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Nurture Seattle LLC      |  Seattle, Washington    |
Nurture is committed to providing the highest quality care for you, your baby and your family.  We have a combined 20+ years of experience as postpartum doulas and have worked with hundreds of families in many different situations.  ​Nurture doulas are actively involved in the Seattle area doula community and regularly volunteer their time to families and non-profit organizations. We consistently strive to learn and grow as professionals by attending continuing education classes and conferences. 

We have experience with:
  • Breastfeeding
  • Twins & Triplets
  • Reflux & Colic
  • Special needs babies
About Nurture 
Jennifer Dodd
Alina Hensel
  • Sleep Training
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Transitioning to Solid Foods
  • Parent Coaching
I have had a passion for all things “baby” since I was a young child. Once my two daughters were in school full time, I followed that passion to become a Postpartum Doula in 2005. I am also trained as a birth doula.

I believe that becoming a mother is an ongoing process, and the birth of a baby is just the beginning of a complex, deep, and challenging relationship. I find great joy in teaching and guiding my children, but I am continually amazed at what they have to teach me.

• BS Psychology, UW School of Education, Magna Cum Laud
• Seattle Midwifery School Postpartum Doula Training Program, 2005
• NAPS Certified Doula, 2006 to 2013
• NAPS Board Member, 2008 to 2011
• Certified Gottman Educator, Bringing Baby Home, 2011
• DONA Labor Support Training, 2013
• Perinatal Support Washington Board Member, 2013-2017
• Infant and Adult CPR

Interests & Specializations
• Postpartum Mood Disorders
• Empowering Birthing Women
• Family Adjustment Issues
• Baby Planning & Consulting

My goal as your doula is to provide you and your family with practical, physical and emotional support during the arrival and postpartum period with your baby or babies. When the needs of the parents are tended to, the new family can bond, relax and enjoy their new life together.

Every family has different needs and circumstances. I tailor my services to the specific needs of each I serve and provide non-judgmental support during this time of profound change. My goal as your birth/labor doula is that you will end up with a birth experience you feel positive about. I work with new parents to find their own parenting style, one that works for them as parents and that meets the needs of their individual baby. I do this by helping parents recognize their baby’s cues and by encouraging them to listen to and trust, their own inner wisdom.

• AA Fine Art, American River College
Postpartum Doula Training, Seattle Midwifery School (now Bastyr), 2006
• Northwest Association for Postpartum Support (NAPS) Certified Doula 2007-2013
Northwest Association for Postpartum Support (NAPS) Board Member 2008-2011
Lactation Educator Certification, Evergreen Perinatal Education Sponsored by Simpkin Center (now Bastyr), 2008
Labor Doula training, Pro-Doula, 2018  
• Infant and Adult CPR Certified 

Interests & Specializations
• Lactation Support
• Premie & NICU Babies
• Postpartum Mood Disorders
• Family Adjustment Issues
• Happiest Baby on the Block