure and a wimp for doing it but she kept encouraging me and reminding me how strong and powerful I am. She also was able to inform me of different options I had for positions, etc while utilizing the epidural. She was supportive of all my choices and helped me find the information I needed. There is a system she wrote down for my husband on an index card that I will use from now on for many situations. It is truly amazing and has help me make the choices that best suit me and my family with confidence. Now I could share that but I’m going to keep it to myself. You’ll just have to hire her to find out! But to conclude my rambling as I’m trapped under my one year old and newborn MIchelle is a very special lady and she will give you her whole heart while working with you to bring your beautiful baby into this world.

Birth Availability for Michelle Paul

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Postpartum Availability for Michelle Paul

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