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.

  • Blair McMillan Hello, my name is Blair and I am passionate about pregnancy and birth. I believe that all women deserve to have a positive and empowering birth experience and will to do my best in helping you accomplish this. You can count on me to be compassionate, reliable and supportive. I believe in you and your ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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!    
  • 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 ...
  • Lacey Dean-Sangare Greetings! My name is Lacey and I am a trained Labor and Postpartum Doula providing one or both services to women and families. Before becoming a doula I have had ample experience working with diverse communities and in multicultural settings. I feel driven to serve women, as well as multicultural families, who are seeking support ...
  • Michelle Hankins Hello! I’m Michelle Hankins, a transplant from Texas who made SE Portland home in 2013. Birth can be overwhelming and frightening I won’t lie!–but it is also filled with extraordinary grace. I want to help you through the process so you can dwell in the peace. Little more about me: I’ve been married for 26.5 years, our four ...
  • 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 ...
  • Janna Marshall Congratulations on this new life growing inside you and the blessing of motherhood! 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 childbirths in my world travels as a volunteer. I believe every woman’s birthing style is unique and ...
  • Danielle Frankel Hello, I’m Danielle. I believe in the internal wisdom of us women – we know what our bodies need and what to do with them. As a doula, I will assist you in honing your ear to that wisdom to ensure a birthing experience that aligns with your hopes, goals, and values. I look forward to ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sydney McIntosh As a doula, I strive to support your emotional, physical, and informational empowerment as you prepare to welcome this new baby. I believe in the power of a positive birth, therefore my primary goal is to help you have an experience you will love and treasure. Most importantly I will embrace your vision for your ...
  • Giuliana Petoia About me: I have been a Portland resident for over two years and truly feel like this is home. Being close to nature, surrounded by like-minded people, with access to activities centered around mindfulness is incredibly important to me. The path to doula-dom has been my trajectory for the past three years. After arriving in Oregon, I ...
  • Megan Sears Serving Portland and surrounding areas Hi! My name is Megan and I am a student 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 ...