Birth Doulas

What does a birth doula do?

  • Recognizes birth as a key experience that the mother will remember for the rest of her life.
  • Understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor and the postpartum period.
  • Assists the woman in preparing for and carrying out her plans for birth.
  • Stays with the woman throughout the labor.
  • Provides emotional support and physical comfort measures.
  • Facilitates communication between the laboring woman, her partner, and providers.
  • Provides support to partners during the labor and postpartum period.

Doulas are listed in alphabetical order. To hire one of our doulas, please contact them via their website links below.

Lindie Bajema
Certifying Birth Doula
SPDA Volunteer

“I am so honored to assist families in welcoming new babies into their family! Through educational support, emotional guidance, and physical comfort measures, my goal is to help you have the birth you envision! I love having the opportunity to build relationships with my clients that last a lifetime and help new parents build trust in themselves to be the best parents they can be!”

Certification Organization: ProDoula

Year Began Practicing: 2019

Number of Families Served: 3+

Other Maternity Services Offered: Guided meditation baths for anxiety

Website: www.lilaccitydoula.com

Service area: Greater Spokane

Rachel Brannan
Certified Birth Doula
SPDA Volunteer

“My hope and ultimate goal as a doula is to empower parents with the knowledge that they have choices and then to provide unwavering support. Having a baby is a life altering experience each time and every birthing person deserves emotional and physical support throughout that process.”

Certification Organization: Birth Arts International

Year Began Practicing: 2018

Number of Families Served: 3+

Education: BS Family & Human Development/ASU

Additional Training:

  • Rebozo & Acupressure
  • Chewelah Creek Breech Birth Workshop

Other Maternity Services Offered: Breast-pump & Pregnancy medical supplies specialist for Tricare Insurance

Website: www.desertdoulabirth.com

Service area: Medical Lake, Airway Heights, Spokane, and Coeur d’Alene

Holly Clark CD(DONA)
Certified Birth Doula
Doula Mentor & SPDA Volunteer

“My hope is to help prepare you and your partner during pregnancy, to encourage, affirm and support you during birth and leave you at the end of my job feeling absolutely empowered. Because you were made for this and you deserve excellent care.”

Certification Organization: DONA International

Year Began Practicing: 2017

Number of Families Served: 15+

Education: Bachelors degree in Communication, minor in Theology / Whitworth University

Additional Training:

  • CPR Certified, 2019

Other Maternity Services offered: Childbirth Education Classes

Website: http://www.hollyclarkdoula.com

Service area: Spokane and some surrounding areas

Melanie Floerchinger CD
Certified Birth Doula
Founder, Board President & Doula Mentor

“It is such an honor to be a part of someone’s life changing journey into parenthood, I look forward to speaking with you.”

Certification Organization: Birthing From Within™

Year Began Practicing: 2012

Number of Families Served: 75+

Education: B.S. in Exercise Science & Minor in Native American Studies/University of Montana

Additional Training:

  • Infant/Child CPR Certified, 2019
  • Bereavement Workshop, 2019
  • Birthing From Within™ : Advanced Mentor Workshop

Other Maternity Services Offered: Childbirth Education Classes

Website: www.overthemoonbirthing.com

Service area: Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas

Jessica Frangione CD(DONA)
Certified Birth Doula
Board Vice President & Doula Mentor

“I love encouraging mothers and fathers to learn and confidently make informed decisions. It is such an honor to be welcomed into the birth room and be able to nurture others as they become a family!”

Certification Organization: DONA International

Year Began Practicing: 2017

Number of Families Served: 30+

Education: BA in Elementary Education/Eastern Washington University

Website: www.tinytoesbirthservices.com

Service area: Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas

Claire Ghering CD(DONA)
Certified Birth Doula
Doula Mentor & SPDA Volunteer

“I view birth and the postpartum period as hugely impactful seasons in a family system, and my goal is to support each client through that transition with compassionate care. My goal is to approach each birth with open-handed awareness, staying educated AND respectful of the way each birth story unfolds. I love working with clients who are active participants in their holistic health and learning surrounding the childbearing year.”

Certification Organization: DONA International

Year Began Practicing: 2017

Number of Families Served: 18+

Education: BS in Human Development/Warner Pacific College

Additional Training:

  • Infant & Child CPR 2019
  • Perinatal Support Washington Workshop: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Spinning Babies Workshop
  • Evidence Based Birth Workshop: Savvy Birth Pro
  • Advanced Doula Workshop: Rethinking Prenatals

Website: www.gracedinbirth.com

Service area: Greater Spokane Area

Emma Helms
Certifying Birth Doula

“As your doula, my goal is to provide unwavering, nonjudgmental support to you and your partner before, during, and after childbirth. I want nothing more to help you achieve the birth experience you deserve and envision.” 

Certification Organization: DONA International

Year Began Practicing: 2019

Number of Families Served: 3

Website: www.betterbirthandbeyonddoula.com

Service areas: Greater Spokane Area

Susan Johnson CD
Certified Birth Doula
SPDA Volunteer

“My true life passion lies in empowering women. After having my first baby I was drawn to supporting and documenting women and their families through pregnancy, birth, and the early years of motherhood. It would be an honor to join you on your journey.”

Certification Organization: Madriella

Year Began Practicing: 2016

Number of Families Served: 25+

Education: BS in Psychology/Washington State University

Additional Training:

  • “Birth Becomes Her” Birth Film Workshop
  • Sexual Violence Training/Post Falls Victims Service Unit
  • Domestic Violence Danger Assessment Certification/Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  • Sexual Violence Advocacy in the Hospital/Safe Passage Violence Prevention Center
  • Legal Advocate Training/YMCA of Spokane

Other Maternity Services Offered: Maternity Photography Services

Website: www.cdabirthphotographer.com

Service Area: Greater Spokane Area, Coeur d’Alene. Also Pullman, Moscow, & Sandpoint for a small travel fee.

Jamie Koop
Certifying Birth Doula
SPDA Volunteer

“I’m Happy mother of Six beautiful children. I love seeing new family’s being born.  I pride myself in offering the best birth experience the way you and partner choose. I offer calm emotional, educational and physical support. I live by the Quote “Good things come to those who wait” .

Certification Organization: DONA International

Year Began Practicing: 2018

Website:  https://birthdoulajamiekoo.wixsite.com

Service Area: Spokane and Coeur d’Alene

Beth Mathis

Beth Mathis CD(DONA)
Certified Birth Doula
Doula Mentor & SPDA Volunteer

“Every mother should be encouraged and supported during pregnancy and birth. I work with mom and partner to help both feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible, helping them to get information to make choices, while advocating for mother’s intuition. I believe that every mom should have the right to choose a doula. I would be honored to assist you in having the birth you are hoping for.”

Certification Organization: DONA International

Year Began Practicing: 2011

Number of Families Served: 80+

Education: Certified Nurses Aid

Additional Training: 

  • Collaborative Practice, Advanced Doula Training
  • Rebozo Workshop with Gina Kirby
  • Perinatal Support Washington Workshop: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • CPR Certified 2019
  • Volunteered for 5 years with PDXDoulas out of OHSU, specializing in assisting mom’s with special needs and minorities

Other Maternity Services Offered: Guidance for mothers through breech and pre-term births, even non-clients.

Website:  www.bienvenuebaby.com

Service Area: Greater Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas

Sarah McDonald
Certifying Birth Doula
SPDA Volunteer

“As your doula, my joy and hope is to empower you to make informed choices about your health: mind, body, and soul. It is such an honor to walk with families through this intimate experience. You deserve excellent care for your whole self, and I will do everything in my power so you can see your birth vision come to fruition.”

Certification Organization: DONA International

Year Began Practicing: 2019

Number of Families Served: 2+

Education: BA in English Literature/Whitworth University

Additional Training:

  • Certified pre/postnatal yoga instructor

Other Maternity Services Offered: Pre/postnatal yoga classes

Website: www.sarahmdoula.com

Service Area: Spokane, Spokane Valley, Cheney

Hailey Probert
Certifying Birth Doula

“I see birth as one of the most sacred moments in time. Every woman should be able to choose where and how she brings life into this world. It would be a privilege to walk alongside you and your partner and help you create the birth of your dreams.”

Certification Organization: DONA International

Year Began Practicing: 2019

Number of Families Served: 2+

Additional Training:

  • Certified Master Herbalist
  • Infant & Child CPR, 2019
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified, 2019

Website: www.haileyprobert.wixsite.com/home

Service Area: Spokane and North Idaho

Andrea Roltgen CD
Certified Birth Doula

“I believe in evidence based care, and compassionate connection to help families feel safe; and to feel prepared to write the story of their birth.”

Certification Organization: Birth Arts International

Year Began Practicing: 2015

Number of Families Served: 25+

Additional Training:

  • ICEA Childbirth Educator
  • Certified Herbalist
  • CPR Certified, 2020
  • Chewelah Creek Breech Birth Workshop
  • Midwives Assistant

Other Maternity Services Offered: Nutrition and wellness counseling and private childbirth education classes

Website: www.inthevineservices.com

Service Area: North Idaho and Eastern Washington

Courtney Rowland CD(DONA)
Certified Birth Doula
SPDA Board Treasurer

“My job as a doula is to support you and your partner physically and emotionally. I work to enhance everything you’ve prepared for so that you maintain dignity, power, and peace, and you remember your birth story with pride and happiness.”

Certifying Organization: DONA International

Year Began Practicing: 2017

Number of Families Served: 10+

Additional Training:

  • Certified belly dance instructor

Other Maternity Services Offered: Belly Dancing Prenatal Classes

Website: www.facebook.com/courtneyrowlanddoula

Service Area: Spokane area

Stacey Scarborough AdvCD
Certified Doula
SPDA Volunteer

“My job as a doula is to support you and your partner physically and emotionally. I work to enhance everything you’ve prepared for so that you maintain dignity, power, and peace, and you remember your birth story with pride and happiness.”

Certification Organization: DONA International and ICEA

Year Began Practicing: 1994

Number of Families Served: 200+

Additional Training: 

  • ICEA Childbirth Educator
  • Certified Lactation Educator (USCD)
  • Birth Doula Trainer (DONA)
  • CPR Certified

Other Maternity Services Offered: Childbirth classes, Breastfeeding support, Baby Care Support

Website: www.preparingtheparents.org

Service area: Spokane and Northern Idaho

DAYTIME DOULA SERVICE ONLY

Maria Turner CD
Certified Birth Doula

“My desire is for women and their families to feel seen, heard, validated, educated, and empowered in the transitional stages of pregnancy and postpartum. I create “Holding Spaces” and “Being With Moments” for all birthing outcomes; pregnancy and infant loss.”

Certification Organization: Stillbirth Day

Year Began Practicing: 2016

Number of Families Served: 6+

Education: BSW in Social Work/Eastern Washington University MA in Marriage and Family Counseling/Gonzaga University

Additional Training:

  • DONA Doula Training, Breastfeeding, and Childbirth Education workshops
  • Breastfeeding Educator Training
  • Midwife Birth Assistant Training

Other Maternity Services Offered: Perinatal Mental Health Service: Pregnancy and Infant loss, Birth Trauma (EMDR Therapy), Perinatal Mood Disorders, and a monthly Perinatal Support Group.

Website: www.aswethrive.com

Natasha Vasquez
Certifying Birth Doula

“I believe that every woman and partner should feel empowered, educated and confident in their choices within their birth experience. Being able to support mothers as their doula, in one of the most important, memorable moments in their lives is such a privilege.”

Certification Organization: DONA International

Year Began Practicing: 2019

Number of Families Served: 1+

Service Area:  Spokane and North Idaho