Welcome! I'm Manon Banuelos, CD(DONA), CLEC. I am a certified birth doula, postpartum doula, and lactation counselor serving the greater Seattle area. Supporting families as they welcome a new baby into their lives is my passion!
My goal as a doula is to empower families in the childbearing year and postpartum period by providing encouragement, support, and resources to help fulfill their birthing and parenting wishes.
I'm currently available for daytime postpartum support for due dates in January 2019 and beyond! You can check my availability here.
“Motherhood is raw and pure. It is fierce and gentle. It is up and down. It is magic and madness. Single days last forever and years fly by. Toys are everywhere and then one day they are discarded. It is so easy to get twisted into knots over the many details of motherhood that we lose sight of the process for the goals, the journey for the destination. But motherhood—and childhood—is all about the journey. And while individual days and hours may last forever, and some nights seem endless, all too soon the journey is over and we wonder how we ever got there so fast. Be gentle with yourself as you travel, dear mother. Don't miss the scenery. Don't miss the conversation with your traveling companions. Laugh at the bumps and say 'Ooh, aah' on the hairpin turns. Buckle your seat belt. You're a mom!”
- Aviva Jill Romm, Natural Health After Birth
“A woman is the full circle, within her is the power---to create, nurture, and transform." -Diane Marieschild
Kirkland, Washington, United States