Serena takes King & Snohomish County clients.
“It is a real joy working with families as they explore their birthing options and acquire a desire for a customized birth. I like to build the kind of relationship that gives mom and dad the comfort of having a friend in the room. A funny, intuitive and helpful friend.”
Serena O'Dwyer, Birth Doula
  • Location: Lake Stevens, WA
  • Training: Labor Support Course – Seattle Midwifery School with Penny Simkin (2006), Childbirth Educator Training – ICEA (2007), Passion for Birth Lamaze Educator Training (2011), Evidence Based Birth Instructor Course (2016-currently enrolled)
  • Continuing Education: International Childbirth Education Association Conference 2007, International Childbirth Education Association Conference 2008, REACHE Conferences (2011, 2013, 2015 & 2016) Traumatic Birth, PTSD and the Doula 2012, Parinatal Mental Health: More Than the Baby Blues (2014)
  • Experience: I began teaching childbirth classes in March of 2008 and have over 400 hours of teaching experience. I currently hold the Director of Education position at the Pregnancy Resource Center. As a doula, I have been attending births for 10 years and have attended over 100 births.
  • My Philosophy: I believe in individulised care, informed decision making and respectful communication.  I think that my certifying organization, Lamaze International, states it the best:
    • Birth is normal, natural and healthy.
    • The experience of birth profoundly affects women and their families.
    • Women’s inner wisdom guides them through birth.
    • Women’s confidence and ability to give birth is either enhanced or diminished by the care provider and place of birth.
    • Women have the right to give birth free from routine medical interventions.
    • Birth can safely take place in homes, birth centers and hospitals.
    • Childbirth education empowers women to make informed choices in health care, to assume responsibility for their health and to trust their inner wisdom.

Henna Art

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Random Facts About Serena

  • I love art and my favorite mediums are henna, paint and sidewalk chalk.
  • My first child was 9lbs 11oz, and each child there-after went down a pound.
  • We drove over an hour to the closest Birth Center for my first two births… the third was a home birth.
  • Thai or Indian food is the quickest route to my heart. (3 stars)
  • My Ipod carries the album: Ambient Music for Airports. Yeah, kinda odd.
  • Two of my babies were born underwater.
  • My daughter thinks that the odds of giving birth to a mermaid go up if she has a water birth.
  • Interestingly enough, I used to believe that I would be a mermaid when I grew up.
  • I like documentaries, foreign and obscure films.
  • I fancy myself a comedian, but without a fanbase or stage time.