Postpartum

 

What does a postpartum doula do?

  • Provides assistance during the transition of adding a new family member.
  • Helps with recovery from birth, infant soothing, meal preparation and the general needs of the family during the postpartum period.
  • Experienced in assisting with breast and bottle feeding.

Nicki Ament CD
Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula
Provider for: Quilted Health

“Having me as your postpartum doula can look like many things, from listening to you and helping you process your birth, to cooking and light house keeping, taking your dogs for a walk or running errands, starting a shower for you or holding your baby while you nap. I believe that the more support we have in our postpartum period the better. We can never have too much help navigating new parenthood!”

Certification Organization: Pacific Association of Labor Support (PALS), Birth Arts International

Year Began Practicing: 2020

Number of Families Served: 8+

Education: Bachelors & Masters degree in Psychology/University of Phoenix; AA in Human Services & Management/University of Phoenix

Additional Training:

  • Birth and Bereavement Doula Training (Stillbirthday)
  • Thresholds Relationship Based Childbirth & Parenting Education
  • Certified Integrative Lactation and Feeding Specialist through Manhattan Birth

Other Maternity Services offered: Services offered free of charge to Teens, In-home and virtual lactation and feeding support

Offering Full-Spectrum Doula Services

Website: www.bandbdoulaservices.com

Service area: Greater Spokane and North Idaho Areas

Olli Gluskin CD
Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula
Provider For: Quilted Health

“I offer my care during your time of transition to warm, nourish, honor, and support birth givers by caring for your baby, your home, and your physical and mental wellness. I am happy to meet you where you are at and work together to plan how to assist in your needs.”

Certification Organization: Whole Body Pregnancy

Year Began Practicing: 2023

Number of Families Served:

Education: Bachelor of Science in Botany

Additional Training:

  • Certified Birth Doula
  • Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
  • Blood Borne Pathogens thru 2023
  • Trauma Informed Fundamentals
  • Herbal Foundations
  • CPR and First Aid thru 2024

Other Maternity Services offered: Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulation

Offering Full-Spectrum Doula Services

Website: www.cloverblossomdoula.com

Service area: Greater Spokane and North Idaho Areas

Tammy Huguenin
Certified Postpartum Doula
Doula Mentor & SPDA Volunteer

“This is my calling and as a Postpartum Doula and New Parent Coach. I am committed to making a difference in the lives of the families I serve as they celebrate the birth of their baby/babies; and in some situations, grieve the loss of their child/children. My experience, knowledge, and education will help me provide a nurturing environment and a positive experience for you and your family.”

Certification Organization: ProDoula Certified Doula

Year Began Practicing: 2014 + Over 30 years previous experience

Number of Families Served: 57+

Additional Training:

  • CDA (Child Development Accreditation) Birth – 3 years old
  • Infant, child and adult CPR/First Aid Certified
  • CAPA Parent partner trained/ mom mentor
  • Circle of Security Parenting trained

Other Services: Bereavement Doula

Service area: Greater Spokane and North Idaho

Website: www.tinytoesbirthservices.com

Aimee Wagner
Certifying Postpartum Doula

“I feel so honored to support you through your postpartum journey. I offer emotional support, education, resources, and rest to support a sanctuary that is made especially for you and your unique needs..”

Certification Organization: DONA

Year began practicing: 2022

Number of Families Served: 7+

Education: B.S. in International Studies / University of Denver

Additional Training:

  • Best Practices in Prevention, Identification & Treatment of Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders
  • Spinning Babies Trained
  • Suicide Prevention Training
  • Washington Food Handler’s Card
  • CPR Certified

Additional Services Offered: Birth Doula

Website: https://doulamatch.net/profile/26079/aimee-wagner or https://aimeewagnerbirthservices.weebly.com/

Service area: Greater Spokane Area

Kelly Kathrens CD
Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula
Provider For: Quilted Health

As a postpartum doula, my role is to support you and your family during the trasition period of welcoming a new baby. I’m available for daytime, or overnight support.”

Certification Organization: Pacific Association of Labor Support Doulas (PALS)

Year Began Practicing: 2020

Number of Families Served: 25+

Additional Training:

  • Lactation and Feeding
  • CPR Certified thru 2024

Other Maternity Services Offered: Bereavement & Postpartum Doula Services. Services offered free of charge to Teens.

Offering Full-Spectrum Doula Services

Website: http://www.bandbdoulaservices.com

Service Area: Greater Spokane Area, Coeur d’Alene areas

Melanie Shaul-Alban CD
Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula

“My passion is to positively impact growing families by providing non-judgmental support while instilling confidence.  As a birth and postpartum doula my primary goal is to provide a stress-free environment that allows my clients to really relax and enjoy the moments that come with pregnancy and birth.”

Certifying Organization: International Doula Institute

Year Began Practicing: 2020

Number of Families Served: 28+

Additional Training:

  • Placenta Encapsulation with Womb Wisdom
  • TENS Unite trained with Sharon Muza
  • Rebozo Arts with Womb Wisdom
  • Lactation Specialist with Lactation Education
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Certificate, 2021
  • Adult and Children CPR
  • Food Handlers Certification with Washington State

Other Maternity Services Offered: Placenta Encapsulation/Postpartum Doula Services

Website:  www.preciousstardoulaservices.com

Service Area: Greater Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas

Sierra Sanchez
Certifying Birth & Postpartum Doula

“Creating confidence and enhanced comfort through doula care tailored to your needs. Fostering peace of mind with emotional and practical support.”

Certifying Organization: Shafia Monroe Consulting

Year Began Practicing: 2023

Number of Families Served: 3+

Additional Training:

  • Certified Indigenous Lactation Counselor
  • CPR Certified through 2025
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Certified for 2023

Other Maternity Services Offered: Lactation Counseling & Postpartum Doula Services

Website:  http://www.thevillagedoula.org

Service Area: Greater Spokane area

Lisa Viehouser, CD
Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula
Provider For: Quilted Health, Stork Club

New parenting is an interesting blend of natural ability and learned skills.  What is important to me is to encourage your confidence in your ability, and your partners, to care for your baby and also be there teach the skills you would like to learn. Rest, nurturing, support…. my postpartum recipe for you all!

Certifying Organization: Pacific Association of Labor Support Doulas (PALS); In process of secondary certification through DONA

Year Began Practicing: 2020

Number of Families Served:

Additional Training:

  • Childbirth Educator Trained
  • When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects on Childbearing Women
  • STARS of Washington Paraeducator Trained
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Certified, 2022
  • Tens Unit Trained
  • CPR Trained

Other Maternity Services Offered: Currently working on certification as a childbirth educator and postpartum certification

Website:  http://www.doulamamabear.com

Service Area: Greater Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, as well as Pullman/Moscow and surrounding areas.