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Barrie Rein Thunemann ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Barrie has had the privilege to work with birthing and postpartum families since 2006, touching the lives of hundreds of families. In addition to being a certified Birthing From Within Mentor and trained Birth Story Listener, she is also an Internationally Certified Childbirth Educator and Certified Birth Doula. She offers group and private childbirth preparation classes, birth story listening sessions and private birth art instruction.…

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Charlene Hamilton ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Charlene has been working with birthing families for over 20 years, and has been with Birthing From Within since 2002. She believes that preparing for childbirth takes guts, creativity, self-reflection, and more than a little sass; her classes -from multi-week group sessions, to one day explorations, to private, one-on-one mentoring- reflect that.

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Kirsten Lind

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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Marissa Bolanos

Trained Birthing From Within Doula

Originally from Mexico, Marissa is a doula and birth photographer residing in Olympia, WA. When working with expectant parents, Marissa uses Birthing From Within tools and inspiration to help parents dig deep to find their inner knowledge and develop a strong confidence in their intuition. She offers birth support, nourishing postpartum care, as well as photo and video documentation so that families can enter parenthood feeling supported and remember the beautiful details of this important part of their lives.

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Amity Kramer ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Amity Kramer has been helping families cultivate unconditional love since 2008. She is a Birthing From Within Mentor, Certified Gottman Educator, and founder of Thresholds. Amity leads soulful group and private workshops for families in transition. She also is a practicing birth and postpartum doula which gives her a unique window into the joys and struggles of family life.

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Caellyn Everson

Trained Birthing from Within Doula

When approaching birth, parents often are bombarded with information and recommendations from friends, family, strangers. Everyone has an opinion. Navigating this maze of knowledge is the first step into parenting: deciding what is right for your family. We all have our own ideas about how we want to live. There is no correct way to do everything, only to find what works for our own family.…

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Emelyn Carrie Bluhm

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

I am a Birthing from Within mentor, full-spectrum doula, Certified Lactation Educator, and trained Infant Massage Instructor. As a mentor and doula, I work with pregnant people of all identities across the full spectrum of pregnancy experiences, including miscarriage, abortion, birth, and adoption.

I believe that birth is a profound rite of passage and that every family should be enveloped in loving support throughout the childbearing year and beyond.…

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Melanie Floerchinger ★

Certified Birthing from Within Doula

Melanie provides compassionate evidence-based doula services to families in the greater Spokane area. Regardless of how you envision your birth experience or the type of support you are looking for, Melanie provides unbiased care to birthing families.

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Aza Hankins

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator