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Danielle Schell

Fern and Foster Family Wellness

Tacoma, WA Service range 60 miles



Birth Fee

$1200 to $1800

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1800

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula

Birth Doula Experience

9 years and 175 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, October 2010
  • Stillbirthday, December 2017

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • End of life doula services
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Miscarriage support
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • 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

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Co-Owner of Fern + Foster Family Wellness in Tacoma, WA a hub for families in the perinatal period with clinical, educational, retail and support services.

Fee Details

I am co-owner of Fern+Foster Family Wellness. In addition to awesome doula services you receive discounts to additional classes, yoga, and community support groups. I formed Fern+Foster last year with a lactation consultant because I knew only serving families for birth and postpartum was a fraction of what you experience as a parent. I hope through being plugged into community you will find friends and lifelong support that extends past my services. I want every family I work with to thrive with their new addition! I have been a doula for 9 years and have a wealth of technical expertise, a calming presence, and a mindset for collaboration in the labor room in addition to being a community builder. I hope to meet with your family soon to see if I could be a fit for your birth and help you connect to the growing community of families in Tacoma at Fern+Foster (regardless of if you hire me as your doula!).

Tacoma, WA Service range 60 miles

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Client Testimonials for Danielle Schell

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Micaela Cooley


Danielle was the perfect doula for me and my partner. I wanted someone who I felt I could connect and laugh with, who I felt empowered and heard by, and who my husband could take leadership from on the best way to support me through pregnancy and ultimately labor. At our pre-birth visits, Danielle met with us for very personable, fun, and connective sessions. I felt I was gaining a true friend through the process. At the birth itself, she had just the right balance of supporting me to be in control and offering just the right kind of support. I walked away from the birth feeling incredibly powerful and confident in myself, thanks in large part Danielle's expertise. I would highly recommend a doula to any pregnant couple and would HIGHLY recommend Danielle. 



We hired Danielle as our doula for our first baby born in December 2019. From the first time we met with Danielle, she made us feel really comfortable as we began to navigate the end of our pregnancy and prep for birth. She was thorough at all of our prenatal meetings, as she made sure not only did we have a well thought out birth plan, but that we had a post partum plan as well. She provided us with a lot of resources to review as our due date got closer.  She has a wealth of knowledge regarding different comfort positions for labor and was very re-assuring during the process. Danielle consistently checked in with us as we got closer to our due date to make sure we were doing well and provided great support during those last few dealt uncomfortable days. She was an amazing advocate for us as we navigated a somewhat difficult birth, and I know for sure that it would have been much more difficult if we did not have her in our corner. She also provided great post partum help from breastfeeding assistance to infant slee tips. I would recommend Danielle's services in a heartbeat. I am so glad we had her at the birth of our first daughter, and would not trade that experience for anything. 

Alex Nicely


I am so fortunate to have met and hired Danielle as my doula for my first pregnancy. I only wish my husband and I had decided earlier in my pregnancy that we wanted to hire a doula. From our very first meeting with Danielle, I knew she was someone I could feel totally comfortable with and could trust fully. Her experience with so many different birth paths made me feel like she would be ready to support us through whatever came our way and whatever decisions we would need to make. My first impressions of her did not change but got stronger as we got to know her better through our prenatal visits, labor and delivery, and postpartum visits. She was always available to answer questions, provide resources, and reassure us that we were doing great as expectant and new parents (something I needed to hear frequently). As my pregnancy progressed and we learned I would need to be induced she was right by our side during check-ups and at the hospital. Through the long induction she helped me stay calm and open to the drastic deviations from my birth preferences. Due to high blood pressure I was limited in the coping techniques I could use but Danielle was there to advocate for me, offer guidance, and help us find ways to get through each contraction. Her words of encouragement made me feel strong, like I could accomplish anything. Her support and reassurance empowered me to make the decisions I needed to make to reach our ultimate goal of bringing a healthy baby into the world. She is absolutely devoted to the mommas in her care, is incredibly thoughtful, and develops relationships that go beyond the job you’ve hired her for. Her commitment to postpartum care means you will always have a lifeline to call on if you find yourself struggling or a friend to celebrate milestones with. Danielle is an excellent doula for all stages of your birth journey, and anyone would be lucky to have her company and support along the way.

Birth Availability for Danielle Schell

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