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Best Doulas in Portland, OR

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2024 SE Clinton St., Portland, OR 97202

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5.0 (6)

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Birth First Doulas offers professional postpartum and in-person childbirth and parenting classes in Portland. Its doulas and educators strive to help expecting families prepare for different stages of childbirth and early parenthood. The service provider's classes aim to inspire confidence in parents to meet the challenges and joys of this transformative life event. Brooke Noli, one of the owners, has been a certified doula since 1999 and has assisted over 600 families on their childbirth journeys.

3254 NE Ainsworth Street, Portland, OR 97211

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5.0 (1)

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Heartswell provides complete doula services to families in the Portland area. Founder Libby Mukhi established the business aiming to provide an honest and non-judgmental space for parents during their prenatal, birthing, and postnatal journey. After giving birth to a high-need baby, she found that an efficient and knowledgeable support system is necessary for evolving families to ensure that they are well-prepared in undertaking their new roles. Her services include emotional and physical recovery assistance, babywearing and care education, and family adjustment strategies.

2005 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227

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5.0 (1)

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Wildwood Birth Collective is a business offering doula services in Portland and the nearby areas. The company's services are designed to help clients before, during, and after birth. Its doulas prepare their pregnant clients for the birth, attend the birth to coach them through it, and meet with them afterwards to offer advice on the postpartum period. The company's doulas hold various certifications in infant CPR and birth and labor training.

Portland, OR

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5.0 (78)
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5.0 (50)
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5.0 (22)

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Bridgetown Baby is a Portland business that provides postpartum doula and lactation services. Postpartum doula services include newborn care, help with feeding and lactation, babywearing, infant sleeping, nutritious cooking, sibling care, referrals, and resources. Bridgetown Baby offers a variety of postpartum packages and gift certificates. Rose Otter and Merriah Fairchild are the founders and are both Certified Postpartum Doulas and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). Clients appreciate their consideration, flexibility, knowledge, empathy, and support.

Beaverton, OR 97005

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5.0 (18)
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4.9 (8)
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5.0 (1)

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Birthing Stone Doula is a Beaverton business that serves Lake Oswego, Hillsboro, Portland, West Linn, McMinnville, Wilsonville, Newberg, and other areas. The business’ services include placenta pills, classes, birth doula and postpartum doula services. The doulas are experienced in high risk births, over 40, twins, LGBT, and surrogate births. Birthing Stone Doula also offers prenatal yoga, massage, and lactation support. Clients appreciate their encouragement, support, knowledge, and professionalism. Founder Tiffany is a birth and postpartum doula and she has two doula certifications. She has taken several trainings including the Spinning Babies workshop and HUG trainings.

Portland, OR

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Renaissance Childbirth & Postpartum Professionals, LLC is a Portland business that serves Washington, Oregon, Vancouver, Portland, and surrounding areas. The business offers birth doula services, postpartum doula services, lactation support, and consultations for twins and triplets. Birth doula services include prenatal and postpartum visits, labor, birth, and postpartum support, help with pain management, and breastfeeding assistance. Postpartum doula services include parenting tips, help with older siblings, relief for the parents, baby’s laundry, providing referrals, and more. Renaissance Childbirth & Postpartum Professionals, LLC also provides an overnight nanny service. Clients remark on their sensitivity, knowledge, and support.

Portland, OR 97209

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5.0 (76)
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5.0 (38)
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5.0 (23)

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Brave Birth Doula Care is a Portland business that serves Vancouver, Portland, and surrounding areas. The business is made up of independent doulas and offers birth doula, postpartum doula services, prenatal classes and parent support circles. There are also special events such as fertility support programs. Birth and postpartum doula Kelly L.T. Greblo and birth doula Nicolette Wessling started Brave Birth Doula Care after being co-doulas at a birth. Clients remark on their talent, support, dedication, and listening skills.

Portland, OR

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Wildflower Doula Services is a Portland business that provides postpartum doula services to Troutdale, Happy Valley, Gresham, Eastern Portland, and Damascus. The business offers services such as help with feeding, meal planning and preparation, light tidying, laundry folding, referrals, tips for healing postpartum, and support for the partner. Other services include house sitting and cooking. Wildflower Doula Services also offers packages which can be customized. Julia attended Birthingway College of Midwifery and has a B.A. in English.

Portland, OR 97214

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BirthRoot Doula Services is a Portland business that serves Vancouver, Portland, and the surrounding areas. The business provides support services for adoption, miscarriage, surrogacy, abortion, and birth. BirthRoot Doula Services also offers consulting and coaching for organizations and individuals. Gracie has over ten years of doula experience and has supported over 200 families at clinics, hospitals, birth centers, and homes. She has birth and postpartum training from DONA International and has experience and training in vaginal births after cesareans, breastfeeding, water birth, and fetal positioning. Clients appreciate Gracie’s guidance and support.

Portland, OR 97211

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5.0 (41)
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5.0 (22)
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4.5 (19)

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Doula Love is a business that provides classes and doula services. The business’ services include postpartum doula services, lactation services, placenta encapsulation, postpartum belly binding, sibling support, fertility treatment services, and training for birth professionals. Doula Love offers doula packages for the first week after birth, five four-hour day support sessions, and postpartum night support. Doula Love provides free consultations. Clients appreciate Wendy’s knowledge, support, and communication.

Compare our Top Doulas

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Birth First Doulas
2024 SE Clinton St., Portland, OR 97202
Heartswell
3254 NE Ainsworth Street, Portland, OR 97211
Wildwood Birth Collective
2005 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Bridgetown Baby
Birthing Stone Doula
Renaissance Childbirth & Postpartum Professionals, LLC
Brave Birth Doula Care
Wildflower Doula Services
BirthRoot Doula Services
Doula Love

FAQs

  • Introduction

    A doula is an excellent choice for individuals looking for extended support when dealing with pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions. Unlike a doctor, a doula will be more regularly available for their patient.

    However, to be clear, a doula is not a midwife and doesn't provide medical care. People typically choose to work with a doula while still regularly checking in with a doctor or midwife. A doula is an investment in additional emotional support for the mother, the baby, and any other close family members who need it.
  • What is a doula?

    A doula is a trained professional who gives informational, emotional, and physical support to a mother (and potentially others) going through pregnancy, childbirth, miscarriage, induced abortion, stillbirth, birth complications, and more. While most doulas work with clients for reproductive health conditions, some doulas also help with other life experiences, such as hospice or terminal illness.

  • How to become a doula?

    You don’t need a certificate to be a doula, although this can help your career by verifying legitimacy. Regardless of a certificate, you do need to complete training through a qualified doula training program. The program usually takes between three and five days. After training, most programs require you to attend a few births with paperwork to prove your attendance.

  • How much do doulas make?

    The annual salaries of doulas in the United States range from $28,000 in smaller towns to $96,000 in major cities. A doula’s salary can depend on their experience, where they work, and how much work they take on. Most doulas handle an average of four births per year.

  • How much does a doula cost?

    The national average hourly rate for doulas is $45. Additionally, doulas charge a “flat fee” per birth that can range from $600 in small cities and towns to $2,000 in larger metropolitan areas. As a doula gains more experience, they typically raise their rates to reflect their expertise.

  • What is a death doula?

    A death doula assists with the dying process. Death doulas empower, educate, and encourage clients and their loved ones to make decisions and reach acceptance about an upcoming death.

    People who may benefit from working with a death doula include:
    • Individuals with a terminal illness
    • People nearing the end of their lives
    • Those with a loved one about to pass
  • Are doulas covered by insurance?

    Most insurance providers don't cover doulas. However, some states offer coverage for birth doulas under Medicaid programs. To check if you have coverage, contact your insurance provider directly. It's also essential to ask for more details, such as if you get partial or full coverage, if there's a maximum, and if you have to work with a certified doula.