For Current Clients
when to call
Call Adeline immediately if:
- You believe your water has broken
- You are having more than 4 painful contractions per hour
- You believe you are in labor
- You are contacting your care provider because you believe you are in labor
She will discuss with you when the best time to join you will be. Please call early and often, even in the middle of the night, even if you don't need in-person support yet.
While you're in early labor, sleep, eat, and hydrate as much as you can. A warm bath and a glass of wine can help you get a nap (check with your care provider first). A meal with carbs, protein, and fat is best, but make sure it's one you wouldn't hate to see come back up!
How to call
If you are experiencing signs of labor:
- Call Adeline's cell phone at 206-395-4274.
- If no answer, page Adeline's labor pager by calling 206-469-9090, then entering your phone number followed by the # key and hanging up. If you do not receive a call back within 5 minutes, page again.
- If no answer, call Adeline's sister and partner (phone numbers available in your email).
- If no answer after repeated calls and pages, and you need immediate support, contact the backup doulas (phone numbers available in your email).
Adeline has never missed a call or page. These instructions are only for emergencies.
Acupuncture and craniosacral: Samara White, L.Ac. LMT
Community acupuncture: Jasmine Bay, L.Ac.
Prenatal massage: Jessica Mascher, LMP
Labor tub rental: Labor Tubs Northwest
Exercises for optimal fetal positioning: Spinning Babies
Childbirth classes for LGBTQ families: Maia Midwifery
Favorite in-hospital providers: Kaiser midwives at Swedish First Hill, Swedish Midwifery at First Hill and Ballard, Meridian Women's Health at Northwest Hospital (any provider), Dr. Luba Foltz at Seattle OB/GYN, Dr. Kirsten Hansen-Day with Country Doctor
Preparing older siblings class: Penny Simkin, PT
Prenatal colostrum expression: La Leche League
Lactation support group: Lactation Lounge with Camie Goldhammer and interns, Thursdays 10am-12pm at 3545 S Hudson St and 1pm-3pm at Puget Sound Birth Center Renton
Hand expression video: Stanford Medicine Newborn Nursery
Hands-on pumping video: Stanford Medicine Newborn Nursery
Getting a good latch video: Stanford Medicine Newborn Nursery
Paced bottle feeding: KellyMom
Answers to any breastfeeding question you've ever had: KellyMom
Mood disorders support: Perinatal Support Washington
Birth trauma processing therapy: Leslie Butterfield, Ph.D.
Pelvic floor physical therapy and diastasis recti treatment: Dr. April Bolding, PT, CCE, CD
Expert listening sessions: Jennifer Mendelson