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Sumati V

Life Circle Birth International

Seattle, WA Service range 10 miles


Birth Fee

$2500 to $3500

Postpartum Rate

$55 to $70

Indigenous/Aboriginal Doula

Availability Remarks: Day and night postpartum doulas

Birth Fee

$2500 to $3500

Postpartum Rate

$55 to $70

Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:

Birth Doula Experience

6 years and 112 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

13 years and 432 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, June 2011

Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

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

Postpartum limits/restrictions: Trauma informed and culturally sensitive pregnancy, labor and postpartum support. Ayurvedic Prenatal, Labor and Postpartum Mother+Newborn Care (Prasuti and Prasava Raksha - consultation and therapies) offered and open to all. Support for TCM, TKM and Traditional Malaysian and Traditional African postpartum care practices based on your family's or practitioner's guidance (Diet, newborn care methods/bath, bengkung, steaming and other confinement care practices). Sleep Consulting and back to work transitions available for those beyond the postpartum. Healing therapies offered for those who have undergone labor and delivery. In home emotional and physical recovery support services for those who are in service ex: doulas, midwives, physicians, nurses, educators and others facing depletion or burnout based on yoga, meditation practice, regaining balance, rejuvenation and mind-body integrated healing.

Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
Virginia Mason, UW Northwest

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Center for Birth, Puget Sound Birth Center

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I attend home births in the Seattle area

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • End of life doula services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Hypnosis for birth
  • Infant massage education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother roasting
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Parenting consulting
  • Perinatal wellness coach
  • Photography - Birth
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Prenatal & postpartum fitness services
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep educator
  • Sleep support consulting
  • Stillbirth and infant loss support
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Vaginal steam/peristeam services
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Open Arms, Global Perinatal Services

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • Urdu

Fee Details

You may use HSA accounts to pay for postpartum doula fees. Carrot and Premera Benefits accepted (re-imbursement only).

Service Area

Seattle, WA Service range 10 miles

Client Testimonials for Sumati V

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Sumati has been such a great help through my first 40 days of postpartum recovery. Her knowledge of holistic postpartum Ayurvedic care has helped me with getting the baby latched, severe muscle pain, weakness recovery, sprained hip due to delivery strain as well as engorged breast. Her care plan has massages, baths, meal plans as well as Ayurvedic herbs and roots for recovery. She is an amazing doula, very friendly and accommodated my earlier than expected labor and delivery. Thank you Sumati!



Sumati was so wonderful!

She's very experienced and knowledgeable, she helped us first time parents with every aspect of raising/handling a newborn which we didn't know anything about.

She's very gentle with our son and he loved her too!

She's very knowledgeable about postpartum recovery too and she helped me a lot with how to take care of myself after I had a c-section delivery. I did not know how much giving a birth affects your body! She brought me some nutritious foods and even gave me a massage :)

We could not have survived the first 3 months of our son's life without her and we'd recommend her to any new parents for sure!

Birth Availability for Sumati V

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-23-2024

Postpartum Availability for Sumati V

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-23-2024