Doula Services in Portland

*In response to COVID-19 and hospital visitor restrictions, Birth First Doulas is currently providing virtual doula support to keep your family, our doulas, and the entire community as safe as possible. Our comprehensive doula services are designed to meet you where you’re at and provide support at any and all stages of the childbirth journey. We offer a wide range of doula services to fit your family’s unique needs, hopes, and goals including:

Full Doula Package  •  Half Doula Package  •  Birth Partner Boot Camp  •  Doula Consultations  •  Birth Only Support  •  Transitioning To A Home Birth Mindset  •  Childbirth Education  •  Newborn Classes  •  Nurturing Circles For Growing Families

Not sure which doula services are right for you?
Our Matchmaker can help!

our full doula package provides all of the following:

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

our full doula package provides 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 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.

Prenatal Visits & Ongoing Contact

A trusting relationship is the foundation of doula care. These visits provide a chance to build your relationship, talk about your hopes and goals, discuss new hospital policies, create a personalized birth plan, review comfort measures, and much more. 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. 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 video or phone call away. Being on-call means your doula has her cell phone on at all times and she’ll answer her phone 24/7 once you reach 37 weeks. We also provide back-up doulas in the unlikely event that your doula happens to be ill when you go into labor. We’ve got you covered!

In-Home Early Labor Support

For those who want to labor in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible and avoid going to the hospital too soon, your doula’s presence can be especially reassuring and help get you into a rhythm that sets the tone for the entire journey. Your doula can normalize the labor process, keep things calm so you can feel safe and secure at home, offer tips on labor progression and comfort techniques, give your parter breaks, and help you determine when it’s a good time to transition to the hospital or birth center.

Birth Support

At the hospital or birthing center, your doula offers:

  • Informational support and advocacy
  • Mental and emotional encouragement
  • Support for your birth partner
  • Physical comfort methods and coping techniques
  • Effective positioning and labor progression techniques
  • Facilitating communication with your medical team

Immediate Postpartum & Breastfeeding Support

After your baby is born, your doula remains available for 1-2 hours to answer any questions, assist with breastfeeding, encourage family bonding, and remind pediatric staff of your newborn preferences and decisions.

Postpartum Visits

Once you’re home and nesting in with your baby, your doula provides transitional support focused on processing the birth experience, discussing your transition into parenting, answering newborn care questions, reviewing your recovery, assisting with breastfeeding, and anything else you want to check in about or need resources for.

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 Classes

Birth First clients get to attend our Newborn Care Class, Newborn Feeding Class, and Newborn Sleep Class for free! ($260 value) These popular classes are open to the larger Portland community and taught by certified postpartum doulas from Bridgetown Baby and certified sleep trainers from Full Circle Sleep.

Discounts On Specialty Services

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

Postpartum Resources

In addition to free attendance at our weekly New Parent Nurturing Circle, your doula is available for several 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 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.

Prenatal Visits & Ongoing Contact

A trusting relationship is the foundation of doula care. These visits provide a chance to build your relationship, talk about your hopes and goals, discuss new hospital policies, create a personalized birth plan, review comfort measures, and much more. 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. 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 your doula has her cell phone is on at all times and she’ll answer her phone 24/7. Birth First also provides back-up doula services in the unlikely case that your doula happens to be ill when you go into labor. We’ve got you covered!

Early Labor Support

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

Birth Support

At the hospital or birthing center, your doula offers:

  • Informational support and advocacy
  • Mental and emotional encouragement
  • Support and breaks for your birth partner
  • Physical comfort methods and coping techniques
  • Effective positioning and labor progression techniques
  • Facilitating communication with your medical team 

Immediate Postpartum & Breastfeeding Support

After your baby is born, your doula remains available for 1-2 hours to answer any questions, assist with breastfeeding, encourage family bonding, and remind pediatric staff of your newborn preferences and decisions.

Postpartum Visits

Once you’re home and nesting in with your baby, your doula provides transitional support focused on processing the birth experience, discussion your transition into parenting, answering newborn care questions, reviewing your recovery, assisting with breastfeeding, and anything else you want to check in about or need resources for.

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 Classes

Birth First Clients get to attend our Newborn Care Class, Newborn Feeding Class, and Newborn Sleep Class for free! ($260 value) These popular classes are open to the larger Portland community and taught by certified postpartum doulas from Bridgetown Baby and certified sleep trainers from Full Circle Sleep

Discounts On Specialty Services

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

Postpartum Resources

In addition to free attendance at our weekly New Parent Nurturing Circle, your doula is available for several 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.

Additional Services & Packages

In addition to the Full Doula Package listed above, we are proud to offer a variety of other doula services and packages depending on your families needs, goals, and budget:

Half Doula Package
Birth Partner Boot Camp
Doula Consultations
Birth Only Support
Transitioning To A Home Birth Mindset
Childbirth Education
Newborn Classes
Nurturing Circle For Growing Families

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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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, and Wilsonville, Oregon, and Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, WA

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, and Home Births in Portland, Oregon

Doula Service Specialities: childbirth classes, 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, body positive, single parents, surrogacy, hospital birth, birth center birth, and doula services for home births in Portland, Oregon

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