Birth Fee: $900
Fee Details: Included in my fee: two prenatal home visits, two postpartum home visits, and continual labor support throughout your childbirth experience. I will go on call for your birth beginning two weeks prior to your due date and offer unlimited email and phone contact. My philosophy is about achieving YOUR ideal birth. Let me help you do you!
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 28 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Volunteered at Providence Willamette Falls Labor and Delivery Unit - 2018
Languages spoken: English fluently, some Spanish
Olivia was an awesome doula every step of the way. We contacted her for services for the birth of our second child; our first doula experience through a local doula agency left me feeling less supported than I had hoped. I am so glad we got in touch with Olivia.
She was professional, yet personal, from the start. Her ability to enter our world and help us through our birthing experience was special, and her knowledge and expertise about the birthing process—from prenatal to delivery and through post-partum—kept us informed along the way. She connected us to practitioner resources and even watched our newborn baby while we went out for a walk and to share some time with our toddler! Olivia is an ace. We need more of her in the world.
My husband and I had no clue what a doula really did but without family nearby and not a lot of time to devote to researching the birth process, we thought it would be good to have someone we trusted to walk us through all things 'birth related!' Olivia was recommended to us by my Ob-Gyn and during our interview with her she made us feel so comfortable that we decided to hire her right after the meeting! We thought Olivia's style was a match for us - she is very knowledgeable, funny, and has a calming presence. When she wasn't 100% informed on something she would take the time to thoroughly research it and get back to us quickly. She checked in on me often throughout my pregnancy and offered advice as needed, including stopping by our house to show us some partner stretches to do to ease some pregnancy pain and improve the odds of avoiding a breech birth. During my birth she was the leader of my birth team of husband, grandma and doula - counting and guiding me through pushing to a smooth delivery. She taught me about the 'mommy cocktail' of Sprite and Cranberry juice as a treat during labor (which I still drink now). We also really enjoyed her post-partum visits where she brought me a healthy meal, helped me learn to babywear, and helped me process my birth story. Overall, Olivia is amazing at what she does and was an invaluable part of our son's birth. We will definitely hire her again if we expand our family!
Olivia was such a blessing to us during our pregnancy and birth. She was very informative, often finding me resources when I felt overwhelmed. Most importantly, Olivia provided a rock for our family to lean on when things got hard. She was always there providing positivity and humor, even when the rest of us were literally falling apart!
We feel very fortunate that we chose Olivia as our doula when expecting our first child. (Side note, if you're on the fence about getting a doula, do it! How anyone goes through this process without a doula, I have no idea).
Upon our first meeting, her enthusiasm, passion and knowledge was evident and we appreciated her confident, straightforward manner. She was proactive about reaching out to check in with us throughout pregnancy and we happily took advantage by asking many questions along the way. When it came to the birth experience, things could not have gone any different than we expected so again we were grateful to have Olivia by our side to thoughtfully explain and compare various options. We ended up needing her earlier than we anticipated and she arrived quickly and immediately went into action. She ensured both myself and my husband felt cared for throughout the entire experience and her kind gestures (taking photos, giving my husband breaks, bringing us food from the cafeteria afterward) were greatly valued.
Lastly I found her postpartum visits, which are highly individualized, quite useful in helping me process my birthing experience and simply get an extra nap knowing my son was being well looked after. We can't recommend Olivia highly enough!
We don’t know what we would have done without Olivia during the birth of our baby girl! She went above and beyond to support us after finding out our baby was breach at 37 weeks. She was at our house the day we found out, showing us exercises to try and flip the baby. She was then there for not 1, but 2 version attempts and helped keep me calm throughout both. She further supported us through a very long induction and birth. I’m not sure I would have had a vaginal birth without her, and she made me feel validated throughout the whole process. If there is anything I can recommend during your pregnancy, it’s to get yourself a doula! Better yet, hire Olivia. She was seriously our hospital guru, helping us navigate an overwhelming amount of information and decisions. Her prenatal and postpartum visits were invaluable. We are so grateful for Olivia!
Olivia is AWESOME!
From our initial meeting Olivia filled us with confidence in her and how she would be there to help and support through the birth of our little boy.
Labor started quicker than we all thought and Olivia was there straight away and through until the end.
The support she provided for both of us was amazing. She helped us through any decisions that needed to be made and was a calm, professional and a friend throughout.
I would highly recommend a Doula at any birth and can't recommend Olivia enough.
My husband and I chose Olivia as our doula because we could tell she was going to be so supportive, knowledgeable and helpful right away. She took the time to get to know us before the birth and made us feel comfortable. During my birth she was right by my side once we called her. She helped with position changes, supporting my husband and emotionally making sure I was going okay. My labor was long and I never felt like she wasn't engaged or helpful. She put aside her own exhaustion to make sure I was cared for. I honestly don't know how I would have done it without her. Forever grateful ??.
Olivia is simply fantastic at what she does. When I researched doulas, I knew that I wanted to feel empowered through birth. Lucky for me, only one doula responded my inquiries for meeting and it was meant to be!
My experience with Olivia was fantastic: she is, as she says, 100% invested in helping clients achieve birth how they need to.
She was very supportive through my third trimester anxieties and my false labor events. On the day of my labor she supported me and my husband on a very long labor and her post partum visits were invaluable. She made a focal point based on a conversation we had on our first meeting! We worked through pain management methods and emotional support through labor decisions. She was simply fantastic at helping us bring our little girl into the world!
When I found out I was having a second child, I knew exactly what I wanted and needed in terms of support, and who would be in the room with me during my most intimate life-changing moments. I would have rather had no doula, than someone other than the perfect match. So, I found Olivia. She was the one! I have high standards. She met them in every way. Not only is she professional, but she has great energy, and it was a wonderful addition to my small birth team. Most importantly she kept my wishes for an unmedicated birth a priority, even when I was ready to give up. I needed her calm confidence to make it happen, and I am so happy she was there to support my husband and I. This is someone who will forever be in my heart as part of my son's birth experience and I am so excited to keep in touch and share where we have gone from here. I am sure that she will be in high demand, so if you have the luck of finding her available, you will not be disappointed. I could not have asked for a better experience with her at my side. My husband and daughter agree. What a wonderful partnership.
What can I say? Olivia is peaceful and relaxed but so professional at the same time. A lot of other Doulas were so "hippy dippy" that they would forget to return my calls and Olivia makes you a priority. When we received her services she was also a full time Nanny which made me a little worried for my Due Date but she always made it apparent that her employer knew as soon as I needed her, she would be by my side. She knew all the tips and tricks to make sure it wasn't false labor so I didn't waste my time at Labor and Dlivery and once I was actually in labor, she spent the whole 36+ hours with me, she even labored at home with me from 10:30pm until we finally went to the hospital at 5:00am the next morning. She also let my husband sleep in between those times so he could be completely coherent for "the show". The week before I was due we texted almost every day to see how I was feeling. Olivia even kept my nurses in check when she could tell that I didn't want to do what they were asking, but I was too shy to say myself. Even 13 mos. after now, I send her updates and she came to my little guys 1st birthday. I'm so happy she was apart of my experience and even though I could have done it without her, it wouldn't have been nearly as easy.
Olivia was an integral part of my wife’s and birth experience. She had so many exercises, tips and suggestions to help keep both my wife and myself calm during an otherwise stressful experience. On top of meeting with us several times before the birth, and being on call for the entire month before our due date, Olivia met us at the hospital and stayed with us the whole time. This was our first child and having a professional Dula was essential to a positive experience. I recommend her.
Olivia was by my side during my 31 hour labor, and it was her calm focus, her support, her quiet humor, and her ability to see what my husband and I needed, that made my labor feel more like a celebration than "work." I believe it was because of her care that I was able to have a vaginal delivery when I was being told a c-section was likely.
Olivia came to my house a number of times before labor began to share information with me, to check on how I was doing waiting for baby to come (I went into labor 7 days after my EDD), and to bring me chocolate milk. Her companionship was so needed and so thoughtful.
Post-partum, Olivia's visits and support got us through the early days and weeks, and her tips on breastfeeding, sleep schedules, and bottle and nap "training" were invaluable.
Thank you, Olivia!!
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