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Tatiana Ponomar


Kirkland, WA Service range 20 miles no ferries


Birth Fee

$2300 to $2500

Postpartum Rate

$55 to $60

Availability Remarks: I offer POSTPARTUM DOULA PACKAGE- $1500 details at http://mydoula.net.

Birth Fee

$2300 to $2500

Postpartum Rate

$55 to $60

Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:

Birth Doula Experience

3 years and 150 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

2 years and 30 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Doulalink - Certified Professional Doula

Doula Training

  • Doulalink, March 2022

Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per month: 3 to 4 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: don't take overnights currently

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth

College Education



Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Childbirth education services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Military families support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother roasting
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Parenting consulting
  • Photography - Birth
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • TENS units rental
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Vaginal steam/peristeam services
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Fee Details

Visit my website for details at http://mydoula.net.

Service Area

Kirkland, WA Service range 20 miles no ferries

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As a first time mom, Tatiana did an amazing job supporting both me and my husband prior, during and after the birth of our son. As first time parents, we didn't know half of the questions we should ask and Tatiana helped us navigate what decisions we should make prior to the birth and how to best prepare for both mine and the baby's first days after delivery. Tatiana provided an incredibly helpful postpartum shopping list, worksheets to help us outline what we hoped our birth plan would look like and provided the tools and resources to help make us feel as confident as possible leading up to the birth. My labor and delivery went exactly as I hoped: less than 6 hours, no epidural, and only 15 minutes of pushing! During labor, whenever I wasn't sure what to do, how to alleviate my discomfort and pain, or what position I wanted to deliver the baby in, Tataina was always by my side helping me exactly how I needed and putting me at ease as much as possible (recognizing the OBGYN and instantly saying how much she liked her, words of encouragement, recommending different positions and pain management techniques, asking for a birthing chair, etc.). Although my labor and delivery went exactly per plan, my recovery did not. Tatiana was right there, answering my questions via text and sitting with me for over 4 hours as we went through my birth and postpartum things I was struggling with. I felt incredibly supported, without any judgment, as I shared how much I was struggling with breastfeeding, my physical recovery and my mental health postpartum. 

If I have another child, I know without a doubt that I will ask Tatiana to be by our family's side. I have also recommended Tatiana to several of my friends and neighbors. I cannot endorse her enough and I hope you too will entrust Tatiana in supporting your family in this stressful, but exciting time.


Laurel Smith


My husband and I enjoyed working with Tatiana! We experienced her passion for supporting families through pregnancy/birth/postpardum. She is very kind, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. In particular, Tatiana's coaching through each contraction in the late stage of my labor gave me the guidance and encouragement I needed to reach my goal of an unmedicated birth. We're grateful to have her alongside us in this challenging and amazing life experience! 

Connie Park


I would recommend Tatiana to anyone having a baby, she was warm, caring, professional and very knowledgeable. She asked us so many questions on our home visits to know exactly how we wanted our birth to go and what was important to us. Ultimately my baby decided my plans for a natural birth were lame and decided to be stubbornly breech. We tried our best to flip him and Tatiana gave us plenty of guidance and checked in with us constantly between week 36 to the eventual C-section. She accompanied us to the hospital, supported myself, my husband and our newborn son throughout the process. She helped me breastfeed after he was out and it definitely helped put us be successful. I'd definitely ask Tatiana to be my doula again if we have another child 




Initially I was in doubt if I should avail doula services.But, I made the best decision to avail Tatiana's services as doula. She answered all my queries and concerns and helped me navigate through prenatal journey. During the delivery day (which was not as planned) she was already with another client, but she made herself available for me as much possible as she can for me too and I would like to call her out for that. She not only helped me but also my husband to calm down in some situations and also provided us valuable information when certain decisions were to be made. She also visited us during the postpartum period and helped us with questions and concerns as new parents. She ia extremely professional and at same time kind and observant. Her calmness and understanding of birth process helps a lot. I would definitely recommend her!



As a first-time mother, I was excited and apprehensive about the birthing process. Amidst the overwhelming anticipation, I was fortunate to have Tatiana by my side! Words fail to express the depth of gratitude I feel towards her for the invaluable support and guidance she provided throughout the journey of childbirth. Tatiana took the time to listen to my hopes, fears, and preferences, helping to create a plan tailored to my preferences. Her wealth of knowledge about various birthing techniques and comfort measures immediately put me at ease and instilled confidence as the big day approached. From our first meeting, Tatiana excluded warmth, compassion, and a sense of calm. During the early stage of labor, her calming presence and gentle encouragement helped me navigate each contraction with ease and determination. She was there every step of the way, providing unwavering support to me and my partner. 

After childbirth, Tatiana was also available to answer questions that arose. She continues to provide invaluable support, offering breastfeeding guidance, emotional support, and practical assistance as I navigate the challenges of early motherhood. Her genuine care and dedication extended far beyond the delivery room, leaving an indelible mark on my journey to motherhood.

I wholeheartedly recommend Tatiana to any expectant mother seeking compassionate, knowledgeable, and unwavering support during childbirth. Thank you so much, Tatiana!

Jennifer Wright


Both my husband and I agree that we couldn't have had our birth go as well as it did without Tatiana! I planned to have an unmedicated birth at a birth center and was on the fence at first about whether or not we needed a doula but I'm sure glad we decided to hire one. From the moment we met Tatiana we recognized her steady, reassuring, comforting presence and knew she would be the perfect addition to our birth team. She brought so much knowledge both of ways to prepare for the kind of birth I wanted as well as during birth. I felt so much more prepared after meeting with her antepartum. 

Tatiana was in regular contact with us in the weeks before my due date and then we texted with her every couple of hours the day I went into labor. She arrived to help me labor at home and immediately knew what to do both to comfort me and to help move my labor along. She also communicated with the midwives at the birth center and convinced them to check me earlier than they originally planned as she recognized I was ready to push. 

Tatiana visited us at home after our birth and has been in contact at least every other day checking in on us and offering advice for the tough first weeks with a newborn. 

We would absolutely hire her again! Thank you for everything Tatiana! 



I connected with Tatiana for her doula services for my pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I felt so comfortable with her instantly, she went above and beyond my expectations. I have learned so much from her, from birth preparation to transitioning into the new chapter in my life. Tatiana made my natural birth a beautiful experience for me and my family by going above and beyond with providing me with anything I needed during that time. During the postpartum period, her help had a very positive impact by making it a smooth transition into motherhood. I feel so connected to my baby and comfortable in my body. I will absolutely reach out to her again for my future pregnancies! I feel that I made a lifelong friend with Tatiana. 



I am so glad a went with Tanya. She was supportive and calm all the way through (during pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum). She is knowledgeable and planing ahead. 

This was my second delivery and the experience was positive unlike first time. Tanya was at the hospital before us, so she met us and guided me through. I went without epidural. Tanya did exactly what needed and had been asked for. 

I want to thank Tanya for all the support and highly recommend her in case you are looking for a doula.



My experience with Tatiana was truly exceptional. From the start, Tatiana demonstrated remarkable responsiveness to all my questions and concerns, providing continuous support even after the birth. Despite finding her last minute and not having the opportunity to go through a birthing plan ahead of time, Tatiana skillfully navigated the hospital setting, offering the right amount of information to empower me to make informed decisions.

Tatiana's advocacy was unwavering, and her support during the birth of our child was nothing short of extraordinary. Creating a calm and reassuring environment, she offered both physical and emotional assistance throughout the entire process. Her expertise and genuine care were priceless, leaving an indelible mark on our birthing journey.

Despite initially being open-minded about undergoing an epidural, I felt lucky that the operation remained unmedicated in the end. This experience helped me discover a strength within myself that I hadn't realized.

I wholeheartedly recommend Tatiana to anyone in search of a compassionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated birthing doula. Our family will forever be grateful for the profoundly positive impact she had on our birthing experience.

Abi M


We started working with Tatiana around the 33rd week. Right from the start, Tatiana was very invested and checked in regularly on us. When the baby was breech, Tatiana recommended many different techniques to change that. She was very insightful about the different options in the birth plan that are often not very obvious on hospital forms. When the position was not ideal around the 37th week, a C-section was scheduled and Tatiana helped set the right expectations around it. She ensured our birth preferences were respected and pushed for weight measurement post skin to skin if baby was healthy. We're thankful to have that experience - the surgery was as family oriented as possible and Tatiana was instrumental in that. We will always cherish it as the time we met our daughter for the first time. Post c section, Tatiana spent the golden hour with us helping with breastfeeding initiation. All the photos and videos she took were a huge bonus :)

Overall, we had a very positive experience with Tatiana and would recommend her to anyone looking to hire a doula.

Viona Xie and Sida Wang


Choosing Tatiana as our doula was one of the best decisions we made during our pregnancy journey. Tatiana's firm belief in the natural process and justified faith in the human body was evident throughout our time with her. We opted for a mostly unmedicated birth if possible, with laughing gas as the first backup.  We found her knowledge immensely reassuring at all the important stages where she correctly anticipated several difficult points and not to underestimate the pain of labor. Tatiana's guidance was instrumental in preventing us from rushing to the hospital too soon, avoiding unnecessary stress.  Tatiana is a also treasure chest of labour coping techniques. Her methods not only kept us calm during labour but also significantly eased the process.

Tatiana's support was beyond just delivery. Her all-round assistance included multiple meetings before the birth, where she guided us on what to expect, helping us to create a tailor-made birth plan that she diligently followed through. Furthermore, she shared invaluable advice on breastfeeding post delivery, really showcasing her comprehensive support and care.

In conclusion, Tatiana, with her deep knowledge, steady guidance, wide array of coping techniques, and all-round support the is undoubtedly a brilliant doula. She made our birthing experience a memory to be cherished. We wholeheartedly recommend Tatiana's doula services. Her commitment to ensuring the best for both mother and baby is exemplary and her presence was truly a blessing during this significant time in our lives.



First and foremost, choosing to have a doula for my first pregnancy was undoubtedly the best decision I've made. I honestly can't imagine navigating the journey of natural childbirth without the incredible support of Tatiana, our exceptional doula. She exudes a calming presence and possesses an unparalleled expertise in her field.

During the third trimester she provided us with childbirth and childcare classes, prepared a birth plan with me, and remained readily available to address any new questions or concerns that arose. 

During the labor itself, Tatiana was truly irreplaceable. She offered invaluable guidance on various positions that significantly eased the discomfort of contractions, employed various pain-relief techniques like TENS unit, gently reminded me how to breathe through it all, and advocated for our birth preferences. Her ability to effectively communicate my needs to the hospital staff, even interpreting my sometimes incoherent words, was nothing short of remarkable. She even managed to handle the situation with our illegally parked cars, preventing them from being towed.

Thanks to Tatiana's unwavering support and the meaningful conversations we shared, I felt confident and focused. And as a result after 8 hours of unmedicated labor, our precious baby girl made her debut, and Tatiana was right there to assist with the initial breastfeeding, staying with us until we were transferred to the recovery room.

Tatiana made a visit to our home a few days later, providing valuable guidance on various breastfeeding positions. She proved to be a quick and reliable resource addressing my postpartum questions.

I absolutely recommend Tatiana's services, and I can say with 100% certainty that I will enlist her help again for any future pregnancies. Tatiana's support was exceptional, and me and my husband are beyond grateful for the positive impact she had on our birthing experience.



Tatiana was a great asset all though the birthing journey for us - during final weeks of pregnancy, during the birthing process (at hospital), and postpartum.

As first time parents, we were rather clueless and Tatiana was a great coach - sharing timely guidance (based on her experience, and science backed), educating and giving us options vs necessarily pushing us towards any specific choice. She helped me feel very prepared for the birth - and was there with hands-on support during labor and delivery. Her knowledge of positions, movements, breathing, and advocacy for me with the providers in the moment, played a big role in everything going smoothly and relatively quickly.

Postpartum also, she was an indispensable resource for us - she was super approachable and ready to answer any and all questions about my recovery, baby health, breastfeeding, and anything and everything.

My husband specifically calls out that she was also available for him throughout to answer any questions and he felt very comfortable with her style of work (he was initially skeptical about the idea of having a 3rd person in the labor process)

Our top tip for any first time to-be parents is - get a doula. And if you happen to be around seattle area, I can vouch for Tatiana. Thank you, Tatiana!



Tatiana is an incredible, caring, and very knowledgeable doula. I met her at one of the doula meeting events that she organizes from time to time, and decided that I need her during my pregnancy and delivery. I felt her support throughout my pregnancy when we met several times to discuss my birth plan and expectations from doula service. She also always found time to answer my questions about baby care, and lactation after the baby was born which was invaluable help for me as it was my first baby, and I had a lot of questions and some problems with lactation.

During the labor, Tatiana was extremely helpful! I had an unexpectedly long and difficult labor with a lot of interventions due to my high blood pressure. It would have been very scary for me if she hadn’t been there. I had an induction that lasted for almost 3 days, and Tatiana was supporting me during those days. She helped me to go through very intense and painful Pitocin contractions, and when the induction didn’t progress as we expected and I decided to go with a c-section, she was with me in the operating room. I can’t stress enough how Tatiana helped me during my labor, and when I am ready for the second child, I will have it only with her!



My first birth with Tatiana is just an incredible experience! Everything was so fast and powerful that without Tanya's strong hands it would have been much harder for me to get through it! Tanya is an incredible woman, strong and very inspiring. My best decision was to get to know her and of course go into labor with her - such a huge help and strength of spirit lives in this person. But even after giving birth, when I was faced with postpartum depression, Tanya helped me a lot and helps me adapt to the new life role of a parent. I recommend Tanya from the bottom of my heart, because childbirth is a moment of vulnerability and it is a great luck to be with such an empathic and knowledgeable person at this moment!



My partner and I found Tatiana from this website. Throughout the journey before birth, she was helpful giving recommendations, advice, and referrals. Tatiana provided a few in home visits to align expectations for birth and help us assemble the birth plan. 

During birth, we kept in close contact with Tatiana and when we needed her presence she arrived swiftly along with helpful tricks and tips! She provided reminders about our birth plan to our providers, able to give my partner a restful 2-3 hours of sleep, give emotional coaching, and assistance with a variety of birthing positions. 

I am thrilled with my experience and plan to use Tatianna again if we have another child. 

Nora Andermeier


Tatiana was such a gift to our birthing experience! From the moment we met, her validation, warmth and compassion made me feel comfortable and reassured on my TOLAC journey. I truly believe this is Tatiana's life's work and she is sharing her gift of affirmation and love with people in their most vulnerable and joyful moments. She deeply understands and honors the powerful journey of welcoming life into the world.

She is highly communicative and knowledgeable and has endless resources for any questions or concerns you may have through your prenatal and birthing process. Tatiana empathized with my previous traumatic birth and was able to identify the ways we could make this a healing and positive experience. She arrived at 2 in the morning, no questions asked, she wants to be present for as long as you'll have her. She was a constant advocate with all of my healthcare providers and was simultaneously tender and encouraging to push further throughout my 18 hour labor. Her energy never faltered. She found ways to make the hospital setting as relaxing and comfortable as possible which was important to us. Her touch was also magical - she knows exactly how to be gentle and supportive throughout the waves and intensity of labor. She even took beautiful photos of our laboring experience that she shared afterwards. 

I cannot recommend Tatiana enough - she does such incredible work making sure your individual needs are prioritized and you understand how special you are. She is so grateful to share in this experience with you and we feel deep gratitude in return!



Tatiana was exactly what we needed. She was the perfect amount of involved, supportive, vocal, but also data driven and a cheerleader. We were looking for someone who would provide lot of data and be an advocate in the delivery room. Tatiana had the perfect balance of science/data and natural/cultural perspectives. She reduced anxiety for my partner by helping to digest medical language and understand what was happening when things moved quickly. Tatiana was a cheerleader but not too much ra-ra; she checked in, helped me push through tough moments, and validated me when things were scary/hard. Our birth was not complicated, but her prescence made things less stressful and allowed us to stick more closely to our birth preferences. She was also active pre and post baby - checking in and ensuring we had information/support.

We really love her and would highly recommend her.

Mackenzie Vincent


Tatiana is such a wonderful person inside and out. She went above and beyond to help me and my husband get through a stressful but amazing day. She was always supportive of my goals and never passed judgement. But when asked always had great advice. I appreciated her calm demeanor and peaceful approach during birth. She guided me through active labor, helped with stretching and positioning after my epidural and advocated for my needs. I was so thankful to have her with us and truly believe she helped improve my birth experience and outcome. 



We hired Tatiana as our doula for my first pregnancy after meeting with several others. Tatiana has the personality that I was looking for - calm, informative, and just overall pleasant to be around. She was great at listening to my and my husband's concerns, helping me create a birth plan (and walking through what each thing meant), and just being a compassionate listening ear.

For my actual labor, I did it mostly in the comfort of my own home with my husband while messaging Tatiana. Things quickly amped up in the evening and we had her meet us at the hospital. She got there quickly, communicated with the hospital staff efficiently, and listened to my changing needs. She worked on trying to turn my baby and again communicated with the nurses in the room, and everyone seemed on the same page. She made sure to continue to advocate for me when it came to the epidural and it not working the first time, and helped make sure I was as comfortable as could be while we waited for it to kick in (I was probably at 9cm with back labor by the time that thing kicked in). It was nice to have her help explain things as they progressed, and helped keep me calm. 

Postpartum, Tatiana came to visit us about 5ish days after birth, bringing some homemade tea and some herbs to help with healing, and the sweetest book. She talked to us about the birth, answered some questions we had about our newborn, and helped us put on a onesie for the first time (irrational first time parent fears). She continues to check in, and I couldn't be happier with my choice to work with her!



Tatiana was amazing. I was looking for someone to help guide me through the birthing process and she walked me through it all. Tatiana made sure to understand my wants and desires, and did all she could to advocate for me during the labor. My husband was also very grateful to her and she communicated so well with him as well as my nursing team. A fantastic experience with Tatiana for what ended up being a difficult birth. Very grateful for her support. 

Marina Naisat


We are infinitely grateful to Tatiana for all the help she gave us throughout the pregnancy, for all the small and big things. She helped us through critical moments, supported us and helped us make the right decisions and ultimalty helped us see the pregnancy go through as smooth as possible. Tatiana has a very calm personality and supportive attitude, she is very knowledgeable. During our pre delivery meetings we consulted her to get support and help us craft our birth plan and advocate for it with our OB. The pre delivery help was extremely valuable but it pales in comparison with the help Tatiana provided during delivery which made all the difference: she guided me how to move and use tricks to help tolerate contractions pains, during labor she helped me switch positions to move baby along and make sure the baby is not stuck when the monitors showed baby might be under stress. She gave mental support to push and keep going. She also helped advocate for us with medical personal to avoid unnecessary nuisances and get rest when needed.

All in all, we are more than grateful to Tatiana for all her help and really glad we made the decision to hire Tatiana as our doula, and can hardly imagine what the pregnancy would look like without her help.

Dela M.


Hiring a doula for my 2nd birth was one of the best decisions my husband and I made! I wish we had a doula for our first. Initially I thought it was one more task to find, interview and choose. All worth the efforts, as we both needed extra support during such an intense event, along with my decision to attempt a natural birth. We interviewed 2 doulas and I chose Tatiana as I vibed with her. She's a wonderful doula! I highly recommend her to any expecting Mama! She is kind, gentle and conveys a sense of familial care. She was (and still is) constantly checking up on me to see how I'm doing: from 36wks til now postpartum! In our 1st prenatal meeting she encouraged me to go all-natural birth, which made me confident in doing it. I learned new things like boiling her homemade herbal blend to make 'padsicles' or using it for sitz baths. Those padsicles were great during the first week postpartum healing! Wish I knew about them with my first birth! She provides educational materials/suggestions. During labor she was readily available (we had to call her 2am!) and met us at the hospital ASAP. Thankfully she lives nearby Evergreen. She was with me during check-in and triage as my husband dropped off our son at a friend's. I liked the tools she used during labor: TENS unit was a constant pain distractor; I found the scarf she pulled around my hips to counteract a contraction was AMAZING! Loved her massaging my hips too. She coached me on how to breathe/relax. I'll never forget during pushing, looking at her calm face to remind me to be calm during the very brief moment before pushing again...a calm before the next 'storm'. She was constantly keeping me hydrated throughout labor and aided wherever I needed her. She took photos and made a digital album for us to remember our monumental event. She visited me once postpartum and plans to do so again. She is more than a doula, she is a friend/sister. Overall, she is AWESOME! You will not regret hiring her!


Sheetal H


I was fortunate to have Tatiana by our side for the most significant event in our lives. She is an amazing, kind and extremely patient person. I was in labor for almost 35 hours before I underwent a C section. Tatiana was present throughout this time. She supported me mentally and guided me through the entire process. She took care of me like a family through pregnancy, birthing and postpartum.

We met for the first time while I was in my last trimester. Tatiana was very kind to share all the material that could help me with natural delivery. She kept checking-in on my pregnancy and guided me with exercises and other helpful dietary material. I love the fact that she is always willing to listen to you and guide you based on what makes most sense for you.

She is extremely patient and is very knowledgeable when it comes to helping and supporting me at different stages of labor. I can’t thank her enough for that. She was not only there for me, but also provided the support that my husband and mom needed, while they were watching me go through labor. My mom still talks about how relaxed she felt because Tatiana was there to help us. Tatiana ensured that I was being fed regularly so that I had the energy needed to keep pushing. She was monitoring my pain threshold regularly. She was in constant communication with the doctor and nurses, to make sure that my labor progressed in the right direction. I can’t stress enough on how knowledgeable Tatiana is, about this entire process, and the sense calmness she provided while I was in labor.

I feel very lucky that she was available when I was going through such an important phase in my life. And I am also glad that we know each other ?? I will recommend Tatiana in a heartbeat. What she did for me is hard to express in words.

Alejandra H


Tatiana was our amazing weekly postpartum doula for the first 3 months with our daughter! She was exactly what we were looking with her mix of wonderful insight and care. Super highly recommend Tatiana, as she's amazing with newborns and very easy to work with! Thanks so much Tatiana for all your help!

Claire Bechis


If you are considering Tatiana as your doula, please do yourself a favor and hire her now! For me, having Tatiana’s support was the very best investment that I made. I don’t think my son’s birth would have been the positive experience that it was without her there. Multiple hospital staff remarked to me afterwards how incredible Tatiana was and how lucky I was to have her as my doula.

Research shows that you will have a faster labor with fewer interventions with a doula. Before giving birth I didn’t understand how that was the case but after having Tatiana there with me I now understand how beneficial having an experienced doula can be. She supported me with different positions to help my labor progress, she gently advocated for me and ensured that my wishes were considered every step of the way. Having a good doula can be life changing and can ensure that you have a positive birth experience no matter what comes your way. Tatiana is not just a good doula, she is an exceptional doula. I will forever be grateful for her support and care. 



Tatiana was my doula for the birth of my second child and I cannot recommend her enough!

I decided to have a non-medicated birth this time, and Tatiana helped me think through and prepare for all things birth-related. She was so attuned to my needs, and provided genuine guidance and support every step of the way. She showed me that she believed in me and my ability to birth naturally. She gave me the confidence and strength I needed, helped me talk things through when I was anxious, and was always there to provide whatever support I needed. She makes you feel so cared for - like you’re her only client! Even weeks after birth, she still reached out and provided emotional support in navigating having a newborn while caring for a toddler at home. She was truly a gift for both my husband and I before, during, and after labor.

After having a negative experience with a different doula at my first birth, I wasn’t sure if I could trust a doula this time around. I am so happy that I met Tatiana, who showed me what it’s like to have a doula who does this kind of work from the heart. That makes all the difference! She is truly amazing - as a doula, a person, and a friend. Thank you so much, Tatiana, for helping me have such an amazing, positive birth experience!



I decided to look for a doula at 34 weeks. I was looking for someone who my husband and Ican trust and would listen to when I’m not able to advocate for myself. I found Tatiana through google search. Tatiana felt like a good fit from the moment we started talking to get to know each other. She provided us with tons of great information before the birth and was always super responsive to any questions via text or call. At the hospital, nurses already knew her! During the labor she made sure I’m well hydrated, fed, and that we often change positions. I was very impressed how great she worked with the nurses and doctors. It was my first baby, and I had an amazing birth. Thanks to Tatiana’s help, it was truly beautiful.

Sam Coffey


As a first time parent with little expectation and next to no experience, I was practically lost with how to try and plan for our birth. The biggest leap I was able to make to get close to comfortability came through Tatiana and her level of expertise. She was responsive to all my questions and easy to approach which gave extra levels of reassurance any time I started to feel puzzled. On top of her kind pressance, she was great at assisting during labor. She knew what was coming in the next step during every phase of the process and it helped keep us all from becoming stressed because she was always prepared. She didn't have to be asked to assist anytime we needed something, she was there with helping hands offering whatever we needed weather it was water, snacks, help transporting, caressing of the mama's back or just a warm smile. She even took smashing photos throughout the birth and was able to capture some of our favorite moments. I'll never go without a doula again and she's the reason why. 



The best experience I could have ever had! Tatiana is incredible! Being a doula is her true calling. I and my husband had a few meetings with Tatiana during my pregnancy. She was always in touch if there were any questions. When the labor started, I felt pretty confident. However, I did not expect that the whole process would last 28 hours. It was difficult and without Tatiana I can't imagine how I would have coped. Tatiana did not leave my side for a minute all this time, constantly doing things to ease the pain and calm my mind. She did massage, recommended different poses, fed me, helped to communicate with doctors, etc. Tatiana knew what I needed without any words. She is very supportive and attentive, and she adjusts to the mood and needs of a woman in labor. When the baby was born, Tatiana spent about two more hours with us helping with breastfeeding, answering my questions, and sharing with us the joy of the moment. During these 30 hours, my doula has become a close person to me. There were no feelings that she was simply doing her job. It seemed like a dear friend took care of you during such an important moment in your life. At the same time, everything that Tatiana did was very professional. I trusted her completely, followed her advice, and it was the right decision. Not everything went as I planned during labor, but thanks to Tatiana I have only positive memories of the process. After giving birth, Tatiana came to our house to visit us and the baby. It was very valuable because the first days of being new parents are full of uncertainty and fears. Tatiana helped us to cope with these issues. My husband, who was also present at the birth and was very worried about me, is very grateful to Tatiana for everything she did for us. My experience would not have been so positive without Tatiana! I'm happy I chose her!



I read somewhere that if you want to take only one decision for a smooth pregnancy and labor - it would be to hire a doula. I am someone who does a lot of research and I did read multiple books and was part of various online forums to prepare myself for challenges of pregnancy and especially birth. But nothing does prepare you for it.

Tatiana was a strong support system both in pregnancy and labor. I wanted minimal interventions and she respected all my decisions including choice of OB and birth plan. She gave us all the info but at the same time did not push for a decision and encouraged us to make our own choice.

I wanted a birth without epidural and given that I was past my due date - I had my induction scheduled and was worried that pitocin would lead to cascade of interventions. She helped me stay calm and to trust my body (I needed that..!!). She also guided me on various things I could try to naturally induce and I was finally able to go into labor on my own :).

On the D day, she prioritized my needs over everything else. When we reached hospital there were no rooms and I was in the lobby moaning and crying with pain. Tatiana never left my side and helped me cope and breathe through the pain. She advocated for my choices in front of hospital staff and encouraged me to stick with my decisions even when hospital staff thought otherwise. And voila - I had a birth I dreamed of which would have been impossible without Tatiana.

I have a very loving and caring husband who was ready to support me in any which way during labor. But you have to know where and how you should provide support. Tatiana guided my partner in ways which we would have never thought of - inspite of reading all the material and attending classes.

She also regularly checked in with us post delivery and as a first time mom answered a lot of my concerns.

We would highly recommend going with Tatiana as your birth doula.

Heather Hicks


I had a great experience with Tatiana. As a first time mom, I felt overwhelmed with all there was to learn about pregnancy, labor, and having a newborn. More importantly, I had a very specific birth plan and certain things I wanted for myself and my baby, but didn't know exactly how to go about getting and accomplishing those things. Upon meeting Tatiana, I knew right away that I wanted her by my side during this experience. She taught me SO many things, as well as supported all the things that I wanted. I wasn't happy with my hospital and OBGYN and she introduced me to Puget Sound Birth Center where my son was born. She also referred me to an acupuncturist, pediatrician and many other things that truly changed my experience for the better. After almost 30 hours in labor, I know I could not have done it without her! I can't thank her enough for all her support and help through the most important experience of my life. If you want to feel secure and know that you always have someone you can count on to answer questions and support you, then hire Tatiana!



Tatiana was everything and more than what I could ask for as Doula support. She was very knowledgeable about the entire process, displayed the right amount of sense of urgency, was a huge boon in helping me cope with my delivery process physically and mentally. As someone going through this the first time, I needed someone to help me with some clarity around so many decisions my partner and I needed to make; we could not have done it without Tatiana's wisdom, help and support. I have a healthy baby that is breast feeding well, Tatiana was the one who helped me latch the baby during the golden hour when I was very sedated and in a disarray. She genuinely cares for you and the family. She also continues to check in with me post partum. We were so lucky to have got her help in delivering our first baby 



Tatiana was my birth doula in October 2022. Since it was going to be my first baby, I had a lot of fears about my upcoming labor. But during our meetings, Tatiana shared a lot of information and practical tips that made me feel more confident. Tatiana also has a very warm, caring personality which immediately put me at ease. During my labor, which was very long (about 24 hours after water breaking), Tatiana did different things to help reduce pain from contractions - we tried different positions, massage, and she used a tens unit on me. She was by my side throughout the whole time and most importantly, she provided so much emotional support that I needed, saying encouraging and comforting words that helped me a lot. I also discussed my birth plan with her and any decisions that needed to be made, and she shared her perspective and advice. Honestly, even though my labor was long, the epidural didn't work 100%, and pushing was 3 hours, Tatiana made this time fly by so fast. I'm so thankful to her for making it such a good experience and highly recommend her to anybody who is looking for a doula! 

Agniya Bobrova


I had an incredible birth experience with Tatiana. She was with me and my husband the whole time.  During contractions Tatiana was helping me to find a right position to live though it, during labors Tatiana was hold my hand, giving me water, changing towels to the cold ones on my body and head. All of that were giving me relief and helped to live though the whole delivering process. She helps you mentally and physically.

I had ideal unmedicated delivery and couldn’t done it without Tatiana♥?



I studied and prepared for delivery, but before this event, I didn't understand how intense experience will be and how much a doula and support is needed. Tatyana provided support at the highest level. Honestly it's hard to imagine Doula and support better than her. The support was amazing, covering everything what's needed: with wise explaining words, exact ones that was needed at the moment, knowledge of the physiology of the body and process, emotional support and the most important is warm motherly care that helped to go through this difficult path.
I’m also an introvert, Tatyana "dissolved" in the air when I needed to be alone and appeared when I needed her.
Tanya was with us for almost 20 hours and all this time she was cheerful, loving, warm and very caring.
In addition, Tanya formed a company of pregnant ladies and ladies who are already with babies, for whom she gives various useful educating classes, organizes ladies meetings, yoga, there is also a chat group, havong this community is very supportive during pregnancy and after baby is here.
And in general Tanya is a very kind and open person who loves her Doula work and does it with passion and heart.

My husband and I consider that a decision to go into Childbirth with Tatyana, was one of the best decisions in life.

Yulia Bugrova


There is a saying I’ve read somewhere that there is nothing on Earth that can prepare you for a birth. I must say I disagree with it. Exercise, education and a great support team are the key for getting as close as possible to the birth you want. I’m a first time mom and wanted to have an unmedicated birth. The moment I met Tatiana, I knew I wanted her as my doula. Her calmness, knowledge and friendly attitude made my birth an experience I would like to repeat. She supported me and my husband during the labor with the right amount of encouragement, but also gave us some space. She suggested positions which made my labor way easier. I do not think I have enough words to express my gratitude.

I also met Katerina, Tatiana’s partner. She was also great and supportive and taught me some good prepartum exercises.

I highly recommend both of them.




Tatiana was amazing! I knew going in I wasn't going to be able to provide much help during labor and delivery - I didn't know enough and couldn't learn fast enough before our baby was due. We met with Tatiana and Katerina a few times before the due date, going over basics, what to expect, and coming up with a birth plan. That was helpful, but there's a big difference between reading and doing. We made it to the hospital a bit quicker than Tatiana, and she was in contact with me the entire time making sure my wife was doing well.

After Tatiana arrived, she made sure my wife was comfortable and the nurses were doing the right thing. Tatiana and the nurse had worked together on a previous birth, and worked well together to keep my wife and I were both comfortable and informed throughout the process. That heavily reduced my stress levels and, in turn, my wife's stress levels. Overall, I highly recommend a doula, and Tatiana was excellent at providing care not just for my wife, but for myself as well.

Ravi K Ganta


Tatiana was one of the key reasons why my wife could have a natural birth! She got here as soon as we requested and stayed with us well past our baby was born. During this nearly 18 hours time window, she constantly provided timely advice. More importantly, she provided emotional, physical and mental support for my wife, encourgaging her and displaying immense amount of empathy towards her. We are thankful to have worked with Tatiana during this pivotal period and are happy to recommend her. 



Our son was born on July 21st. This is my first birth and I was worried about upcoming birth. My birth dragged on for up to 3.5 days, but we remained calm and even more, we were absolutely sure that everything would end well because doula Tatiana helped my husband and I during the whole time. I am very happy and I advise everyone to go into labor with Tatiana. We worked together as a team, under the guidance of Tatiana, doing an indefinite number of necessary exercises, positions, breathing practices throughout all 3.5 days until.my son was born. We received not only professional physical support, but informational and emotional support, sense if confidence and felt in control about my birth. It help us did not give up. All of things we used to facilitate birth, left the most pleasant memories of my birth. I am ready to go to the second and more births along with my doula. Tatiana helped not only during my birth, but during the last trimester and even after birth I was surrounded in attention and care. I have always received a quick and professional answer to any question regarding pregnancy and childbirth. I highly recommend Tatiana for everyone who is looking for compassionate and professional support and guidance during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. After the whole experience we became as one family. We are eternally grateful to our Tatiana!



I would like to share my experience of childbirth with a very sensitive and empathic Tatiana! It's been 2 weeks now since my daughter was born and I recall my first birth experience with a great pleasure.

I imagined a lot how it would be before, planned things and getting prepared for borth to make this process as natural and as painless as possible, but only after I got in labor, I realized how good was the decision to give a birth with professional who knows exactly what to do to help not only emotionally but also physically, professionally and being my advocate of my interests at such an important and difficult moment when I could not control what is happening around. As a result, thanks to Tatiana, my biggest fear was transformed into a desire to repeat this wonderful experience!!

Abhilasha Shrivastava


I am so grateful to found Tatiana as my doula for my second pregnancy. She was so respectful and pro active to suggest help and guidance during my labor and postpartum. She stayed with me in hospital until I discharged. Her calm and soft spoken nature make things so easy in tense situation. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Me and my husband both are so thankful to you Tatiana. You made everything so easy for us. Thank you so much. 

Gunil Lee


I dont normally write a review for products or services whether it is good or not. I am happily writing the review for Tatiana because our laboring experience was very wonderful and I couldnt say anything but thank you. She guided us even before the labor, visited us and went over every single steps and got to know us. We felt very confident in her even at first phone call. She was very calm and her strength was to make us have a confidence for upcoming labor which was kind of scary for us. Even after the birth, she is willing to visit or text us to check the baby and mom's conditions several times a day. She is genuinely kind and caring person. I can tell she is doing her job, not for the money but she truely loves what she does. I strongly recommend her to everybody who is going through a first pregnancy or had a hard previous pregnancy!



Tatiana is such a compassionate and generous soul. I've never met anyone as tender and caring as she is. I am so grateful to have found her for my first birthing experience. She takes initiative to understand you and your birthing goals. I immediately felt at home with her and was able to trust her with my labor. She communicates efficiently and effectively, and was there for me just as my laboring started to intensify. She made sure that I'm fed and hydrated, and then helped me through exercises and stretches to help the baby's positioning and to progress my labor. There were times where I felt like I couldn't do it anymore and she was very encouraging yet respectful of my wishes. I ended up transferring to the hospital due to prodomal labor, but she was there for me and helped advocate for my husband and I so that we felt informed and safe with the procedures the doctors were recommending. I felt comforted because Tatiana was by my side and encouraging me. She has also followed up with me postpartum many times, which helps me feel like I have a village and someone to talk to during the newborn stage. Thank you so much, Tatiana!



I am grateful to Tatiana for being with me at such an important moment. Tatiana answered all my questions during pregnancy, shared useful links to read. Since the beginning of my labor, she has been in touch with me and came to me very fast. She hold my hand on our way to hospital and showed me that I am not alone! During the labor Tatiana helped me communicate with the doctor and protect my interests because of doctor who didn't want to follow my birth plan. I was happy to find such kind and caring person. Tatiana was like a close friend or sister.



I want to share the story of my natural childbirth with doula Tatiana ??
Initially, I decided for myself that it would be a natural birth at home, but then I considered the option of birth center and my choice fall on Eastside Birthcenter. At the same time, I collected information about doulas that my friends recommended to me. But somehow I could not choose anyone and at some point I decided that with my husband, midwives and my good preparation for childbirth - I could cope without a doula. But I met Tatiana in time and immediately felt that this is a beautiful and bright person with whom I want not only to communicate, but also to be friends. And when I found out that Tatiana had studied for a doula, I immediately realized that it was she who I wanted to see at my birth ??. Tatiana went with me to almost all the last visits to the midwives and helped with the translation, since my English is still in training. We talked about different points about the birth process itself, together we made a birth plan. In the last weeks before giving birth, Tatiana was available 24 hours a day. On that big day Tatiana very quickly came to me from Kirkland to Seattle and helped me to go through stronger contractions. Then we all went together to the birth center and 3.5 hours later our son was born in the bathtub. Honestly, I did not expect that I would have such a well-coordinated and harmonious team (doula, husband, and midwife).It was just not forgettable - Tatiana has very strong hands - so many times she helped me to cope with very intense sensations. I felt love, tenderness, and support all the time. ??????
I made the best choice - my doula helped me in the most effective way ??????
P.S. My husband says that he does not know any other doulas, but the way Tatiana acted in my birth, was extremely professional ??
I am very happy that I know you and that you were there by my side during such important time of my life??! Love you ??????

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