Prudence Leith

Phone: (503) 504-6952
E-mail: ecnedurp9@yahoo.com
Web address: www.portlanddoulas.com

My children, more than anything, have given me a passion for birth and in helping empower women and couples through out pregnancy and the journey of birth. I graduated from the University of Oregon in 1996 with a degree in Psychology focusing on Early Childhood Development and Outdoor Recreation and Pursuits. I worked as a Facilitator on an outdoor Challenge course where my job was to guide, empower and motivate a variety of populations. I have always been passionate about helping and inspiring people to find their own inner strengths.

It took the birth of my first child in 1998 to give these passions a more clear purpose. Since then I have been inspired to help other woman on their journey through pregnancy and childbirth. Through the birth of my three babies, I discovered the joy and satisfaction of making my own choices and realized just how important this can be in a woman's life. I love being able to advocate and support mommas and couples by guiding them through labor and by helping them process and feel satisfied with the choices they made.

I have witnessed home birth, hospital birth, and both natural and medicated births. I have also experienced births that involve induction, cesarean, VBAC and epidurals. As your Labor Doula, my goal is to provide comfort measures and to support and guide you on your birth journey. I will help educate you about your birth options, provide continuous labor support and help you process your own personal birth experience. Every birth is unique. It is my goal to provide non-judging care, compassionately and calmly. I will also work with your partner and your care providers to create a more relaxing birth environment.

In my free time I enjoy cooking and sharing food with my friends, hiking, sitting on my front porch staring at the night sky, treasure hunting at garage sales, creative writing, Feng Shui and spending quality time with my three children and husband.

Please feel free to contact Prudence at ecnedurp9@yahoo.com or (503) 504-6952. Take care and Enjoy these precious days of your pregnancy!