Jennifer Lunceford, Birth Doula & Postpartum Doula

Jennifer Lunceford, Portland Doula

As your birth doula, I am passionate about providing your family with educated, unconditional support during pregnancy, birth and the intimate postpartum period. Having had the honor of caring for birthing families in my community since 2003, I bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge to each client’s unique experience. I rely heavily on a practiced intuition and draw knowledge from the over 600 births I’ve attended as well as countless hours of continuous study. I strive to understand what your unique needs for support are at this very special time and how best to meet those needs. I can guide your family to ask the questions that help you make your most informed and confident decisions throughout your birthing journey leading to a positive and empowering experience.

I am also driven as a Massage Therapist to unlock tension and ease the physical demands of pregnancy through body work. Tapping into that relaxation through touch during labor can drastically reduce pain and anxiety, helping you to have a more comfortable childbirth. I love to guide partners in effective comfort techniques so they feel they can provide confident care and stay connected to their birthing loved one.

I believe the care and support a family receives during their birthing journey can empower them throughout the challenges and joys of parenting. When we make well informed, educated choices we can be more confident in ourselves as partners, parents and community members. My focus is on how you can have the best birthing experience, by creating space for relationship and the importance of your birthing preferences.

I provide a multitude of labor and birthing position suggestions, deep breathing and comfort techniques as well as touch to ease and relax you as you prepare to meet your babe. My objective as your birth doula is that you have the most positive and rewarding birthing experience no matter how your story unfolds.

When I am not supporting families you can find me in my garden, tending our bees, or playing in nature (usually by a river).

Doula Training

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Birth Doula Training & Certification, Birthingway College of Midwifery

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Licensed Massage Therapist, East West College of Healing Arts

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Massage For Birthing, Oregon School of Massage

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Acupressure For Labor, Oregon School of Massage

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Thai Massage THerapy Certification, The Naga Center

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Prenatal & Postpartum Herbal Thai Massage Training, The Naga Center

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Adult & Infant/Child CPR Certified

 Birth Doula Specialty Areas

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Unmedicated Birth

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Postpartum Doula Care

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Lactation Support/Consultant

N

Placenta Encapsulation

N

Trauma Informed Care

N

Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

N

Recovery From Addiction

N

Pregnancy Loss

N

Out Of Hospital Birth

N

Waterbirth

N

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

N

Twins/Multiples

N

Surrogacy

N

Single Parent

N

IVF Pregnancy

N

High Risk Pregnancy/Birth

N

Medical Induction

N

LGBTQIA+ Families

N

Culturally Appropriate Care

N

Spinning Babies

N

Massage & Therapeutic Touch

N

Acupressure

N

Aromatherapy

N

Reflexology

N

Sibling Support (on-call childcare during labor and birth)

N

Birth Story Listening

 Postpartum Doula Specialty Areas

N

NICU Babies

N

Multiples

N

Cesarean Recovery

N

Cooking

N

Breast/Body Feeding Support

N

Birth Processing/Birth Story Listening

N

Trauma Informed Postpartum Care

N

Postpartum Anxiety & Mood Disorders

N

Baby Wearing

N

Baby Sign Language

N

Baby-Led Weaning

N

Helping To Establishing Sleep Routines

N

Nursery Set Up

N

Sibling Support

N

First Aid & CPR

N

Supporting The Transition Back To Work

Jennifer’s Testimonials

“She always managed to find the right words. Helping me refocus during moments when it became intense. She is SO gifted with her hands and I found tremendous relief from the massage techniques she used throughout labor.”

Conor & Nora, Portland

“Most significantly she provided a sense of calm and reassurance in what might have otherwise been the most anxious moments of the birthing process.”

JESS, Portland

“She is the LaBron James of Doulas.”

Mathew, Portland

“When I first met Jennifer, I was struck by her kind and focused professionalism. It’s clear that she’s called to the work of helping families through the big and rapid transition of birth.”

Dave, portland