Support For Fathers, Doulas In Portland Oregon

Professional Doulas in Portland, Oregon

Brooke and Rebecca created Birth First Doulas to help families and doulas find each other! Over the last 25 years of attending births and training doulas in Portland, Oregon, we’ve watched the demand for doula services grow and grow but have not seen an equal expansion in systems and businesses that support doulas to provide their services. Our Birth First vision is to be Portland’s most trusted doula group and to provide the business framework, professional standards, and reliable reputation from which families and doulas both benefit. You’re looking for skilled professional doulas, and they’re looking for you. Let us streamline the process and provide the structure.

Prenatal Care, Portland Doulas

What Sets Birth First Doulas Apart?

Portland, Oregon has a rich community of doulas and at Birth First we believe doulas are at their best personally and professionally when they’re part of a supportive, structured community. All of our doulas have access to a built-in network of back-up doulas, opportunities for continuing education, collegial support, and mentoring from some of the most experienced doulas and doula trainers in town. Our group model is designed to support doulas, so they can best support you.

The Birth First Approach to Doula Care

We honor

your labor and birth experience as a transformative life event.

We believe

there are as many ways to give birth as there are pregnant people in the world.

We practice

informed consent so you can make well-informed decisions.

We encourage

your distinct birthing style and offer complimentary suggestions.

We respect

your family’s identities, beliefs, preferences, and communication styles.

We support

your relationship to promote teamwork and success throughout the process.

We recognize

that birth can be unpredictable and may need openness and flexibility.

We appreciate

medical providers for their expertise and respectfully advocate for you.

We understand

that you, your family, and your birth are unique and deserve individualized care.

Our Mission

Birth First Portland Doulas’ mission is to provide professional doula services that positively impact the profound life transition of families during their birthing years, to promote equity amongst birthing people, to engage in anti-racism and queer affirming action, to invest in the continuing education of doulas, to nurture the professional experience of doulas, and to uplift the doula profession as a whole.

Our Values

Birth First Portland Doulas values non-judgemental support for every person and birth experience, nurtures doulas both professionally and personally, fosters a spirit of community and abundance, strives to communicate respectfully and mindfully, aspires to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness, and supports families and doulas of all ethnicities, identities, orientations, relationship configurations, and communication styles.

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