Laurie's Doula Service
Seattle, WA Service range 17 miles
$45 to $55
Offers postpartum services to Swedish Medical Center families residing in the following areas:
Postpartum services are available to Swedish Medical Center families:
Availability Remarks: families need to self quarantined during the virus outbreak, willing to work with low income families when I'm available, willing to work with virtual on call families
$45 to $55
14 years and 100 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Postpartum limits/restrictions: no smokers
Former board member and Co-Director of NAPS, former Birth Doula for Open Arms and volunteered for UW Medical Center Birth Doula Program
Swedish Doula contract rate is $55
Seattle, WA Service range 17 miles
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-28-2020