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Michelle Richey

Michelle Richey, wholistic doula

Graham, WA Service range 40 miles

https://www.michellerichey.net

Birth Fee

$775 to $1550

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $35

Birth Fee

$775 to $1550

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $35


Birth Doula Experience

3 years and 21 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

3 years and 11 families served


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Bebo Mia - Certified Maternal Support Practioner

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Bebo Mia - Certified Maternal Support Practioner

Doula Training

  • Bebo Mia, April 2021

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


College Education

MA/MS


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Full spectrum doula services
  • Military families support
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

GALS - Give Austin Labour Support

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Fee Details

Discount offered for military families and willing to discuss sliding scale.

Service Area

Graham, WA Service range 40 miles

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Krystal Bantugan

5/15/2024

Michelle was an incredible support during birth, she was calm and nurturing and exactly the presence I needed. You can tell she has done this before and her confidence gave me confidence. I had a non-medicated birth and I can't imagine how it would have gone without her. She was able to distract me and offer helpful suggestions. I ended up having amost all of my labor at home with her, with a planned transfer to the birthing center. The pre-birth support was great as well, we came up with multiple birth plans that I felt very confident about. Post-birth she came to visit me and again was a calm and supportive presence. 

I HIGHLY reccomend Michelle as a doula, I think her services are well worth the cost.

Kayleigh Hckok

5/13/2024

We are so pleased with our experience and the support provided by Michelle. She easily connected with our family and was part of our team partnering with us every step of our birth journey. Her kind and warm energy is very calming.  Michelle's knowledgeable experience helped us feel empowered and able to advocate for our desired birth plan. An unfortunate car accident resulted in us having to deviate from our anticipated birth plan. Michelle adapted and helped us navigate a very positive experience. So grateful we found the perfect doula match for our family. Thank you!

Veronica Beagle

4/29/2024

Michelle was absolutely wonderful to work with, we met several times leading up to my labor and she provided us with some great resources and materials as we prepared. I had early labor contractions starting a week beforehand and Michelle came to my house several times and went curb walking with me and checked in. The day of my labor she was there from the very start to the end, a total of 16 hours and she never wavered. I truly couldn’t have had the unmedicated labor I wanted without her. Even after our sweet girl was born she continues to check in and be an amazing resource for us, we couldn’t recommend Michelle enough!

Janelle Wise

4/28/2024

Michelle was an amazing doula and I would highly recommend her if you are looking for birth or postpartum support. She was extremely professional and had a lot of resources for both my husband and I. I specifically chose her because she offered some reflexology massage techniques and it was truly lovely to get this type of support during labor. She also was a great support for my husband and kept checking in with him so that he was able to give me the best support and attention. After my baby was born she checked in several times and helped with some household chores and pointing me in the right direction for some lactation help. If I should have another baby Michelle will be one of the first people I call as her service was truly so beneficial and made the whole experience much less stressful.

Ryan Gough

4/28/2024

From the moment we first talked to Michelle, we knew she was our doula.  It was only over the phone, thanks COVID, but between what she was saying and her tone we knew we would get along, and we found her accent super calming. We met Michelle pretty early on in my pregnancy and every few weeks she would reach out to ask how things were going and always made sure to know when my doctors appointments were to ask how they went. When I went into labor to say everything went a little differently than planned is an understatement. What started out as a birth center fully natural birth, turned into a hospital c-section birth.  Michelle came over in the middle of the night when we thought things were progressing and stayed with us for pretty much the next 4 days.  We couldn’t have had anyone better by our sides during the whole process.  She always made me feel like I was in control, even when I didn’t want to be, and she was there to help my husband through it all. Through the last 10 months she continues to check in and see how our son is doing.  She really became a part of our family during all of this and we wouldn’t have wanted anyone else.  

Heather Belcher

4/28/2024

I had a very pleasant experience with Michelle as my doula. It was my first pregnancy and I felt very lost and she helped me so much with anything I had questions about. She was extremely supportive and always available for anything I needed. And we still have a close relationship even after a year! Overall great person and I couldn't ask for a better Doula or friend! 

Amanda

10/2/2023

Michelle was my postpartum doula and I am beyond grateful to have had her help after I gave birth. I remember being super emotional after the hormonal drop postpartum and Michelle listened to me, validated me, and helped me process my birth story. She gave much relief watching our son so my husband and I could nap or take care of other necessities. She helped out around our house and even gave our puppy some much needed love as we navigated being new parents.
Having a postpartum doula is a game changer and getting the right fit is even more important. Michelle was a great fit and I highly recommend her.

Birth Availability for Michelle Richey

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