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Imee Pajimula (she/her)
Certified Doula

I was raised in South Seattle as a low-income, First-generation Immigrant Woman of Color where I learned to value collective community care. Practicing as a Birth Doula is my first step towards providing assistance to birthing people. My community consists of low-income, immigrant, Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, Peoples of Color (QTBIPOC) where access to basic medical and healthcare services can be challenging when English is not their first language. I speak Tagalog, Ilokano, and English, and being part of the immigrant community has allowed me to understand the challenges that arise when navigating these systems. I would like to assist in building safe spaces where clients and families feel respected, cared for, and listened to. 

I have dedicated the past seven years teaching and connecting with youth, children, and  immigrant families of color as a volunteer, facilitator, and Community Organizer at API Chaya. As a Birth Doula, I plan to prioritize the needs of my future clients to have a safe delivery, and for families to feel assured they are receiving the best care and support possible. I would like to assist birthing people and their families in navigating healthcare systems equipped with the knowledge they need to make the best informed decisions. I understand that childbirth is a transformative experience, and it is my duty to advocate for the birthing person’s wishes and protect their memory of the birth experience. I would like to assist in building an informational, emotional, and physical support system for birthing QTBIPOC and families.

 I received my Birth Doula training from the Bastyr University Simkin Center, have a certification for First Aid/CPR/AED for infants, children, and adults, Neonatal Resuscitation training from the Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Midwifery Assistant training from the Center for Indigenous Midwifery.

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