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Kay Nakajima CD(DONA), LCCE

en nadeshiko Doula

Kenmore, WA Service range 18 miles no ferries


Birth Fee

$1800 to $2200

Postpartum Rate

$50 to $65

Birth Fee

$1800 to $2200

Postpartum Rate

$50 to $65

Birth Doula Experience

12 years and 214 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

13 years and 226 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, January 2012

Type of practice: Solo practice

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

Postpartum limits/restrictions: no smoker, please.

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Childbirth education services
  • Elimination communication education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Hypnosis for birth
  • Infant massage education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Newborn care and parenting classes
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Pelvic floor health education & support
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep educator
  • Sleep support consulting
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Additional Credentials


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have previously volunteered at Baby Play Group sponsored by Nikkei Horizon for 5 years. Currently, I have a support group (pregnancy, childbirth, early postpartum, and parenting) once a month at a library. (Since March 2020, meeting once a month over Zoom.)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Fee Details

The Birth doula fee, $2,000 includes 3 perinatal visits with Spinning Babies® Parent Class. Downloading digital videos of Spinning Babies® Parent Class and Daily Essentials, Breech consultant, Lamaze information as you needed, labor/birth doula support, the first 2 hours of newborn pictures with my camera, one 2-hour follow-up visit, and unlimited email/text/phone support are all included. I offer an amazing method, HypnoBirthing class if you are interested. I warmly invite you to visit my website and learn more about me. I support families with Lamaze Childbirth and Early Postpartum Education, HypnoBirthing Education, Spinning Babies® Parent Class, Birth/Postpartum Doula Support, Placenta Encapsulation, and Infant Massage in English and Japanese. I will have an initial meeting over Zoom, and then a brief in-person meeting before start visiting/meeting with birth families.

Service Area

Kenmore, WA Service range 18 miles no ferries

Client Testimonials for Kay Nakajima CD(DONA), LCCE

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As first time parents, we had zero knowledge on how to take care of a newborn when our baby arrived. It was all about exhaustion and panic when we had the tiny baby crying all the time without knowing what to do. Kay's magic helped our baby stop crying and us learn how to figure out baby's needs. She provided like-mom care to not only the baby but also myself. We learned A LOT from Kay and started to build confidence when applying her technique taking care of the baby. It was really the right call to hire Kay as our postpartum doula and we will definitely hire her again if we have a second child in the future.



You should absolutely hire Kay as your doula. Here's our experience working with her:

In fall 2021, we decided to hire a doula for our late Feb 2022 expected delivery. As first-time parents new to the area, we wanted an experienced, supportive person who could help guide us through pregnancy, delivery, and post-birth. Kay was everything we were looking for, and we had a great feeling talking to her on the initial video call. Our goal was to have a straight-forward natural birth, and she prepared us for that, but she also prepared us for the off-chance of things went south. Well, it did - but we didn't have to go through it alone.

Our son's birth ended up being a 40+ hour labor culminating in an emergency C-section. We will never forget how much of a rock she was for us in that very trying time. Kay was extremely calm, steady, and reassuring, constantly present and tuned in, and had incredible endurance. Her years of experience was evident through it all, and she gelled well with the labor nurses at Overlake.

After this exhausting experience, we were fortunate to have her additional help through her post-partum services in the following weeks.

Looking back now, four months later, it's thankfully a blur, and our son is active, happy, and healthy. But what we will never forget is how outstanding Kay was for us in that crazy period. This is somebody who is both professional, knowledgable, and competent, but also down-to-earth, kind, and friendly. There's so many good doulas in the Seattle area but we can wholeheartedly recommend as an excellent doula.

Tess Eisenhart


We hired Kay as a post-partum doula (we had already hired a birth doula by the time we met her). Our experience with Kay was wonderful and more than we could have hoped for. We learned a ton from Kay and we would have gladly continued working with her if she'd had more availability (we were a little late to the game in finding post-partum support and she had existing clients!). 

Kay is timely, kind, informative, observant and highly professional, but not without a personal touch. Kay was incredible at supporting us and our daughter through her 6 weeks.  Even in a short time, our daughter visibly built a strong bond with Kay.  an educational standpoint Kay taught us techniques to better bathe, burp, breastfeed, and soothe our daughter that we continue to use and pass on to friends.  She is truly an expert in her field. 

We cannot more highly recommend Kay as a doula!

Michelle Feldman


Overall our experience with Kay has been extremely positive, better than what we could have imagined. She is extremely professional and an expert in her field. She has an incredible wealth of knowledge and continues to stay up to date on anything and everything baby-related!

We used all of her services – birth doula, placenta encapsulation, postpartum support, and infant massage - and would highly recommend them all!

This is our first child and my husband and I were hesitant to spend money on a doula because it was difficult to understand the benefits without having gone through pregnancy and post-partum before. However, looking back we both agree that it was well worth the money and for baby #2 we will continue to use Kay for all services. In our household, we refer to her as the “baby whisper” and for a good reason - Kay has an innate ability to understand a baby’s verbal and non-verbal ques. The greatest gift Kay gave us is the ability to communicate with our daughter. For example recognizing her different cries - when she is tired vs. hungry, ect.

Outside of baby education, Kay has personally provided me as the “mommy” with so much support that I really needed. Whether it was someone to talk to, ask questions – is this normal?, or help me establish routines and best practices – Kay was always there with an answer.

One thing I learned is that every mother deserves someone like Kay to support them and their family.

Birth Availability for Kay Nakajima CD(DONA), LCCE

= Available. Calendar last updated: 09-24-2023

Postpartum Availability for Kay Nakajima CD(DONA), LCCE

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