Adalah Doula

I’m a full-spectrum birth worker
and certified lactation counselor
focused on trauma-informed care. 

I support ALL outcomes of pregnancy:
loss, termination, birth, postpartum, & lactation

Adalah ( عدالة‎) means justice in Arabic. It is one of the 99 names of God in Islam.

My family on the day I gave birth!

GOALS

  • Working closely with you to create a comfortable, safe, respectful journey throughout the spectrum of pregnancy and birth outcomes
  • Identifying, supporting, and actualizing your needs, freedom, and choices
  • Integrating trauma-informed support as a core component of your experience, to prevent and reduce harm
  • Strengthening positive physical, emotional, and spiritual outcomes
  • Building reproductive justice and equity

SERVICES

Sliding Scale: $1,000-$1,500 (negotiable for low-income and BIPOC families)

  • Pre-natal discussions on trauma history, birth options, birth and medical intervention options
  • Preparing questions, preferences, and a birth plan to share with medical providers to prevent coercion, violation, harm, and violence
  • Defining the roles of your birth support team including your partner, children, family, and providers
  • Personalized resource, social service, and wellness referrals

  • Continuous physical, emotional, and spiritual support during labor and birth (virtually and/or in-person)

  • Preparing and providing a variety of tailored comfort and pain management measures

  • Advocacy and communications support with providers , ensuring consent for medical interventions

  • Releasing and protecting the “love hormones” of birth and postpartum: the oxytocin and adrenaline that bring life into this world
  • Post-birth visit, reflection, support, and postpartum referrals

  • Lactation support 
Sliding scale: $50-$75 per consultation (negotiable for low-income and BIPOC families)
  • Prenatal lactation education, planning, Q & A
  • Immediate, crisis, and long-term lactation support and counseling
  • Practical and actionable tips, recommendations, and best practices
  • Clinical assessment of parent/baby dyad 
  • Developing a treatment plan for feeding challenges including nipple pain, low weight gain, latch, under or oversupply, clogged ducts, mastitis, tongue ties, transitioning to bottle, etc.
  • Physical and emotional healing tips
  • Parent-baby bonding support and engaging the non-lactating partner in feeding and infant care
  • Infant sleep advice and education for breastfed babies
  • Safe sleep support, especially evidence-based co-sleeping and bedsharing guidance
  • Personalized resource, support group, social services, and clinical referrals

Sliding scale: $30-$40 an hour (negotiable for low-income and BIPOC families)

  • Discussion and counseling of options related to pregnancy loss, planned, or unexpected termination
  • Accompaniment to medical appointments and procedures related to pregnancy loss or termination
  • Tailored referrals to mental, physical, and spiritual health services

SPECIALTIES

  • Supporting survivors of trauma, gender-based, and sexual violence 
  • Serving Jewish & Muslim families to include religious, spiritual, and cultural traditions 
  • Supporting immigrant and refugee communities 
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
Birth Doula // DONA International
Full Spectrum Doula // Cornerstone Doula Trainings
Certified Lactation Counselor // Healthy Children Project
Certified Breastfeeding Counselor // Empire Lactation
CPR, AED, & First Aid Certification (Adult, Child, Infant) // National CPR Foundation
Certified Rape Crisis Advocate // Bellevue Hospital
IBCLC: in-training