Birth doula / postpartum services / placenta encapsuLation

Cori Hartunian

I am a DONA trained Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Death Doula, Health & Sexuality Educator. Approved Sexuality Facilitator for OWL (Our Whole Lives). Co-founder of the Sensual Woman's Soiree, a monthly community gathering for women, and quarterly co-facilitator at the Women's Temple Nights in New York City.

Birth began integrating into my life in 2006, when I was asked to be a birth coach for my sister, which radically shifted my life. At the time, I was untrained and it was my first time attending a birth. That singular experience taught me so much about living life (in such a brief period of time) that it completely altered my life's trajectory. Even with the power of that experience, it was still several years before I became a fully trained doula. Since becoming a doula, I've attended births in homes, birth centers and hospitals (including cesarean sections). I have experience working with people who want to birth naturally, as well as others who desire to have an epidural (or other pain relief). I'm completely honored to be a part of witnessing new beginnings for my clients and their families. Joining families as they grow bigger and stronger together is a sacred experience I treasure very deeply!

Certified Reiki Practitioner, Trained Birth Assistant, Washington State Certified NA-C. I am currently on the path of becoming a Midwife..

Cindy Neder

I currently serve the King and Snohomish counties of Washington State as a Birth Doula, Midwives Assistant, Pregnancy Release Doula, Wise-Woman Herbalist, Reiki Master, and Prenatal Yoga Instructor.

Through all my life, I have had a strong connection and passion for reproductive health. Having family in the medical community around birth and pediatrics have helped to form this passion at a young age. As I grew older, my passion for social and reproductive justice grew. I wanted to support folks, help them advocate for what was right for them. I pursued some radical training's and gained influential mentors, and volunteered with organizations around supporting women with a variety of pregnancy outcome choices. I now serve three out of hospital midwifery practices as an assistant, while also maintaining a birth doula business.

I can't even describe the the honor it is to witness this rite of passage. It is an indescribable feeling to have found my calling. The path to the birth of one’s baby is different for all, and I feel grateful to have supported nearly 300 folks in the Puget Sound region as they gave birth to their baby and themselves as parents. The birth of a baby is the birth of many things: parenthood, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. It’s the birth of a family, the birth of a new citizen, the birth of potential. It can be a wonderful time for those expecting, filled with excitement, but it also comes with some distinct challenges like navigating the uniqueness of each labor and finding the tools to remain flexible during an enormously transitional time. That is where I can come in and help!