Supporting Seattle families as a doula and
childbirth educator since 2007

Education & Training

Childbirth Education

2007 Childbirth Educator: Seattle Midwifery School
2008 Internationally Certified Childbirth Educator: ICEA
2008 & 2011 Birthing From Within Training
2013 Birthing From Within Advanced Training
2013 Dancing for Birth Training
2013 Birth Story Listening Course
2016 Advanced Birth Story Medicine Course

Birth Doula Services

2007 Birth Doula Skills: Seattle Midwifery School
2008 Certified Birth Doula: Pacific Association for Labor Support
2008 T.E.N.S. Unit Training
2008 Rebozo Advanced Doula Training
2010 Breastfeeding Resources for Doulas Training
2013 Powerful Prenatals with Big Belly Services

2015 Advanced Doula Training: Working with VBAC families

My name is Barrie Rein Thunemann and I am a wife and mother of two boys, a childbirth mentor and educator and a labor and birth doula. I have taught childbirth preparation classes and worked as a birth doula since 2007 in the greater Seattle and Eastside area. I have had the privilege to attend many births.

From these experiences, I have learned to appreciate and deeply respect the birthing process and the women at the center of it.

I am certified as a childbirth educator through the International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) and am a Certified Birthing From Within Mentor. I am certified as a doula through the Pacific Association for Labor Support. I also have a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Seattle University and have been involved in teaching in a variety of avenues since 2000. Additionally, I regularly continue my education by attending conferences, workshops, retreats and seminars in topics related to labor, childbirth, breastfeeding, postpartum, newborn care and more.

Aside from my work with birthing families, I like making art, doing yoga and martial arts, being in nature, playing with my kids, going on adventures, reading anything and everything, and challenging myself to think in new and creative ways. I look forward to meeting you!

“Barrie is truly an amazing person. Her support and guidance during labor was AMAZING! ” – Jaime, Second Time Mother read more…