Holistic Doula Services

As your doula we work directly for you. This means that we will advocate for you in all regards if needed at a home, hospital or birth center birth. As your advocate, we seek to promote communication among all members of your birthing team – however our primary job is to listen to you deeply and to hold and reiterate your intention through your birth process. And even though births do not always go as planned, we aim to continue to hold the container we have set no matter how things need to change for you and your baby to have a safe and healthy delivery.

In addition to being a maternal service provider, The Nest Doulas have extensive collective additional training as holistic healthcare providers which can serve to support your body, mind and spirit (as well as your partner’s!) to welcome this little being with ease, safety and comfort.  These specialities include manual therapy, emotional counseling, massage, acupressure, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, fetal positioning techniques, nutrition, herbal, and supplement guidance, lactation consultation, nurse, midwife, or naturopath scope of practice.  Read more about each of The Nest Doulas or schedule a free consultation to connect and determine with whom you best align.

Lindsay Larkins

Manual Therapist, Doula

Lindsay has extensive training in many different forms of bodywork; her anatomical knowledge and skill are amazing! She can help with many different physical complaints, from old injury, to musculoskeletal alignment, myofascial release, and pelvic alignment during pregnancy.

Lindsay’s doula services can include prenatal visits, labor prep bodywork, in-labor support, post-delivery care, and postpartum support visits. Her mission as your doula is to to listen to you deeply and to hold and reiterate your intention through your birth process. 

Jess Mallery, doula and student midwife

Jess Mallery

Student Midwife, DONA Birth Doula

Jess provides doula care to families in the hospital, birth center, and home settings. Her goal as a doula is to craft individualized care for her clients and provide a steadying and supportive presence throughout the childbearing experience. Jess is also the student midwife at The Nest, attending office visits and births as an important part of earning her degree from the Midwives College of Utah. Her presence and contributions reflect her deep honor for the experiences of pregnancy, birth, and womanhood.

Jessica Smith, Doula and Lactation Consultant

Jessica Smith

Nurse, Lactation Consultant, Birth and Postpartum Doula

As your doula, lactation specialist and your health advocate, my goal is to compassionately support you through your parenthood experience.  I apply a holistic approach to my practice, combining ancient wisdom with evidenced based science to give you a full range of information. My goal is to create a safe space for you to feel connected, honored, and supported in the decisions that give you peace and joy. This is a very challenging, vulnerable, and intimate time in life and having someone to guide you through your journey can be immeasurable. I feel humbled and honored to work beside parents in this transformational time.

Laura Rose Gage Chinese Medicine practitioner and doula

Laura Rose Gage

Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Herbalist, Doula

Laura is honored to witness and facilitate the soul’s work of her patients and community. She believes that lasting, miraculous healing of the mind and body is found at the spirit level.  Our existence is an amazing joyful gift! Laura hopes for everyone in her life to come to a place of being without condition and living from the sovereignty of our hearts. In Chinese Medicine this is called being in “right relationship” and she practices from the principle that  all dis-ease comes from being out of alignment with our hearts. 

Laura has a passion for working with women in all life stages. She has paid special attention to using acupuncture and Chinese medicine in pregnancy, labor & delivery and postpartum mamas. Becoming a parent is an amazing time of transformation and she is blessed to be a part of this experience. 

Dr. KO

Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Midwife, doula

The Medicine Woman of The Nest, Dr. KO guides healing with a sense of patience, ease, and trust.  She offers an alternative approach to primary care, acute and chronic maladies, and optimizing wellness.  She is particularly gifted with emotionally-focused counseling and bodywork.

As a midwife and doula, Dr. KO brings a tender reverence for the sacred transition of birthing.  With a foundation of evidence-based care, she empowers the mother to trust her own body and intuition.

Dr. KO is currently not accepting new naturopathic clients; but you are welcome to call us at 509-330-5539 to discuss options and be added to a wait list.

The Nest Holistic Doula Services are billed at a flat rate of $900. This includes one prenatal visit for supportive guidance through your birth plan and labor preparation. Your doula will be on call for 5 weeks around your due date and will have the team of Nest Doulas as backup if schedule conflicts arise. A non-refundable retainer of $200 is due at the time of signing up in order to hold your place. The remaining $700 is due by 36 weeks.

Any additional visits not included in the flat rate are welcome and can be arranged with your doula based on her unique specialities and what she recommends for your unique needs.

Additional visits will be billed as follows:

Home Visits

($140/hour)

Office Visits

A membership with The Nest Wellness Branch is $20/month per person or $55/month for the whole family with a 6 month minimum commitment. In addition to discounted visits it includes 2 wellness visits per year per person (or all WellChild visits). (For women, wellness visits can be with our naturopath Dr. KO or our CNM Tina.) 

"Lindsay is friendly and truly a miracle worker for the body. She takes the time to see you as a whole person."
-Brittany
"I've never met anyone like KO - I joke with friends that she knows my soul better than I do sometimes. KO has been a constant source of light, love and healing in my life for several years. She's an effective practitioner, her bodywork practices are gentle and healing, and she is absolutely committed to helping women find their own voice and power through their health and wellness choices."
-Erin
"Samantha is a skilled listener and knew exactly the questions I needed to be asked to transform how I viewed previous difficult experiences. She is kind, warm, and absolutely helped me reinterpret the past and be open to a different future!"
-Erin
"I'm so grateful to The Nest and their amazing care providers! We pay a modest monthly fee for a variety of care if it's needed. It's an unusual model of health care focused on wellness and prevention and a strong relationship with your special providers. Unlike most clinics, we know exactly who we're going to be seeing when we go in."
-Kristine
"Lindsay is simply amazing. She provided muscle/ligament relief I had been struggling with all pregnancy. I only wish I had started seeing her earlier! The Nest is a great place for overall health and wellness, not just pregnancy!
-Ruthie
"Dr. KO is a peaceful presence. Always there to listen and meet you with love exactly where you are at."
-Brittany
"You'll meet Lindsay and feel like you've known her forever - she had a way of making me feel comfortable instantly, and that opened me to ask all of the questions I had. Her bodywork was gentle and immediately effective."
-Erin
"My kiddos instantly adored KO; after 15 minutes playing with the toys in her office my normally suspicious 5 year old asked KO to help her dress her dolly. And I hope to remember that sweet moment of connection between the two of them as the beginning of a beautiful friendship, one that continues until my girls go off to college."
-Kristine
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