Childbirth Education Seattle: Taught by midwives for Seattle families choosing in and out of hospital births. Classes are Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at the Journey Midwife Services office! Call 206-659-5645 or e-mail for more info.
Sharon Muza: A beloved Lamaze certified childbirth educator, Sharon has over 15 years of experience as a birth worker. Her classes are fun, informative, and interactive. Her classes are taught in Ballard. Sharon also offers a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) class.
Parent Trust for Washington Children: This organization offers childbirth and parenting classes including Great Starts, Conscious Fathering, and Sibling Preparation are designed to meet the needs of families transitioning into parenthood (i.e. first time parents). Their classes include information on pregnancy, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, and newborn care. Classes are offered at locations throughout Seattle and are available on both weeknights and weekends.
Open Arms Perinatal Services: An organization that services low-income people by offering doulas and community-based early parenting support in 17 different languages.
Nadeshiko Doula: Kayoko Nakajima provides childbirth and early postpartum support and education in Japanese. She is a Lamaze certified childbirth educator and works mainly with Japanese speaking families, but enjoys supporting families from many cultural backgrounds.
Triple Moon Doula: Adeline Hill is a full spectrum doula who specializes in supporting LGBTQ parents, Spanish speakers, ASL/signing parents, and teen and young parents. She also offers placenta encapsulation, tincturing and more.
Doula Match: a search engine that allows you to view profiles to help find the right doula for you.
Seattle Naturopathy and Acupuncture Center: these experienced naturopathic doctors provide healthcare services to the LGBTQ community - including intrauterine insemination, hormone therapy, and acupuncture. They also offer pediatric and family medicine care and share an office with Journey Midwife Services.
LGBTQ Fertility: these wonderful naturopathic doctors offer online support and information, as well as an LGBTQ family planning class in Seattle. This class provides information on creating a timeline, finding a donor, charting ovulation and insemination timing, and simplifying legal necessities.
Ask Lenore: a great resource for information on induced lactation.
Milk Junkies: this is a wonderfully informative blog about one transman's experience with nursing his baby and becoming a La Leche League leader. He also has a mini-series of posts about transwomen and breastfeeding.
Cedar River Clinics: a trusted colleague is the driving force behind their LGBTQ wellness program, including healthcare for trans* folks.
Rainier Valley Community Clinic: this south end midwifery clinic offers free walk-in lactation support groups on Thursdays from 1-3 PM at Puget Sound Birth Center in Renton (4300 Talbot Rd S #402).
La Leche League: A regional peer-support network for breastfeeders. You can attend group meetings while your pregnant and after your baby is born.
Sound Breastfeeding: Joy MacTavish is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She can help you troubleshoot breastfeeding difficulties and support you and your baby as you learn to breastfeed together.
Cesarean Section Recovery Support
Though Journey Midwife Services does not perform VBACs, we can connect you with trusted midwives and practitioners who do. We can also provide all your prenatal care leading up to your VBAC and resume care for you during your postpartum period.
VBAC YOUR Way Class: Sharon Muza offers a loving, affirming, evidence-based class to help you and your birth team prepare for a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
Families of Color Seattle(FOCS): community support for families of color. FOCS hosts parent support groups including - North and South Seattle newborns and waddlers, Black moms, QTFOCs, Native moms, and parents of children with disabilities and special needs. There is also a FOCS Facebook group and listserv with over 800 memebers.
Parent Help 123: a resource hub for families to find services in their community including health insurance, food assistance, and more.
Postpartum Depression, Grief, and Loss
Perinatal Support Washington: a local resource for people experiencing mood disorders, anxiety, and depression. They offer support groups and therapists with extensive training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD). There is also a warm line staffed by professionals and peers who have recovered from postpartum mood disorders.
Postpartum Support International: PSI offers a toll free support line for parents who may be experiencing a postpartum mood disorder. Their website also lists support groups and therapists in the area who specialize in PMAD.
Leslie Butterfield: Dr. Butterfield is a clinical psychologist who specializes in women's health and PMAD.
Mia Edidin: Mia is a clinical social worker who specializes in new family support.
Didn't find the resources you need? Let us know! We're happy to dig into our deep network of birth workers and supporters to get you the information and help you deserve.