$0 to $1600
$0 to $40
Years in Operation: 4
Type of practice: Group practice
Clients per month: 0 to 8 births and 0 to 8 postpartum families
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
We support families who choose to give birth in a hospital setting and have attended births at all the Portland and Vancouver area hospitals.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
We support families who choose to give birth in a birth center
Attends home births? Some Home Births
We support families who choose to give birth at home with a licensed healthcare provider present (CPM, or CNM)
Scholarships available for certain financial situations. Check out www.fullspectrumdoulacare.com/scholarship for more info. • • • Our Birth Packages includes unlimited phone/text/email support from the time of hire, at least 2 prenatal visits to build a trusting relationship and fill your coping tool box for your birth experience, 24/7 on call availability starting at 38 weeks, a free massage that expires 12 weeks after your due date, continuous support from the onset of labor until a few hours after the birth, and 1-2 postpartum visits to process the birth and see how things are going. • • • Our Postpartum Services include but are not limited to, non-judgemental and skilled support for the whole family, birth recovery care, baby care, hands-on education (baby cues, soothing, feeding, diapering, etc), breastfeeding support, postpartum mood screening, sibling care, resources and referrals.
Portland, OR Service range 30 miles
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I can’t imagine my birthing experience without Ariana! She was with me through my whole two-day labor, offering various natural pain relieving techniques and fully supporting my decisions along the way. I had some specific needs in the hospital and it was important to have someone who could advocate for me. Ariana went above and beyond, even intercepting a technician who wasn't familiar with my birth plan before entering the hospital room with some equipment that could have triggered my PTSD. With each new staff member, she made sure they were familiar with my needs and desires. I felt heard at every stage—when formulating my birth plan and later on, when my labor wasn’t progressing any way I had imagined and I needed to make changes to my plan.
Ariana captured some amazing photos of my labor and immediately after the birth. She also encapsulated my placenta and did a beautiful job of preserving my baby’s umbilical cord in the shape of a heart. Small caring touches like that are part of what make Ariana such a special doula.
In the postpartum period, Ariana was a huge help. She is wonderful and competent with babies. As I struggled with a long recovery, it was a relief to know that baby was well taken care of so I could care for myself. Beyond her visits, she also researched and suggested ideas for questions/concerns I had about my baby, and helped to connect me with other resources. Whether she was helping me set up my breast pump for the first time, showing me ways to help baby’s gas pains, or texting me the validation I needed in a moment of uncertainty, Ariana’s support was invaluable.
We did the "What’s Gonna Come Out of Where?" class with Rachel and Jenna, and I honestly don't feel like there is anything that could have prepared us better in only a few weeks! Before the class, I was pretty freaked out about childbirth, feeling like there's so much I don't know and that there was no way I was going to be ready to do this. But by the end of the class, I felt like I had a lot of tools to cope with labor and delivery, better resources and knowledge, and a good sense of what my options are and how I can advocate for myself. It's worth noting that I am planning to deliver in a hospital with an OBGYN, and I never felt like Rachel and Jenna had any agenda or that they hold some kinds of birthing experiences as better or more desirable than others - it was a truly safe space and they very much invited the unpredictability of birth into the room. They also had a lot of practical advice - they're clearly very knowledgeable about the different birthing environments in Portland, and the people who work in the space, and so I always felt like my questions were answered in a way that was very specific to my experiences and birth plan. I would HIGHLY recommend the class! Thank you so much Rachel and Jenna - my little guy is still cooking away, but I feel so much more prepared for and open to whatever the experience of labor and birth brings. Thank you!!
We loved our 5 week birthing class with Full Spectrum Doula Care!! Jenna and Rachel are both so knowledgable and made learning about birth fun. We truly felt like we could ask any question and never felt judged. Thank you so much for such a great class!
Jenna provided post partum doula care for me and my baby of 6 weeks. I can't recommend Jenna highly enough. Her energy was very positive and she provided wonderful care for my baby. She also provided support and tips for breastfeeding, pumping, taught me how to give my baby a bath, and several other suggestions and words of support to the clueless first time mom that I was.
Jenna Chidester is an angel. Not only was she so accessible, informative and grounding in the weeks, days and hours leading up to our son’s birth, she went out of her way to help us a lot during that first week home from the hospital. Our son lost close to 11% of his birth weight, caused in part by trouble with breastfeeding and in part by serious postpartum pain that kept me from sitting upright. She spent a whole day (unexpectedly) traveling with us to pediatrician and lactation consultant visits across town, helping carry and soothe our child when I was in too much pain, and even tucked me in at home and helped my husband learn some great swaddling techniques (that he ended up using through the whole newborn stage!!). Our hearts are still full from the whole experience, from start to finish.
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