Sarah-Denise Elolaimi, Birth First Doula

Sarah-Denise Elolaimi, Portland Doula

As your doula, it is my goal to provide you with an informed, empowered, and safe birthing experience. I am a mother of three and understand first hand how important it is to have support during pregnancy, birth, and beyond. I am the oldest of eight children and have witnessed birth since the age of nine. I come from a Palestinian American background and have always had a passion for diversity. I am partly bilingual, speaking Arabic and English and I’ve spent my life traveling to and from the Middle East. I take great pride in working with the BIPOC community and enjoy learning about different cultures and backgrounds. I firmly believe that knowledge is power.

I chose to become a doula because I learned that the pregnancy journey and level of care we receive during that time can ultimately shape how we feel and can impact us for the rest of our lives. Doulas play a special role during the prenatal, birth, and postpartum period. We are there specifically for you and your partner. It is imperative that all persons have access to doulas, and I am here to provide you with encouragement and inspire the confidence you need to have the birth of your choice. You are in control, I will advocate for you by helping you to make informed decisions and will work collaboratively with your medical team. I will be there for you both physically and emotionally. I have assisted in over a dozen births and look forward to many more. I am also certified in lactation support and trauma informed care.

My free time is spent with my children. We love sports and movie nights. Music is our passion, it is always on and somebody in our house is probably dancing around or making a beat. I love to cook and I’m always looking for a new recipe to try. I enjoy a good potluck and time spent with friends and family.

Training

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DONA Birth Doula Training, Mother Tree Birth Services

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DONA Postpartum Training, Mother Tree Birth Services

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DONA Childbirth Intro for Doulas with Mother Tree Birth Services

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Certified Nurse Assistant with Clark County Training Center

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Trauma informed Care Training, Mother Tree Birth Services

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Collaborative Practice Advanced Doula Training, Mother Tree Birth Services 

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Cultural Competency Training, Mother Tree Birth Services

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Completion of Lactation Course with Tent Birth and Breastfeeding Services

Areas Of Specialty

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Unmedicated Birth & Water Birth

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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

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Twins/Multiples

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Surrogacy

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Adoption

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Single Parent Support

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IVF Pregnancy

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High Risk Pregnancy/Birth

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Medical Induction

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LGBTQIA+ Families

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Polyamorous Families

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Culturally Appropriate Care

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Body Positive/People Of Size

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Postpartum Doula Care

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Lactation Support

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Trauma Informed Care

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Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

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Recovery From Addiction

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Pregnancy or Infant Loss

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Abortion Support

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Pregnancy, Birth, Newborn Photography

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Massage

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Aromatherapy

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Babywearing

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Bilingual: Arabic & English

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Sarah-Denise’s Testimonials

“Everything about my experience with Sarah as my doula was better than I could have imagined. My labor and delivery experience was pure bliss and Sarah was a huge help in that. She truly went above and beyond to make this the best experience of my life. We don’t plan on having anymore kids but Sarah makes me want to have one more just so I can experience this with her again. Highly recommend her if you’re in the Vancouver/Portland area.”

SOFIA, VANCOUVER, WA

“You are such a comforting and strong force, thank you for having my back and standing up for me with nurses and docs to make sure I got the best care. This is absolutely your calling, you are just incredible and I appreciate you so much.”

fallon, washougal, wa