Perinatal Services, LLC
Zoe Ruaboro, IBCLC & Doula
In-home, office & virtual lactation and doula support.
I am from all along the coast of California, the Island of Kauai, and now settled here in the PNW. I keep myself busy as a homeschooling mama, gardening, hiking, and sourdough making. I love animals, the beach, eating, and of course traveling when I can.
As a person who has gone through most of my life not knowing I had ADHD, I have always bounced around between different interests, hobbies, studies and career paths. From wanting to be a chef, to an airline pilot; a wedding planner to psychologist. Eventually I began to feel very passionate and drawn to supporting women and babies. I wasn’t exactly sure how until I had my first daughter. At this point I knew what I wanted to do, and two years later I became a lactation consultant and postpartum doula. I’m now also training as a birth doula. Each and every night I have spent at work as a postpartum doula, and after each and every lactation visit, I think about how honored I feel to be doing this work. Every day in between I think about how hard it is, and yet how happy and fulfilled I am to be doing it.
I approach my work from a holistic perspective. I view birth and postpartum as life events- normal, physiological, natural, dramatic, life-changing events, which do require the support of those around them (as opposed to them being considered medical events). I am passionate about supporting mother’s and baby’s innate intuition, wisdom and autonomy- prenatally, during birth, and postpartum. I think everyone has a right to full community support as they bear, nourish and raise their babies.