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.

  • Helen Hill Serving the Greater Portland Area, Tillamook County Phone: 503-801-4143 Speaks some Spanish. I would love to be your doula! I have 3 grown children, (I was my daughter’s doula when she recently delivered my first grandchild!). I raised my children on a farm at the coast where we helped deliver dozens of lambs and a few foals over the ...
  • Jennifer Allison Portland-Metro Area p: 971-409-5968 e: soultended@gmail.com w: www.supportyourvbac.com I am a certified labor doula living in Portland, Oregon and mother to three wondrous children. I have been educating and supporting women in pregnancy and childbirth since 2008. After my cesarean birth with my first child in 2006, I felt compelled to seek deeper answers and healing from my birth ...
  • Michelle Cushing Phone: 503-828-2959 email: michelle.cushing@gmail.com facebook page: www.facebook.com/michellecushinglabordoula website: www.portlanddoulas.com Service area: Greater Portland area I believe in a woman’s strength and intuition in childbirth, and her right to make informed decisions regarding her pregnancy and birth. I believe it is especially important for expecting parents to surround themselves with people who believe in their strength, who help them make informed ...
  • Christine D’Esposito -Greater Portland Area- Fee: $600-$800 sliding scale and negotiable Services Provided: Prenatal preparation, Birthing From Within childbirth classes, Belly Casting, Blessingway ceremonies, Birth Art, Birth Story processing, Birth and Postpartum Doula, 1-2 Postpartum visits Please visit Christine at www.womynsways.com Email: womynsways@yahoo.com I first became inspired to do birth work after supporting a close friend through pregnancy and helping to raise ...
  • Sarah Christiansen -Greater Portland Area- Phone: 503-539-4230 E-mail: bflywngs2680@comcast.net My love of birth began almost fifteen years ago as an adolescent, and has only grown since. After attending my sister’s birth when I was nineteen years old, I was officially hooked! Since then I have attended births for friends, had two of my own children (attended by midwives from Birthingway), ...
  • Cre’shea Hilton Phone: 503.999.2258 Website: www.pnwdoulas.com Areas Serviced: Salem, Keizer, Santiam Canyon Fee: Postpartum Fee Range of $25-35, Labor Fee $600-1200 Email: creshea.hilton@gmail.com Postpartum Doula Bio: As your postpartum doula I know how invaluable support after a baby can be. I offer the essentials that every family needs to get going on the right foot: Emotional support, strong baby feeding experiences (breastfeeding, bottle and/or formula), ...
  • Elizabeth Schroeder -Greater Portland Area- Phone:503-922-9345 E-mail:elizadoula@gmail.com Website: www.butterflybirthpdx.com Rates: $500, sliding scale available The births of my two children in 1994 and 1997 awakened me to the power of the birth giving experience, and to my own feminine power. Since then, I have continued learning about women’s experience of birth. I have attended hospital births and home births, and have ...
  • Claire Hoffman Giving birth is a transformative experience that is unique to every mother and baby. As a doula, my primary goal is to provide you with the individualized support you need for a satisfying birth experience that matches your preferences and priorities. In whatever setting you choose for your birth, I can help you make sure ...
  • Kelly Troyer Other Services Offered: I am comfortable with birth in all settings and am especially passionate about VBAC.
  • Corie Keller -Greater Portland Area- Phone:406-360-8756 E-mail: doula.corie@live.com I have attended many births as a doula, including hospital and birth center births. My passion is natural birth and providing education and support in that direction.  Having said  that, I believe that my job is to support the mother in whatever birth she chooses to have. Services provided: – 2-3 prenatal meetings, attendance at ...
  • Caryn Chastain My name is Caryn, mother of two beautiful daughters, Isabella 14 and Deja 18. I’m 40 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, I needed to do something closer to my heart, I needed to ...
  • Brandy Taylor Hello! My name is Brandy and I completed the classroom portion of the Labor and Postpartum training through Birthingway College of Midwifery in the spring of 2015. Since then, I have assisted in three amazing births. My passion for working with expectant moms stems from a long-standing desire to help others. As far back as ...
  • Eliza Rotterman -Serving the Portland Metro Area- Phone: 513-288-1855 Email: eliza.rotterman@birthingway.edu Four years ago I helped a close friend prepare for the birth of her first child. Since then I’ve wanted to support women through pregnancy and birth but it wasn’t until the spring of 2011 when I took care of my mother as she underwent cancer treatment that I ...
  • Kat Lui 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 ...
  • Casandra Jimenez Hola!  My name is Casandra and I’m looking forward to getting to know you and offering guidance and support in your pregnancy, labor and birth, and early post-partum.   I am a generally gentle, curious, positive, solution oriented, and flexible person.  I come from a culture of women; growing up in my mother’s single parent household ...
  • Harley Rose Ellington -Serving the Portland Metro Area- Phone: 727-433-0686 E-mail: harley.rose.ellington@birthingway.edu I have had a passion for supporting birthing women and being an advocate for their needs during the birth process for many years. I think it is imperative for all women to be surrounded by optimism and reverence during the emotional and life-altering experience of labor and birth. I ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sarah Krebs -Greater Portland area, Vancouver and Camas- Certified in 2010 Phone: 503-888-0058 E-mail: lambsdoula@comcast.net My journey to become a certified labor doula began in 2008.  I have witnessed home births, hospital births, natural and medicated births. I also have experience supporting births that involve VBAC, epidural, induction and cesarean.  I strongly believe in every woman’s ability to birth her baby ...
  • Georgia Z Lewis -Greater Portland Area- Phone:503-807-7886 E-mail: wheresgeorgia@gmail.com Hi! I’m Georgia, an aspiring nurse-midwife who starting working as a student-doula in 2009. Since then I have worked with mamas from all over the Portland metro area. I did my doula training at Birthingway College and hold a B.A. from Lewis & Clark College. I am finishing my post-baccalaureate in pre-nursing ...
  • Priscilla Fairall -Greater Portland and Vancouver Area- Ph: 360-314-7088 E-mail: allfair@yahoo.com Beginning to Intermediate Spanish-speaker. Currently serving the Seaside/Canon Beach area, as well as, the Greater Portland Metro area. Hey there, my name is Priscilla!  My birth passion is to make sure that you feel comfortable, informed, safe, and heard.  I think that helping a woman through labor and delivery in any ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Jill Lewis -Greater Portland and Vancouver Area- Phone: 360-904-7204 Email: jas578@yahoo.com After working with prenatal and postpartum care at a local clinic as a Medical Assistant for over 6 years, I realized I was missing out on the most important part, the birth! Being a certified doula has filled that missing gap! What an honor it is to be able ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lylia Sinenko My name is Lylia Sinenko and I am a certified labor and birth doula living in Delta Junction, Alaska. I have always been fascinated with the birth process, from beginning to end. I grew up in a big Russian family and have heard many birth stories from women, including my mom. The way they were treated ...
  • Desiree Lang -Greater Portland/Gresham Area- Cell phone: 503-341-6988 Email: desi3500@yahoo.com I am a mother of 3 wonderful children, and it was after giving birth to them that I found my calling in the world of childbirth and women’s health.  I am a natural childbirth advocate, but will happily support any birth choices that you make.  My focus is on birth ...
  • 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 ...
  • Whitney Ellington Phone: 503-929-8852 Email: whitney.ellington@gmail.com -Serving the Portland Metro Area- I believe that birth is natural and beautiful; something that should be remembered as a loving family event. It is my goal to help women achieve a beautiful birth that will bring their baby gently into their arms and establish a lifelong loving relationship. I believe that women are ...
  • Rebecca Guron Service Area: Multnomah County Phone: (805)680-6768 Email: rebeccaguron@hotmail.com My name is Rebecca and I am the mother of two amazing boys.  As a certified doula, I am comfortable supporting you in the birth setting of your choice.  I will provide continuous labor support and be a non-judgmental resource for you and your family.
  • Lindsey Reschke -Greater Portland Area- Phone: 608-335-7359 Email: lindseymodoula@gmail.com Speaks beginning to intermediate Spanish I felt drawn to the doula profession after my own positive birth experience with a doula. I believe in every woman’s right to birth in a supportive environment, surrounded by a team who believes in the laboring woman’s strength and ability to birth her child. My philosophy ...
  • 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 ...
  • Crystalyn Reed – Clackamas and Multnomah counties – Phone: 503.680.6925 E-mail: crystalyn.reed@gmail.com I have been passionate about the whole birth process since I was a child. I am comfortable in both home births and hospital births. Previously, I have attended births of friends, family, and by word-of-mouth. While I believe birth is a natural and an empowering process, I will ...
  • Rachel White -Greater Portland Area- Phone: 971.235.6100 E-mail: rachelwhitedoula@gmail.com Web address: www.rachelwhitedoula.com As a Portland based postpartum and birth doula with 13+ years of family and childcare in Oregon and Hawaii, I have come to appreciate the healing time which follows a woman’s birth. It is my hope to assist in the preparation and recovery of mothers and their families before ...
  • Annaleah Lucero -Serving the Greater Portland Area- Phone: 503-313-4219 Email: annaleah.lucero@birthingway.edu I am open to working with any and all women. I believe the female body is capable of miraculous things and should be trusted as such. Naturally I am an affectionate person, but I am also well atuned to my surroundings and sensitive to a womans needs, careful to ...
  • Hannah Clark -Greater Portland Area- Phone: 970-379-3622 E-mail: hannahc.clark@gmail.com I first became passionate about supporting women and their partners through labor while working as a Spanish/ English medical interpreter in the Labor and Delivery ward of a small hospital.  I was deeply inspired by the mother’s strength and instantly committed to finding ways to help and advocate for them through ...
  • 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 ...
  • Alvina Blaine I live in Salem but am willing to travel to Portland area and Washington Co. Phone: 503-851-2368 E-mail: alvinablaine@yahoo.com Fluent Spanish Speaker Bio: Has worked in a childbirth clinic, attended numerous births, and helped her  daughter through her birth experience.  Compassionate, kind, motherly, knowledgeable and experienced.
  • Becci Baumgarden -Serving the Greater Portland Area- Phone: 503-913-6190 Email: Rebecca.Baumgarden@birthingway.edu Hi there! My name is Becci and I am delighted to be a student doula. As a mom of 3 young children with a history of high risk pregnancies, I have become very passionate about supporting moms in having the birth experience they want. I have a wide range ...
  • Katherine Harwood I am a believer in the body’s natural wisdom during birth, and my vision as a labor doula is to help create and hold a space of peace and calm so every laboring person I work with can connect with that powerful inner source! I employ many techniques for creating this atmosphere, including hynobirthing and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cindy Stumpf -Greater Portland Area and Vancouver, WA- Phone:914-319-9955 Email: cindy.stumpf@birthingway.edu I am a midwifery student and mother to three amazing children.  I have been attending births off and on for 9 years.  I have been drawn to birth and babies since childhood and that fascination has become a passion.  My doula practice is rooted in my desire to support ...
  • Catherine Waxenfelter -Greater Portland Area- Phone: 503-557-8348 Email: aaronandcath@hotmail.com My name is Catherine and I have two children who bless me daily.  I can bring a calm, encouraging and thoughtful presence to your birth team.  I believe that an informed and supported mama is a happy mama.  I will support your choices and help you sift through all of the ...
  • Shaina Traisman Serving Portland, Vancouver, Camas and Washougal 206.661.2131 shaina.ybb@gmail.com www.shainatraisman.com Shaina has been working alongside midwives and pregnant women for the past 13 years.  Her first doula client was her mom, when Shaina was 21 years old.  From that moment on she has been fascinated and inspired by a woman’s journey into motherhood.  Shaina has studied with midwives in Hawaii, ...
  • Maggie Bennett -Greater Portland Area- Phone: 360-606-0931 Email: maggiedoula@gmail.com Speaks some Spanish and French I am a student doula and aspiring midwife.  I would be honored and delighted to support you and your partner through your birth experience.  I believe that birth is a natural process and an important transformational moment that should be celebrated and protected.  As your doula, I ...
  • Endre Ecker Richards -Greater Portland area- Ph: 503-888-0377 E-mail: endrerichards@gmail.com Certified in 2010
  • Jennifer Lunceford Jennifer Lunceford CD Birth and Postpartum Doula jenniflowerz@hotmail.com (503) 875-7818 My introduction to the birthing world began with the birth of my son in 1995. I had an amazing, profoundly empowering birth experience and that was thanks in part to my doula. She sat quietly by my side, respecting our space, becoming completely in tune with my needs. She ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lo MacPherson Hello! My name is Lo and I am excited to get to know you as you navigate your labor and delivery. To start, I will share a little bit about myself. I am a mother of three pretty awesome kiddos and I am a wife to an equally rad husband. We are an active family who ...
  • Christa Billings -Greater Portland Area- Email: BeautifulBirthBlessings@gmail.com I have been working professionally in the world of birth since October 2009. I am very active in the birth community and participate in a variety of birth related organizations. I serve as the Northwest Regional Coordinator for ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network). I am also the chapter leader for ICAN of ...
  • Nicole Bendotoff Greater Portland Area Phone: 503-737-8620 E-mail: nicolealyce@gmail.com www.earthmamamidwifery.com My decision to become a doula was inspired by an enduring fascination with pregnancy and birth. I believe in the natural, physiological process of birth. Our bodies continually amaze me with their strength, flexibility, adaptability and beauty. I truly enjoy supporting women and their partners during this intimate experience and I ...
  • Molly Scott Hi! My name is Molly and I’m embarking into my final year of the midwifery program here at Birthingway. During my schooling towards becoming a licensed and certified professional midwife, I’ve simultaneously undertaken the labor doula practicum in my hopes to learn how to emotionally support women during childbirth. I understand that birth is a sacred ...
  • Katie Keller Greetings! I am a new student doula as of December 2015 and I am so excited to be here! 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 ...
  • Corinne Friedrich Corinne Friedrich, Labor Doula Clackamas County and Greater Portland Area p: 971-295-8156 e: corinne@cascadiabirth.com w: www.cascadiabirth.com I was originally interested in completing my doula training as a stepping stone for midwifery classes and preparation; I never intended on making it my passion and career. Before attending my first birth as a student doula, I felt excited but nervous – ...
  • 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 ...
  • Priscilla Walker – SW/NW Portland, Beaverton, Tigard – Home Phone: 503-297-7665 Cell Phone: 503-701-1959 E-Mail: Priscilla.N.Walker@gmail.com Fees: $300. Payment plans discussed on an individual basis. Services Provided: Complimentary meeting to get acquainted. Birth Package: 3 prenatal meetings (the earlier in the pregnancy I am contacted, the more opportunity there will be for getting to know one another. I encourage phone calls or ...
  • Celina Green -Serving the Greater Portland Area- Phone: 503.730.5685 Email: celina.green@birthingway.edu My heart in becoming a doula is to be alongside women as they experience the amazing process of childbirth, listening to their needs and caring for them and their family. Each woman approaches birth differently; as a doula, I am committed to supporting your decisions and your choices. Attending ...
  • Morgan Swor -Serving the Greater Portland Area- Phone: (218)590-4956 E-mail: morgan.swor@birthingway.edu Fluent in American Sign Language I am a student doula and aspiring midwife. I am looking forward to joining you and your partner through the miracle of childbirth. Every birth is unique, and I believe every woman is entitled to the best birth experience possible. I would love to help ...
  • Carrie Cohen -Greater Portland Area- Phone: 503-720-3993 E-mail: mayfly77@gmail.com On the web at: www.portlanddoulas.com I have always felt a calling to women’s health care, specifically learning, and helping others to learn about the body’s natural processes and how to work with these through labor and birth. I have worked as a science educator for the last fourteen years, and have a ...
  • Dana Comperchio -Greater Portland Area- E-mail: dcompe@spiritone.com I am an aspiring midwife with a passionate belief in giving women the power and opportunity to choose the way they birth their children. I also believe in the profound beauty of pregnancy and birth. I support women and their families in their needs during the birth process. I am motivated, confident ...
  • Katie Rose Alexander Phone: 971-322-9524 Email: katierosedoula@gmail.com Website: www.rosedoula.com I believe that birthing a baby is a transformative experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. As a doula, my hope is to help you walk away from the birth experience feeling empowered by and at peace with the story that has unfolded. My interest in working ...
  • Jen Ames-Brown -Serving the Portland Metro Area- Phone: 858-437-2298 Email: jennifercbrown@gmail.com As a labor and delivery doula, I am honored to be able to serve women and families during such a special moment. I believe that no matter what your medical chart says about your child’s birth, with a birth team that empowers you, your experience can be positive. I’ve been ...
  • Emberlyn Kelley My name is Emberlyn “Ember” Kelley, I am a certified labor doula serving Portland and Clark County. I am also, a mother of three, all of which have drastically different birth stories! I am a firm believer in supporting a birthing individual in informed decision making, that is right for them, exactly where they are ...
  • 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 ...
  • Maddy Lewis 503-830-9793 maddylewisdoula@gmail.com www.maddylewisdoula.com I have been fascinated with pregnancy and birth every since my first Sex Education course in elementary school. I was in absolute awe of the reproductive system. The idea that we are each equipped with just the right number of chromosomes in order to create a human being floored me as a 12-year-old. As I ...
  • Laura Lockett – Greater Portland Area – Phone: 503-553-9392 Fees: $550 Services Provided: 2-4 prenatal, 1-2 Postpartum visits, Doctors visit (if desired) Other Services Offered: Pregnancy massage
  • Kristin Murdoch Portland Mama Doula ~Serving the Greater Portland Area~ Phone: 541-514-8957 Email: kris.murdoch@gmail.com Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/PortlandMamaDoula As a labor doula, I am passionate about giving families the opportunity to choose their own birth experience. I believe prenatal and postpartum care is just as important as the labor process. I will be there to provide you with continuous physical, emotional and educational ...
  • 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 ...