Certified Postpartum Doulas
Below is the list of Birthingway certified postpartum doulas. If you came straight to this page from a search or other site, you might want to read our Postpartum Doula FAQ first.
The postpartum doulas listed on this page are certified by Birthingway College of Midwifery. Their certification is valid for 4 years, at which point they are expected to submit paperwork documenting at least 10 hours of postpartum care during the four year period, as well as 15 hours of documented continuing education (i.e. classes, workshops, lectures, etc.)
The postpartum doulas listed on this page are professionals; therefore, their services are fee-based. Each individual doula will have his or her own rate for services.
Before you peruse the following list of certified postpartum doulas in search of someone to assist you in the postpartum period, please read the following statements:
The postpartum 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 postpartum doulas in their role as postpartum support for the mother and/or her supporters. Birthingway makes no claims regarding these doulas, other than that they have completed the certification requirements and received certification as postpartum doulas from Birthingway College of Midwifery. These postpartum doulas are not supervised by Birthingway when providing doula services to clients. Therefore, anyone contacting and engaging the services of the certified postpartum doulas listed below do so voluntarily, and hold harmless Birthingway College of Midwifery for their conduct.
Greater Portland Area
On the web at: www.DoulaAnn.com
Avail.: Call or email for availability
Bio:I have worked with newborns, infants, and toddlers in private and professional settings for many years. I am passionate about supporting new and expanding families during the postpartum period because I believe it is one of the best ways to help children and because I believe every family can benefit from extra support when they have a newborn. My services include, but are not limited to, providing increased opportunities for new Moms to rest, meal preparation, light housework, assistance with breastfeeding, connecting families with helpful community resources and services, help with caring for older siblings, and evidence-based information regarding newborn care and Mom's recovery. My goal is to meet the needs of individual families during the critical newborn phase so that they can move forward as confident and empowered parents. Please contact me so we can discuss in more detail how a Postpartum Doula can help you. I am certified in infant and child first aid and CPR. I am also a certified labor doula and a member of the BirthJourneys Doula collective. Learn more at: www.BirthJourneys.com
Danielle K. Volk
Portland, Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood, Newberg, Beaverton, Washington County
Avail: Early morning-5pm and overnights during the week (Monday-Friday)
Other Skills/Services Provided: Currently working towards labor doula certification and childbirth educator practicum
Eastside Portland; Gresham Area,Troutdale, Happy Valley Area
Phone: 503-784-7801 cell
Avail: Call or email for availability and rates
Other Skills/Services Provided: I am a mother of three and have been blessed with five grandchildren in the past three years. I am passionate about providing support and encouragement to families during this special time. I can provide help with breastfeeding, infant care, meal preparation, light housework, errands, and I especially want to help the new mom to rest. I have experience with multiples and preemies. I can also provide sibling support for your older children. I love all animals and the added dimension they bring to a family. I am CPR and first aid certified. I carry my own insurance. I would love to help your family ease the transition of bringing your baby home. Please call to see if we are a good fit.
Inner and outer SE and NE Portland area, Sellwood, inner NW and SW neighborhoods
Call or email for availability
Skills & training: Student midwife; newborn care; experience with twins; breastfeeding support; baby soothing skills; certified in infant and child CPR
Services provided include but are not limited to: Newborn care; breastfeeding support; sibling support; meal preparation; providing opportunities for mom to rest; helping mom connect with community resources.
My priority is to support the new mother in whatever way possible. Her needs will ultimately determine what type of postpartum assistance is needed and for how long. I believe that the initial postpartum period is a time of both joy and growth. It is an honor to enter the home of a family and provide support during this intimate time. My role as a Postpartum Doula is an important part of my training both as a Midwife and a Lactation Consultant. It allows me to connect with mothers, babies and families in a unique way as I support them in their first weeks and months together. I find this work both a challenge and a delight.
Fees: Sliding scale beginning at $15/hour.
Clackamas and Multnomah Counties
I have been passionate about the whole birth process and transition into motherhood since I was a child. Becoming a mother is a natural and an empowering process and I will support the mother's choices. Helping to facilitate a positive postpartum experience is what I love, as I assist in being a physical and emotional support for the new mother and her family. I have experience working with first-time moms, large families, twins and triplets. I can assist with light housework, meal preparation, breastfeeding support, sibling care, running errands. My demeanor is calm, compassionate and relaxed. I am honored to be a mother of four girls.