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
Clients per Month: 2 to 4Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
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 MapArea of practice: Portland, OR
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.
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
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.
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!
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