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Annie Willems

Pacific Northwest Doulas

Website: Http://www.pnwdoulas.com

Phone: (503) 877-2815

Birth Fee: $650 to $850

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $35

Fee Details: Rates based on location

Birth Doula Experience: 7 years and 100 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Birth Arts International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Doula agency owner

Clients per Month: 2 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

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Our agency offers Childbirth Education using Your Birth Experience

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Our agency has a breastfeeding counselor

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

*Board member for Birthwaves.org *Chapter Leader of Birthwaves, Oregon *Facilitator of pregnancy and infant loss support group *Member of Salem Doulas

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Salem, OR
Travel Range: 70 Miles

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Client Testimonials for Annie Willems

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Ana Townsend

Going through prgnancy, while truly a miracle and blessing, can be tough emotionally and physically.  During my second pregnancy I waa informed enough to understand how beneficial having a Doula could be especially since I was going to have to go through almost 9 months of the pregnancy alone.  I was very lucky to have Annie by my side to calm my fears, listen, and coach me through the process.  Sometimes gently reminding me I had given birth before and that I would be able to do it again.

 

I elected to have a VBAC with my second labor against a lot of negative pressures to schedule a C-section.  Annie was a wonderful advocate whom I relied heavily upon to ensure my needs and wished were heard in the hospital.  I also elected to try Hypnobirthing- not only did Annie meet with my hypnobirthing specialist but she took it upon herself to learn as much as possible to make sure that not only were my VBAc wishes followed but also created a calm and natural atmosphere in the hospital room.  Mostly, what I am most grateful for is how patient and kind she was with my Husband who arrived days before the birth and was a little overwhelmed with all my wishes.  

 

I highly recommend Annie - and will never forget how she helped bring my daughter into this world in the most beautiful experience I could ever imagine- much different from the emergence C-section I had with my first.

Posted 6/9/2014

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Hyla Burge

I very highly recommend Annie Willems as a doula. She was so supportive during my pregnancy. This was my second pregnancy, my first resulted in the neonatal death of my son, so this pregnancy was extra stressful. I was able to text and email her when I had concerns and she talked me through it. I definitely recommend her for any woman who has suffered any type of pregnancy or infant loss. She is extremely sensitive and caring. In the end, I had a c-section, so she wasn't able to attend the delivery, but she was there the entire time and came to see me as soon as I was out of recovery. Annie has stayed in touch in the weeks following my daughter's birth and continues to provide support and advice. I really can't say enough good things about her!

Posted 4/3/2013

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