Birth From Your Mind, Body & Soul.




Breastfeeding Education
One-day Breastfeeding Classes

This class helps new moms and their partners learn all the basics of breastfeeding.

Topics include:

  • The first feeding

  • Signs baby is getting enough

  • Proper positioning and latch

  • Feeding frequency and duration

  • How to express and store milk

Dates TBD @ Tacoma Urban League

HypnoBirthing®- The Mongan Method
Childbirth Classes

Classes available, taught by me through ‘Tacoma Hypnobirthing’, starting October 2019 (Sundays)

To learn more about HypnoBirthing®, please click ‘WHAT IS IT?’

Dates TBD @ Tacoma Urban League

Childbirth Basics
One-Day Childbirth Classes

This class has a focus on preparing you for childbirth and natural coping methods intended for use whether you choose home, birth center or the hospital. The class covers many of the most important topics relating to pregnancy, labor and delivery, and is designed with birthing people of color in mind.

Birth Doula
Labor Support

My goal as your doula is to be completely present for you birth experience-physically, emotionally and energetically. Through using active listening techniques, I adjust my role according to your needs and seek to promote communication among all members of the birthing team. As your doula, I work directly for you. I offer comfort measures, coping techniques, and constant presence to help you create the birth experience that you want.


What People Are Saying…

“I couldn’t have did it without you. Just your presence helped me so much because there was someone I could trust in the room with me”



About Me…


My name is Vanessa Bussell. I am a doula, childbirth educator, and breastfeeding peer counselor in Tacoma,WA. I mainly work with underrepresented communities. I graduated from Stadium High School in Tacoma in 2017 and became a doula March of 2019. I trained at The Birthing Inn with Susan Lawler. My biggest hope is for all birthing people to have a safe and memorable birthing experience.


What’s Does Your Dream Birth Look Like

Let’s get together and chat about how I could be of assistance to you and your family during this very special time.