Portland Doula Bri Dewey

Bri Dewey, Portland Doula

Pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding are normal, healthy, beautiful, and awesome! But that doesn’t mean they are easy. As a doula, my role is to be an open-minded support person for you and your partner as you forge your way through this vulnerable and transformative time. I aim to provide a safe space to talk, evidence-based information, and customized tips that will guide you through the process. You already have coping styles and tools within you, and I can help you tap into them right when you most need them. I can also assist you and your partner through reassurance (normalizing and framing what’s happening), comfort techniques (positioning, movement, and touch), information (reviewing your options), and hopefully some humor and laughter (if you’re into that). I believe that birth and early parenthood experiences influence how we feel about ourselves and how we parent, which has far-reaching impacts on our society. I want you to feel like the strong and amazing human that you are when you reflect on your unique birth story. My wish is for your journey to be as empowering and joyful as possible, and I would be honored to be a part of your team. My obsession with all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum started long before I considered becoming a parent, and upon becoming a mother I learned that my passion was not satiated by my own experience but ignited by it!

Originally from sunny Colorado, I came to Portland on a whim in 2007. Prior to birth work, I was a trainer and project manager at a staffing firm, a psychometrician at a forensic psychology practice, and a bartender. I live in Southwest Portland with my hilarious husband Ross, our two little humans, and our cuddly cat. If I have spare time, you might find me listening to podcasts about true crime, talking about placentas, enjoying the amazing food at local eateries, tackling heaps of laundry, or strolling the aisles of Target like I’m made of money.

Partnership Model

I work in a doula partnership with Alicia Edeline. Hiring one doula means hiring both of us and receiving the benefits of a doula team. These benefits include two unique sets of knowledge, experience, and styles, constant doula support in the event of an extended labor, and continuity of care (built-in back-up if one of us is not available). You get two doulas for the price of one, and visits with us are always a fun time!

Birth doulas in Portland, Oregon



DONA-approved Birth Doula Training with Portland Doula Love


DONA-approved Postpartum Doula Training with Mother Tree Birth Services


Intensive six-month internship with Mother Tree Birth Services


ICEA-approved Childbirth Educator Training with Portland Doula Love


Basics of Lactation Management for Doulas


Babywearing for Birth Professionals with Adjoyn


Collaborative Care Advanced Doula Training with PDX Doulas


Trauma Informed Care Training with Brooke Noli


Spinning Babies Training with Tammy Ryan


Placenta Specialist


Adult and Pediatric CPR / First Aid / AED Certification

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Bri’s Testimonials

I decided at the last minute to hire a doula and am so glad that a friend recommended Bri. She is caring, warm, genuine and very intuitive. Bri picked up on things I said in our initial consultation and used them beautifully during the birthing process. She was always present but never intrusive. Bri was a huge support to me, and my partner. I had the peace of mind that I could focus on myself and my body and that Bri would take care of the rest. To top it off she has a great sense of humor! I truly can’t imagine going through this process without Bri’s support.

Elizabeth, N Portland

Bri was a pleasure to have as my doula during my pregnancy, during labor and postpartum. I was so glad to have her there to help and support me during this wonderful experience. I couldn’t have asked for a better doula! She is very calming and supportive and non-judgmental. She is very informative, and I couldn’t have gone through this experience without her. I will definitely ask for her again when we decide to have another baby.

Meghan, SE Portland

To be straightforward – Bri puts forth a remarkable calm strength as a doula. My husband and I long debated hiring a doula, but knew it was the right thing to do when we found Bri and Alicia. Their support was IMPERATIVE as we navigated the gray area of two different birth scenarios literally until the last minute. While we desired a “natural-as-possible” birth, we ultimately had an attempted (failed) ECV followed by C-section due to our son’s “breeched whale” presentation. Bri was extremely knowledgeable and organized; continually reminded me of my right to push for the birth I desired, no matter the circumstance; maintained a light-hearted pre-op atmosphere; sweetly took care of my placenta. We would eagerly request her support during a future pregnancy and birth!

Bonnie, SE Portland

Bri was an absolute pleasure to work with! Her sense of humor, compassion, and information made us feel at ease & confident in preparing for the birth of our first child. We truly can’t imagine what it would have been like without her by our side leading up to and throughout labor!

Andrhea, NE Portland

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Birth First Doulas is proud to be in partnership with Bridgetown Baby & Community Doula Alliance

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, and a variety of additional doula services in Portland, Oregon