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Brooke Merrick

Shakti Birth Works

Molalla, OR Service range 50 miles No restrictions and lots of flexibility!

503-374-8159

https://www.shaktibirthworks.com/

Birth Fee

$1000 to $1400

Birth Fee

$1000 to $1400


Birth Doula Experience

1 years and 15 births attended


Doula Training

  • DONA International, December 2019

Type of practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency

Clients per month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


College Education

AA/AS


Special Services Offered

  • First Aid and CPR
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Reiki
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer with Gateway Doula Project.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

I offer sliding scale fees to ensure accessibility to all who need and desire support.

Molalla, OR Service range 50 miles No restrictions and lots of flexibility!

Client Testimonials for Brooke Merrick

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Van Nguyen

1/8/2021

Let me start off by saying Brooke is AMAZING!!! I didn't get to meet or talk to Brooke until a third way into my labor because she was not my main doula. I had a very long labor (57 hours!!!) so my main doula had to take a break to get some rest and Brooke was her substitute. At first I was skeptical about another person coming in whom I had no prior contact with but given the situation I had to go with the flow. Upon arrival, Brooke eased my worries with her professionalism, attentiveness, knowledge and compassionate persona. She was also very hands on, detail oriented and engaging. She coached me on my breathing especially when she noticed I'm too tensed. She also let me know when my contraction was about to start or end to help me mentally prepared for the next wave. She showed my husband how to massage my back to help eased the pain and while my husband worked on my back, she massaged my feet! Another thing that she did that I greatly appreciated was changing my bloody bed pad when I went to the bathroom (without me asking and she didn't even have to do that). It was nice not having to see blood (I hate the sight of blood - she didn't know that though) and not having to laid on that soiled pad. Overall, she definitely helped me cope with labor and I'm grateful to have her there. It was just too bad that my labor lasted so long therefore she wasn't there for the birth of my child. I highly recommended her. If I ever decide to have another child, I'd be looking for her. 

Nicole Goldhammer

12/18/2020

Brooke was amazing!! She helped my birthing experience to be the most amazing possible. She was so supportive and I could tell she truly cared. Not only was she awesome during birth, she was there from day one when she started working with me. I had a lot of anxiety and she was so supportive thru that. Even after birth she was great to check in and offer postpartum support. Highly highly recommend her!!! 

Sydney Barbour

11/10/2020

I had an amazing experience for my vaginal birth after 2 cesareans with Brooke and Trina! Brooke even helped make it magical by taking some birth photos for me with my camera and while I was in labor! Brooke capsulated my placenta! They truly care for the mommas they support. I am 4 weeks post partuk and I still recieve messages asking how I am doing. ?? I will absolutly be using their services again with my next pregnancy in the future. I cannot reccomend these lovely ladies enough. They do an outstanding job supporting and lifting up not only the pregnant women but the whole family. If it was not for my doulas Brooke and Trina and my partner I do not think I would have gone through what I so desperately desired. They give constant reminders our bodies are made for this and Brooke sends the best inspirational texts and images! 

Stephanie

10/28/2020

Having originally hired Brooke as my birth photographer for a birth center birth, when my birth suddenly transitioned to a hospital birth, I was fearful, anxious, and overwhelmed. I immediately let Brooke know and she naturally shifted into more of a supportive doula role and thankfully, was allowed to be in the hospital. Brooke's natural compassion, professional (but assertive when needed) nature, knowledge, and willingness to ask questions, made her the perfect addition to my team. Even when my labor shifted into an emergency she was right there making sure my voice was heard and holding the space for me to speak up when she intuitively knew I needed to. The images that she captured of my labor and cesarean delivery truly spark so many emotions. Nothing about my labor or birth was what I had planned yet Brooke had a level of calm about her that encouraged me to move through each next step with bravery and peace. As a postpartum doula, Brooke was happy to jump in where she was needed and was also content to just sit and chat which was much appreciated because even when you've birthed before, each experience is different and sometimes it helps to just talk through how things unfolded. Brooke sought answers and options related to some initial feeding challenges and was an amazing cheerleader when my little guy finally started to gain. I would hands down hire her again for any of the services she provides. These aren't jobs to her, they are her calling and she fulfills each role so effortlessly. 

Birth Availability for Brooke Merrick

= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-10-2021