BIRTH DOULA CARE & REFERRALS

SEATTLE BIRTH DOULA SERVICES

Congratulations on a new little human making their way into your life.

This time of transition can be filled with many emotions - joy, excitement, anxiousness, apprehension, confusion, connection, worry, peace, and more.  I understand and respect each person's individual journey to welcoming a child and firmly believe that having the support of a doula during the childbearing year helps every individual to have their voice heard, be listened to, receive acknowledgment and information as they go through the process. I help you to have a positive experience.

If you asked me what I believe is most important about birth...

My answer would not be a specific way of giving birth, for there is no right way, there is only YOUR way. 

I believe that everyone has the right to be respected, to be heard, to feel in control of the process, (as much as one can control birth) and to make decisions that feel right for their family.

I also know, having supported over 540 families as they met their babies, that flexibility is key, no matter what your intentions.

As a doula, I center your voice, help you gather information about what your options are when you need to make a choice, and vehemently support your decision and the intuition that guided you there.

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You are the super hero at your birth.

My role as your doula is to support you and your partner (if partnered) and make the experience positive and meaningful for both of you, helping your birth team to be the best they can be in supporting you during your labor and birth. I work for you and you alone and walk with you every step of the way, doing everything I can to set you up for the experience you want.  And I stay with you if things need to change, with continuous, unwavering, nonjudgmental support.

Sharon Muza Review

"As a leader in this profession, she knows all the research and best practices and offers this information in an accessible way."

EVA

"She really helped me stay calm and confident during those sensitive, anxious weeks waiting for my baby."

BECKY

"She knows how to give support without taking away from others, knows how to ask the right questions, and knows how to bring humor and levity all while being very compassionate."

ERIN

"Ongoing support, referrals, and checked in with me numerous times to help me process the experience. She made me feel strong and capable."

SKYE

"Having Sharon as a doula at the birth of my son made all the difference."

ERIN

"Sharon was there every step of the way and, while she never told us what to do or how to do it, we knew she would “go to the mat” for us in whatever choice we made."

JANYA

"She is creative and flexible, powerful and kind. She was someone I could lean on, but she always celebrated my own strength."

MARY

"She helped me feel both strong and calm, which are two very important elements in the birth process!"

MELISSA

Your Seattle Doula Team

Since July 2019, I have worked in a doula partnership with my friend and colleague Alice Turner.   As DONA Certified birth doulas, together we have over 950 births and 40 years of experience supporting families at their births.

We attend every interview, prenatal and postpartum visit together, are on call together, join in every text, every email, zoom meeting or call together and support each other and our client family when one of us is at a birth.  Should a birth run extremely long, we seamlessly make the transition of changing places so you always have a fresh and ready-to-go doula who can carry the team at those marathon births.

We work together as a team so well that a recent client said to us after they birthed, "Even though only Alice was here, we felt Sharon's presence and it felt like she was with all of us every step of the way."

As a doula trainer and longtime professional in the community I can also make customized referrals if we are not available or not a fit for your family.

Sharon Muza Doula Educator Trainer

SHARON MUZA

DOULA . EDUCATOR . TRAINER

Sharon Muza Review

"Sharon has a special knack for empowering her patients within the hospital setting while still maintaining strong professional relationships with the midwives, physicians and nurses who care for her clients. She is a cheerleader, a coach, an advocate, a mediator, and a knowledgeable voice for her families."

Meghan Eagen-Torkko, PhD, CNM, ARNP

INVESTMENT

The fee for our services is $3200.
We collect a $1600 retainer in order to be placed on our doula calendar and $1600 is payable at the prenatal.

We can collect payment by credit card, FSA/HSA debit cards, Zelle, Venmo, check or cash.  Receipts happily provided for potential insurance reimbursement or HSA/FSA spending accounts.

AVAILABILITY

Please contact me to inquire about our availability to provide birth doula services for your due date. We take a very limited number of clients each year, and our calendar does fill, so do reach out if you want an amazing dynamite duo of doulas for support during your pregnancy, birth and postpartum period.

If you are a BIPOC pregnant person and would like a referral to a doula who shares your race/ethnicity/culture with you, please do not hesitate to reach out and let me know and I will make some referrals that meet your needs.

TAKE A CHILDBIRTH CLASS WITH SHARON