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Laurelea Poulter

The North Star Doula

Gresham, OR Service range 30 miles

https://www.thenorthstardoula.com/

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Birth Fee

$975 to $1200

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $55

Birth Fee

$975 to $1200

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $55


Birth Doula Experience

3 years and 3 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

3 years and 5 families served


Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, September 2020

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 4 births and 2 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Miscarriage support
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation

credential


Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

My goal as a birth and postpartum doula is to help my clients feel empowered, informed, and supported throughout their pregnancy and postpartum journey.

Service Area

Gresham, OR Service range 30 miles

Client Testimonials for Laurelea Poulter

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Laura Pumphery

4/13/2024

I woke up to an unfortunate text the morning of my planned induction. My doula said she was with another momma in labor and would be sending Laurelea as her back up. I was crushed, then pleasantly surprised. Laurelea entered my homebirth space with a level of calmness, wisdom, and patience. I was in happy labor, if there is such a thing, and she chatted with me, kept me gently moving, and most importantly held space for my emotions. I had been dealing with contractions on and off for nearly 5 weeks, things would start, I'd get excited, then they would fizzle out, so here I was 41 weeks and every time I'd get a long break in between contractions, I'd panic that labor was ending. She became my safe space. She helped me count through the pain and reassured me things wouldn't fizzle out for the 100th time. As I entered harder labor and subsequently transitioned into
pushing, she held my hand and softly encouraged me, keeping space for my very big emotions. As I pushed, she was quiet, remembering exactly what my original doula had told her I wanted. As I shouted out the ring of fire was starting, she got my MWs then resumed her position. Baby crowned, she let go of my hand and helped me catch my newest baby. It was perfect. As I sat there, she gently traded places with hubby, quietly disappearing into the background so my hubby could have the special moments. As I moved from the pool, to the floor, she helped my girls gather round to meet their sister, then sent them back to the neighbors. She quietly made my bed, helped me change, got me a snack, set out my postpartum gear, and told me how amazing I was. The next several days, she responded to every single text and question. She came for a visit, and just let me cry and work through
all the hormones. She created a perfect space for me and my emotions. She was incredibly intuitive with my body, the birth, and I don't think I could have asked for a better doula. I will be calling her for my next birth.

Birth Availability for Laurelea Poulter

= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-20-2024

Postpartum Availability for Laurelea Poulter

= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-20-2024