Jen Laird birth doula

Jen Laird


Doula Description

With over 15 years of experience and over 500 families supported, Jen combines her expertise and knowledge to provide individualized support for each client. You get the best from her midwife, doula, and mentor training. She is passionate about providing trauma-informed care.

Jen can't remember a time when she wasn't drawn to babies and birth. She launched her professional career in birth work in 2007, completing her birth and postpartum doula training through Seattle Midwifery School. Soon after, she enrolled in midwifery school at a university in New Zealand. This year provided a wealth of book learning and experience attending births in hospital settings, breastfeeding, and postpartum recovery. She and her family relocated back to Seattle, where she continued her midwifery education and midwifery internship. Nearing the end of her midwifery training, Jen choose to change course and go back to her first love, supporting families as a doula. In the following years, she worked as a birth assistant for home births as well as taught childbirth education classes. She has quite literally worn all the "hats" - birthing person, doula, student health care provider, childbirth educator, and postpartum doula.

Jen has three young adult children, a husband of 26 years, and two adorable "weenie" dogs she considers her furry children.

As the Founder of Seattle Birth Doulas, Jen also provides ongoing training, mentorship, and oversight and is passionate about helping make doula work sustainable and supportive.

Jen also offers:

  • Postpartum Doula Support
  • Private Childbirth Education Classes

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Additional details

Birth Support Package

  • Complimentary Meet & Greet
  • Virtual check-ins through pregnancy as desired
  • 90 min prenatal planning visit
  • Labor & Birth support
  • Photos of labor and/ or baby
  • In-home postpartum visit (typically within 3-5 days following birth)
  • Virtual postpartum visit

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