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Esmé Whritenour

Wild Birth and Postpartum

Phone: 5038601005

Birth Fee: $800 to $1000

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $40

Fee Details: My fees include a free 30 minute consultation, one 2 hour prenatal "postpartum prep" visit, and I offer several different postpartum packages to meet individual needs (10 hour, 20 hour, etc. ) I am able to offer several sliding scale spots per season by charging a living wage. I also serve teen mothers at low-no cost.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years

Doula Training

  • DONA International, December 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 2 births and 0 to 3 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: My practice is holistic and full spectrum, and calls on my background as an herbalist, infant nanny, and energy worker to provide calm, clear, and nurturing support. I have extra lactation knowledge and feel comfortable supporting families with complex nursing/pumping journeys. I love preparing nourishing meals, and am willing to do grocery shopping. I am well versed in baby wearing, elimination communication, cloth diapering, nursing troubleshooting, navigating postpartum mood disorders, and general infant care. Although I served postpartum families prior to becoming a mother, the postpartum period has a special place in my heart after the birth of my son. This journey may be challenging, but it doesn't have to be hard- with the right support, it can even be ecstatic!
Attends hospital births? No Hospitals
I am more than happy and willing to attend hospital births upon transfer of care. I do not attend planned hospital births at this time except until special circumstances.
Attends birth center births? Some Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I attend all home births, including autonomous family births.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Reiki Practitioner

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • LGBTQP Families

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I run a breastfeeding support group for complex cases in the Portland area

Birth Availability for Esmé Whritenour

= Available. Calendar last updated: 11/7/2018 8:18:04 PM

Postpartum Availability for Esmé Whritenour

= Available. Calendar last updated: 11/7/2018 8:18:04 PM