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McKenna Tiland (She/They)

McKenna Tiland Doula Services LLC

Seattle, WA Service range 25 miles

https://www.mckennatiland.com/

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Birth Fee

$1800

Postpartum Rate

$60

Birth Fee

$1800

Postpartum Rate

$60


Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:


Birth Doula Experience

3 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

4 years


Doula Training

  • Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings, March 2020
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, January 2023

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 0 to 2 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: I am currently taking a break from booking overnight clients! Would love to work with families looking for daytime support and can refer folks to overnight doulas as needed!

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth education services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Full spectrum doula services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirth and infant loss support
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation

credential


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have over a decade of experience working with families in the Seattle area providing childcare, education, and support during family transitions.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Birth clients will all get at least two prenatal sessions, one postpartum visit, phone/text support from time of hire, on-call labor support, and access to my lending library of books, resources, and tools. Folks looking to book postpartum support without birth doula services will get text/phone support from time of hire, a prenatal visit to discuss postpartum planning.

Service Area

Seattle, WA Service range 25 miles

Client Testimonials for McKenna Tiland (She/They)

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Janie

10/27/2023

McKenna was a fabulous doula. I had been searching for Doula not very long before I gave birth. I decided last minute that I would like to work with one for my second pregnancy. She was very attentive to my needs, and understood exactly where I was coming from with my vision for my birth plan. She was personable, kind, knowledgeable, and showed up exactly on time for when I went to the hospital. She provided a lot of emotional support during the laboring process, as well as helped me get through the contractions by having me try a few different methods to help ease the pain. My favorite was when she massaged my back and hips! 

She is passionate about what she does and dedicated to her job. I recommend her for anyone looking. I already left for their Pregnancy. 

Annemarie Lea

10/9/2023

Expecting our first child, my husband and I knew hiring a doula would be extremely helpful for us as we navigated the new world of labor and delivery. Being pregnant can be complicated and daunting at times, let alone planning for a delivery and navigating the medical world that surrounds it. As we started looking for and interviewing different doulas, there was an immediate connection with McKenna. Over the phone on our first call, I was put at peace and felt like I was talking and confiding in an old friend. During our preparation for labor, she validated my concerns and questions, regardless of how big or silly they were. She constantly was working to meet me where I was and provide support in an individualistic and specific way. In every interaction, she was upbeat and friendly, making it easy to connect with and rely on her. During my delivery, McKenna was a soothing presence and was there to support in all ways, even if it was to just hand me my water or adjust a pillow. She was adaptable to the situation and made sure to check in with me constantly to ensure I felt supproted and had what I needed. Her interaction with the hospital staff, nurses and midwife was both professional and kind, leaving a great impression with all those she interacted with. I would recommend McKenna to anyone needing a calming presence and supportive friend during your pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum. She brought great knowledge and experience and ensured she provided benefical information while still allowing myself and I to make the best decision for us in each moment. 

Lucia

8/7/2023

If we describe McKenna in three words: helpful, experienced, and flexible.

McKenna cared for our newborn child 2-3 times per week for 16 weeks as a night doula and sometimes during the day. She was very caring and handled the baby with confidence and expertise from day one. She listened to our preferences, considered them, and improved them with her knowledge. When we asked, she gave us beneficial advice on how to care for our baby and ourselves. Whenever McKenna stayed over to care for our baby, we could rest and relax. Every morning McKenna shared with us a summary of our baby's behavior and events during the night. She also helped with light housekeeping whenever the baby's sleeping situation allowed her to. We appreciate this help very much!

Our baby liked her; he was so calm with her! In fact, among the four people we have hired to care for the baby, she was the best by far.

McKenna is very likable: friendly, and calm, and we enjoyed our chats.

Overall, McKenna's service was a great experience. We are very grateful to her for her work and help and unreservedly recommend her.

Leta

5/3/2023

Mckenna is wonderful! She worked with us to welcome our daughter for both daytime and nighttime support. She also came to our rescue after our contracted time during a stretch of particularly sleepless nights. She is knowledgable, kind, intuitive, gentle, and truly has a gift with babies. She cares deeply about the families she works with and eased our transition into parenthood. My husband and I were able to be more present, better rested, and felt supported in those blurry first few weeks because of her. We would absolutely recommend her— we didn't want our time with her to end! 

Danielle Biselli

3/5/2023

McKenna was our postpartum night doula for 6 weeks. She was so incredibly wonderful to work with and really saved our postpartum experience. The doula we orginally were going to work with was injured and had to back out of caring for us 2 days before my scheduled c-section. I got in touch with Mckenna and she was so responsive and accommodating. We had a quick phone call and then she took time to come meet my husband and me the day before our birth and we set up a care plan together. She immediately helped to alleviate the stress we were feeling having to find new care in such a short amount of time.

McKenna is incredibly calming, intuitive, reliable, flexible and truly cares about the babies and families she works with. McKenna took such wonderful care of our daughter and shared helpful reports on how she was doing. We felt at ease to get some really good sleep knowing our little one was in such solid hands. 

I wholeheartedly recommend working with McKenna, you and your family will feel more rested and more present for all the changes welcoming a new little one brings. 

Kelsey

12/4/2022

I would 100% recommend McKenna for doula services. She offered incredible support throughout my pregnancy as well as labor and delivery. 

During my pregnancy, McKenna provided my spouse and I with resources. Sometimes these were in response to a direct question we had, other times she anticipated our needs which was incredibly helpful for our first child. She was always readily available and eager to help.

McKenna was by our side through my difficult labor and delivery, prioritized the health of myself and baby, and always remained kind and respectful.

We are now pregnant with our second child and look forward to McKenna being a part of our team once again.

Jordan Blackthorne

12/1/2022

We had a wonderful experience working with McKenna as a postpartum doula, and our daughter Kaia did too! McKenna was there for us from one of our very first nights home from the hospital, when everything was scary and hard and I was having a rough time feeling confident as a new mom. She was such a calming, supportive, sanity-saving presence during those early nights. When we were trying to figure out nursing, McKenna would sweetly bring Kaia to me throughout the night and make small talk by my bedside to distract and keep me company. I think I would’ve felt much more alone without her support. I could also tell she had a really good read on what I needed, and would’ve left me alone if that was preferred. 

McKenna was patient and intuitive like this throughout the three months we worked together. My husband and I especially appreciated that she would share her observations and proactively volunteer to try new things with Kaia to help support her development, such as helping her sleep with her arms out of the swaddle even if it meant a more difficult night.

Logistically, McKenna was extremely reliable and as flexible as possible (always respecting commitments to other clients) when we needed to make schedule changes. She mostly worked nights with us, but I would recommend her to any family for day or night work (and companionship :). 

Jennifer Schrepfer

11/29/2022

Although McKenna was not present for the birth of my premature son or my twins she was there to help care for them as infants.  She has such a calming presence about her that she helped me through the first several months of having a preemie and again when I gave birth to twins. She was never rattled by caring for such small babies (all of my children were in the 5 pound range) and she was always calm and reassuring to this new mom.  She watched the infant(s) while I slept or caught up on household tasks and was very knowledgeable about breast feeding, bottle and tube feeding, and all things postpartum.  I would highly recommend McKenna for the birth of your child, I can not speak highly enough about her!

Katie

11/22/2022

We had a wonderful experience working with McKenna! Being new parents we were extremely overwhelmed after bringing home our newborn. After a month of sleep deprivation, McKenna came to the rescue and provided nighttime support for us a couple of days a week. She was a lifesaver during those early months, allowing us to get some much-needed rest and took amazing care of our baby. We knew he was in great hands with her! We really couldn't have made it through the first few months without her support and are forever grateful! We would highly recommend working with her to anyone! 

Birth Availability for McKenna Tiland (She/They)

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-21-2024

Postpartum Availability for McKenna Tiland (She/They)

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-21-2024