Certified Labor Doulas

The labor doulas presented on this page are independent practitioners. Their listing is not an endorsement by Birthingway College of Midwifery, nor does it signify a formal relationship with the College.

Birthingway College of Midwifery is not responsible for the conduct of these labor doulas in their role as prenatal, labor, and postpartum support for the expectant mother and/or her supporters.

Birthingway makes no claims regarding these labor doulas, other than that they have completed the certification requirements and received certification as labor doulas from Birthingway College of Midwifery.

These labor doulas are not supervised by Birthingway when providing doula services to clients.

Anyone contacting and engaging the services of the certified labor doulas listed below does so voluntarily, and holds harmless Birthingway College of Midwifery for their conduct.

  • Malerie Plaugher Whether 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 ...
  • Olivia Murphy My name is Olivia Murphy and I am a certified labor doula working in the Portland metro area. My only goal is to help you achieve your ideal birth experience, whatever that may look like for you. I believe in the great power that lies within women’s bodies. I consider myself reliable and resourceful, and I ...
  • Paige Snow www.ARTofTRANSITIONservices.com About me: I am a doula because I believe that a healthy community is rooted in healthy and happy moms and their families. As a doula I hope to bring knowledge, reassurance, and confidence to your experience of pregnancy and labor. Every woman deserves their birth to be supported, in whichever way she thinks is best ...
  • Brandy Taylor Hello! My name is Brandy and I am a labor and delivery doula that certified through Birthingway College of Midwifery in 2016. My passion for working with expectant moms stems from a long-standing desire to help others. I want to help ensure every mama and her family experiences a unique and positive birth that aligns ...
  • Dianna Steach It’s exciting welcoming a new little one into a family; congratulations on this new journey in life. Hi! My name is Dianna Steach. I am married to a wonderful man and we have 5 children, 4 boys and a girl. Together, as a family you can find us outside… a lot, swimming in rivers, working ...
  • Mia Hill Certified labor doula 503-407-6480 Hill3569@yahoo.com Certified 2016 Attending since 1983 I LOVE the amazing and transformative process of birth! I was hooked after my two children’s births in the ‘80’s. From that point on I have offered myself as labor support for neighbors, friends, family, single moms, wives of truckers, really, anyone who crossed my path, was pregnant and nervous about ...
  • Selina Finley Greater Portland Area I first recall being interested in supporting women and assisting women in labor in the Summer of 2014. I had begun studying herbalism and how to use plant medicine to encourage and upkeep women’s health. A friend had described to me his experience encapsulating a Placenta for his sister-in-law and I could not ...
  • Calina Selmanson 503.836.7668 wellwishesdoula.com Serving Portland and surrounding areas since 2005-(Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington and parts of Yamhill County) I welcome clients of all backgrounds, diversities, ethnicities, sexualities, genders and family structures. Offering non judgemental support, evidenced based and current education to support informed decision making. I am a Certified Postpartum & Labor Doula through Birthingway College, a Certified Educator of Infant ...
  • Jean Benevento Greater Portland Area Home: 503-248-6809 Cell: 503-250-3757 Visit Jean on the web at: sharelifesjourney.com e-mail: jean.benevento@comcast.net Bio : My life’s journey as Mom, Grandma, Massage Therapist, Doula and Women’s Circle facilitator has provided me with many blessings and opportunities to experience life. As your doula, I will support you and your birth partner to have the birth experience you ...
  • Kimberly Howlett Hi! My name is Kimme. I just completed Labor Doula training and certification through Birthingway College of Midwifery. I am beyond excited to lend my skills and to be of service for the Portland/Clark County Community (North Portland native and currently living in Battle Ground, Washington)! I support all patchworks of life and a variety ...
  • Caryn Chastain (503) 954-8723 Serving the majority of Clackamas County & the beautiful City of Portlandia My name is Caryn, mother of two beautiful daughters, Isabella 16 and Deja 19. I’m 41 years old and have been working hard manual labor for 20 years. Looking back at my lifes accomplishments I knew I needed a change. Something was missing, ...
  • Hannah Cason Service Area: Portland Metropolitan Area, Columbia County, and Washington County Phone number: 503-369-7468 E-mail: hannahlcason@yahoo.com Fees: My fees are based on a very open sliding scale and differ depending on situational needs. Please feel free to contact me for a free consultation and we’ll discuss what your specific fee might look like. Services Provided: Free consultation to discuss your birth ...
  • Prudence Leith Portland Doula Collective www.portlanddoulas.net (503) 504-6952 ecnedurp9@yahoo.com Certified Labor Doula, Certified Rebozo Instructor, Dad Certified, BS Psychology My children, more than anything, have given me a passion for birth and in helping empower women and couples throughout pregnancy and the journey of birth.  I graduated from the University of Oregon in 1996 with a degree in Psychology, focusing on Early ...
  • Stefanie Cohen Stefanie CohenStefanie Cohen Gorge Doulas Serving the Columbia Gorge Area. gorgedoula@gmail.com www.gorgedoulas.com Hello mama-to-be! I’m Stefanie Cohen, and I’ve been a passionate doula since 2004, when I first went through doula training in Fort Collins, CO. My husband Wyatt and I relocated to the Gorge 11 years ago, where I continued to practice as doula, and certified with Birthingway School of Midwifery ...
  • Tiffany Johnson Hi there! My name is Tiffany and I am a Certified Labor Doula that is ready to serve and grow in my community. I completed my certification in April of 2017 and I am excited to assist mommas in welcoming their little ones. I am currently a student at Portland State University studying Lactation Education and ...
  • Janna Marshall Contact me: Janna Marshall      Cell: 971-506-5728     E-mail: janna.marshall@birthingway.edu *Spanish speaker *Artistic abilities to commemorate your pregnancy Congratulations on this new life growing inside you! I am a Birthingway Certified Labor Doula. I am passionate about birth, an appreciation that undoubtedly began as a child growing up on a farm. I have been witness to dozens of births ...
  • Megan Sears Serving Portland and surrounding areas Hi! My name is Megan and I am a certified doula ready to put my fresh knowledge and passion into hands on experience. I am very passionate about birth and empowering women to make informed decisions on what feels right to them. I am fueled by compassion,empathy,new knowledge and the ability ...
  • Claire Wilde Greater Portland area Phone: 503-260-2546 Email: everywheredoula@gmail.com Website: www.everywheredoula.com Birth work found me after I watched my nephew come into the world. I quickly realized that there was nothing I would rather do than be with individuals and families as they move through the transformation of childbirth. My philosophy has been deeply influenced by my study of women’s health ...
  • Angie Townsend 503-568-9765 angietownsend77@gmail.com I certified as a Labor and Delivery Doula at Birthingway College of Midwifery in 2016 and I am excited to serve you as a doula. I became fascinated with the birth process during my first pregnancy. I was amazed by the little life within that moved and kicked and made her presence known. I think ...
  • Megan Beaty My name is Megan Beaty and I am a Certified Labor Doula based in the beautiful town of Estacada, OR. I am so excited to serve the beautiful mothers of East Portland. As your personal Labor Doula I will strive to make you feel secure, safe, and as comfortable as possible during labor. Your birth experience ...
  • Liisa Ferguson Hi, my name is Liisa. Congrats on this season of your life – you are amazing, brave, and strong! All of us doulas believe you deserve the best care during your birth! As a doula, I… Provide informational, emotional, and physical support during labor/birth Listen to your hopes, desires, and fears/reservations surrounding birth Help create a space where you ...
  • Katie Keller Phone: 503-683-3226 Email: Website: www.puddletowndoulas.com Facebook: facebook.com/puddletowndoulas Greetings! I certified as a Labor Doula at Birthingway in 2016. The more I learn about childbirth, the more I find it fascinating, awe-inspiring, and an incredibly significant moment in a woman’s life. I’ve often heard people say that the only important outcome of childbirth is a healthy baby. While I agree ...
  • Denice Lazzara My name is Denice Lazzara and I’m a certified labor doula. I come from a multicultural background, currently living in Camas, WA with my two sons, age 11 and 12 years old. I was a world traveler for more than 8 years until I settled in Camas, WA with my family. When it was time ...
  • Chelsey Craft Hello! I’m Chelsey Craft. I became a massage therapist in 2004 and attained my certification as a Structural Integration Practitioner in 2007. I am experienced in a variety of modalities including Swedish and deep tissue massage, passive joint movement, pregnancy massage, reflexology, Raindrop Therapy and the 10 series of Structural Integration (OR massage license #17981). After ...
  • Erin Glogau Contact information: email: phone: 253-312-4349 website: eringlogau.wixsite.com/doula Hi there! My fascination with birth began several 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 ...
  • Grace Schoenlank As a certified labor doula and a student postpartum doula, Grace provides heart-led and open minded support for people before, during, and after birth. She is sensitive to the diverse needs, intentions, and situation of each person. Her practice honors the biological aspects of birth, relies on evidence based information, and focuses on collaborative and ...
  • Samantha Peterson Hello, I’m Sam. I’m very excited for you and this journey you’re on! I bet it’s been one heck of a ride! I’m looking forward to hearing about all the ups and downs you’ve experienced so far, and hash out some of the fears and preconceptions you may have about labor. One of the most ...
  • Emily Davis Hi, I’m Emily. I’m a student doula, counseling graduate student, and yoga instructor. I’m passionate about global maternal health, particularly the intersection between a mom’s happiness and holistic body, mind, and spiritual health. I’d love to be a part of your birth to bring clarity, information, and emotional support!
  • Jessica Brunelle Hi there! My name is Jessica and I am very excited to go on an amazing journey of birth with you! I believe that as a woman you are able to navigate the birth process in a way that feels exactly right for you. You were made to do this! I will join you in ...