For information on birth doulas in the Greater Seattle Area
Since 1988, PALS Doulas has supported the local doula community. Through their website, you can find a local, certified birth doula available for your due date!
Open Arms Perinatal Services
A local nonprofit providing doula support for low income families
Open Arms offers low income families strong community-based support for women through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. They have provided services to pregnant women and their families in the Puget Sound area since 1997.
If you would like to donate to Open Arms so other families can benefit from postpartum doula care, please click here. (You can designate postpartum services in the Memo of your check or through the online form!)
Contact for more information on financial assistance with healthcare, food or other services
Within Reach connects families all over Washington with resources including Medicaid, CHIP, Basic Food and WIC.
Perinatal Support Washington (PSI)
Offers warm phone line, support groups, and local resources for parents suffering with depression, anxiety or other perinatal mood disorders
Formerly known as Postpartum Support International of Washington, PSI offers resources for perinatal mood disorders including anxiety and postpartum depression.
Parent Trust for Washington Children
To register for local parenting and childbirth classes
Founded in 1978, Parent Trust offers classes all over the Puget Sound that cover pregnancy, childbirth preparation, newborn care, skills for new dads, infant health and safety, and more.
The Simkin Center
A resource for local doula trainings or other continuing education
The Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University has educated and inspired leaders in the childbirth professions since 1988. In-person, online and hybrid workshops include education for birth and postpartum doulas, lactation educators, childbirth educators, perinatal support group facilitators, pregnancy and infant massage, and continuing education for birth professionals.