Meet Our Portland Doulas

Birth First has some of the most experienced doulas in town and we pride ourselves on creating an affirming space for every family style and configuration. All of our Birth First Portland Doulas have completed certified trainings and were individually selected for their quality services. Fees vary based on the doula’s experience level, number of births attended, and additional services offered.

Rebecca Durlin Smith

Since 2010 I have lived and breathed pregnancy and birth and I have been honored to provide doula services to over 250 families. In addition to being a certified doula, I am also a childbirth educator, prenatal yoga teacher, placenta specialist, co-lead of the Mother Tree Doula Internship program, and co-owner of Birth First Portland Doulas.

Atika Hagen

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.

Camilla Rae

With over 20 years of infant care experience, I can proudly say that I am passionate about birth, parenting, and all things baby. Working with expanding families during the perinatal year continues to deepen my love for this calling. I am drawn to birth by a deep seated belief that gentle and thoughtful beginnings have the power to heal.

Crystal Broer

As a doula, my goal is to be a calm and informed presence in the room providing comfort not only to the birthing person but also to the loved ones supporting the birth experience. My overarching intention as a doula is to ensure the memory of birth is positive and cherished and that it can be looked back on fondly for a lifetime.

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Telia Anderson

My primary focus is to provide you with physical, informational, and emotional care that can help you be more prepared and aligned with the outcome you envision. My goal is to bring these dynamics together while also holding space for you and your loved ones on the way to welcoming a new life into an atmosphere of your choice.

Kim Kovac

My approach to birth work is grounded in intuition, tradition and evidence-based information. I believe pregnancy, labor and birth should be supported by informed choice and a caring birth team, and I am dedicated to being present at all births with tenderness, patience and revelry. My hope is that I can help you to find softness in your strength.

Kathy McLean

As your doula, I will help guide you to the outcome you are hoping for and help navigate when uncertainty presents itself. I believe that all families need support before, during, and after birth to create the foundation necessary to raise a child. My hope is to empower you and be a source of compassionate enthusiasm every step of the way.

Vera Hyatt

I believe that the birth experience matters; the postpartum period matters; integrating a new human into a family system matters. These are major life events that benefit greatly from having a strong support system. I wholeheartedly love this work and I find profound purpose and meaning in making the transition into parenthood as smooth as possible.

Elizabeth Gritzmacher

I believe every birthing person deserves a doula: a grounding presence who knows birth and is able to remain an objective support throughout, someone who doesn’t come and go like nurses and doctors, who can help to navigate the unknowns, and whose warm hands know just where to push to help ease the pain.

Alicia Edeline

As a birth and postpartum doula, I provide physical, emotional, informational, and spiritual support in a thoughtful and compassionate manner throughout each phase of the process. My wish for you throughout your childbearing experience is that you find strength, courage, confidence, and intuition and carry that forward in meaningful ways.

Bri Dewey

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 in your lives. I aim to provide a safe space to talk, evidence-based information, and customized tips that will guide you through the process and help you tap into the tools within you.

Brooke Noli

I’ve delighted in assisting families through the birth journey since becoming a certified doula back in 1999. Since then I’ve attended over 600 births in the Portland metro area, trained as a midwife, worked as a counselor specializing in the childbearing years, and trained student doulas. I am also a co-owner of Birth First Portland Doulas.

Whatever The Situation,
Birth First Doulas Can Help

We offer Full Doula Packages & Half Doula Packages to fit each family’s needs, goals, and budget. All Birth First Doulas are highly trained, enjoy working collaboratively with medical providers, and support a variety of labor and birth experiences including: unmedicated births, water births, epidural assisted births, vaginal births after cesarean section (VBAC), complex or high risk births, IVF births, twins and multiples births, and cesarean births.

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