Monica Elliott

CD(DONA), CLE, NHP

My Journey
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Hello, I am a mother of four children and two grandchildren. My family grew up here in the Northwest. In 2016, I witnessed the birth of my sister's third child. She had an amazing doula, who invited me into the birth, as she cared for my sister. I was hooked and began to develop my skills and passion as a birth doula. I received my training through Bastyr University, and certified with DONA in 2018. Later that year, my husband and I then moved to the Philippines to serve as medical missionaries, where I served as a doula and midwife assistant at a birthing home just outside of Manila. Helping to birth 63 babies and care for over 200 new mothers. Certifying as a lactation educator, and midwife assistant just before leaving for the field helped to prepare me for this work. 

Living back in the Northwest, I look forward to serving in my community as a doula, I get to spend quality time getting to know you and how I can best serve you. All of the knowledge, insights and wisdom learned from working with international clients and abroad has only heightened my abilities and skills as a doula.

It is my passion to make all women feel safe and secure during the birth of their child.  Birthing can be a very vulnerable experience as well as empowering.  I am very comfortable being in that space and honoring you in those moments.

My calm, reassuring and intuitive presence creates a safe, loving and nurturing space for moms and their partners to connect and enjoy the birth of their new baby.

Recently I have received training called, "From Trauma to Triumph: When Survivors Give Birth". With this additional training, I hope to more fully support my clients through some of the toughest healing and work that we can do as women. Creating that safe and beautiful space for your birth. 

It is an honor to walk beside you through this journey.

Monica

My Philosophy
  • Birth is a normal process, not a pathological ‘problem’ to be solved

  • You have the right to be an active participant in your own birth experience; that means being allowed to make informed choices about your practitioners, your birth setting, interventions (or lack thereof), attendees, etc.

  • Partners are as emotionally invested in their children’s births as laboring women are; they too need support in order to minimize anxiety and feel involved/engaged with the birth process to the extent that they and their partner wish

  • Having a doula is the best way to ensure a satisfying birth experience, that is, one in which the laboring woman feels respected, in control and supported

  • I can and will help and empower you to self-advocate before and during your labor and birth.

  • I believe in evidence-based practice

  • My #1 goal is your confidence, comfort and safety – I recognize that your birth is not my birth and that your choices may be different from my own. My pledge to each of my clients is that I will always respect your choices and support you 100% in making them. I will never judge you or make you doubt your instincts. I know that you are strong.

My Training

Simkin Childbirth Education 2016

Bastyr University 

Certified Lactation Educator 2016

Evergreen Perinatal, Kirkland WA

DONA Certified Birth Doula 2018

DONA International 

Midwife Assistant 2018

Northwest Midwifery

"When Survivors Give Birth" 2020

Selena ShelleyBastyr University

Certified BLS / CPR 2020

Redcross

Certified Postpartum and Infant Care Doula 2020

ProDoula 

Certified Birth Doula 2020

ProDoula 

Childbirth Educator / Lamaze trained

Lamaze International / Certify Nov. 2020

CNHP - Certified Natural Health Professional

Trinity School of Natural Health / Graduating 2021

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