Malerie Plaugher

Malerie Plaugher

Malerie PlaugherWhether you’re expecting your first child or you’re a pro, the birth experience comes with unknowns. At the risk of sounding cheesy: I want to help you navigate the journey. I love the continuity the mama-doula relationship provides. In preparation, we can talk out your hopes, fears, and plans. Then when the time comes, I can help you connect with the strength of your body and with the deep part of you that’s fully equipped to bring your baby into the world.

A bit about me: I live in Southeast Portland with my husband, our chickens, and our very big dog, Daisy. Most of our small yard is devoted to raised garden beds, where we grow a lot of our groceries. I love hiking, traveling, and the local food scene (and let’s be real – Netflix). I geek out on cooking, preserving, and nutrition research. I have learned so much in my Birthingway training, and I’ve felt honored to have supported several mamas before, during, and after their births – both here in Portland and across the river in Clark County. I look forward to getting to know how I might be able to support YOU in your birth!

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Please note that individual student doulas may not be available for your due date. Not all students have chosen to post their profiles at this time. Please contact the Specialized Programs Coordinator using the form below and you will have the opportunity to interview the student doulas who are available for your due time.

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Summer Library Hours

Summer Library Hours

Due to the shifting around of our buildings, the Library will be closed until further notice.
Please check your Birthingway email regularly for UPDATES about Front Office and Library hours. 
Have a wonderful Summer!!