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Elizabeth Gritzmacher

Wildwood Birth Collective

Website: http://www.wildwoodbirthpdx.com

Phone: 971-409-3612

Birth Fee: $850 to $1100

Fee Details: I'm happy to be able to offer a sliding scale and a payment plan. I work in a partnership: our fee includes our initial consultation, two 1-2hr prenatal appointments, continuous support during labor and childbirth, one postpartum followup, & six weeks of availability for extra support if needed after baby is born. I believe every birthing person deserves a doula (or two!)! Having your own dedicated, experienced, knowledgeable support person is helpful in so many ways: the right doula is a grounding presence who knows birth and is able to remain an objective support throughout, we don't come and go like nurses and doctors, and we help navigate the unknowns and support you in having the kind of experience you want and deserve. I bring a calming and warm presence to the birth space, and I support my clients in giving birth on their own terms. I would be honored to help support you and your family through this powerful transition and help you welcome your new baby into this world!

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 17 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Birthingway College of Midwifery - Certified Labor Doula

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 attended a birth at a birth center yet 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 four home births and always welcome the opportunity to support and experience the magic of birthing at home.

College Education

  • BA/BS
  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Client Testimonials for Elizabeth Gritzmacher

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Jessica Walker

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. 

Posted 12/16/2019

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Noelle

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!

Posted 10/1/2019

Birth Availability for Elizabeth Gritzmacher

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