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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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Melanie Floerchinger ★

Certifed Birthing From Within Doula and Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I have been a birth doula and childbirth mentor for 6 years. I have a B.S. in Exercise Science and a minor in Native American Studies. My doula services and childbirth classes focus on information, education and support. Everyone comes to birth with different needs and whatever they may be I will support and guide you on your journey.…


Marissa Bolanos

Birthing From Within Initiate

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

Trained 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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Katie Spataro

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Katie is a mother, childbirth educator and doula who works across the full spectrum of pregnancy experiences including miscarriage, abortion, birth and postpartum. She holds the belief that our sexual health and reproductive choices are basic human rights. Katie is a certified provider of Innate Postpartum Care, a trained Birthing From Within Mentor, a certified Sexological Bodyworker and Somatic Sex Educator and a Holistic Pelvic Care practitioner.…