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Liz Baer

Birth With Liz

Lebanon, OR Service range 65 miles No restrictions

(541) 223-4454

http://www.birthwithLiz.com

Birth Fee

$800

Postpartum Rate

$20 to $25

Birth Fee

$800

Postpartum Rate

$20 to $25


Birth Doula Experience

9 years and 312 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

6 years and 39 families served


Doula Training

  • DONA International, May 2010
  • Birth Boot Camp, November 2015

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 4 to 5 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Since moving to Oregon, I've attended births at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Albany General Hospital, Sacred Heart at Riverbend, Silverton Hospital and Lebanon Community Hospital.

Attends birth center births? Some Birth Centers
I am happy to provide doula support at Bella Vie Gentle Birth Center (Salem) or the Corvallis Birth and Women's Health Center.

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Due to my midwifery practice, I generally only attend home births as a midwife.


Special Services Offered

  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Birth pool rental
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Monitrice services
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Member of the Holistic Moms Network and La Leche League. Member of Oregon Midwifery Council and the Midwives Alliance of North America.

Fee Details

I believe in the value of doula support. I ask that families who are able to hire a doula pay my fee, but I don't want financial need to keep a woman from having the support she needs.

Lebanon, OR Service range 65 miles No restrictions

Client Testimonials for Liz Baer

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Trisha Kosaka

5/9/2014

Having a natural birth was very important to me and hiring Liz made that possible. She was a great support to my husband and me. She continually encouraged me, telling me that I could go on when I was at the point of wanting to give up. She worked well with the medical staff and made sure my wishes were upheld. I am so grateful to her because not only was I able to have the labor I wanted (well, I wish it were shorter!) but my son was delivered safely and came out healthy and alert. Going through labor was the most intense and difficult thing I have ever done but I feel proud to have survived it and having Liz there made all the difference. :)

Tiffany Brown

6/3/2012

It's been over a year since Liz helped the midwife catch my baby & I regret that I haven't been able to write this sooner, but the immeasurable appreciation I have for Liz is as strong as it was then.  As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, adult sexual assault & domestic violence (for which I was still in family court through which my contact information is still kept confidential such that I cannot open a bank account or forward my mail, etc.), living in a new city without medical insurance for part of my pregnancy, I was an emotional mess.  Liz reached out to me while on vacation & we met only a couple times before I went into labor.  I dissociated for almost all 35 hrs of my 1st labor & had no emotional connection to my baby immediately (save for the urge to kill anyone else who touched her).  Liz's presence was so calming, it was so reassuring to know she was there "just in case", & she always seemed to instinctively know exactly what I needed when I needed it.  My 2nd birth was so incredibly empowering & beautiful.  I am forever grateful that she was a part of it.

jen

8/11/2011

Liz was our doula for the birth of our second child. We were looking for a doula who would support my goal of having a natural birth without pushing any particular philosophy or agenda. We had a very good experience with Liz and I would definitely recommend her as birth doula. Our pre-birth meetings with her helped my husband and I talk through my priorities and pain management preferences well in advance of the birth and overall made us both feel more prepared. Both in our pre-birth conversations and during the birth, Liz was supportive without being intrusive and never gave us the feeling that she was pushing her own ideas about the birth process. My husband and I had done a lot of reading and research to prepare for a natural birth but having Liz there in the room was immensely helpful when things got hectic and we needed to be reminded about our options. She was particular good at helping us keep the hospital staff from pushing me into things that I didn't want. During my labor she provided ideas, support, and guidance at key points when we needed it but also knew when to step back and give us space. There was a point during heavy labor when I was ready to throw in the towel and give up on having a natural birth and just having Liz there helped me to stay focused and feel empowered to keep going.

Chana Madvig

7/3/2011

Liz was great! She arrived at the hospital even before we did. She was very calm and easy going. Everything went really fast and the counter pressure she provided made all the difference. We really appreciated that she stayed for a while after our baby was born to make sure we were settled. Hoping to have her at our next birth.

Gregory Ward

9/3/2010

Liz Baer was a lifesaver! My girlfriend was pregnant with our twins. We both wanted a natural delievery, with a c-section being a last resort emergency. All the doctors and nurses were pushing for an early c-section. Jenny developed preclampsia in the last month of the pregnancy.  The doctors TOLD us that they were going to induce. Liz was an excellent UNBIAS source of information to us on both health and legal facts (all backed up by documented literature) so that Jenny and I could make OUR OWN educated decision on whether or not to induce. Ultimately we did induce, but we were able to have a NATURAL TWIN delivery. I cannot honestly say that this would have been possible without the help of a highly educated doula NOT affiliated with the hospital and their best interests. Liz Baer stayed and helped us through the entire labor and delievery...I would HIGHLY recommend her services!

Zina Felt

6/1/2010

My experience with Elizabeth as my doula was positive in every way.  She supported my decision to have a natural, low intervention childbirth experince.  Elizabeth came to my house while I was in early labor and helped time contractions and helped us decide when to go to the hospital.  She helped me and my husband during all 14 hours of labor and delivery!  She was a critical component to my wonderful experience at the hospital and the birth of my baby.  She helped me through the pains of labor and helped keep me calm during contractions.  I did not want or need any pain medications or IV during labor because I had such a great support team.  I highly reccomend Elizabeth as a doula and am proud of my birth experience. 

Birth Availability for Liz Baer

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Postpartum Availability for Liz Baer

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