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.

  • Rachel Hanson
    Rachel Hanson is a student Labor Doula trained at Birthingway College of Midwifery in Portland, OR. She has always found the process of birth to be sacred and amazing. She is passionate about mothers feeling empowered, safe, and capable of birthing and making decisions. She offers emotional, physical, and educational support. She knows that life ...
  • Dineen O’RourkeDineen O'Rourke
    Hi there! I’m Dineen (she/her) and I’m a Labor Doula student at Birthingway College of Midwifery. I come to birth work rooted in social and climate justice, having worked as a community organizer in local and national climate justice movements for nearly ten years. I am passionate about the power of human connection, empathy, and ...
  • Najma (Maya) Abdirahman
    CREDENTIALS/EDUCATION: Birthingway college of midwifery trained SERVICES OFFERED: Labor and Birth Doula Services Hi my name is Maya, I am obsessed with learning languages. I am multilingual, I grew up speaking 3 languages and as time went on I just wanted to learn other languages even if it was how to say a certain phrase for example ...