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Hannah Cason

Portland Doula Love

Website: http://www.portlanddoulalove.com/hannah-cason/

Phone: 503-369-7468

Birth Fee: $800 to $1200

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $35

Fee Details: Birth package; $800-$1,200. Sibling Support birth package; $250 deposit, $25 per hour, one child. $5 more per hour for each additional child. Postpartum day shift; $25 per hour, 3 hour minimum shift. Postpartum overnight shift; $30 per hour, 8 hour minimum shift. Reach out to me if you're interested in hearing more. I'd love to talk about what it might look like to work together!

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 32 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 13 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Birthingway College of Midwifery - Certified Labor Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Birthingway College of Midwifery - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • Birthingway College of Midwifery, December 2013
Type of Practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I love supporting mamas through their birth in a hospital! I have experienced beautiful medicated and unmediated births with; Providence NE Glisan, Kaiser Permanente SE Sunnyside, Lagacy Mount Hood Medical Center SE Stark, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center N Gantenbein, OHSU SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, St. Vincent Hospital SW Barnes, Lagecy Meridean Park Medical Center SW 65th, and Lagecy Salmon Creek Medical Center NE 139th just to name a few.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I delight in birthing center births! The idea of giving birth in such a homey atmosphere is soothing. I have experience at Andaluz waterbirth center on SW Naito Parkway and Alma Birth Center on SE Ankeny St.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Home births are always unique and special. I thoroughly enjoyed working with families in the comfort of their home.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Babywearing education
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer Birth Doula at Gateway Doula Project since 2017

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Portland, OR
Travel Range: 30 Miles

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Client Testimonials for Hannah Cason

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Sarah Soloway

Hannah helped our family as a night time doula when my daughter was very young, around 3 months). She is soft spoken, calm, gentle, and caring. She was very willing to help and accommodate our families needs during that time. I would highly recommend her to other families.

Posted 11/9/2018

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Maggie Flanagan

Hannah was everything that we needed her to be- a coach through labor, reassurance that we could be parents, an advocate among the many healthcare professionals, a teacher on infant care 101 and a friend who helped me relax. She knows how to read the moment and meet your needs. 

Posted 10/5/2018

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Laurie Schroeder

Hiring Hannah was the best decision my husband, Cory, and I made for the birth of our son. I wanted to have a med-free birth and after our birth classes we decided we needed additional, experienced support. Only a month prior to our due date I contacted several doulas to see if any were available. Hannah was the first to return my plea for help and we set a time to meet soon after. Upon meeting, we immediately liked Hannah. She was easy to talk with, had a great sense of humor, and put us at ease. During our prenatal appointments she answered tons of questions, advised about additional baby gear, and calmed my anxieties. We established a great bond within the short time we knew her. I could tell she was ready to partner with us and empower Cory to support me during labor.

I honestly don't think I would have birthed our son med-free had it not been for Hannah. She was supportive during my labor at home via phone and text. As planned, she arrived at the hospital soon after they finished checking us in. She directed Cory in how to assist my labor. She clarified what medical staff were saying. She suggested positions to move labor forward. She listened to me and read my body language to assist me in ways I didn't know I needed (ex: I forgot about food/water). Her words were always reassuring and empowering; often repeating sayings to focus my mind. She took care of Cory (i.e. suggesting he needed to go eat), letting me focus on labor. When I started pushing, she counted for me so I used each push effectively. She counted to 10 for almost 2 hours. Hannah celebrated with us when our baby finally arrived. She helped me learn to breastfeed our son after they finished my stitches.

During postpartum care, she helped debrief labor and days following. She not only went over facts but feelings as well. She worked with me on breastfeeding and other infant care. Overall she was amazing. We will definitely give her a call when preparing for baby #2.

Posted 10/4/2018

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Lisa Delzer Cox

Hannah is absolutely incredible - I can't say enough about her personality, her kindness, her selflessness and her philosophy.  She worked seamlessly with another doula to stay with me through my extended labor and help me to my goal, a beautiful and healthy baby girl and a successful VBAC.  She had wonderful techniques for helping me breathe.  She was really helpful as a go-between, making sure I understood what was happening and helping me stay on track with my desired birth plan while my head was in the clouds - as well as adjusting to the changes that were inevitable.  She is so easy to talk to and so friendly; she stayed with me through the night; and she came over twice following the birth to provide much-needed kindness and conversation - not only debriefing from my labor experience, but also providing help and advice around my older son's toilet training.  I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for doula/post-doula services!

Posted 6/11/2018

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ana johnson

Hannah is a wonderful, compassionate, and knowledable person. She assited with night care and I felt she was always there for me and my baby especially emotionally during my postpartuam anxiety. She is professional and so helpful in a kind and gentle way. I highly recommend her! 

Posted 6/9/2018

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Kris Jones

Hannah has helped me with my baby boy from the day we got home from the hospital. As a single mom, I truly can't imagine having gone through these last few months without her. She did overnight care which kept me sane and allowed me to fully enjoy my newborn. She also helped me learn all the things needed to care for my little one...everything from what diaper cream to get and how to bathe him. She has become an indespendable part of the family. Hannah's thoughtfulness, compassion and gentle nurturing spirit is exactly what every pregnant woman or new mom needs. I would hightly recommend Hannah!

Posted 6/8/2018

Birth Availability for Hannah Cason

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