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Luna Lea

Phone: 571-438-3666

Birth Fee: $1300 to $2100

Fee Details: My fee is set on a sliding scale to open multiple access points for various abilities to pay. All families navigating pregnancy deserve to have a doula by their side. I also offer a package option at a flat rate of $2875 that includes doula support, Resilience training in Fascial Flow Method™ , and a range of additional options to complete the package such as in-home cooking support (prenatally), guided visualizations, or in-home postpartum support.

Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 80 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • The Matrona - Certified Holistic Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, June 2012
  • The Matrona, November 2014
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 2 to 4

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

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Certified Metta Lineage Doula (Apprenticeship 2015-2017) // The Matrona Quantum Birthing & Holistic Childbirth Consultant (2014 & 2015) // MotherTree Advanced Birth Doula Internship (2015)

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

2015-18: Half of my doula practice serves private clients, while the other half is spent supporting pregnant and postpartum folks navigating Substance Use Disorder (SUD) through Project Nurture, a nationally-unique coordinated care program. This work with Project Nurture has strengthened the trauma-informed support I offer to all of my clients. www.projectnurtureoregon.com/projectnurture. 2014-15: Volunteer work with Gateway Doula Project honed my skills as a trauma-informed provider, and gave me the chance to work with folks that otherwise would not be able to afford a birth doula. This work was an important part of my growth and helped me understand why all pregnant folks deserve a doula. 2013-14: Volunteered with Planned Parenthood Teen Outreach Program (TOP) which in part consisted of assisting TOP Education Facilitators provide educational services to some Portland Public High Schools. 2011-2013: Volunteered with CAIR (Community Abortion Information Resource) Project as a 24-hour hotline advocate. Now called North West Abortion Access Fund, NWAAF takes calls from folks in Washington, Idaho, Alaska, and Oregon who are seeking abortion services but are up against various obstacles: money, transportation, timing, etc. https://nwaafund.org

Languages spoken: English, rudimentary Spanish

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Portland, OR
Travel Range: 30 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: Travel Fee if you live outside Portland

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Client Testimonials for Luna Lea

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Maurie Smith

Luna was wonderful to work with. This was our third baby and our first time using a doula. Luna helped me to process through our previous birth experiences and really helped me to hone in on and actualize my desires for this birth. She is warm as well as knowledgeable, and had a wealth of resources for anything I sought extra support for. I have seen several of the practitioners Luna suggested and have been impressed with all of them. In my prenatal meetings with Luna, I mentioned feeling nervous about changing from a labor to a postpartum room after the birth. We strategized together, and when the time came, Luna committed to staying with us through the transition and helped to make our postpartum room a sanctuary. This effort helped me to feel cared for and comfortable in our space so that I could focus on resting and bonding as a family across the first couple of postpartum days in hospital before going home. I appreciated Luna's expertise, insight, and gentle, caring nature throughout our prenatal visits, labortime, and postpartum visits. We would recommend Luna to any family looking for support in their childbirth journey.

Posted 11/12/2018

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Claire Wilson

Luna was an absolutely invaluable asset to our birth team. Making sure we felt supported with wonderful resources before and after the birth, and holding space for us when the labor process didn't go quite as planned, she was a warm, grounding, and heart-filled presence every step of the way. We are so grateful she was part of our birth experience!

- Claire and Haley

Posted 3/25/2018

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Jennifer Fang

We hired Luna because we knew that she would be able to play a crucial role in the birth of our child. But what we didn’t expect was the wealth of knowledge, gentle advice, and unwavering support she provided through the third trimester and during the postpartum months. Luna helped us navigate a number of issues during those chaotic, but precious, months…she even helped us find a nanny! It was great to have someone—other than our medical care provider—whom we could turn to whenever we had questions or concerns. I would, without hesitation, recommend Luna to anybody thinking about hiring a doula.

Posted 3/25/2018

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Mara Zusman

Having had a difficult hospital birth with my first child, I knew I wanted an experienced, compassionate and assertive doula for my second birth. Luna Lea is all those things and more. Our family feels truly blessed to have had Luna’s incredible support before, during, and after the birth of our baby Moses. She helped us figure out our birth preferences- including helping us realize that we could incorporate our spiritual practice even in the hospital setting. During the 24+ hours of labor, Luna was a grounding and encouraging presence- I honestly wouldn’t have been able to make it as far as I did without her gentle reminders and suggestions. And during the early postpartum period- she was there with validation and witnessing-she even saved me from an awful plugged duct by suggesting resources. It makes me so happy to know Luna is providing doula support in our community!

 

Posted 2/16/2018

Birth Availability for Luna Lea

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