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S K
21:17 16 Jan 22
Crystal and the entire Birth First Doula team were amazing and we couldn’t imagine having our baby, Hannah, without all of their help.Crystal was our doula (for both pre and post) and her calming, trusting, flexible and always listening style, coupled with her wealth of knowledge and responsiveness was a tremendous help. She was a key person on our birth team and truly instrumental during the entire birth journey. Thank you, Crystal for always going above and beyond!Birth First Doula was very professional and prompt, and the online classes that came with the Doula package was very insightful. Thank you BFD for all the support. Would definitely highly recommend.read more
Emilia Gilroy-Sander
Emilia Gilroy-Sander
19:46 13 Jan 22
Crystal Broer at Birth First Doulas is exceptional! We have so much gratitude for her steadfast support in preparation for and during our child's birth. She is a great listener, a wonderful nurturer, and so passionate and knowledgeable. Being a doula is her true calling and we are so lucky that she was a part of our birth team!read more
Kelly Castoro
Kelly Castoro
16:52 13 Jan 22
We loved our experience with BFD from the matchmaking process with Rebecca to delivery and postpartum check-ins with our AMAZING doula, Alison Akan! Alison is energetic, warm and knowledgeable on the birthing process. She coached us leading up to delivery, making us feel confident that we were as prepared as possible. It's hard to imagine going through labor for the first time without her. She was my cheerleader and brought a lot of focus and comfort going through contractions and pushing. She was also extremely helpful in guiding myself and my husband throughout the process and coordinating with the hospital team. We consider her a part of our new family, having gone through such a personal experience together. <3read more
Nava
Nava
19:47 04 Jan 22
My husband and I hired Alison as our Doula from Birth First Doulas and it was the absolute best decision we made. Alison was extremely knowledgeable and guided us throughout the whole process of pregnancy and birth. We could not imagine going through this journey without her. She played such a huge role in the success of my birth. Alison is kind, knowledgeable, thoughtful, experienced, supportive, and the list goes on. We could not recommend her or the company enough!!read more
Bianca Davila
Bianca Davila
01:18 29 Dec 21
Our doula was Liz Haebe, and she played such a crucial role in helping us to have an incredible birthing experience. She was so caring, knowledgeable, and made us feel safe. I can't imagine having labored without her there. Without question, we'll be reaching out to Birth First Doulas again for our next baby!read more
Liz Larsen
Liz Larsen
00:48 27 Dec 21
I cannot recommend Ashley and Giselle highly enough! My husband and I were looking for a friendly familiar presence to guide us through a hospital birth where we weren't sure who our nurses and midwife would be. We chose to work with Ashley and Giselle because they were both so warm, positive and empathetic, and also because they work as a team and we knew we would for sure have one of them at the hospital with us for labor and delivery. We were excited to work with them from the start, but they exceeded our expectations in every way. In our prenatal visits, they helped us work through our birth plan, fears, coping strategies and postpartum planning. With each prenatal visit I felt more calm, confident and prepared for the journey ahead. Giselle guided me through a wonderful unmedicated birth experience at Providence St. Vincent that went right along with my birth plan. She also helped my husband to stay calm and present, and created bonding moments for us during the labor and delivery. I had a fantastic birth, and am now enjoying a speedy recovery. I could not have done it without Giselle and Ashley. If we have a second child, we will not do it without them!read more
Faye Al
Faye Al
09:39 22 Dec 21
I couldn’t have chosen a better doula! Alison was so supportive throughout the whole journey up until birth and postpartum! She provided all the information i needed to make decisions for my birth. Thank you Alison!read more
biji baburajanc
biji baburajanc
00:34 16 Dec 21
We were looking for a doula for the birth of our second child. Rebecca matched me with 4 doulas. Giselle was one of them. She has such an amazing personality and I instantly felt a connection with her. I wanted to have an unmedicated delivery this time. During our meet and greet, Giselle listened to our concerns and laid a plan to address them and build my confidence to attain my birth plan. During our in-person visits in the last 4 weeks, Giselle built an amazing rapport with my family. When the time came, she was right by my side at our home and helped me navigate through early labor. During active labor, she stepped up to fill the roles of a doula, a close friend and a support partner as my husband had to watch our daughter at home. She provided utmost care and support and gelled seamlessly with the medical staff. I had such a positive birth experience and could attain my goal of unmedicated delivery. This could not have been possible without Giselle. We are so glad that Rebecca matched us with Giselle. Our family greatly appreciates everything Giselle did for us.read more
Mia M
Mia M
23:46 26 Nov 21
We have been recommending Birth First and our Doula, Alison, to all of our friends who are expecting. As first time parents, we were a bit anxious about the whole process, especially the labor and delivery. Not only is Alison a wonderful person and a joy to work with, but she is also a wealth of knowledge and made sure we had all the resources we needed to feel mentally prepared going into the birth. It was incredibly comforting and so helpful having Alison by our side while I was laboring and in the delivery room. When it was all said and done, looking back don't know how we would have managed without Alison there with us. We'd 100% recommend Alison to anyone considering hiring a doula.read more
Chelsea Sears
Chelsea Sears
16:06 20 Nov 21
Teal was awesome, I cannot say enough nice things!!! We were so happy that the hospital allowed her in for labor and delivery. Even though it was quick overall, having her available to call and then there with us gave me invaluable peace of mind. She is just a great person and I’m sad that I have no reason to chat with her anymore😭😭🙂🙂 I will recommend her to all my friends <3read more
Elle Christensen
Elle Christensen
20:38 05 Nov 21
Our experience with Trina at Birth First Doulas was extraordinary! Trina started working with us early in my process which I believe led to such a positive pregnancy. She was always available to answer questions and if she did not know, she would quickly follow up with evidence-based research. Both my husband and I felt so comfortable with Trina! The both itself was magical. Trina was such a calm, helpful, and encouraging presence. We cannot recommend Trina highly enough!read more
Sydney Satnowski
Sydney Satnowski
22:00 02 Nov 21
Kathy McLean from Birth First Doulas was our wonderful doula. She was more then we ever anticipated and more! She is kind, confident and just so herself. The moment I met her, I knew she would be a great fit for us. I felt supported and encouraged throughout my whole pregnancy and she was a huge emotional support during my long prodromal labor. I couldn't have gotten through any of it without her. The only thing I wish I could change is to have had her for our first birth as well!read more
Michelle Massar
Michelle Massar
22:34 01 Nov 21
We had the best experience with Birth First Doulas during our entire pregnancy and delivery! Rebecca took a long time to get to know my partner and I before matching us with Kathy. My partner and I have both said many times that we don't know how we would have gotten through the birth of our first child without Kathy's support. We decided to have an unmedicated birth at a birthing center and Kathy was there every step of the way - supporting me and my husband through a very intense experience. Not only did she empower us to get through the birth safely, she also supported with breastfeeding and all of our questions about infant care. She followed up with us multiple times after our son Keaton was born and even visited us at our home to support with our additional questions. I cannot recommend Birth First Doulas and Kathy enough!read more
Kelley Grim
Kelley Grim
18:41 01 Nov 21
As a first time parent, having the support of a doula for pregnancy, labor, and postpartum was invaluable! Trina Baumgartner is a passionate and professional individual who supported not only me but my husband through 48+ hours of labor and a c-section delivery. During pregnancy and postpartum she provided evidence based resources to every question I had. I honestly can’t sing her praise enough!Birth First Doulas made the process of choosing the right doula for my family super easy. I would highly recommend them to all birthing people, they are inclusive and educated professionals with giant hearts!read more
Bridget Lee
Bridget Lee
17:47 01 Nov 21
Loved working with Birth First. Our doula was Trina and we absolutely loved her, plan to work with her for baby #2! Everything from doula matching to placenta encapsulation with Birth First was seamless and we recommend them highly!read more
Lexi Giannone
Lexi Giannone
17:22 01 Nov 21
Rebekka Maye is an incredibly knowledgeable, attentive, and caring person. She was willing to help me through some emotional trauma associated with birth prior to our daughters arrival and catered to my needs and all my questions postpartum. 10/10!!!read more
Revae Hackett
Revae Hackett
14:27 01 Nov 21
We found Birth First Doulas only a few weeks before we delivered baby as we hadn’t planned on having a doula but changed our minds last minute. The process was very fast and easy and we felt that our needs were heard. We were matched with Sarah and could not have asked for someone who fit our personalities and needs better. She blended right into our family and was so comfortable to be around. Sarah was responsive and timely but most importantly we felt that she was really invested in us having the birthing experience we wanted. We had planned a home birth and when complications sent us to the hospital she followed us there. Despite strongly advocating she was not allowed in due to covid restrictions. She remained available via phone and FaceTime and helped us process the loss of the medication free home birth that turned into a c section. I would highly recommend Sarah and will definitely use her again if we have another baby!read more
Rachel Howell
Rachel Howell
21:19 31 Oct 21
We had a great experience with Alison, our doula. She was very supportive, gave us lots of great info, and helped me to have the birth I wanted! I would definitely use her and Birth First Doulas again!read more
Grace LeChevallier
Grace LeChevallier
02:51 31 Oct 21
Kathy was amazing! Such a caring, knowledgeable, supportive presence for the birth of our son. I am so appreciative of Kathy’s support in decision making throughout the process, especially at the hospital. My husband and I would hands down have Kathy support us again.read more
Randee Nunnally
Randee Nunnally
00:49 23 Oct 21
Choosing Birth First Doulas was one of the best decisions my husband and I could've ever made for our journey through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. It was through Birth First that we found Alison - the most wonderful soul and a true Earth angel! From the moment we hired her, she was so attentive, supportive, and extremely helpful. She is full of so much knowledge surrounding pregnancy and birth. If she didn't know an answer to something or wanted to be sure she was giving the correct advice, she was incredibly determined to find the answer and respond in a timely manner. Never once did she forget to follow up when she said she would! She made us feel very seen and cared for throughout the entire journey of becoming first time parents. Her energy is radiant and her passion to ensure you have the best birth experience possible is truly remarkable! Meeting Alison has turned into one of the biggest blessings in our lives. She made what could've been a traumatic birth experience into one of the most positive experiences in our lives. The day our daughter made her journey Earthbound is now a memory we cherish and love to relive very often, and we give many thanks to Alison for this. She never left our sides (except for bathroom breaks of course!) throughout the whole day, and did everything she possibly could to comfort us both during uncharted waters. If you are looking for a genuinely radiant person to join your birth team who is extremely nurturing and knowledgeable, we HIGHLY recommend Alison!!!!read more
andrew mayer
andrew mayer
03:03 22 Oct 21
My wife and I loved our experience with Birth First Doulas. As relatively new transplants to Portland, we didn't have a ton of word-of-mouth recommendations for doulas for the birth of our second child. Rebecca was incredibly thoughtful in her "matchmaking" process. She connected us with Telia who ended up being an excellent fit for our growing family. As a birth partner, I know the incredible value of a doula! VERY WORTH IT.read more
Brooke Wells
Brooke Wells
16:08 12 Oct 21
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Alison at BFD as we brought our son Wells in to the world. From 36 weeks and on, Alison became part of our family. She is warm, nurturing and incredibly knowledgeable. She also acted as a true “coach” during my birth talking me through the experience with updates and helpful structure to my phases of labor. She took charge at the hospital and made us feel like we could relax in to a calm energy. Our birth experience was ideal and we are eternally grateful for her!read more
Sara O'Donnell
Sara O'Donnell
00:56 11 Sep 21
if you’re looking for support, kindness, safety and knowledge during your pregnancy/birth, look no further then birth first doulas. not only did we get paired with an amazing doula, but had access to videos and resources during our pregnancy made us feel prepared and reassured. having a postpartum visit built into the services made us feel like we were supported throughout our entire parenting journey, not saying goodbyes once we left the hospital.as first time parents, my husband and i weren’t too sure what the experience would be like as we had never worked with a doula before and we are so happy we had alison to help bring our daughter into the world. from the moment we met alison, not only did we feel at ease with her, but felt like we would have a strong yet gentle force behind us making the birthing process as comfortable as possible. she literally had my back (hello, back labor) throughout my entire labor and delivery. she provided us with so many resources to help us make the most informed decisions about what care we wanted for our hospital birth. she not only provided counterpressure for close to 12 hours (hello, back labor) but helped me meditate and focus my breath during labor. she was on top of notifying the hospital staff if i needed anything and grabbed a leg when it came time to push. there was nothing that alison wasn’t willing to do and did it without hesitation. we couldn’t be happier with our experience: trusting alison with the wellbeing of our newly expanded family was one of the best decisions we have ever made.read more
Anthony Quach
Anthony Quach
13:00 17 Aug 21
My wife and I had such a great experience with Rebecca! This review is long overdue as our baby is now a toddler.It was our first pregnancy so we didn't know what to expect. Rebeca helped my wife be at ease during the process and was a great resource of information. The moms groups that were run by The Birth Doulas was a nice setting for my wife, as she was able to make new friends and connect with others in a similar lifestage. If we were to enlist the support of a doula again, Rebecca would be our first call.read more
Angeline Hill
Angeline Hill
18:23 13 Aug 21
Having a supportive, nurturing, loving experience for the birth of your child while looking for medical support in a hospital setting is totally possible with the help of Trina at Birth First. Our first birth experience was so traumatic and I knew I wanted to be more in control of my choices for my second. Trina helped walk us through our goals and then supported me as my advocate during our delivery. I was able to have the completely unmedicated birth I wanted- seriously not even an IV! We were ready to accept medical interventions if needed for my or the baby’s safety, but I was educated and informed because of the prep work I did with Trina. She is incredible and makes the experience all about what you want and need. Love her and her great, peaceful spirit.read more
Caio Vinicius Cavalcante Dimov
Caio Vinicius Cavalcante Dimov
05:32 04 Aug 21
Alex Phelan
Alex Phelan
01:57 04 Aug 21
5 Google stars could not possibly represent the value that Kathy, our Doula from Birth First has brought to our life. This was our first child so we had some normal new parent anxiety but we also just recently moved to Portland and have no other family support here. Kathy provided unfathomable levels of expertise and support to our journey that made what could have been one of the most stressful things ever one of the most beautiful and timeless experiences we could imagine. She truly goes ALL IN on her clients in the most genuine and supportive way possible. My wife said that Kathy was like having a second mom for her here and she felt sooooooo taken care of during the birth. Kathy is priceless.read more
Caitlin Dorr
Caitlin Dorr
20:56 20 Jul 21
We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Birth First Doulas.Let me first say, I was in labor for FORTY hours and having a doula was absolutely essential for both my husband and I.We were matched with Alison, who was a fantastic wealth of information and resources leading up to the birth. When I went into labor, Alison happened to be tied up at another birth, but she quickly got us set-up with her back-up doula Rebekka. Rebekka was with us in the hospital for nearly the entire labor process. Her expertise, care, and counsel really helped me persevere for those 40 hours. Just as it came time to push, Alison was able to come to the hospital and give Rebekka a well-earned break. Alison was a calming force, coaching me during pushing and took many amazing photos, as we had previously requested.The company as a whole was quick to get us set up with a doula and were great at communicating and great to work with. I can't recommend them enough!read more
Ashley East
Ashley East
04:34 20 Jul 21
My husband and I are so thankful to have had Telia as our doula for our son's birth in June! Telia met with us prior to the birth to make sure she knew our preferences and she was a great resource in the weeks leading up to labor especially when I went past my due date to 42 weeks and needed an induction. Telia provided support through text throughout my entire labor and joined us in active labor at the hospital. She jumped right in when she arrived and knew exactly how to help me cope with the pain. Telia was such an amazing support to both my husband and I during the entire process. We both felt so supported and really appreciated her calm presence. Telia continued to check on us for a few weeks after our son was born and came to our house to help us with some of our postpartum and newborn questions. We cannot imagine our son's birth without having Telia as our doula!read more
Eva Ploscowe
Eva Ploscowe
19:32 18 Jul 21
Hiring Alison as our doula was one of the best decisions my husband Matt and I made during our pregnancy/birth journey. From our very first introduction meeting with Alison, she made us feel so comfortable. Matt and I could tell right away how passionate she was about her work and how knowledgeable she was in her field. We both agreed that Alison would be the best fit for our family as our doula. As we began our work with Alison, she was incredible at making me feel supported and empowered during our discussions leading up to labor. Also, she was great at making Matt feel included in the entire process. Alison always made herself available to discuss my progress after returning from my OB visits so that she remained up to date on my pregnancy. She answered my questions and concerns with evidence-based research and made several helpful suggestions about natural ways to get baby and myself ready for labor. All the meetings, both in person and virtual, and text exchanges helped create an incredible trusting relationship that the three of us shared. I have no doubt that the relationship we had built over the several weeks leading up to my delivery was the key to our amazing birth experience. I cannot imagine going through labor without Alison by my side. Thank you so much Alison!read more
Mary D Dockery
Mary D Dockery
20:57 15 Jul 21
Birth First Doulas was absolutely the best decision we made during pregnancy! While I originally planned to give birth at the birth center, my gestational diabetes had other plans… I switched to a hospital and OB care at 32 weeks. Camilla and Atika, our doula team, were phenomenal and made the changes in birth plan entirely manageable. They provided a wonderful sounding board through all of the decision making processes surrounding birth. As a result, I had a spontaneous, unmedicated, 8 hour labor, resulting in our sweet baby girl. I can say with certainty that their assistance is the only reason I made it without an epidural, and the only reason my labor was so short (only had to push for 12 minutes)! I cannot say enough good things about Birth First Doulas and all of their expertise! If you’re on the fence, do not hesitate — you will definitely appreciate having BFD on your birthing team!read more
Larry Huang
Larry Huang
23:29 02 Jul 21
Teal was great as our doula for our first pregnancy. If not for her advice, we would not have known when to go to the hospital and would have kept laboring at home! It was great to have a doula for the first pregnancy, even just for peace of mind for someone experienced to be there.read more
Lindsay Aja
Lindsay Aja
16:09 28 Jun 21
Our doula, Liz, was incredible. Before our birth she was educational, accepting, encouraging, and had a great sense of humor. During our labor and birth she brought stability, comfort, and a quiet authority that helped ground my husband and I through the process. I cannot recommend Liz or Birth First Doulas enough!read more
Lara Klein
Lara Klein
18:16 26 Jun 21
Our family was beyond lucky to have Kathy as our doula for our birthing experience. She was the perfect advocate and cheerleader for us both, sharing her extensive wisdom, holding our hands as much as needed, and keeping us informed and comfortable every step of the way. We felt so supported knowing Kathy was available to guide us through the process —at home and in the hospital— helping us have the healthy birth we had hoped for. We highly recommend Kathy and Birth First Doulas for anyone looking!read more
Jennifer Birk
Jennifer Birk
16:55 21 Jun 21
I knew that hiring a doula was the right decision for me and my family, and based on the reviews I saw, I decided to turn to Birth First. I’m so glad I did. Due to unforeseen circumstances, my primary doula was unavailable, but Rebecca worked swiftly and I knew somebody would be by my side at the birth because of their backup policy. Rebecca communicated well with me and handled the situation beautifully.And everything worked out as it should because Kathy was phenomenal. I was looking forward to a birth with as few interventions as possible, and Kathy helped me achieve that. From the moment she walked into the delivery room (we’d never met in person due to Covid!), she was a calm, knowledgeable, confident presence. She effortlessly partnered with the medical staff while ensuring that my and my husband’s needs and preferences were met. She always read the room remarkably well. When a slight complication arose, I looked to Kathy for reassurance. I’m 100% certain that the reason I was able to pursue an unmedicated birth was due to Kathy’s support - I never felt pressured, and she provided the gentle, firm encouragement I needed. I’m so glad Kathy was a part of my family’s birth story.read more
Hayley Pickus
Hayley Pickus
19:00 17 Jun 21
Heading into the birth of our first child, it was important to me that we find a doula who could support us during labor and delivery. I found Birth First through an online search and spoke with Rebecca about the match process – she answered all of our questions and more. We were so thrilled to meet Trina and have her present not just during labor and delivery but also for prenatal visits and post-partum support. Trina exceeded our expectations, she was a calm, supportive, loving and resourceful presence before, during and after the birth of our son. We would highly recommend her, and the suite of supports offered through Birth First Doulas.read more
Hannah Bushner
Hannah Bushner
19:35 15 Jun 21
Our experience with BFD was wonderful! From the initial intake interview with Rebecca, to interviewing a few different doulas to see who would be the best fit, to our time working with Kim Kovac as our doula throughout our third trimester. We always felt heard and supported. Kim has a lovely presence and warmth; mixing knowledge, wisdom and know-how with gentle humor and a client-centered, strengths based approach. We loved working with Kim, and with BFD in general. Would highly recommend both!read more
Marla Zyla
Marla Zyla
12:54 14 Jun 21
My husband and I decided to hire a doula for the birth of our second child, and Birth first doulas helped connect us with the perfect person to help us on our journey! Rebecca was a great doula matchmaker, and after a lovely conversation recommend a few doulas that would be a good match for us. The rest of this review is for the doula we hired- Kimberly Kovac.We immediately felt a connection with Kim during our first meeting- she was kind, knowledgeable and personable. And most importantly, a great listener/communicator. Kim provided a wealth of resources and support to prepare for labor. Her encouragement and guidance during early labor kept me feeling calm and strong, allowing me to progress through much of my labor at home (this was through phone/text- we had planned for her to physically come support me at home, but I was feeling good connecting with my own body and following my intuition at home with my family). When it was time, Kim met us at the hospital and helped create a calm and intimate atmosphere. She provided a great balance of physical and verbal support, and helped my husband do the same. I can still hear her saying “You’re doing it” in response to me saying “I can’t.” I ended up with the unmedicated birth I had hoped for and felt so powerful and strong!We are so grateful for Kim’s gentle guidance throughout our journey to welcoming our son into this world.read more
Kaitlyn Duffy Govea
Kaitlyn Duffy Govea
22:47 19 May 21
I highly recommend Birth First Doulas! Co-Founder, Rebecca Durlin Smith, took the time to have a phone interview with me to listen to my story and needs before suggesting a few amazing doulas she thought would be a good fit. This step showed me Birth First goes above and beyond for their clients right from the start. I was impressed with everyone she suggested, but in the end, we choose to work with Crystal Broer. Crystal is truly an exceptional doula! It was important to me to find someone who knows their stuff, but who can also keep it real, and that is exactly what I found in Crystal! Not only is she is knowledgable, supportive, and organized, but she's equally warm, funny, and personable. Both my husband and I felt completely comfortable with her immediately. She supported us in our prenatal journey, throughout labor, and beyond. I felt informed and in control every step of the way with her by my side, and I know she helped my husband become a more empowered birth partner. We cannot say thank you enough to Crystal for being such a great support through our pregnancy journey!read more
April Huggler
April Huggler
02:12 16 May 21
I interviewed 3 doulas at BirthFirst and knew I couldn’t choose wrong—they were all amazing but Crystal felt like the one for me. I am so glad I had her helping me through my journey. As a Single Mother by Choice giving birth in a pandemic I knew I might only be able to have one person with me, so the selection of my doula was critical. Crystal did a great job of walking me through our prep for labor and then she pivoted seamlessly when the baby turned breech last minute and sent us down a new path. Crystal held my hand and supported me through a External Cephalic Version at 37 weeks and in the operating room before my c-section. She helped me navigate my anxiety when I didn’t know how to ask for what I needed (chatting with me about my favorite sports team). She talked me through what was happening in the OR when that also didn’t go to plan and then took priceless photos of me and my baby once we were together. Crystal used her extensive experience to support me but also listened to me and individualized my care and support to meet me where I was at. I can’t imagine having done this without her.read more
Ashley Goodenough
Ashley Goodenough
19:04 10 May 21
I wanted a doula as soon as I found out I was pregnant! Everywhere I asked for suggestions, Birth First came up time and time again! After the 3rd time I decided to call and was matched up to the PERFECT doula for my husband and I's very different personalities. After a VERY long birthing time (75 hours) my little girl was brought into the world with my doula alongside me every step of the way. Would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for the perfect birth <3read more
Sarah McSweeney
Sarah McSweeney
05:55 03 May 21
I had a wonderful experience with Birth First Doulas- Bri and Alicia as my doula team. Even during these weird COVID times I felt very supported virtually with Bri and Alicia and then once we were able to- in person! I highly recommend the doula services provided by Birth First Doulas!read more
Yalda Moshiri
Yalda Moshiri
23:32 29 Apr 21
I cannot begin to say enough good things about Birth First Doulas. My experience from the first phone call with Rebecca was all the way to postpartum support with my Doula, Atika, was more than I could have ever imagined it could be. The support, the kindness, the thoughtfulness put into the approach of pairing you with the right Doula all manifested into such an incredible experience. Rebecca takes the time to understand who you are and what your needs are and thoughtfully connects you with the most incredible care providers you could imagine. We had a wonderful experience with Atika and we would highly recommend her as a Doula to any one of our friends. She has many years of experience under her belt and is able to guide you through many scenarios come showtime. It's incredible to have an advocate by your side especially if this is your first. Additionally we were incredibly lucky to meet Crystal through Birth First Doulas as well and would also highly recommend her as Doula. We are extremely grateful for both Atika and Crystal for their kindness, compassion, and friendship throughout our journey.read more
Elle Walker
Elle Walker
21:08 15 Apr 21
We had the most amazing experience with Birth First Doulas / Emma Anderson. We truly can't recommend Emma enough!!! She was so much more than just a doula to us - she was our lifeline!! We feel beyond lucky to have had her and have already recommended her to so many of our friends. Emma went above and beyond for our family in every way. Having her support and knowledge made our entire birth experience so much smoother and less stressful.read more
Kate Horton
Kate Horton
22:30 15 Mar 21
I had my daughter 3 weeks ago and am so grateful for the support that Vera and Elizabeth offered. Even in COVID times I felt like they took all measures possible to make sure I felt comfortable, was informed, and had agency to make my own decisions. Vera was able to come to the hospital and help me through the hardest parts of birth. I would have been far less prepared and much more scared if it weren't for these women. I am grateful for their knowledge and continued support - even weeks beyond the actual birth.read more
Kimberly Phillips
Kimberly Phillips
16:28 14 Mar 21
Had a wonderful experience with Telia from Birth First Doulas. Even though we had some bumps in the road and changes in our plans because of COVID 19, she was very responsive and flexible. She made me feel more confident as a new mom and supported along the way!read more
Deborah Zahler
Deborah Zahler
19:13 12 Mar 21
Having Telia as my doula elevated my delivery experience and I would easily recommend her to anyone looking for a doula in Portland. She is knowledgeable, kind, supportive, a great communicator, and really worked with the nursing and midwife team in the hospital to make sure my needs were met. As my birth plan changed, she was an unbiased sounding board that really helped me navigate my change of choices. When things got challenging, I really found Telia's presence helpful, grounding and constant in a chaotic hospital environment with staff changing over constantly. Telia even encapsulated my placenta afterward, which really helped me feel more energized and balanced my mood. So thankful I was able to work with Telia for my delivery <3read more
Maren McCabe
Maren McCabe
00:22 22 Feb 21
We loved working with Kili. She was the perfect guide for us while we navigated pregnancy with our first child. She was available to answer any and all of our questions and made us feel confident in our decisions. She also went above and beyond and gave me exercises for pregnancy and postpartum and regularly checked in on me.read more
Mandy Garber
Mandy Garber
22:47 21 Feb 21
Getting our doula Liz with Birth First Doulas was the best choice we did! We got a late start on our journey, starting just 2 weeks before our daughter was born. Rebecca did a great job matching us with Liz. My husband and I felt an instant connection with her and she made us feel supported and at ease. During labor, Liz was there the whole time with us (30+ hours!). She knew just what to do to help me feel comfortable. Liz was an amazing support for my husband as well. She was so easy to talk to and always made my husband and I feel we had a voice, a choice, and a laugh. We could not have felt more cared for during our time with Birth First Doulas, especially during covid times.read more
karen randall
karen randall
18:37 20 Feb 21
I have been meaning to write this review for so long now! I cannot express how much having Kathy as our doula was such an amazing and fun experience. Kathy is the most caring, beautiful person and her energy and humor created such a calming atmosphere. She literally had just come from another birth, off of 4hrs of sleep, and BROUGHT IT. She was so present despite the fact she was probably exhausted. She has a wealth of knowledge and so open to share her past experiences. Her personality is what really made us connect with her on our interviews and I am so happy we chose her. I honestly feel we gained a friend after having her as a part of such a big event in our life. I still reach out to her if I have questions, or just to ask about other aspects of life. You will not regret having her by your side during this milestone in your life!read more