Aly Willis, BBCI, Birth Boot Camp
Description: Birth Boot Camp classes are comprehensive, modern, and fun, and designed to help both mom and dad prepare for an AMAZING birth! 10-week comprehensive class, 6-week Hospital Birth class, 4-week Out-of-Hospital Birth class, and one-day Labor Comfort Measures, Newborn Care, Early Pregnancy, Food & Fitness, Sibling Birth Prep, and Refresher classes available.
Kimberly Bepler, ABC Doula Service
Description: Kimberly is a Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Postpartum Doula, serving Central Whidbey. She has served families in Portland for 15 years but returned to her hometown recently and is available for lactation consults, newborn consults, doula care, and overnight support (specializing in twins).
Emily LiCastro, LMP/FAE, Full Moon Healing Arts
Description: Emily supports women's wellness, fertility and cycle health through bodywork and education. Services include Certified Prenatal & Postpartum Massage, the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, and classes & individual consultations in the Fertility Awareness Method for conception, contraception and cycle health. Located in Langley, WA.
Quincey Ackerman, Doula Q Birth Services
Description: I provide birth doula services, bereavement doula services (and support group), childbirth education, and a specialty of placenta services like capsules, truffles, tincture, and more, to Whatcom, Skagit, and Island Counties. My fees are set at an affordable rate because I believe every family deserves to benefit from what birth workers have to offer. I also hold a mama meet up at my home in Bellingham, twice monthly, with access to a baby scale.
Miri Levi, Just Living Healthcare
Description: Miri is a Family and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She provides lactation consultations for breastfeeding moms and babies in their homes in Anacortes, Oak Harbor, La Connor and Mt Vernon. Miri is also available for sick visits for minor acute illnesses such as the flu, colds, strep throat and bladder infections as well as consultations regarding birth control or other women's health issues. Help with postpartum depression, childbirth and breastfeeding classes, and help with infant sleep is also available. Miri accepts most health insurance plans and can prescribe medication when needed.
Diane Ripper, Diane Ripper Hypnotherapy
Description: Diane Ripper is a registered Hypnotherapist and the creator of "Hypnotic Childbirth," an original online hypnosis course offered through Bellingham Technical College, designed to help women reduce anxiety for a more positive birth experience. Extensive exercises in relaxation, visualization, and overcoming obstacles include the best self-hypnosis techniques to achieve an optimal state of mind for labor and birth. The online forum allows for self-paced learning while still connecting with others. Private sessions are also available in Bellingham or via FaceTime.