Hi there! My name is Erin Glogau and I am excited to be pursuing a dream of mine to support other women in labor as a doula. I live in Wilsonville, so I’ll be serving in areas between Salem and North Portland, as well as nearby cities such as Sherwood and Newberg. My fascination with birth began over ten years ago, and it’s only grown since I’ve given birth to my own children. The process of labor and birth can take many twists and turns, but I believe staying educated, informed, and creating the best environment possible for your birth can help you have the birth experience and outcome you desire!
The birth of my first son was in a hospital, and the birth of my second was a waterbirth in a freestanding birth center. Both were overall positive experiences which I attribute to a healthy pregnancy, educating myself about labor and birth, and having a doula by my side. Having the continuous support of a doula during my labors showed me that they truly do make a difference. Before my first birth, my husband didn’t understand the role of a doula and wasn’t sure why I wanted one. After my birth he raved about how amazing she was, and he vowed never to go through another labor and birth without a doula!
While originally from the Seattle area, I have lived just outside Portland for over eight years and love it here! I enjoy teaching, and I’m a former elementary school teacher, however, I currently substitute teach part time so I can pursue my other passions which are pregnancy and birth work, and being a mom to my two young boys. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, camping, running, Pilates, digital scrapbooking, and adventures with my family.
Finding a doula that you are comfortable with is extremely important. If you think that doula may be me, I look forward to meeting you!
After the initial interview, my complementary doula services include:
- 1-2 prenatal meetings
- Available by phone and e-mail throughout your pregnancy
- On call for two weeks before your estimated due date until the birth of your baby
- Continuous labor support
- 1-2 postpartum meetings
- Phone and e-mail support for up to six weeks after birth
- Basic photography of labor and/or birth with your camera (if desired)