Open Arms serves over 200 pregnant people and their infants each year by offering perinatal and early parenting support services to meet the unique needs of each family through highly qualified, culturally versatile doulas. Our unique award-winning programs include:
- Culturally-sensitive case management to provide baby supplies and other essential needs
- Prenatal support and home visits
- Continuous emotional and physical support throughout labor and delivery
- Postpartum support and home visits
- Breastfeeding/nursing counseling and support
- Parenting education
- Doula support offered in 17 different languages
Our services are free of cost for people living within King County.
We offer two types of doula services to support families in early parenting.
Our Birth Doula services program provides services starting in the third trimester of pregnancy and up to three months after the baby is born.
Our Community-Based Outreach Doula Program is a home-visiting program funded through Washington State’s Department of Early Learning. Our nationally accredited program extends support from infant home visits up to a child’s 2nd birthday for Somali, African American, and Latino clients.
We support positive early parenting so that emotionally and physically healthy children can enter early childhood programs, and eventually kindergarten, ready to learn and thrive.
We recognize that becoming a new parent or having another child can be a wonderful and difficult time of transition. Our Postpartum Support Programs include support groups for new parents and babies taught in Spanish and English, using established curricula like MotherWoman. We also provide an in-home counseling program called After9.