The Birth First Doula Package

Our Birth First Doula Package is a comprehensive service designed to support you and your family through the entire experience of pregnancy, labor, birth, and the immediate postpartum. In addition to unrivaled doula support, our doula package includes free childbirth education classes, new parent support circles, newborn sleep classes, and discounts on specialty services like massage, acupuncture, and postpartum doulas. This all-inclusive package provides you with continuity of care at each stage of your childbirth journey, and having a Birth First doula in your corner ensures that there is at least one childbirth professional in the delivery room who knows your family’s unique hopes, goals, and concerns and is dedicated entirely to improving your birth experience. It’s like having a childbirth educator, personal coach, and trusted confidant all wrapped up into one familiar expert who works just for you!

Some Birth First Doulas may offer additional services in their package, but at a minimum,

all of our doulas provide
the following:

Some Birth First Doulas may offer additional services in their package, but at a minimum,

all of our doulas provide the following:

Free Matchmaking & Interview

If you need some guidance on how to find the right doula for you, our matchmaker is there to help! Once the match is made, an in-person interview is set up so you can meet with the doula or doula team, discuss their services and style, explore your reasons for wanting doula care, and determine if it’s a good fit for you and your family.

2 Prenatal Visits & Ongoing Contact

A trusting relationship is the foundation of doula care so these meetings are focused on building your support team and having open discussions. Together, with your doula, you can create a personalized birth plan, discuss your hopes and goals, review comfort measures, and anything else you might want to explore. Your doula is also available via text, email, or phone as needed throughout pregnancy.

Childbirth Education Classes

Birth First clients get to attend our childbirth education classes for free! ($160 value) These offerings are open to the entire Portland community and provide opportunities for education, community, and connection. Come learn everything you need to know about the stages of labor, comfort measures, labor progression, and much more.

On-Call Services & Guaranteed Back-Up

When you reach out, your doula will promptly reply. It’s so simple but so important to know that a compassionate and knowledgeable doula is just a phone call away. Being on-call means that your doula doesn’t leave town, her cell phone is on at all times, and she’ll answer her phone 24/7. Birth First also provides back-up doula services just in case your doula happens to be ill when you go into labor. We’ve got you covered!

At Home Early Labor Support

For those who want to labor in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible, your doula’s presence can be especially reassuring. Your doula can normalize the labor process and help keep things calm so you can feel safe and secure at home. She will offer tips on labor progression and comfort measures and help you determine when it’s a good time to transition to the hospital or birth center.

Hands-On Birth Support

At the hospital or birthing center, your doula offers support in a variety of ways including:

  • Informational support and navigating medical protocols
  • Physical comfort methods and coping techniques
  • Effective positioning and labor progression techniques
  • Mental and emotional encouragement
  • Support and breaks for your birth partner
  • Working with your medical team to honor your birth preferences

Photos & Breastfeeding Support

If desired, and when your doula is not needed in other ways, she will happily take photos or videos so that you can have visual memories of this incredible moment. After your baby is born, your doula stays for 1-2 hours to assist with breastfeeding, encourage family bonding, and remind pediatric staff of your newborn decisions.

Postpartum Home Visit

Once you’re home and nesting in with your baby, your doula comes to your house to offer transitional support focused on processing the birth experience, assisting with breastfeeding, answering newborn care questions, discussing your transition into parenthood, and anything else you want to check in about.

New Parent Nurturing Circles

Birth First clients can attend our weekly Nurturing Circle For Growing Families for free! This group offers a soft place for new parents to land and be in community with other new parents and babies. The group is facilitated by professional postpartum doulas and lactation consultants from Bridgetown Baby.

Newborn Sleep Class

This popular class is open to the Portland community but free for Birth First clients and is taught by certified sleep trainers from Full Circle Sleep. It introduces essential information on newborn sleep patterns and offers tips for creating healthy sleep habits for both newborns and parents.

Discounts On Specialty Services

Birth First clients receive discounts on a variety of speciality services such as massage, acupuncture, postpartum doulas, lactation consultants, chiropractic, cranial sacral, and more! These services are offered by some of the best prenatal and postpartum practitioners in town.

Postpartum Support & Resources

In addition to free attendance at our weekly New Parent Nurturing Circle, your doula is available for six weeks after delivery for informational support by phone, email, or text to help answer questions and provide you with excellent Portland-metro resources and referrals.

Free Matchmaking & Interview

If you need some guidance on how to find the right doula for you, our matchmaker is there to help! Once the match is made, an in-person interview is set up so you can meet with the doula or doula team, discuss their services and style, explore your reasons for wanting doula care, and determine if it’s a good fit for you and your family.

2 Prenatal Visits & Ongoing Contact

A trusting relationship is the foundation of doula care so these meetings are focused on building your support team and having open discussions. Together, with your doula, you can create a personalized birth plan, discuss your hopes and goals, review comfort measures, and anything else you might want to explore. Your doula is also available via text, email, or phone as needed throughout pregnancy.

Childbirth Education Classes

Birth First clients get to attend our childbirth education classes for free! ($160 value) These offerings are open to the entire Portland community and provide opportunities for education, community, and connection. Come learn everything you need to know about the stages of labor, comfort measures, labor progression, and much more.

On-Call Services & Guaranteed Back-Up

When you reach out, your doula will promptly reply. It’s so simple but so important to know that a compassionate and knowledgeable doula is just a phone call away. Being on-call means that your doula doesn’t leave town, her cell phone is on at all times, and she’ll answer her phone 24/7. Birth First also provides back-up doula services just in case your doula happens to be ill when you go into labor. We’ve got you covered!

At Home Early Labor Support

For those who want to labor in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible, your doula’s presence can be especially reassuring. Your doula can normalize the labor process and help keep things calm so you can feel safe and secure at home. She will offer tips on labor progression and comfort measures and help you determine when it’s a good time to transition to the hospital or birth center.

Hands-On Birth Support

At the hospital or birthing center, your doula offers support in a variety of ways including:

  • Informational support and navigating medical protocols
  • Physical comfort methods and coping techniques
  • Effective positioning and labor progression techniques
  • Mental and emotional encouragement
  • Support and breaks for your birth partner
  • Working with your medical team to honor your birth preferences

Photos & Breastfeeding Support

If desired, and when your doula is not needed in other ways, she will happily take photos or videos so that you can have visual memories of this incredible moment. After your baby is born, your doula stays for 1-2 hours to assist with breastfeeding, encourage family bonding, and remind pediatric staff of your newborn decisions.

Postpartum Home Visit

Once you’re home and nesting in with your baby, your doula comes to your house to offer transitional support focused on processing the birth experience, assisting with breastfeeding, answering newborn care questions, discussing your transition into parenthood, and anything else you want to check in about.

New Parent Nurturing Circles

Birth First clients can attend our weekly Nurturing Circle For Growing Families for free! This group offers a soft place for new parents to land and be in community with other new parents and babies. The group is facilitated by professional postpartum doulas and lactation consultants from Bridgetown Baby.

Newborn Sleep Class

This popular class is open to the Portland community but free for Birth First clients and is taught by certified sleep trainers from Full Circle Sleep. It introduces essential information on newborn sleep patterns and offers tips for creating healthy sleep habits for both newborns and parents..

Discounts On Specialty Services

Birth First clients receive discounts on a variety of speciality services such as massage, acupuncture, postpartum doulas, lactation consultants, chiropractic, cranial sacral, and more! These services are offered by some of the best prenatal and postpartum practitioners in town.

Postpartum Support & Resources

In addition to free attendance at our weekly New Parent Nurturing Circle, your doula is available for six weeks after delivery for informational support by phone, email, or text to help answer questions and provide you with excellent Portland-metro resources and referrals.

Consultations

If you’re not looking for doula support but would like to get detailed information and practical guidance on how to plan for labor, delivery, and after the baby’s born, then individualized consultations might be an excellent fit for you. These sessions offer individuals and couples an opportunity to speak with a professional doula about how to navigate the sometimes confusing path through pregnancy, labor, birth, and the postpartum.

Individual Consultations are designed to help you:

  • Identify your childbirth goals
  • Evaluate your options
  • Provide specialized information and resources
  • Get you on track towards decision-making and sustainable solutions that you can apply to the childbearing years.

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Postpartum Doula Services

Many of our Birth First Portland Doulas offer postpartum services, so if you’re wanting a doula who can provide both services, just let us know. Birth First is also affiliated with Bridgetown Baby, which is the premier postpartum doula agency in town. Birth First Doulas has a long-standing collaborative relationship with Bridgetown Baby that allows us to offer seamless wrap-around care to our shared clients.

Placenta Services

Some of our doulas encapsulate placentas, but we are also affiliated with Portland Professional Birth Services, Portland’s most trusted placenta processing company.

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Areas We Serve: NW Portland, NE Portland, N Portland, SW Portland, SE Portland, Sellwood, Beaverton, Hillsdale, Tigard, West Slope, Gresham, Tualatin, Milwaukie, West Lynn, Happy Valley, Oregon City, Wilsonville, Vancouver, Camas, Washougal

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, WHA Midwifery Birth Center, Andaluz Waterbirth Center, Alma Birth Center, Canyon Birth Center, Home Birth

Our Specialities: natural birth, unmedicated birth, vaginal birth, water birth, epidural assisted birth, cesarean birth, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), high risk birth, induction, twins and multiples, previous miscarriage and loss, LGBTQ+ families, single parents, surrogacy, hospital birth, birth center birth, home birth