Juliet Swedlund, CD(DONA)
Beginning with my time in Health & Wellness at the YMCA nearly 16 years ago, I learned the importance of evidence based care. It aims to provide the most effective care that is available, with the goal of improving patient outcomes. Patients expect to receive the most effective care based on the best available evidence, and I have been committed to receiving the continual education necessary to provide that.
When it came time to choose a training course for my doula work, I went with Doulas of North America, because of their own commitment to evidence based research and practices, as well as the Standards of Practice they expect their doulas to uphold. I completed my Birth Doula Training at the Simkin Center for Allied Birth, one of the highest quality birth doula trainings available, and finished my DONA Childbirth Doula Certification in November of 2016.
I am a full-spectrum doula; someone who brings the doula model of care to people across the full spectrum of pregnancy experiences, including adoption, surrogacy, miscarriage, abortion, and stillbirth. You can imagine that nonjudgmental support during these times can be vital for processing the experience and moving forward.
Originally from the Memphis area, I moved to Seattle in 2006 where I met my husband, Matt — a Topeka native. In March 2014 we left the rainy pacific northwest, and enjoy raising our kids, being closer to family, and playing outdoors.