Morgan Petroski Photo

Morgan Petroski

Birth Doula & Birth Photographer

Woodinville, WA Service range 21 miles No ferries

http://www.morganpetroski.com

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Birth Fee

$2750 to $3000

Birth Fee

$2750 to $3000


Birth Doula Experience

3 years and 38 births attended


Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, March 2021

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I attend hospital births in Seattle, Kirkland, Bellevue, Everett, Renton, and Issaquah.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I love supporting birth center births!

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I love home births!


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Photography - Birth
  • Photography - Maternity
  • Photography - Newborn
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

Training Documentation

credential


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I volunteer with the local non-profit Soulumination to provide free photo sessions for families with children and babies that are facing life-threatening conditions. Please reach out to them if you need this service as they have numerous photographers on-call at all times to provide sessions.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

My main doula package includes 2-3 prenatal meetings, birth support, 1 postpartum meeting, and professional birth photography as well. You can schedule a free meet and greet here: https://morganpetroskiphotography.hbportal.co/public/64f2d7a020367e005e915a4b Interested in birth photography but want to ensure your doula can focus on you at all times? I also offer birth photography separately. I love working along side fellow doulas while focusing solely on documenting your birth through photo and video.

Service Area

Woodinville, WA Service range 21 miles No ferries

Client Testimonials for Morgan Petroski

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Maria V

11/15/2023

Where to start?  My experience with Morgan was excellent. I am beyond grateful to have had her by my side in every step of the way leading the birth of my son. She was very patient, loving, compassionate and empathic. I had a minor complications to lead us to believe that I was going to get induced (one of my biggest fears) and she was there to guide and support during a false alarm. Also, she was sure to listen to my plan and accomodate to provide the best care, always listening without judgement and making me feel comfortable at all times. She even match my husband's bad sense of humor and took the best photos.  If you are thinking of hiring a doula and birth photograper Morgan is simply the best. 

Lara Tedrow

8/9/2023

Morgan is one of the main reasons why I get to look back on my birth experience positively. She met with us several times leading up to the birth to educate us, prepare us, and encourage us. She presented us a wide range of information and options and helped us tailor make a birth-plan that felt right for us and was respectful and supportive regarding the decisions we made. 

During early labor she was responsive to texts, giving advice and helping us interpret what was going on. As we transitioned more towards active labor, she came over to our house and as soon as she walked through our door, my husband and I immediately felt calmer. She helped me time and get through contractions and helped us get out the door to go to the birthing center. 

At the birthing center, she was continually pulling things out of her bag of tricks to help me stay strong and comfortable as contractions got more intense. From a fan to keep my face cool, a spikey ball to squeeze for distraction, honey sticks to keep me fueled, a TENS unit to relax my muscles - it felt like she was prepared for anything. When complications arose, she was a calm and reassuring sounding board to help my husband and I make decisions. She helped me transition between locations and positions and I still remember how comforting it was to have her occasionally remind me in the middle of a contraction: "You're safe".  

She also came to visit when we were a few days postpartum and my sleep-deprived husband and I were so blessed by her encouragement and support! 

We also engaged her as a maternity and birth photographer and I am blown away by how she got so many amazing photos at the birth while still being such a hands on and calming presence. The photos turned out so well and I'm so grateful to be able to look back on that day to see both how strong I was and how supported I was. 

I could not recommend Morgan highly enough - she's the best!

Becca

1/11/2023

Morgan is above and beyond in every single way. This was my first baby, and Morgan was our doula and photographer throughout our journey. The level of care, attention and support she poured into all that she did was felt so deeply. My labor and delivery was long, exhausting and more challenging than I could have imagined, but Morgan was there - actually there - for every moment. Fifty plus hours! That is so so wild, and more than I could have expected. I don't have the words to express how good Morgan is - I have appreciated her guidance and support more than I could ever find the words to express it!

Kaci

9/21/2022

We had a wonderful experience with Morgan and would absolutely recommend her to other expecting parents. Before, during, and after the birth of our son, Morgan offered information, resources, and compassion, all while respecting our choices. She took the time to get to know me and my family, creating a relationship in which I felt comfortable being authentic and vulnerable. Our son arrived safely via c-section at Swedish First Hill. Morgan was with us in the operating and recovering rooms and also captured some incredible photos that we'll treasure forever. Pregnancy and delivery are such unique, crazy, beautiful, challenging experiences - we are so grateful to have had Morgan's support throughout. 

Carmen Yu

7/9/2022

I was on my second birth journey recently and I had high expectations and a specific vision for what I wanted. I interviewed several doulas, and Morgan was THE one. She is the perfect package  Doula + photographer all in one! I loved my experience because she is very knowledgeable about birth, and I have to say, I know a lot about it myself from tons of research but I still learned a lot more from her. I really wanted a doula who could also photograph great photos and take videos during the birth. She was able to be both doula and photographer. She guided my partner and made sure I was nourished, and that everything went smoothly. We also had very helpful sessions prior to the birth. They were very long sessions too, which prepped me well for the big day. I never felt like our sessions felt rushed. I felt comfortable asking as many questions that came to mind even though this was my second birth experience. She really dug deep into my likes, dislikes, preferences etc and was very personable. Also she is the most organized doula! I love working with professionals who are organized, knowledgable, warm and friendly, and Morgan checked off all these boxes. She came with an agenda each time we met, and I felt like I was talking to a friend because that is how comfortable she made me feel. She's genuine and wants to get to know you as a person too. She’s also pretty crunchy, and that’s exactly what I was looking for as well- somebody who aligned with my views and perspectives on health and wellness. 

Stefanie Loh

1/25/2022

We were Morgan's first clients as she finished her doula training and we didn't know much about the function of a doula or their role in the birth process before we met Morgan. But wow, we absolutely loved working with her, and she was an invaluable resource for us during the birth of our first child, Samantha. 

In the pre-birth meetings, Morgan always came prepared and full of insightful, thought-provoking questions that really motivated us to figure out what we wanted out of the birth process. She helped us refine our choices based on our personalities and what we wanted -- and more importantly, she helped us figure out what we wanted even when we didn't think we knew. She was always communicative, pleasant to work with and very accessible, and in the few months that we worked with her, we felt like she really came to understand who we were and what our parenting style and partnership dynamic was. 

On the day we went to the hospital to be induced, Morgan came out to the hospital and stayed for hours even though there wasn't much happening in the beginning. On Day 2 of the induction, my contractions started for real, and I 100% believe I wouldn't have gotten through them as well as I did without Morgan's assistance. Based on some of the things we'd gone over during our pre-birth conferences, coupled with how things were unfolding during my contractions, she figured out the best positions to get me into, always had helpful suggestions of pain relief techniques to try, and really helped me cope with the contractions from start to finish. She stayed from the time my contractions started, to after the baby was born, and she took some wonderful documentary-style photos during the delivery that really helped to capture all the special moments and tell our birth story. Plus she did this while adeptly coaching me through the birth! She also followed up with us the week after!

Takeaway: We would HIGHLY recommend Morgan! Hire her!

Birth Availability for Morgan Petroski

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