Open Arms birth doulas serve women from the third trimester through birth and up to three months postpartum. Our birth doulas provide prenatal support and parenting education, continuous emotional and physical support throughout labor and delivery, and assistance in the early postpartum period.

Our doulas are able to serve Open Arms clients in 15 languages, including English. We are finding several of our clients feel called to doula work after the birth of their babies. Many of them have gone on to train as birth doulas themselves, providing an exciting, sustainable framework for employment and extended support for families within communities.

If you are interested in learning more about our Birth Doula Services Program or would like to learn about becoming an Open Arms doula, please contact us at

If you are a pregnant woman looking for birth doula services, please email Kate Silvett at


Want to become an Open Arms Birth Doula? Once you’ve completed a Birth Doula Training, attend one of Open Arms’ orientations!

Orientation Details:

Orientation sessions provide a day-long introduction to Open Arms’ Birth Doula Services and an overview of birthwork through an anti-oppression lens. Suggested donation: $15 or diapers. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

To register for an orientation or for more information, contact Program Manager Kate Silvett at or 206.723.6868.