Christian Fillingame

Childbirth Educator

I work alongside families, witnessing how powerful compassion, empathy, patience, and listening are to helping couples achieve their desired pregnancy and birth experience.

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I am a San Diego transplant who moved to Seattle in 2007 where I studied Psychology at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). During my time at SPU, I was involved in several service groups and worked alongside families to provide support as a nanny. I loved the role of supporting parents as their families grew, watching their children develop their own little (and big) personalities. I learned to work with parents as a team, collaboratively developing techniques to handle behaviors in their children like biting, potty training and picky eating.

When I met my husband in 2013, I began to work through some traumatic experiences in my past and felt it was time to take a break and care for myself. Six months later, a close friend became pregnant and encouraged me to pursue my lifelong dream of working in labor & delivery as a birth doula. Enthusiastic, I completed formal training through the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations in April 2014, and was blessed to help support the birth of her little boy that June!

Since that birth, I have been working alongside families, witnessing how powerful compassion, empathy, patience, and listening are to helping couples achieve their desired pregnancy and birth experience. As a doula, I’ve had the privilege of seeing how willing, continuous support can provide all the difference in a couple's confidence in their ability to have a beautiful birth experience.