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vi·ra·go /vəˈräɡō/

a woman of strength and courage



Equipping birthers (and partners, too) toward a confident pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience by means of evidence-based & nurturing physical, emotional, and educational support in the greater Seattle, Washington region.

Every birther needs to meet the virago within.

Could there be a better word for a birther?

 No matter where you birth or how you birth, I will be a steady support from beginning to beyond.


It is a privilege beyond words to be entrusted in such an intimate season. I am forever marked by my clients and their story. 

What is a doula?

A doula is a person trained to provide non-medical support during the childbearing year. This support comes in the forms of physical, emotional, and educational in pursuit of a satisfactory birthing story.

Why have a doula?

According to multiple evidence-based sources, having a doula increases birth satisfaction and breastfeeding, decreases the use of medical interventions, cesareans, postpartum depression, and could even shorten labor.

Evidence Based Birth



How does it work?

The first step is to set up a (free) consultation. This time will allow for you to ask any questions about the services offered and see if I am the doula for your story. Check out the Services page for more information on packages and add-on services.


 " Samantha walking into my life was an amazing blessing and gift, and I cannot properly articulate the gratitude I have for her. She is an angel of birth and I'm so glad that she was a part of my journey. Now, a year later, I am so thankful for this amazing friend. I highly recommend her! May she be a blessing to many others! "

" Samantha was my doula for the birth of our third baby. It was my second homebirth so we almost didnt think we "needed" a doula. Thankfully our paths crossed w Sam. She was wonderful. She was a calming presence at our birth. She knew when to be involved and when to give me space to work with my husband. She talked me through contractions, she massaged my feet between contractions, she held a cool rag on my head during the birth . She was just lovely. We were blessed to have her as a part of our birth team. "

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" Where do I begin!? I am so grateful for everything you did for us as our doula, and as a friend. Your support, your positivity, and your educating us along the whole way was so appreciated. I went into the pregnancy as a skeptic, and fearful of what could happen during labor and delivery. Having you there helped keep my fear at ease. Maybe I've forgotten things already, but I don't even remember being afraid, thanks largely to you and your support. I will forever be grateful to having you as our doula.."

Kind Words from Clients

Samantha Leininger, BSN, RN, CD (DONA)

(937) 243-6811
Serving 20 mile radius of Renton, WA

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