Marcy Ganoe Photo

Marcy Ganoe

Marcy Ganoe - Birth Services


Phone: (503) 877-4958

Birth Fee: $800 to $1500

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $40

Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 71 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 50 families served

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

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

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No indoor smoking
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Counselor (The Center for Breastfeeding)
  • Lactation Counselor Training (Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • 4. Biologix Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists Trained
  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training
  • Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Hearthside perinatal bereavement care training
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Henna belly designs
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother Roasting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Languages spoken: English, French

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Portland, OR
Travel Range: 50 Miles

Client Testimonials for Marcy Ganoe

get a Gravatar

Paulina Le

Marcy was amazing!  This was my first time having a child and I must say she was very supportive, emotionally and physically.  The initial meeting with Marcy was very comfortable.  Neither party felt awkward in each other's company.  The meetings (while pregnant) was very informative and fun.  It was never boring or something I wanted to end immediately.  The amount of meetings was more than any other doula I've looked at.  Also a huge plus!  I think the extra meeting day allowed her to get to know my boyfriend and I much better, as well as our expectations, and vice versa.  During the birth, Marcy was a champ.  She was the main support system I had.  My boyfriend was asleep for a good portion of the labor, haha.  During labor I found that counter-pressure, massage, someone monitoring my breathing, and warm rice packs worked best for me and Marcy accommodated my needs.  She was awesome.  I also had her encapsulated my placenta and created an art piece from the umibilical cord.  Overall, I would definately have Marcy attend my next birth (if we decide to have more kids - currently we are not) or refer her to any of my friends looking for one.  

Posted 6/3/2015

get a Gravatar

E Khuluq

Marcy was very kind, understanding and supportive before, during and after my labor. She knew when to help and when to give space. She offered the right amount of support I needed for my 3rd pregnancy,  labor and delivery. If you're a first time Mother you should definitely choose Marcy as your doula. 

Posted 1/5/2015

get a Gravatar

Pooja Agarwal

Marcy is great!  She was extremely well prepared and thorough at all of our prep sessions.  Though I ended up having a C-Section due to my baby being breech, she helped me prepare mentally for the procedure.   Marcy also did a lot of research for me regarding breech babies when I was still trying to get the baby to turn.  She went above and beyond to tailor her services to my specific needs, and she was very professional.  

Posted 1/5/2015

get a Gravatar

Daniel Tomblin

Marcy was an awesome doula! From our first interactions, even before meeting, she put me at ease and made me feel like she cared about my questions, concerns and desires for my birth experience. My husband and I were impressed by her knowledge and her ability to give my husband ideas and techniques to be involved. If it had just been Marcy & I it would have been a wonderful experience as well. During my pregnancy she was always available via email to answer questions and as my due date neared she was ready to come when I needed her. My labor was very long and intensive and Marcy was there from the time I asked her to come until I delievered and had spent time with my baby--- at least 18+hrs. She provided massage & back pressure when I had back pains... She reminded me of my goals when appopriate. She respected my desires and wishes at all times. Having Marcy with me gave me more confidence. It gave me more confidence to go with my gut, make the decisions I wanted and have the best birth experience I could. 

Posted 1/5/2015

Birth Availability for Marcy Ganoe

= Available. Calendar last updated: 10/27/2018 5:31:59 AM

Postpartum Availability for Marcy Ganoe

= Available. Calendar last updated: 10/27/2018 5:31:59 AM