“Indigenous Doulas are the guardians of compassionate care.”

Daybreak Star Doulas is a full spectrum doula program. We provide free-of-cost services to pregnant people living in King County that identify as American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander. We work with families prenatally through 3 months postpartum to improve birth outcomes and reduce personal, cultural and systemic barriers that disproportionately affect Indigenous parents. Our program aims to strengthen the bond between parents and connection to the community.

What is a doula?

A doula is someone that provides continuous physical, emotional, mental and spiritual support to a person before, during and after childbirth. A full spectrum doula is a doula who provides support to people during the full spectrum of pregnancy — from birth, to abortion, to miscarriage, to adoption, to postpartum. In addition, as Indigenous doulas, we will support and center a family’s cultural practices.

Meet our doulas!

Vanessa Lovejoy-Guron (Filipina) – Doula and Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor
Cassandra Miles (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) – Doula and Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor

Interested in a doula? Please contact us!

Cynthia Savini, Family Services Division Director | csavini@unitedindians.org