Student Labor Doulas

Birthingway College of Midwifery does not supervise student doulas and is not responsible for their conduct in their role as prenatal, labor, and postpartum support for the expectant mother and/or her supporters.

Birthingway makes no claims regarding these students, other than that they have completed the classroom portion of their training. These students are now volunteering or charging low fees for their services in order to complete the number of births required for certification as a labor doula by Birthingway College of Midwifery.

The students are not supervised when providing doula services to clients during this practicum period.

Anyone contacting and engaging the services of the student doulas listed below does so voluntarily, and holds harmless Birthingway College of Midwifery for the conduct of these students. If you choose to work with a student doula, you are entering into a relationship with that doula, and not with Birthingway College of Midwifery.

  • Michelle Paul Hello, My name is Michelle and I am a student Doula in both the Labor and Postpartum programs at Birthingway College of Midwifery. My interest in birth work was sparked by the birth of my first child, who made me a mother 20 years ago. Since that time, I have been fascinated with the journey ...
  • Ruth Straub Hey there, I’m Ruth. I’m a trained Labor and Postpartum Doula, servicing Seattle WA and the surrounding areas. It is my goal to provide Physical, emotional, and educational support in a way that will empower you in your own personal birth and postpartum journey. By helping families gain knowledge and confidence, they can be empowered ...
  • Christinia Lively Christinia discovered her passion for birth work through her personal birthing experience with her two children. She realized the importance of agency through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. In addition to being a doula, she is a breastfeeding peer support counselor. She understands the importance of communicating personal needs, and to have them respected is critical to ...
  • Maria Sayre Labor & Postpartum Doula I was first inspired to become a doula after observing the birth of my friend’s daughter in 1990 and after experiencing three births of my own I came to realize the value in having a supportive birth team and began my journey to help other women and families. I am continuously developing ...
  • Lacey Dean-Sangare Greetings! My name is Lacey and I am a trained Labor and Postpartum Doula providing one or both services to women and families. Before becoming a doula I have had ample experience working with diverse communities and in multicultural settings. I feel driven to serve women, as well as multicultural families, who are seeking support ...
  • Maia Green As I grew out of believing that babies come from storks, my fascination with childbirth intensified, and I realized the incredible capability that women have to grow and nourish another life. I believe that everyone has the right to a safe, unapologetically empowering, and spiritually uplifting birth experience. As your labor doula, I am here ...