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Joyce Zara

Urduja Doula

Portland, OR Service range 50 miles

Birth Fee

$1500 to $2000

Postpartum Rate

$40 to $60

Availability Remarks: I am an Oregon Certified Traditional Health Worker - Birth Doula and take OHP clients.

Birth Fee

$1500 to $2000

Postpartum Rate

$40 to $60

Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:

Birth Doula Experience

4 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

3 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Roots of Labor Birth Collective - Certified Birthworker (Doula)

Doula Training

  • Roots of Labor Birth Collective, June 2019

Type of practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency

Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: Includes post birth/post pregnancy aftercare, newborn care, lactation support, and light house tending for you and your family. Postpartum planning, pod mapping your ecosystem of support, body work, and providing holistic support. Home cooked meals tailored to your food lifestyle, mental health check-ins, and other ways you’d like to be supported. Support in navigating family dynamics and relationships with a transformative justice lens.

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth art therapy services
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Childbirth education services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Full spectrum doula services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Photography - Birth
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

My education and affiliations: Founder of Urduja Doula, Active Doula with Community Doula Alliance, Leader Member of Forward Together's Birth Justice Policy Committee, Active Legacy Hospital Doula. Former Doula with Roots of Labor Birth Collective, Abortion Doula & Postpartum Doula, trained with Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings (BADT), Birth Bruja: BIPOC Birthworker Mentorship Program, Childbirth Educator, trained with Wholebody Pregnancy, Folk Herbalist Student, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor through Contra Costa County's WIC, BS in Recreation Therapy at San Jose State University. As your full spectrum doula, I will support you and your pregnancy no matter the outcome, whether it is though birth or loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion). My doula care includes physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual care for you. My values and philosophy are: 1) Grounded and compassionate approach to supporting and caring for the birthing person. Maintaining trust and respecting each individual’s unique process and journey. 2) Offer individualized, holistic care rooted in balancing mind-body-spirit wellness, general resources and childbirth knowledge sharing, and somatic practices while honoring physiological birth in trauma-informed ways. 3) Advocate for birthing people with the lens of reproductive justice framework in supporting birthing folks having an autonomous and empowering reproductive experience. 4) Honor birth as a ceremony and respect traditional practices with the intention of cultivating a sustainable future.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tagalog

Fee Details

Sliding scale fee of $1500-$2000 based on income for the full Blooming Flower Birth Doula Package. $40-$60 per hour for postpartum doula support. I want to be able to make my offerings accessible to anyone who would like to work with me. If you are needing financial assistance or want to arrange payment plans with me, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Service Area

Portland, OR Service range 50 miles

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Birth Availability for Joyce Zara

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Postpartum Availability for Joyce Zara

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