Dasha Litvinov CD(DONA)
Dasha Litvinov is a DONA Certified birth doula. She believes that every woman deserves a sacred pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. She is passionate about empowering mothers in their personal journeys of pregnancy, birth and early moments of motherhood. Dasha is a mother to four, a friend of many, and has a deep passion for helping people. Dasha spent over a decade working in Labor and Delivery, NICU and Emergency Room and has medical working experience of pregnancy, birth and postpartum support. She speaks English and Russian fluently and loves to honor each family's cultural experiences.
Hello, I am Dasha. I am so thrilled about your pregnancy and upcoming birth! These are the most precious moments of your life and I hope you get to enjoy and cherish them! I am a birth and postpartum doula and have experience walking women through difficult pregnancies. My business is called lalanterne.mama. I am a Christian doula, happy to work with families from different cultures and religious backgrounds. In the last 10 years, I was honored to serve many families and attended multiple births while working at a hospital in Seattle, WA. My family and I moved to Boise, ID about two years ago and that is when my journey of a personal doula practice began. Each day, I am grateful to be here and to serve families with my love, passion and knowledge.
There is a big WHY behind my doula practice. In my personal journey to motherhood I have encountered many struggles. I was bed ridden for months due to a severe pregnancy sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum. My first delivery was traumatic and the baby ended up weighing 10 pounds! I felt alone and struggling through majority of my early years of motherhood. After a decade of working in healthcare and observing women bring babies into this World, I became a strong advocate against traveling this journey alone. I wish I asked for help. I wish I allowed for someone to come along side of me and help me make informed decisions. I deserved to be loved and surrounded by kindness during those vulnerable moments of my life. A doula - would have made a HUGE difference. Today my personal experience makes me a knowledgeable, compassionate and loving doula. I would be honored to walk your journey with you, because, I believe - you deserve to have the best experience of your life.
Certification: DONA International August 2023
Bastyr University - Simkin Center DONA Birth Doula training – 2021
Medical Russian Language Interpreter - 2009
CPR & First Aid (+Infant) – 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2020, 2022
Spinning Babies – 2023
Secret Sauce to Pushing by the Birth Lounge – 2023
Mind Centered Birth – 2023
*I have a Bachelor Degree from UW in Human Rights
Birth Doula Package:
Fees: $1000-1200 Birth Doula Package ($400 deposit)
Inquire about Post Partum Doula Package*
Phone number: 206-733-0860
Instagram: @lalanterne.mama (Follow me for fun info and events!)
I will be honored to be your doula! Blessings!