My name is Molly and I’m currently in my first year of the midwifery program here at Birthingway. I understand that birth is a sacred and transformative time in a woman’s life and the need to feel safe and secure is so important. I will work hard to ensure you and any partner you have feel, heard and comforted in your birth. I feel my education at Birthingway has provided me with ample knowledge in how to bio-dynamically support mothers and partnerships in birth, I will make sure you and your baby’s well-being is my first priority. I also want to acknowledge that I have only attended one birth at the time I write this bio, and I am so grateful for your embrace of hiring a student doula.
Blessings to you in your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
Aloha, and mahalo for visiting! I am a healer and meditation therapist, available for doula work in the greater Portland area.
When you enlist my services, you get a stable and mature practitioner who handles situations with calm and grounded mobility. You can relax into a safe bubble of reassurance and fully experience the wondrous miracle that belongs to you and your family. I bring connection, empowerment, and opening into the birthing space.
During your birth, I will be the guiding force that brings you back to center if you get rocked out of balance. When you find yourself in magical moments, I will protect your experience, and facilitate a space for warmth and presence. As your doula, I reinforce your connection with your Self, your values and principles regarding birth and family.
I am enthusiastic about working as a doula, and integrating meditation spaces and techniques into birthwork. In my therapy practice, my major focuses are with Rebirth & Reconnection to Soul Forces (love, joy, compassion, enthusiasm, wonder) and working with trauma. These are skills that will come in handy in the labour room.
May your journey be blessed and rewarding. I look forward to the possibility of working together.
– 1-2 prenatal visits
– On-call availability 2 weeks before and after your estimated due date
– Support throughout labour and 1-2 hours after birth
– 1-2 post partum visits
Client Responsibilities: Services are provided free of charge in return for the following agreements:
– You agree to contact me to schedule prenatal and post partum visits
– You agree to call me when labor begins, understanding that it can take 1-2 hours before I can arrive
– You agree to fill out an evaluation of my services
Megan Felling, BSM, CPM, LDM, co-founded Cedar Midwifery in 2013 after graduating from Birthingway. She also teaches childbirth education with Primed for Birth, and offers doula care at Birth and Family Support. She brings to her practices and teaching a passion for reproductive justice and a commitment to informed, thorough, and evidence-based care. She teaches Gynecology Skills at Birthingway.
Speaks basic Spanish and basic French, Certified Yoga Teacher and Labor Doula.
Specializing in Holistic Approach and High Risk pregnancies.
My passion is helping women navigate mindfully through pregnancy, labor and postpartum and I would love to be a part of your birth team.
It is my joy to incorporate my yoga training and my counseling experience when I work with my doula clients. I have been trained in the biodynamic approach to birth and have assisted with both medicated and non-medicated vaginal births in various hospitals in the greater Portland area and can travel to Vancouver, WA. Please check out my website to learn more about me and what services I offer: www.marthasanti.com
Susannah Wright, BSM, CPM, LDM – Susannah is a Birthingway graduate and midwife in Portland at Cedar Midwifery. She came to midwifery through a commitment to choice and respect in healthcare and believes that helping to educate skilled midwives is an important component of that. She teaches Gynecology Skills and has a strong belief in informed choice, and an ever evolving evidenced based practice of midwifery that blends the art of midwifery with modern practices. In her time off she loves to spend time in the woods and mountains, travel, and eat all of the amazing food this city has to offer!
Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 6:30pm
Friday: 8:45 am – 4:15 pm
The library can be reached by calling 503-477-7427 or by email.
Gradey Proctor is a botanist who has spent years studying the flora of
Oregon’s forests and has a passion for wildcrafting medicinal and edible
plants for his community. He apprenticed at the Columbines School of
Botanical Studies. Gradey has surrounded himself with plants in many
aspects of his life, including nursery work, CSA farming, and monitoring
timber sales with Bark. He has taught botany for over a decade with the
Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies, and will continue this work
teaching Growing and Wildcrafting Medicinal Plants here at Birthingway.
Carrie Cohen, MA, MS, IBCLC, CLE, CD, ICCE. Carrie has been working to support families throughout birth and the postpartum time since 2008. She currently co-teaches the Breastfeeding Politics and Policies class with Carrie McCormick. Additionally, she teaches service-learning classes focused on breastfeeding support and teen parenting and pregnancy at Portland State University, and instructs childbirth and lactation preparation classes with Providence Health and Services. She established the Portland Doula Collective in 2008 and provides doula and lactation support to families around the greater Portland area. She is passionate about supporting all families and expanding our understanding of the many factors that influence birth and infant feeding. Carrie is the mother of one amazing daughter and lives in Portland with her family and pups.
Tiffany Decker, CD(DONA), PD, CBE, has been a serving families as a postpartum and birth doula since 2011. She teaches the Postpartum Doula Workshop- and takes great pleasure in supporting doulas to find their voice and confidence in their own abilities. Tiffany is founder of Birthing Stone Doula, a doula agency focused on “bringing the village back to childbirth,” where she facilitates group “centering” topics, comfort in labor classes, and new parent groups. Tiffany is a mom of two bouncing, inquisitive boys, and partner to her lovely husband who takes care of the kids while she is out doula-ing.
Bryna Sampey, IBCLC is a board-certified lactation consultant and birth doula in private practice. Bryna left a research program in Marine Chemistry and Environmental Policy to train through a vigorous direct-entry internship in Monterey, California. She has been working with families providing lactation and birth support since 2006. Bryna moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2008, and opened her private practice, Doula My Soul. Through her practice, she serves families from Lacey, WA down through Salem, OR with home visits and worldwide via online support through Google Helpouts. She is passionate about volunteering in her community through several organizations and coalitions, including sitting a board seat as Education Outreach Coordinator at the Clark County Breastfeeding Coalition, and serving as an Education committee member with the International Lactation Consultant Association. Bryna teaches Maternal Complex Situations in the Associates in Lactation Consultation program, and supervises clinical training in Birthingway’s Breastfeeding Center. When not teaching, working with families, or hiking, Bryna and her husband, three children, Portuguese Water Dog (Amelia Earhart), and passel of chickens live in beautiful Camas, WA.