Sneha. Seva. Sadhana.
Sumati is a mother, doula, writer and seeker whose life is devoted to compassionate service.
Her work with new parents is guided by three principles – Sneha or loving-friendship, Seva or devoted-service and Sadhana or deep-study. These three pillars form the core of her practice – each continually informing the other.
Services for expecting and new families
Trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, compassionate and inclusive support open to all.
‘Sumati has over a decade of experience as a birth worker and has served 400+ families in the greater Seattle area.
Over the years families have chosen her to be by their side to help them with multiples and twins, premature infants, postpartum mood disorders, unexpected medical diagnoses, as well as extraordinarily ordinary births. She has stood by first-time parents, experienced parents, culturally diverse families, single parents and same-sex parents.
Whether Sumati joins you for a birth, for the fourth trimester, or for extended postpartum support, you will find that she is your biggest cheerleader and your strongest ally.
Drawing on her experience and keen observation she will hold sacred space for you, nurture and nourish you and encourage you as your begin your journey into this new chapter of your life on the strongest possible footing.‘
Services for those who are in service (care-providers, physicians, nurses, doulas, teachers and others in caring professions):
Apart from serving perinatal families – Sumati also offers in-home services to those who are in-service. If you are heading toward burn-out, exhaustion or emotional depletion or just need to fill your cup – please reach out.
- In home doula shift for those who care for others
- Deep relaxation therapies – seasonal
- Retreats for birthing care providers
Training and Education
Postpartum Doula(DONA) Bastyr Center for Midwifery, May 2012
Birth Doula (DONA) Big Belly Services, August 2018
M.S. – Conservation and Wildlife Biology, National Center for Biological Sciences, India