Postpartum Doula, Perinatal Concierge & Consultant
It is Amy’s greatest pleasure to help families find their own way as new parents, so that they can approach the first few weeks and months postpartum with joy and confidence. She respects that each family’s ideal birth and postpartum experience is as unique as each family that she serves. Amy believes that there is not a one-size-fits-all strategy to supporting families but, instead, feels her role as a doula is to contribute without interference, offer support, guidance, information, and to provide individualized care for each family as they navigate their way through early parenthood. She loves to troubleshoot and normalize areas of uncertainty, and help parents get off to a great start.
Amy completed both the Birth and Postpartum Doula training at the Seattle Midwifery School and has been providing care to families since 2002. She has extensive experience working with preemies, singletons, multiples, surrogacy, adoption, maternal postpartum mood disorders, lactation support, parent/infant education, and infant sleep training. She is certified in Infant and Child CPR and First Aid and is committed to ongoing education in maternity and postpartum care. She lives in Seattle, WA, and has one beautiful, adult daughter who lives in NYC.
Birth & Postpartum Doula, Certified Infant Massage, Perinatal Concierge & Consultant
Christina received her labor support training with Penny Simkin at the Seattle midwifery school. She has a strong passion for “mothering the mother” and believes everyone should have the kind of birth they desire. She strives to be an advocate for the birthing mother and her partner. She provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support during labor, assistance with relaxation through breathing, massage, positioning, aromatherapy, and visualization.
Christina completed postpartum training at the Seattle Midwifery School in the fall of 2002. She holds an ongoing commitment to continued education in the field of maternal and infant care. She is experienced in multiple birth care and support, newborn/infant development, recognizing and overcoming breast-feeding challenges, and infant sleep patterns. Her passion for working with new families was born after witnessing a friend work through a difficult time with postpartum depression, along with reflection on her own pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experiences. Her natural ability to attune to others, emphasizing the importance of self-care and belief in support for families during their unique journey, were ultimately what led her to become a doula. Since that time Christina has attended many workshops and lectures on postpartum mood disorders and feels that postpartum support and education are invaluable to the new family. Christina is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor and Childbirth Educator, who provides in-home instruction to families. She is married to a wonderful man and is a mother to two grown children.