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Elizabeth Gritzmacher

Wildwood Birth Collective

Portland, OR Service range 50 miles

971-409-3612

http://www.wildwoodbirthpdx.com

Birth Fee

$400 to $1100

Birth Fee

$400 to $1100


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Birthingway College of Midwifery - Certified Labor Doula

Birth Doula Experience

2 years and 23 births attended


Doula Training

  • Birthingway College of Midwifery, December 2018

Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I love to support clients in their hospital births! I have worked side by side with birthing people, their families, and care providers at Emanuel, Providence NE, Providence St. Vincent's, OHSU, Kaiser Sunnyside, and would be happy to accompany wherever you will be.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I have not yet had the good fortune to attend a birth at a birth center but would be honored to help support you at any of the beautiful birth centers in the area.

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I have had the pleasure of attending several home births and always welcome the opportunity to support and experience the magic of birthing at home.


College Education

BA/BS

MA/MS


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Childbirth education services
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Fee Details

To give birth is powerful, intense work, and there are so many unknowns along the way. I believe every birthing person deserves a doula who can be a grounding presence, who knows birth and is able to remain an objective support throughout, someone who doesn’t come and go like nurses and doctors, who can help to navigate the unknowns, and whose warm hands know just where to push to help ease the pain. I bring a calming, warm, and non-judgmental presence to the birth space, and I believe in supporting families in giving birth on their own terms. I work in a partnership and we offer at-home labor support, virtual labor support, and everything-but-the-birth support for families during this time.

Portland, OR Service range 50 miles

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Jessica Walker

12/16/2019

I wanted to have a natural birth in a hospital setting, and Elizabeth was fully supportive of and helped me accomplish this goal. 

Elizabeth’s presence was comforting, calming, and grounding to both myself and my partner. She set a nice mood in the room and gently supported him in being my main support person - but when I needed a second hand to hold or a reassuring look she was always right there. She was fully present, providing us with comfort tools and helping us communicate with hospital staff, but also gave us just the right amount of space to connect as partners during a big moment in our life together. 

I’ve given birth before, and had a doula present then, and while that was a positive experience this time was above and beyond better. I know a lot of that is thanks to Elizabeth. It felt right to have her there - it’s clear she was meant to do this work - and she will always be an important and joyful part of our son’s birth story. 

Noelle

10/1/2019

Elizabeth was kind, thoughtful and well prepared as a doula. She advocated for what my partner and I wanted/needed during the birth and brought a calming voice to the experience. I am forever grateful to have shared such a special moment in my life with her.

Only downside - I wish I would’ve taken her up on the offer to take a few pictures right after the birth! I feel like I missed out because I wasn’t sure if I wanted photos during that delicate time. I should’ve said yes!

Birth Availability for Elizabeth Gritzmacher

= Available. Calendar last updated: 07-02-2020