Fee Details: Suggested payment is $1500-$1800, but I can slide down to $1200 upon need/request. This fee covers all prenatal, the birth, and postpartum appointments as well as unlimited phone and email contact. Please see my website, www.portlanddoulas.com for more information about specific services provided.
Birth Doula Experience: 8 years
Type of Practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas
Clients per Month: 1 to 2
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals I feel my role in a hospital is very important. Working well with the hospital staff and keeping you informed of your options can help provide a more satisfying outcome. Birth is unpredictable and generally does not follow the path we had intended. I believe we are more likely to feel satisfied with our birth outcomes when we feel empowered to make our own choices and when we are educated and informed about necessary changes. I hope to provide calm and gentle support and to offer comfort measure options and guidance through-out the birth journey. Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers When attending births at birth centers, I often find it helpful to come to one of your prenatals in order to meet your birth team. Attends home births? Some Home Births Birthing at home can be a powerful experience. I will attend any home birth that is attended by a qualified Midwife.
While I am not certified, I do have over a decade of personal experience and I have been trained to help with basic breastfeeding positions. For difficulties I would refer you to see a certified lactation specialist.
Other Relevant Certifications
LMT/LMP (Licensed Massage Therapist/Practitioner)
I am also a Certified Rebozo instructor, I have advanced training working with dads/partners, and I am trained in using Acupressure for pregnancy, labor, and postpartum.
Specialized training or previous experience
Clients on bed rest
Families conceiving with ART and IVF
Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
Plus size mothers
Postpartum mood disorders
Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Special Services Offered
American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
Cloth diapering education
Prenatal or postnatal massage
Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
Languages spoken: English
Service Area Map
Area of practice: Portland, OR Travel Range: 25 Miles