During the COVID-19 Pandemic, all Childbirth Education classes are offered online for a reduced fee here!
In March of 2020, Jane Drichta and Kate Dewey teamed up with the amazing Camie Jae Goldhammer MSW, LICSW, IBCLC of Daybreak Star Doulas to create a Pandemic Response Advanced Doula Training and are offering it FREE to community doulas and doulas in training. Click Here to access the classroom and materials.
If you are inclined to, please consider a donation to our sister organization, Midwives for Haiti in exchange for any of the above discounted or free classes.
Our doulas doing what they love...
Okay... why "Let It Be" and what is with the sloths?
The vision for "Let It Be" comes from a variety of sources beginning with Morgan, our dear friend and one of the original doulas in our collective. Morgan and Kate were in the same childbirth class ages ago with one of the areas most loved instructors, Liz Chalmers, who used the "Let It Be" mantra while guiding her students through birth preparation. When Morgan and Kate decided to form this doula collective, they envisioned an umbrella of inclusive doulas who catered to the various needs of various families.
"Let it be... .... their birth, their way, with their goals in mind."
We also really just love the Beatles and the line, "And in my hour of darkness, she is standing right in front of me, speaking words of wisdom, 'let it be." It really spoke to us as doulas and birthing mothers who have been in that state of darkness that birth can bring. We relied on the wise voices of our birth team to bring us through that and truly just let each of our births play out as they needed to. Sometimes that meant interventions, or listening to our fears and releasing them... we trust ourselves and we trust the process.
And the sloths? Ahhhh... the sloths. Cute, right? This was the brainchild of KC and her graphic designer husband, Jeremy. Often in labor, we forget that our bodies know what to do and we are quick to rush the process and frustrated when it takes longer than expected. The sloth, for us, is a mantra in and of itself, reminding us to slow down and trust the birthing body. It is smart and going slow is often the best way to get it done! We decided to make our sloth gender neutral and added a little baby sloth on its chest to make sure all families feel safe birthing with us. Your family is welcome!
Areas we serve: Seattle, Magnolia, Queen Anne, Ballard, Fremont, Ravenna, Green Lake, West Seattle, Des Moines, Kent, Renton, Tacoma, Auburn, Enumclaw, Issaquah, Factoria, Eastgate, Sammamish, Mercer Island, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Woodinville, Bothell, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Shoreline, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Everett, Mukilteo, Arlington, Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Monroe, Gold Bar, Sultan and Mt. Vernon. We attend births at Overlake, Evergreen, Northwest, Swedish Ballard, Edmonds and First Hill, Providence Everett, Group Health, University of Washington, Valley Medical Center, Puget Sound Midwives & Birth Center, Center for Birth, Eastside Birth Center, Cascade Midwives & Birth Center, Center for Birth, Sprout Birth Center, Seattle Home Maternity Services and all home births.