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Brea McQuoid

Mama Vida Doula Services

Website: http://www.mamavidadoula.com

Phone: 925-482-4686

Birth Fee: $850 to $1200

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $35

Fee Details: Birth Support: - McMinnville-Newberg-Salem-Keizer-Dallas-Corvallis-Albany-Lincoln City: $850 - At-distance clients: $950-1150 *depending on location - - - - -- I OFFER SLIDING-SCALE BIRTH SERVICES. I FIRMLY BELIEVE HAVING A DOULA IS A RIGHT RATHER THAN A PRIVILEGE, AND THAT ALL FAMILIES DESERVE ACCESSIBILITY TO QUALITY BIRTH SUPPORT. CONNECT WITH ME FOR SLIDING SCALE, TRADE OR INCREMENTAL PAYMENT PLANS. Postpartum/Overnight Care: - Daytime Postpartum Support: $30-35/hour; 4 hour shift minimum; scheduling/fees may vary upon family's needs and number of babes - may be contracted from one week to 2-3 months. - Overnight Postpartum Support: $25-30/hour; 8 hour shift minimum; scheduling/fees may vary upon family’s needs and number of babes- may be contracted a single night per week or up to 4 nights per week.

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 20 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 11 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Cornerstone Doula Trainings - Certified Labor Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Cornerstone Doula Trainings - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • Cornerstone Doula Trainings, January 2016
Type of Practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

Clients per Month: 0 to 2 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • 4. Biologix Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists Trained
  • Certified Placenta Encapsulator (International Placenta & Postpartum Association - IPPA)
  • Cornerstone Doula Trainings - Certified Placenta Encapsulator
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training
  • Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss certified

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer Birth Doula with Birthways Portland Babywearing Association Volunteer Educator

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Salem, OR
Travel Range: 60 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: N/A

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Client Testimonials for Brea McQuoid

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Mollie Schmitt

I contacted Brea when I was about 8 months pregnant. She was quick in responding to my inquiry. My husband and I met her two days later and as soon as we met her we felt comfortable. Brea is kind, intelligent, and friendly! She listened to our needs and our journey up to that point. Our goal in having a birth doula was to find someone who would support us both during the birthing process. Brea was exactly the right fit. We could talk comfortably about anything. It felt like we were talking to a friend.

With our short timeline Brea wanted to make sure we met before my due date so we felt comfortable and confident about the birth. She is knowledgeable about the entire birthing process and was great at finding resources for us. We focused mainly on comfort techniques by request. My husband felt confident in being able to support me during labor with Brea's help!

I texted Brea when early labor signs showed and she was quick to respond. (Did I mention that she is great at communicating?!  Did I also mention that this was my first pregnancy? She was great at easing my mind about everything!) My contractions started quickly and escalated fast. She stayed in contact with me as I made my way to the hospital. When she arrived, she was by my side offering support immediately! I had an unplanned c-section. She was helpful in making sure we had the information we needed to make our decision. She remembered that my husband and I are believers in Christ. Before I was taken to the OR she suggested that my husband pray for the situation. She supported us in our faith and that was perfect. When we got back to our room she had set it up the way we wanted it to welcome our baby boy. It was cozy and comfortable. She stayed with us for a while afterwards to offer additional help we may have needed. During c-section she comforted my family and communicated necessary information about my condition, without compromising my privacy. We really appreciated that!

Posted 6/10/2019

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Amy Renalds

We had a wonderful experience with Brea. She was such a life saver when it came to taking care of our new baby overnight. We trusted her 100% to look after our little one and she did not disappoint. She was always on time and provided us with in depth reports the following morning so we knew exactly what went on while she was at our home. She also did an amazing job encapsulating our placenta. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone else. If we could afford it we would totally hire her to move in and help take care of Madison 24/7 she’s that good!

Posted 3/7/2019

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Claudia

I absolutely love Brea's  placenta work. She made me feel so comfortable and supported since the beginning and during the whole process. Her approach towards birth and placenta is beautiful and real, transmitting it into medicine that heals. As a new mama it was what I needed. She has a unique and loving way to help during these sensitive times  and plus she makes the best lactation cookies ! Thank you Brea ??

Posted 2/19/2019

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Annie Ziemba

Brea is exactly who and what I was looking for in a postpartum doula. I am a midwife, and have worked as a postpartum and labor doula in the past, and when I needed a doula myself, I had some ideas of what I'd want. When I actually became a mother, though, my needs were varied and unexpected - and Brea was there for whatever I needed. She has a wonderful ability to meet people where they are, to be as emotionally attuned as you need, or to give space when she senses it's needed. She gave me the support to nap, take walks, eat her amazing food, get time to myself. She also supported my time with my baby when that was right, and tended to household things I couldn't get to. She always had good ideas for my self-care, and she'd remember and follow up on her suggestions, which was really helpful. I felt completely comfortable with Brea and I knew she could tell what I needed without me having to say anything - this is really, to me, the mark of a highly skilled doula. She's professional, organized and serious about her work, in addition to being deeply compassionate and intuitive. I can't recommend her services enough. She took my partner and I through the early days of postpartum fog to a place where we were confident and stable on our own. She's a uniquely wonderful doula. 

Posted 12/20/2018

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Noelle Morris

Brea was a warm, intuitive, extremely helpful, resourceful, and consistently kind and gentle support to me, to our newborn, and to our whole family in the early weeks of our second son's life.

Her sunny smile, easy warmth, giving nature, and natural kindness were there every single day that she spent with us; these qualities never waivered in her, which is incredibly impressive and so important to a sleep-deprived mother of a newborn, and a somewhat overwhelmed father! She was a sweet companion to our older son, too.

She did everything we asked her to do, graciously and kindly and attentively; but more than that, she took loads of initiative to fill in the gaps, not waiting to be asked. So, so, so helpful!

Brea is a naturally caring person whose instinct is to help, be helpful, and resond to your needs - even before you know you have them. This is such a gift in a doula. She is also training in massage therapy, and willingly offered many times to give me massages when I was in various states of recovery. She was generous with her time and energy and caring throughout.

She also cared beautifully, carefully, and attentively for our little newborn son, who I believe felt held and nutured by her throughout his time with her. 

Brea is entirely free of judgement, which is a real gift.

I highly recommend Brea as a doula and as a woman.

Posted 1/23/2017

Birth Availability for Brea McQuoid

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Postpartum Availability for Brea McQuoid

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