Meet Our Vancouver, WA Doulas

While all Birth First Doulas attend births in both Portland and Vancouver, several of our doulas live in Vancouver and especially enjoy supporting families in that area. All of our birth doulas have completed certified trainings and we pride ourselves on creating an affirming space for every family style and configuration. Fees vary based on the doula’s experience level, number of births attended, and additional services offered.

Brooke Noli & Rebecca Durlin Smith, Birth First Doulas
Brooke Noli & Rebecca Durlin Smith, Birth First Doulas

Crystal Broer (she/her)

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 stand beside the birthing person, support their beliefs and desires, and ensure that the memory of birth is positive and cherished so it can be looked back on fondly for a lifetime.

Rebecca Durlin Smith, Birth First Doulas

Ashley Fryer (she/her)

I often describe working with me to be like working with your big sister’s cool friend – there’s not much you could say that would shock me, I know all the best secrets, and I don’t bring any of the baggage your actual sister might. My sense of humor is dry and sometimes inappropriate but my approach is spiritually grounded, empathic, and supported by a community of wise elders. My intention is to provide the space and support for families to grow in the unique way that is right for them.

Rebecca Durlin Smith, Birth First Doulas

Sarah-Denise Elolaimi (she/her)

I am the oldest of eight children and have witnessed birth since the age of nine. I am a mother of three and come from a Palestinian American background. I am partly bilingual, speaking Arabic and English, and I’ve spent my life traveling to and from the Middle East. I take great pride in working with the BIPOC community and firmly believe that knowledge is power.

Giselle Edwards (she/her)

The act of childbirth is jaw dropping every time, and as your doula, I am here to support you so you can fully appreciate the wonder of your own birth story. I love working in a hospital setting, where there are so many people and tools to support birth, and I want to listen to your expectations and help fill in the gaps of the unknown so you can feel empowered entering the hospital. My goal is to advocate for you in any way I can and explore the options that will give you the most positive birth experience.

Rebecca Durlin Smith, Birth First Doulas

Teal Brady (she/her)

The multifaceted nature of pregnancy and birth fascinate me! Giving birth is life altering and I believe every birthing person should have a positive birth experience however they envision it. The joy in my work is building relationships with clients and meeting them where they are, with an open heart and mind. I’ve attended a variety of births in hospitals, at home, and in birthing centers and I consider it an honor and privilege to be a part of your birth experience.