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Keli Schurman-Darby, CD, CPD, C-FSD, CLE, CDD

Your Whole Life Doula LLC

Everett, WA Service range 40 miles prefer no ferries but open

https://www.yourwholelifedoula.com/

Birth Fee

$1800 to $2000

Postpartum Rate

$60 to $65

Availability Remarks: **Fully VACCINATED and BOOSTED** Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Educator/ Certified Full Spectrum Doula/ End of Life Doula/Nanny Consultant/Sibling Doula

Birth Fee

$1800 to $2000

Postpartum Rate

$60 to $65


Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:


Birth Doula Experience

3 years and 50 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

5 years and 70 families served


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings - Certified Birth & Full Spectrum Doula
  • Pacific Association for Labor Support (PALS) - Certified Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Northwest Association of Postpartum Support (NAPS) - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations (DONA-Approved Workshop), February 2020
  • Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings, August 2021

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
No Unattended Births


College Education

AA/AS


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Cloth diapering education
  • End of life doula services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Full spectrum doula services
  • Hypnosis for birth
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reflexology
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Stillbirth and infant loss support
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Trained with BADT in Queer and Trans Reproductive Support and full spectrum training. Certified Doula with PALS and Certified Postpartum Doula with NAPS. Working on full spectrum BADT certification as well as BADT Childbirth Educator Certification. Certified Lactation Educator through Evergreen. Volunteer Termination Support. I spent 17 years as a full time Nanny in Seattle and had the pleasure of raising many wee ones! I was also postpartum support once siblings came along! I knew it was time for a change and as a natural nurturer switching to Doula work just felt right. I finished my training through the Simkin Center at Bastyr and continued to work as a Nanny until my last two littles were ready to head off to school without me. Now I find myself finally able to jump in full time and be of service to families and folks throughout their reproductive journeys. As a full spectrum Doula, I am passionate about providing loving support to folks wherever they are! From abortion support, to adoption, surrogacy, miscarriage and infant loss, IVF and Infertility support, LGBTQIA+ considerations and support, cultural awareness and HAES (Health at Every Size) advocacy etc. I also have access to an amazing group of Doulas from all walks of life so have incredible backup/referrals. After the loss of my father I became interested in End of Life Doula work as well and so became trained as one! This is where the name Your Whole Life Doula comes from.....holding loving space for all of life's transitions! I am also a Spiritual Life Coach and am Certified in Healing Breathwork. Currently interested in hypnobirth, orgasmic birth and other alternative healing modalities. I am a Spinning Babies Enthusiast! I am excited to be of service and can't wait to see if I might be your perfect fit!

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

higher rate for multiples. please contact me for specific quote for your circumstances!

Service Area

Everett, WA Service range 40 miles prefer no ferries but open

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Client Testimonials for Keli Schurman-Darby, CD, CPD, C-FSD, CLE, CDD

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Madeleine Bergeron-Edasi

1/31/2024

I chose Keli out of a few different doulas initially because I liked her experience and certifications. When my husband and I interviewed her, I immediately knew she was the doula for us with her love of both science and the woo around birth. We hired her immediately and I was able to access her recommended items and packing list. They were both very helpful though I didn't end up using a lot of it as my baby was breech. When I told Keli he was breech, she gave me resources to help turn him and offered words of encouragement about c-section birth being valid and just as magical as vaginal birth. I really needed that in the headspace I had entered in the final weeks of my pregnancy. Baby boy was scheduled for a c-section but ended up coming early and we were easily able to contact Keli and she got there just in time to support us and to make sure I was able to have pictures of my baby being born and my husband and me holding him. Keli made sure we had a lactation consultant come to our room quickly and made sure we were in a good space before she went to her next birth. Keli's follow up visits were great too! We loved the star chart and her ability to answer our random questions. I'd hire her again in a heartbeat.

Erica

1/30/2024

Keli is amazing! She offered helpful advice and moral support throughout our entire birth experience, which was much needed as first time parents. To this day my husband and I still talk about how glad we were to have her there with us in the hospital. Our daughter’s birth did not go as expected and I ended up having an unplanned C section, and Keli was with us through every step and made the entire process so much less scary. She was also awesome as a postpartum doula and allowed us to get some much needed sleep in those early weeks! My only complaint is that we had to reschedule quite a few times for our postpartum sessions, which was frustrating, but I understand that there are many moving pieces with a doula schedule and sometimes life happens. She did find backup coverage when needed which was much appreciated. Overall we had a very positive experience and would recommend Keli as a birth and postpartum doula!

Bri Cowan

12/5/2023

I am beyond happy that I had Keli by my side during labor and delivery. We did prep before birth and having her there was a game changer. I relied on her A LOT to help me through contractions, keep me motivated, remind of birth plan and support as things needed to shift, positions to ease delivery and so much more! Confidence is key during labor and Keli upped mine tremendously. She is knowledgeable and committed to the best birth outcome for mom and baby. She also provided my husband with lots of support and encouraged him to be hands on as he felt comfortable. Keli would help explain things to me that I needed to hear again with everything going on. I felt supported and advocated for. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Lauren Bluher

10/20/2023

We hired Keli as our birth doula and she was wonderful! She did a great job bridging the gap between the personal/emotional experience and the medical experience of labor and childbirth, helping us understand and process events, options and curveballs along the way. She also was great in helping us prepare for labor and delivery. But the thing that REALLY stood out to me was Keli's support and communication in the OR when we were faced with an unexpected c-section delivery. She provided me and my husband with the perfect calming breathing technique, and kept giving us the "cliff notes" throughout the procedure so we knew what was happening and didn't have to guess at what the medical staff was saying. She kept us calm, with just the right level of information delivered in a very reassuring way. Without her there, we would have been lost and terrified.

Emily Fulkerson

9/19/2023

We were lucky enough to have Keli with us for the first 6 weeks postpartum. She is extremely organized, thorough, and knowledgeable. She has a very calm and positive presence and I really enjoyed her company throughout the night. She made such a difference in my sleep, mental health, and recovery -- it's a night and day difference from my first PP experience. Keli always has tips and advice for all things baby-related and she helped us immensely, even though it's our second baby. I can't recommend her enough! 

Kara Harvin

9/12/2023

Keli is absolutely amazing and I couldn't be more grateful to have her as our doula. I felt such a connection with Keli almost instantly in our meet-and-greet meeting and her compassion, humor, ease, and nurturing spirit gave me and my husband the reassurance and confidence we needed throughout our prenatal, birthing, and postpartum experience. Since I'm a first time mom, Keli's expertise, knowledge and guidance made me feel prepared and so much less anxious in the weeks leading up to my delivery, and her confidence in me gave me the mental strength I needed as I prepared for childbirth. During labor and delivery, she provided the exact type of support I needed every step of the way and I really can't imagine my experience without her. She brought humor and light-heartedness at just the right moments and a calming presence when I was feeling anxious. There were times that the delivery room felt chaotic with doctors and nurses coming in and out, so having Keli's consistent guidance and being able to focus on just her voice through contractions and the pushing stage was completely invaluable. She provided so much support to my husband too as she helped interpret things from the doctors, particularly during a few situations that seemed really scary until Keli explained things to us and gave us the reassurance we needed. We loved everything about working Keli and I cannot recommend her enough as a doula. I can't wait to work with her again in the future when we hopefully have another baby!

Katie and Dan Wynne

9/11/2023

As a NICU nurse for 15+ years, I have witnessed first hand how essential your support team is when giving birth! My husband gets a little "woozy" with medical stuff, so I knew we needed back up to support both of us! Within the first ten minutes of our zoom interview (after an endearing Harry Potter reference), we knew Keli was the doula for us! We learned more from her in our prenatal session than we did in a 2-day birth preparation class. When it came time to deliver our son, Keli hung in there with us for 40 hour induction that eventually led to a c-section. Her Tens unit she let us use was an invaluable tool until I got my epidural! She was amazing at lifting the mood in the room and helped me get more comfortable time and time again when I thought I couldn't keep going. The surgery was a little rough so my husband was focused on me, and without Keli we wouldn't have any photos of our son being born or of the first moments of his life-being weighed and brought over to meet us! She helped us initiate breastfeeding and he has quickly gained over 5lbs in 2 months! We also had a hard first month with my recovery, very little sleep, and a very colicky baby. Keli checked in on us often and offered lots of insight and suggestions to make our life easier! If you are looking for a warm, no-nonsense, knowledgeable doula, we can't recommend Keli enough!  

Jess

9/7/2023

We really appreciated working with Keli. She is brings experience, perspective, expertise, and positivity to the pregnancy and birthing experience, and we were really grateful to have her support us during labor. We had some complications pop up and we ended up getting started much earlier than we had planned, and Keli was with us to help us focus and relax. After the birth, she answered our questions and offered reassurance and additional guidance. We highly recommend working with her!

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7/7/2023

I hired Keli to be my patient advocate and she started off strong helping with pain management and trying to get a provider with better bed side manner. Much much later in the day, I complained of sharp break through pain despite the epidural. Keli and the care team tried to assure me that it was just a contraction. It wasn't until my c section that I (we?) learned my uterus had ruptured.  Mistakes get made because doctors and doulas are just people, but I hope it was a good reminder to everyone to listen to patients and use these opportunites for professional growth. Anyways, she stayed calm and helped my husband and me stay calm during the scariest moment of my life. 

Keli is nurturing, compassionate, and passionate about what she does.  During my surgery, she was an incredible support to my husband and he couldn't be more grateful for her presence during that difficult time. 

 

Brianne Wyman

6/11/2023

Keli is exceptional! As first time parents we had no idea what to expect bringing home a baby. Keli was there to answer any questions, calm any concerns and even be a shoulder to cry on. She was amazing with our daughter always talking to her, cuddling with her and taking careful care of her. We used Keli's services for overnights and day visits and every time we left our daughter with her we felt more than comfortable knowing she was in good hands. Keli is extremely professional, so kind, and has become a part of our family. I would 100% recommend Keli's doula services.  

Liz Van Winkle

4/10/2023

I am so glad we hired Keli to be our doula! She was a huge source of support for my husband and I; I don't know what we would have done without her. She was super informative and answered all our questions at our prenatal meetings. I'm a first time mom and was anxious about labor and delivery, but Keli made me feel prepared and confident. She also helped us a ton in getting ready for labor and preparing us to labor at home for as long as possible, like I wanted. She was also a great, reassuring and knowledgeable person to have in the delivery room when doctors and nurses weren't always around because they were with other patients. I would recommend hiring a doula to anyone giving birth, and I'd definitely recommend Keli! She was great!!

Toby

4/7/2023

We worked with Keli as a postpartum doula and her help and extensive experience were invaluable! We were able to get much needed rest knowing our kiddo was in good hands. She provided lots of helpful tips and tricks that made our journey so much easier. Would definitely recommend!

Swetha

10/1/2022

Keli is a PHENOMENAL doula! She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. She is also extremely warm, friendly, and culturally competent,  which makes it easier to candidly discuss preferences, concerns, and hopes for your birth experience with her. Keli was always great about reaching out and following up through pre-natal check-ins, which really helped ease our minds in preparation for birth. During the birth itself, Keli was such an incredible, non-judgemental, and kind advocate for us. When things were getting challenging and it was hard for us to think straight, she guided us through decisions, helped communicate with the healthcare providers, and was a fantastic champion for us. I am so so glad we got to work with Keli as our birth doula - without her, our birth experience would've been much more challenging! We are so grateful we had Keli in our corner to guide us through this momentous event in our lives! We have recommended Keli to all our friends! Do not hesitate to work with Keli for your birth or postpartum needs - she is absolutely wonderful! Thank you very much Keli!

Clara

9/26/2022

Keli made us feel greatly supported and reassured before, during, and after our son's birth. She helped us understand options when creating a birth plan, acknowledged my fears around the birthing process, coached me through pushing - like a total champ! - and dutifully followed up in person during our son's first week. We couldn't have asked for a better birth doula!

Anna Chandler

8/15/2022

We had Keli with us during our second birth. My husband and I had used a doula for our first, but weren't totally happy and were hesitant to work with someone new. Keli immediately put our minds at ease with her kind heart, generous personality, and her ability to answer all of our questions. We knew we had the right doula when she really truly listened to our fears, hopes, and concerns regarding our second birth. On the actual day, she helped me feel in control, cared for, and safe. Keli felt like a friend we had known for years and it was so nice to have someone there who was just for us. She checked on my husband when he needed some encouragement and even the nurses commented on how great she was to work with. Keli texted with us in the first couple days and gave us great ideas to help with our toddler. I am so glad we used Keli for the birth of our son and would recommend her to everyone! 

Neha Chachra

8/15/2022

We are so glad that we chose Keli as our birth doula. Everything from the initial intro online visit to in-person visit and then the birth experience felt seamless with her. On her first visit, she gave us a copy of a super helpful book that I am glad I finished reading the day before I went into labor! I felt informed, but more importantly, I knew I had an advocate in Keli at the hospital. During labor, Keli made sure I was comfortable by offering adjustments to my position, and even where the IV was placed on my arm. Birthing is hard, but I am really glad I had a wonderful team with Keli there. Couldn't have asked for more and now we're lucky to have a beautiful healthy baby.

Shubha

7/27/2022

Keli has been a wonderful postpartum doula, caring for my baby boy since he was less than a week old. Keli has a wealth of knowledge that she is happy to share, and is great at soothing infants. She has offered me tips on breastfeeding, improving my boy's sleep, and various other topics that I was clueless about being a first time mom. I recommend Keli whole to anyone looking for a postpartum doula.

Radhika

6/5/2022

I am so glad we have choose Keli as our birth doula . Thank you Keli for helping us bring our precious baby into the world. Your exceptional care and taking time to explain my husband and me the situation surrounding my pregnancy and birth was super awesome. God bless you abundantly. We greatly appreciate your service.

Best wishes,
Radhika

ALEXANDRA EFIMOVSKAYA

2/6/2022

Keli was a wonderful doula to work with from strart to finish. In the first months of our childs life, we can not imagine not having her support.

She has been excellent with our son. She has demonstrated techniques for feeding, including both breast and bottle feeding. She has also helped us with soothing techniques and sleep training. 

During the initial weeks of having our baby home, her night support was especially invaluable. As our son grew older, her support shifted to be more during the day time which allowed her to show us different care techniques for our growing son. 

In addition to all of the support she provided from our baby, she was also incredibly supportive to us as parents. She talked through any fears or questions we had and never made us feel embarrassed or bad for not knowing what to do. One of her superpowers as a doula is her ability to make you feel comfortable and cared for.

Outside of the hours when she was directly working with us she would always be available via text or phone call to answer any questions we had. 

 

Elyse Davis

11/23/2021

Keli is a lovely, warm, positive soul and a truly supportive doula. From day one she felt like a long lost friend and was encouraging and uplifting through the uncertain process of a first time mother giving birth. There are so many things to think about, plan, research, etc. and Keli had a great toolbox of resources, both in information from other clients, information from her experience with baby and childcare, and literal tools that helped me mentally get through my contractions without medication. I truly believe that she is the reason I was able to go almost completely unmedicated, and survive without an epidural. She was always by my side and I squeezed her hand as much or more than my husbands. Keli will check in on you before and after birth as well and make sure you're mentally and physically ok and don't need support. We always felt like we had an amazing resource in Kelly to lean on. 

Birth Availability for Keli Schurman-Darby, CD, CPD, C-FSD, CLE, CDD

= Available. Calendar last updated: 03-03-2024

Postpartum Availability for Keli Schurman-Darby, CD, CPD, C-FSD, CLE, CDD

= Available. Calendar last updated: 03-03-2024