I offer doula services in the greater Puget Sound area and I would be happy to schedule a complimentary meet & greet to see if we will be a good fit for each other. Head on over to my contact form and say hello!


what is my role as a doula?

My role is to accompany women in labor to assist them in having a safe and satisfying birth experience. I believe birth is a fundamental experience women will remember for the rest of their lives. My goal is to protect those precious memories. Doulas are trained labor support companions who provide physical, emotional, and informational support to women before, during, and after birth. The word doula is derived from a Greek word meaning “woman servant.” It is my job to provide reassurance and perspective to the mother and her partner. My role is to make suggestions for labor progress, help with relaxation, massage, positioning, and other techniques for comfort.


“We would never choose to go through this child birth experience without a doula. Alise was amazing. Such a great coach not only for my wife and I but for also for my family waiting in the lobby. Thank you so much Alise. What a blessing!”
— Sam, 2015

WHAT YOU WON'T FIND ME DOING:

Performing clinical tasks. I am there to provide physical and emotional support. I will help facilitate communication between you and the clinical care providers.


Making decisions for you. This is your birth and your baby. I will help you get the information you need to make an informed decision.


Speaking to the staff on your behalf. We can talk through your concerns and I can suggest options for you. I will encourage you to voice your opinions, questions, and concerns to the staff.

I have no idea how women have babies without Alise. She is such an incredible support emotionally and physically. Although I still absolutely wanted pain medication, all of the coaching and support Alise provided really helped me get through the times when pain meds we’re not cutting it or weren’t available.
— Jaelithe Guillette, 2018