Meet the Doulas!

Lexi Bryan

Lexi decided to follow in her mother's footsteps and become ProDoula certified in labor and delivery, postpartum and infant care, placenta encapsulation and VBAC. Lexi is very passionate about the role of being a doula and loves to build long lasting relationships with our clients. Lexi comes from a background of working in healthcare with adults with developmental disabilities. Through this work Lexi has learned true patience and how to meet the needs of her clients. Lexi is dedicated to continuing her education so that she can provide the best support possible. 

Alissa Blume

In addition to giving birth to three children Alissa has attended several births. After 17 plus years as a baker and chef she decided that it was time for a change. She immediately began working on her training and certifications to become a doula. Alissa became ProDoula certified as a labor and delivery doula, postpartum and infant care doula, and placenta encapsulation. She has a passion for supporting families by making their day to day lives easer so that they have more time to enjoy one another. Now that she has the opportunity to build this business with her daughter it has become very fulfilling for her! Alissa cannot wait to see what the future holds for Whatcom Working Doulas!

Alyssa Swedelius

Hi! My name is Alyssa. I’m a Birth Doula, Peri steam practitioner, placenta encapsulation specialist, and Future Midwife (starting school in Fall of 2024). I serve families in the Pacific Northwest from Whatcom to Snohomish counties. I felt called to support families during their childbearing year after the birth of my own daughter. The care I received changed my life and I knew that I too was meant to be in service of pregnancy, labor, and birth. In 2019 I enrolled in The Dona International Birth Doula training program through Bastyr University’s Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations. Since then, I have been attending births, continuing education through independent study, and have been accepted Into Midwives College of Utah’s Midwifery program.

The childbearing year is a transformative time for the woman and family unit. Birth is magic, raw, vulnerable, powerful, variable, and so very natural. I believe in birth, that we need to listen to those giving birth, so they may be open to themselves and their wisdom within. Soft strength, peaceful warrior.