From Sara:

“Without Open Arms, I would not have been able to become the mother I am today. I have a family at Open Arms, because that’s what Open Arms has become — family. Coming into this community has helped me feel supported and get the things I need for my daughter.”

Learn more about Sara’s story and other stories like hers.

Open Arms doulas have been shown to help reduce unplanned cesarean sections, help reduce preterm deliveries, and provide social and physical support to help pregnant people have fewer interventions during labor, and help families look back on their birth experience with pride and joy. Doulas also help to provide support with breastfeeding and bonding during those crucial first few moments and weeks of life.

If you are an expecting or breastfeeding/nursing person, or know someone who is, and are interested in learning more about Open Arms services, please contact Kate Silvett at or call our referral line: 206-723-6868 extension 106.