Doulas Northwest | Doulas Northwest-Certified Labor and Postpartum Doulas
Labor and Postpartum Doulas serving Olympia, Shelton, Aberdeen, Tacoma and surrounding areas
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Meet Our Team

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Kristyn Blocher Doulas Northwest Owner Founder Doula Trainer

Kristyn Blocher

Owner, Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula, Postpartm Placenta Specialist,
Director of Training & Development for ProDoula – The Leading Edge Certification Organization For Birth Workers


When Kristyn was chosen by a close friend to support her through birth, she found clarity for herself on what is truly important in life.
This initial exposure to birth work led her to pursue it professionally, and she has been offering specialized doula support to area families since 2007. An Olympia native, Kristyn is deeply rooted in the South Puget Sound region and is passionate about being an Olympia, Tacoma, and Seattle area doula, assisting families as they develop their own personal birth philosophies.
Kristyn is Director of Training & Development for ProDoula – The Leading Edge Certification Organization For Birth Workers and is proud to train new Labor Doulas, Postpartum & Infant Care Doulas, and Postpartum Placenta Specialists as they begin their exciting journeys to birth work.

Her certifications and experience include:

  • Multiple Doula Certifications
  • Multiple Trainer Certifications
  • Postpartum Placenta Specialist
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • BBP for Doulas and Postpartum Placenta Specialists


Kristyn is known as steady and easy going; providing a comforting presence during pregnancy, birth, and during life as a new parent. Her reliability, professional skills and ability to meet each family where they are, are highly valued by the community that she serves.
Kristyn resides in Olympia with her two children, who are now a teenage driver and a preteen. (omg!)

Kristyn is raising her children to understand that they can have anything they want if they are willing to do what is takes to have it.


Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula, Postpartum Placenta Specialist


Sophia’s place in the Doula profession is rooted primarily in her skillful work as an experienced massage therapist, and in her love for families of all types, as they introduce new babies into our world.


When she found herself repeatedly being asked for Doula support from massage clients, she knew that seeking out specific and specialized training to become a professional Doula was her next step. Wasting no time, she completed several trainings in Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula, and Placenta Encapsulation specialties.


Her experience and certifications include:

  • Labor & Postpartum Doula
  • Postpartum Placenta Specialist
  • NICU support volunteer
  • Infant Massage Instructor & LMP in CA
  • Hundreds of families supported


Well loved by every Doulas Northwest client she supports, Sophia says: “My approach to supporting people is to listen. To deeply listen. As simple as that sounds, my clients are listened to in a way that they feel held. It helps them hear their own voice and ultimately come home to themselves as new parents.”  

Sophia Hatzimichael-Brenni Doula Placenta Specialist
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