Atika Hagen, Portland Doula

As the daughter of a midwife, some of my first memories are of babies making their way into the world, and I enjoy cultivating a safe space for pregnant people and their partners as their family expands to welcome another member. I’ve always been drawn to working with people and find my best self when helping others. I’m a genuine and curious person, always wanting to support families in ways that are authentic and meaningful. In addition to being a birth doula, I’m also a postpartum doula with Bridgetown Baby and a Certified Sleep Consultant. My original training is as an artist and I earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts in photography and book arts at Oregon College of Art and Craft. My doula work is an extension of this orientation, combining attention to detail with an appreciation of the beauty of life in all its forms, from the mundane to the transcendent.

I am the mother of two amazing boys who do a great job of keeping me on my toes, and when I’m not working, I can be found at the climbing gym, practicing the ukulele, or adventuring with my family through the many parks and puddles in Portland.

Partnership Model

Camilla Rae and I work in partnership to provide amazing doula support to our clients. Our partnership model is designed to ensure continuity of care. When you hire us your growing family will reap the benefits, at no extra cost, of having two doulas on your birthing team. Camilla and I will both attend prenatal and postpartum doula visits, offer you emotional, physical, and informational support during your perinatal year, and be on-call for you during your birthing window. One of us will show up when you go into labor while the other doula waits in the wings should you decide you need more help coping or want fresh energy during longer labors. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or want to know more about how our partnership can work best for you. We look forward to serving your family!



DONA-approved Birth Doula Training with Portland Doula Love


Postpartum Doula Training with Birth Arts International


Postpartum Doula at Bridgetown Baby


Certified Sleep Consultant Training with Family Sleep Institute 


Trauma Informed Care Training with Brooke Noli

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Atika’s Testimonials

Atika is a rare gem. She is sincerely compassionate, generous and self-sacrificing, delightfully warm yet appropriately practical, and reliably hilarious. And that’s not even a complete list. All of this combined with her complete comfort with the birth process, advocacy and accompaniment, as well as her competency as a skilled doula, made her the most wonderful addition to our birth team. We can’t recommend her highly enough.

Tia & Alex, Beaverton

I am so happy I invited Atika to my birth. She instinctively knows what a laboring mom needs and how those needs change. Her years of experience attending births in the Portland area means she knows many of the midwives and staff through the city. When I needed her to advocate for me, she spoke as a colleague. Her words had more weight than a stranger’s, and my experience was better because Atika was with me.”

Shannon & Gabe, SE Portland

My husband and I were referred to Atika by friends when we were seeking a doula with our first baby. Atika was very engaging and really personalized our needs. I was not sure what to expect on ‘the big day’, but when it finally came, Atika came by during the day to offer support and then met us at the hospital (in a SNOWSTORM/ICESTORM) hours later at the hospital. I CANNOT begin to explain to anyone how invaluable she was during the birth. She was right with me and when I felt like I couldn’t take it anymore, she encouraged me . . .  I’ll never forget how good it felt to have my pain, exhaustion, and glorious emotions validated by her before, during and after the birth. Her postpartum support was extremely helpful. I cannot recommend this woman enough!

Karl & Elizabeth, SE Portland

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Doula Service Locations: NW Portland, NE Portland, N Portland, SW Portland, SE Portland, Sellwood, Beaverton, Hillsdale, Tigard, West Slope, Sherwood, Hillsboro, Gresham, Tualatin, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, West Lynn, Happy Valley, Oregon City, Wilsonville, Oregon, and Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, Washington

Hospitals & Birth Centers We Serve: Kaiser Sunnyside, Kaiser Westside, OHSU, Legacy Good Samaritan, Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Meridian Park, Legacy Salmon Creek, PeaceHealth, Providence Portland, Providence St. Vincent’s, Adventist, Hillsboro Medical Center, WHA Midwifery Birth Center, Andaluz Waterbirth Center, Alma Birth Center, Canyon Birth Center, and Home Births in Portland, Oregon

Doula Service Specialities:  birth doula service, childbirth & parenting classes, newborn classes, certified doulas, natural birth, unmedicated birth, vaginal birth, water birth, epidural assisted birth, birth advocacy, cesarean birth, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), high risk birth, induction, twins and multiples, previous miscarriage and loss, LGBTQ+ families, body positive, single parents, surrogacy, hospital birth, birth center birth, home birth, our wellness center studio & classroom rentals and a variety of additional doula services in Portland, Oregon