We Put You First
At Birth First Portland Doulas, we know what matters most is the health of you and your baby. We also know that your experience of this journey matters! That’s what Birth First Doulas is all about: putting you, your family, and your birth, first! Let us provide the individualized care that helps you have a more positive and satisfied birth experience.
Our Portland Doulas
Birth First Doulas is proud to offer some of the most experienced, most trusted, and most loved doulas in the Portland metro area! All of our doulas have had advanced certified trainings and are vetted and individually selected for their professionalism and high quality of birth doula care. Our doulas also have a range of experience levels to fit your budget and a variety of personalities to fit your family’s style. If you’re not sure which doula is right for you, our Doula Matchmaker can help narrow it down to find the perfect match!
Portland Doula Care
A birth doula is professionally trained in how to support your family during pregnancy, labor, birth, and immediate postpartum. Doulas do not perform any medical procedures but instead provide you with continuous emotional, physical, and informational support.The important role of a doula in helping to create better birth outcomes for families is widely acknowledged in Portland area hospitals and birth centers. As a result, doulas are welcomed into the birth room and considered a vital member of your support team. Having a doula by your side is like having a childbirth educator, supportive cheerleader, and trusted confidant all wrapped up into one familiar expert who works just for you! Our Birth First Portland Doulas normalize the process, minimize the stress, provide guidance, and take the pressure off of your partner so they can be more present and involved. The relationship of trust created with a doula helps families to feel more calm, confident, and empowered as they enter into childbirth and parenthood. Birth doulas do not have an agenda, give advice, or assume there is a “right” way to give birth. Your goals are their goals, and they offer education and information so you can make informed decisions that are congruent with your family’s needs and values.
Doula Support For Partners
At Birth First Doulas we know there’s no replacement for the love and intimacy that you share with your partner but even the most attentive partner may be a little overwhelmed by the birth process and environment. A doula provides partners with all the support they need to feel successful on the childbirth journey including normalizing the process, encouraging them to stay close and involved, reminding them of comfort techniques, explaining what to expect next, encouraging them to take breaks, and much more! Whether your birth partner is a spouse, a family member, or a friend, a doula will allow them to feel less pressured and more relaxed. Let Birth First Doulas hold the details so your birth partner can hold the love!