Leah Castaneda

Every Mama Doula Services
Serving Portland and the surrounding area (Tigard, Beaverton, Tualatin, Lake Oswego)
Fee $25/hour

When my son was born in 2012, I experienced first-hand how overwhelming life with a newborn can be. I was completely unprepared for the physical, emotional, and practical challenges of those early days and weeks and I was unable to fully experience the joy and wonder of that precious time.

During my second pregnancy I followed the advice of our midwife and sought out a Postpartum Doula. The difference was profound. I discovered that having a knowledgeable and empathetic woman by my side allowed me to truly enjoy my daughter and to feel confident in my ability to care for and nourish her.

As a Certified Postpartum Doula I will provide you with the individualized support you need following the birth of your baby, recognizing that each family is unique. This support can include:

  • Education and assistance with newborn care
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Preparation of meals and snacks
  • Light housekeeping (laundry, dishes, etc.)
  • Sibling care and integration
  • Compassionate, non-judgmental emotional support as Mom (and Dad!) process the birth and adjust to life with a newborn
  • Caring for baby while Mom takes a much needed nap or shower

I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to work with families during the tender postpartum period, and I would be happy to meet if you are interested in learning more about me or the many ways in which I can support you!