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Leja Loucks

Meadowlark Doula Care

Phone: 503-757-2732

Birth Fee: $800 to $1000

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $30

Fee Details: Fees are sliding scale. I am open to trades for anything above my base rate.

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 15 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 16 families served

Doula Training

  • Birthingway College of Midwifery, April 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 0 to 5 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Home Birth must be attended by a Midwife as well.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • VBAC

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I currently serve as a board member for the Portland Doula Association helping to plan meeting topics, assist with running monthly meetings as well as facilitating doula education and connections within the birthing community. In addition to my certifications through Birthingway College of Midwifery I have completed training through Portland Doula Training mentored by Tiffany Decker & her team at Birthing Stone Doula. I've also completed Advanced Doula Training through PDX Doula Training at Oregon Health & Science University. I look forward to helping build more strong families in our community!

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Leja Loucks

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Faith Watkins

Leja supported my partner and I during our birth and postpartum care. She always asked how each of us was doing and really listened. Which helped ensure our sanity as new parents. We couldn’t have made it through the first couple months without her. We will continue to work with her and recommend to any parents needing a compassionate hand.

Posted 2/17/2018

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Polly Mullens

Leja Loucks is absolutely incredible! I'm so grateful to have her help with my daughter, Audrey. She regularly took on the night shift a few times a week for my husband and I, so we could rest during Audrey's first few months. She is compassionate, kind, and patient - everything you could want in a doula and friend. There aren't enough ways to say thank you for all that Leja has done for my family! 

Posted 1/8/2018

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Colleen Cummings

Having Leja as my birth doula was, without a doubt, one of the best decisions I've ever made. Throughout my pregnancy she was attentive, supportive, proactive and empathetic as I anxiously awaited the arrival of my first child. When the day finally came, Leja was right there by my side at a moment's notice. She tactfully helped me communicate my desired birth plan with the team at the hospital, and was able to make me feel safe, capable and strong even when my birth plan did not go exactly to plan (as I've heard it rarely does). I will, without hesitation, make sure that I have Leja there to support me for any and all of my future births.

Leja also supported me as my postpartum doula. During my pregnancy with my first child, I read every book I could get my hands on, made list after list, and I overall felt really prepared for having a newborn. Then I actually had the baby, and I realized I had absolutely no idea what it would really be like and that I needed help, especially as a single parent. Having Leja as my postpartum doula allowed me to regain my strength (and my sanity) as I struggled through my first days as a new mother. Her support empowered me to finally feel that I could be successful as a parent, and I know that having Leja as my postpartum doula in those early weeks allowed me to become the mom that I am today. I would absolutely and enthusiastically recommend Leja to anyone I know!

Posted 6/3/2017

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Stacia N

My husband & I are without family in Oregon, so having a doula present was really important to me. Leja was reliable, experienced and comforting throughout my very long labor. She was by my side for more than 24 hours guiding, soothing and making me more comfortable. I couldn’t have asked for a better woman to share my pregnancy and birth with. I absolutely recommend her to friends and family!

Stacia & Devin Niederer

Posted 6/2/2017

Birth Availability for Leja Loucks

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Postpartum Availability for Leja Loucks

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