Paula Gustafson

ProDoula

CURRENT STATUS: Pre-CD Labor, Postpartum, Postpartum Placenta Specialist

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: Emerald City Doulas

SERVICES PROVIDED: Labor Support, Postpartum Support, Postpartum Placenta Encapsulation, Belly binding, Belly Casting

About

AREAS SERVED: Seattle area (King County and south Snohomish County)

CONTACT INFO:

Phone:  206-939-6109

Email:  office@emeraldcitydoulas.com

Website:  www.emeraldcitydoulas.com

Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I have great respect for growing families, and feel very strongly about providing completely non-judgmental support to all.

What led you to become a Doula?: I saw the clear benefit of having the support of a doula before, during, and after birth.

What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:

I’m organized, easy going, and trustworthy.

What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: As an agency owner, my first thought is to talk to the doulas that work with us, as well as the midwives, OBs, and pediatricians that we have established relationships with.

What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I think about how amazing it is to bring a child into the world.

What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Absolute open-hearted support

What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Shawshank Redemption

What is your favorite place to vacation?: Orcas Island in northwest Washington State.

What is your favorite food?: A really good loaf of bread (my favorite is the tortano from Rose's Bakery on Orcas Island)

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Working in my garden, going for a walk in the forest.

Who lives in your house?: Me, and my son Zach :)