Ann von Moritz, certifying Birth and Postpartum Doula through DONA International and certifying childbirth educator through ICEA.

Located in historic Ruston, WA and serving the greater Tacoma region.

Photos by Jenny L. Miller - Photo Artistry. Tacoma, Wa

Photos by Jenny L. Miller - Photo Artistry. Tacoma, Wa

“When you are asked as a child what you want to be when you grow up - I was always unsure of the answer - I usually ended up answering a socially acceptable and expected answer: teacher, doctor, or as many young girls in the 90’s - the first female president. One thing I always knew I needed, not wanted, was to be a mother. In 2016 I got pregnant with my first daughter. I worked with a local midwife and found the most empowered and free version of myself in the process. After the birth of my second daughter in 2018, I realized my calling was motherhood, birth and helping my companions in motherhood through the messy and exhausting experience. After 10 years in the wine industry I decided to finally go into a profession that feeds my soul. My goal as a doula and educator is to help each of my clients and their birth team find their power in their own way. If you envision a hospital birth, home birth, or even a planned cesarean - I want to give you the resources and knowledge to create your own story and have you feel supported throughout”. ~Ann~

Point Defiance Birth was established in January of 2019. Ann is a trained birth and postpartum doula with additional training in rebozo, breastfeeding, TENS, and acupressure. She is currently assisting Penny Simkin with her home birth/birth center childbirth education classes.

I make it a point to try and attend every birth, but just in case life gets in the way I have a wonderful group of back up doulas to meet your birthing and postpartum needs! Meet them here!