About Sequoia Day O'Connell, CD(DONA)
I am a birth, abortion, and pregnancy loss doula and aspiring sex educator offering care to pregnant people in the Seattle area. My doula practice is flexible & knowledgeable—I meet my clients where they are at. I offer comfort measures, tools, and resources that are a good fit for my clients' personal and cultural needs and preferences to help them feel comfortable, safe, and empowered in their experience of pregnancy. I am constantly humbled by my clients and their strength, resilience, and openness. I strive to be the best support I can be for each unique client and family.
Every person and family is worthy of unconditional care, respect, and dignity in their experience of pregnancy and birth. This belief is why I do what I do. My doula practice is framed with the understanding that pregnancy and birth are not removed from, and are in fact intimately intertwined with the systems of power and oppression--racism, classism, ableism, and anti-queerness--in the United States. I strive to offer doula services to anyone who needs them, and am happy to talk about what works best for you.
I am a birth doula with the Swedish Hospital Doula Program and Open Arms Perinatal Services, a volunteer abortion doula and core organizer with Full Spectrum Doulas, and am a certified Birth Doula with DONA International and trained Postpartum Doula with Bastyr University’s Simkin Center.
When I am not working as a doula, you can usually find me organizing with Lion's Main Arts Collective, taking photographs, eating tons of chocolate, or reading sappy poetry.
Specialized training & Certification:
Certified Birth Doula, DONA International, 2018
Postpartum Doula Training, Bastyr University, 2018
Working with Diverse Populations in Maternal & Child Health, Shafia Monroe & PALS Doulas, 2018
Spinning Babies, 2018
"When Survivors Give Birth," Simkin Center, Bastyr University, 2017
Supporting Families in Grief, Big Belly Services, 2017
TENS Unit, Big Belly Services, 2017
Placenta Encapsulation, Big Belly Services, 2017
Birth Doula Training, Simkin Center, Bastyr University, 2016
Abortion Doula Training, Full Spectrum Doulas, 2016