Seattle Birth and Parenting Resources

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Hi! I'm laura-

Hi! I’m Laura. I’m a Seattle birth doula and certified personal trainer serving pregnant and postpartum clients. I want to help you and your partner advocate for a birth and postpartum that set a strong foundation for the rest of your life.

I come to birth work as a second career, after spending nearly two decades as a PhD-trained research scientist in academia. I made this pivot to birth work after my first pregnancy, experiencing firsthand the power of great labor support.

I choose to do this work because I wholeheartedly believe that you matter just as much as your sweet baby. I do this work because your experience and your long term emotional and physical health are important. And very importantly, I do this work because I love it. I love accompanying my clients on this transition from pregnancy to parenthood.

I have a closet full of degrees, certifications and experience that prepare me to take good care of you, but what matters even more is that we’ve got great chemistry. If you would like to talk more about birth support services and see if we’re a match, please contact me (below) to set up a free virtual meet and greet.

 

Local Birth and New Parent Resources located in Seattle, WA

Aimee Lake at Greenwood Physical Therapy
(Pelvic floor physical therapy)

8750 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

 

Pre/Postnatal Yoga at Aditi Yoga

1815 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103

Nurturing Expressions (Lactation support & pumping supplies)

4727 44th Ave SW #101
Seattle, WA 98116

Nested Sleep

Infant and toddler sleep consulting

Sharon Muza at Muza Education Center
(Childbirth Education)

7715 24th Ave NW #2
Seattle, WA 98117

Diaper Stork
Cloth Diaper Service

3845 N Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Darshana Naik at Action Reaction PT
(Pelvic floor physical therapy)

2611 NE 125th St, Suite 90
Seattle, WA 98125

Tree of Life Chiropractic

4814 Interlake Ave North
Suite C
Seattle, WA 98103

Seattle-Area Hospitals and Birth Centers

Childbirth Center at Swedish First Hill

747 Broadway 5 East
Seattle, WA 98122

Center for Birth

1500 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

Birth Center at UW Medical- Montlake

University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195

Overlake

1035 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Journey Midwife Services and Birth Center

2705 E. Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98112

Birth Center at Virginia Mason

1010 Spring St Level 16
Seattle, WA 98104

Birth Center at UW Medical- Northwest

1550 N 115th St
Seattle, WA 98133

Additional Family-Focused Organizations Serving Seattle, WA

Families of Color- Seattle

Parent support groups for people of color

NAPS doulas

Local organization certifying postpartum doulas; Search their directory to locate a postpartum doula.

 

B3 Physical Therapy

(Home visit pelvic floor physical therapy)

Birth for the People

A Puget Sound-area networking service linking BIPOC families to perinatal services provided by BIPOC providers

La Leche League of Seattle

Support groups for breastfeeding/chestfeeding parents

PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support)

Community-focused parent support groups for people in the early stages of parenting

Happy Nest

Child and family therapy for young children and parents in Seattle

QEPS (Queer/Trans Early Parenting Support)

Parent support groups for queer and trans parents

Local Resources on My Blog

Kind Words

Laura is a fantastic doula and I would recommend her to anyone. Her knowledge and experience as a doula prior to and during the birth of my son far surpassed all of my expectations. I had a wonderful birth experience, and I owe much of that to the support I received from Laura.Leading up to the the birth, she maintained excellent communication and provided quick support for all of my questions and concerns. Luckily I went into labor on December 26, but Laura was available and ready at a moment’s notice to join me at the birth, even on Christmas day.Laura even helped me with prenatal exercises by sharing her own fitness videos to help me target the areas of concern I had, especially towards the end of pregnancy.Luckliy my baby was head down towards the end of the pregnancy, but I still felt additional security in Laura’s experience with Spinning Babies.If I am lucky enough to have another child, I would choose Laura as my doula again in a heartbeat.
Elizabeth O, Seattle, WA

CONTACT ME!

Email

info@laurajawad.com

Serving

Seattle, WA and surrounding cities

Let´s get in touch

Are you looking for a birth doula?  I’d love to talk!

 

Complete the form below to request a virtual Meet and Greet. I’ll do my best to reply within 24 hours. If you don’t think you’ve heard from me, please check your spam folder.

 

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Information about Seattle, WA

The Puget Sound region is a hotbed of childbirth and parenting expertise and resources. Birth centers and hospitals, midwives and OBs, doulas, bodyworkers, energy healers, yoga instructors- no matter what flavor of pregnancy and birth experience you desire, you can find your support team in Seattle and it’s surrounding regions. Bonus, Seattle is a gateway to the Pacific Northwest- an incredible area rich in opportunity for your kiddos. From the city, you have access to mountains, oceans, parks, museums- limitless recreation activities.

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