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Elaine Richwine

Heartstrings Birth Doula Services

Portland, OR Service range 50 miles



Birth Fee

$1200 to $1900

Postpartum Rate

$40 to $55

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1900

Postpartum Rate

$40 to $55

Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:

Birth Doula Experience

5 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

5 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • ExpertRating.com - Certified Doula
  • ProDoula - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • ExpertRating.com - Certified Doula
  • ProDoula - Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula

Doula Training

  • Expertrating.com Doula Training, February 2022
  • ProDoula, August 2022

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Covid permitted

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Child passenger safety technician services
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pelvic floor health education & support
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Prenatal & postpartum fitness services
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Free consultation, 2 prenatal appt. Including a strategy appt with your birth partner. On-call from week 38 to birth. Labor support, Immediate Postpartum care up to 2 hours, 1-2 postpartum home visits to review birth, share memories and assist with postpartum care and support. Trained in Spinning babies techniques and Dancing for Birth childbirth educator Oregon THW registry doula serving OHP clients

Service Area

Portland, OR Service range 50 miles

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Katherine Baker


I was blessed to have met Elaine two weeks before my due date. I was skeptical about being able to have a vaginal birth after two cesareans and several abdominal surgeries. My heart was set on having a vaginal birth with my first two but that was not in the cards at that time. Upon meeting Elaine I was instantly comfortable with her and began to feel more at ease about this birth. She took down a complete history of my past birth experiences, how my spouse supported me and ways he would need support, other relevant medical history, and my wants/wishes. She made sure to know about me and my experiences in order to give me the best support for this expereince. With her support, knowledge, and calming presence, I was actually able to have a vaginal birth this time. I am still in shock I was able to accomplish that and know I couldn't have done it without Elaine. She helped me advocate for myself and ask the right questions to make the best medical decisions in alignment with my OB. Elaine was available by phone 24/7 from when we met to my birth and even visted us a week after to check-in. Leading up to the birth she text me supportive and encouraging messages frequently. She also sent me many educational articles and studies to help me formulate additional questions for my OB. She stayed with us for over 10 hours of labor and supported both me and my spouse. She made sure we both had self-care, ensured we were drinking water and eating. She massaged me throughout labor and helped my spouse also support me. Elaine even took photos and a detailed timeline of my birth experience. The photos and the timeline are a beautiful way to remember this experience. Words don't encompass how much having Elaine by my side through this birth experience. I have already and will continue to recommend Elaine as a Doula as long as she is practicing. 

Birth Availability for Elaine Richwine

= Available. Calendar last updated: 08-01-2023

Postpartum Availability for Elaine Richwine

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