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Laurie Ufer, PCD(NAPS)

Laurie's Doula Service

Seattle, WA Service range 17 miles I service families as far north as Northgate and as far south as Fife. I will travel with families when needed. Ferries at families cost

(206) 265-9252

http://www.lauriesdoulaservice.com

Postpartum Rate

$45 to $55

Offers postpartum services to Swedish Medical Center families residing in the following areas:

Seattle Eastside North of Seattle South of Seattle

Postpartum services are available to Swedish Medical Center families:

Daytime   Overnight

Availability Remarks: I serve all families no matter where you have your baby. www.lauriesdoulaservice.com, 206 265 9252

Postpartum Rate

$45 to $55


Postpartum Doula Certifications

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

Postpartum Doula Experience

15 years and 125 families served


Doula Training

  • DONA International, March 2006

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3

Postpartum limits/restrictions: non smokers, families need to self quarantine, serve families as far north as Northgate area and as far south as Fife and also the eastside, but not Redmond. No twins families. Will travel with families domestic and international.


Special Services Offered

  • Elimination communication education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Military families support
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sleep educator
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Former board member and Co-Director of NAPS, former Birth Doula for Open Arms and volunteered for UW Medical Center Birth Doula Program

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Swedish Doula contract rate is $55

Seattle, WA Service range 17 miles I service families as far north as Northgate and as far south as Fife. I will travel with families when needed. Ferries at families cost

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Client Testimonials for Laurie Ufer, PCD(NAPS)

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Jessica A

8/12/2020

Laurie was amazing!  She was so in tune with our son and his newborn needs, along with mine as a new momma.  I can't imagine the first few months without her support.

Mollie Price

8/2/2020

Working with Laurie Ufer was the single best decision we made for postpartum care for our baby - and ourselves. Laurie provided us with comfort and confidence in our parenting abilities. She gave us terrific advice and support but never made us feel self-conscious about being new parents. Equally important, we knew from the moment we got home from the hospital - with Laurie there to meet us at our house! - that our baby felt safe and happy in Laurie's arms. 

Ashley Chapman

10/5/2019

Laurie provided invaluable help and support for me and my baby in the first two months of my baby's life. She arrived the first night I came home from the hospital and then came for every week for a few nights. She helped show me the correct way to breastfeed and how to get the right latch. She also answered all of my countless questions about everything from sleep training to pumping and storage to swaddling - both when she was at our house and also by text during the day. I really appreciated that she made herself available during her off hours because, like many new moms, I was anxious and always had questions throughout the day.  She even gave me an awesome velcro swaddle that worked wonders! She also goes out of her way to be unobtrusive in your household and would sit in the dark with my baby as she thought that was best for the baby.

Laurie has such a gentle, warm demeanor and it's clear that she loves babies and loves her job. We miss having her help and support and I strongly recommend her to anyone!

Monica P

8/3/2019

Laurie has a wealth of knowledge and experience, for every problem we faced with our son or every question we bombarded her with (and there were many many questions) she listened carefully and had multiple suggestions not a one size fits all 'solution'. Whether it was the first or the tenth thing we tried that worked for him, she was always there for us, if not in person then on the phone or email.
She has a magic touch, every time she was holding our little one he would calm down and soon after he'd either be happily playing or falling asleep if he was tired.
Months later she still continues to check in and offers her help for any issues we're currently facing.

She was amazing for us and our son and would wholeheartedly recommend her.

Cristina Novaes Procopio de Araujo

8/3/2019

Laurie was a blessing to our family. Calm, knowledgable and providing judgment-free assistance, I felt much safer as a mother, especially for the main challenges of motherhood such as breastfeeding, sleeping, bathing, etc. Our daughter was very lucky to have had help from such a sweet doula!

We trust her 100% as a post-partum doula!

Salma Schoenberg

12/7/2016

Laurie helped me a great deal after my C-Section.  She was very helpful with my son in showing me how to have him nap every 2 hours, how to breastfeed, and countless other questions, etc.  While my son was napping, she took care of me and many things around the house that needed attention.  

Having your first baby is joyful but very frightening because you have no idea what you are doing so having an experienced doula along your side is incredibly helpful and necessary.  Laurie also kept in touch and stopped by to see my son and me every few months.

Angela Thostrud

3/3/2011

Words cannot express how amazing Laurie was for our family. As a first time Mom who had little experience with infants, Laurie was a calming force who gave me confidence in my abilities as a mother. Her vast amount of experience, knowledge and her willingness to share were extremely valuable resources to our family. Laurie started our family off in the right direction, and provided us with guidance that we use on a daily basis. I would recommend Laurie to anyone who is interested in doula care, as she is the best!

Nicole K

2/21/2010

Laurie is a fantastic doula. I have had the pleasure of having her as my doula for both of my two children, and each experience was an absolute joy. Laurie is incredibly warm and encouraging. She always helped me to feel calm and confident with both of my babies. She is also extremely knowledgeable, and is excellent at offering advice while still enabling you to feel you like you are the parent. I can not recommend her more strongly.

Kathy Hansen

11/22/2009

It is impossible for me not to smile, when I think of Laurie! She is an outstanding doula. When I look back on the months after our daughter was born, it was Laurie that really helped me find my way through difficulty with breastfeeding, sleep deprivation and finding my feet as a new mother.  She is one of those people who is able to teach without being condescending, in spite of being extremely knowledgable. I have so many happy memories that have their source in her support and caring.   She had my complete and total confidence in taking care of our baby, and it gave me such peace of mind to know that I could really rely on her.  Laurie is an extremely skillful, kind and helpful doula, and she will always have my respect and gratitude.  Book her way in advance, because I know she is in demand!

Postpartum Availability for Laurie Ufer, PCD(NAPS)

= Available. Calendar last updated: 10-22-2020