Student Labor Doulas

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

Birthingway makes no claims regarding these students, other than that they have completed the classroom portion of their training. These students are now volunteering or charging low fees for their services in order to complete the number of births required for certification as a labor doula by Birthingway College of Midwifery.

The students are not supervised when providing doula services to clients during this practicum period.

Anyone contacting and engaging the services of the student doulas listed below does so voluntarily, and holds harmless Birthingway College of Midwifery for the conduct of these students. If you choose to work with a student doula, you are entering into a relationship with that doula, and not with Birthingway College of Midwifery.

  • Hannah Leslie I’m Hannah, a Full Spectrum Doula providing care in the Portland area. My birth work is based in the belief that all pregnant people deserve unconditional, non-judgmental care, regardless of the outcome of their pregnancy. I provide my clients with physical, emotional, and educational support through pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. As your doula, I strive to practice inclusive, compassionate ...
  • Christinia Lively Christinia discovered her passion for birth work through her personal birthing experience with her two children. She realized the importance of agency through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. In addition to being a doula, she is a breastfeeding peer support counselor. She understands the importance of communicating personal needs, and to have them respected is critical to ...
  • Stormy Franckowiak Greetings! My name is Stormy and I am a trained student birth doula through Birthingway College of Midwifery. I was drawn to this work because I strongly feel that women need to feel empowered during their birth experiences and have space to realize the miraculous capabilities of their own bodies. My goal is helping women ...
  • Maia Green As I grew out of believing that babies come from storks, my fascination with childbirth intensified, and I realized the incredible capability that women have to grow and nourish another life. I believe that everyone has the right to a safe, unapologetically empowering, and spiritually uplifting birth experience. As your labor doula, I am here ...
  • Maria Sayre Labor & Postpartum Doula I was first inspired to become a doula after observing the birth of my friend’s daughter in 1990 and after experiencing three births of my own I came to realize the value in having a supportive birth team and began my journey to help other women and families. I am continuously developing ...
  • Ruth Straub Hey there, I’m Ruth. I’m a trained Labor and Postpartum Doula, servicing Seattle WA and the surrounding areas. It is my goal to provide Physical, emotional, and educational support in a way that will empower you in your own personal birth and postpartum journey. By helping families gain knowledge and confidence, they can be empowered ...
  • Erica Potter My name is Erica Potter, I am a trained Labor and Postpartum doula. I live in West Linn with my husband Derek and our two children, Evan and Ivy. I was a full time preschool teacher and loved my career for 15 years. Spending as much time at home as possible with my children has ...
  • Michelle Paul Hello, My name is Michelle and I am a student Doula in both the Labor and Postpartum programs at Birthingway College of Midwifery. My interest in birth work was sparked by the birth of my first child, who made me a mother 20 years ago. Since that time, I have been fascinated with the journey ...