Doula Jobs In Portland, Oregon
We Provide The Structure So You Can Focus On The Clients!
A career as a doula is some of the most rewarding work you’ll ever do, but there are challenges unique to birth work that we feel are best supported within a loving community. Birth First believes in supporting the doula’s profession, family life, culture, and spirit, and we accomplish this by encouraging each doula to create a meaningful business that honors their values and accommodates their lifestyle. Our Birth First Doula community in Portland, Oregon is committed to fostering sustainability, success, belonging and joy through promoting, mentoring, and inspiring the doulas on our team.
Benefits Of Joining The Birth First Team
Enjoy a steady stream of clients to interview with and choose how busy you want to be.
Your bio on the BFD website and affiliation with our name, logo, reputation, and credibility.
BFD handles client contracts and money collection so you can focus on your client relationships.
Our built-in network of back-up doulas is always available so you’re covered if ever back-up is needed.
Monthly team meetings to foster connection and camaraderie with like-minded doulas.
We have a brick and mortar space in SW Portland for perinatal events, education, and gatherings.
You still run your own business, take work outside BFD, and schedule your off-call time.
6-month mentoring program for doulas who want it and monthly birth processing opportunities.
Clients get our entire line-up of childbirth education and newborn classes for free.
“I have had the pleasure of bearing witness to the creation that is Birth First Doulas. Brooke and Rebecca’s vision for BFD drew my attention from the beginning and it didn’t take long before I could resist no longer. Being in community with BFD feels like home. I am someone who has lots of questions, thoughts, opinions and at BFD I never have to wonder how they will be received. Not only are they welcomed but I always walk away feeling heard. Knowing that Brooke and Rebecca have the business end of things handled allows me to be fully present in the experience with clients. This is a true gift as I never wanted to be an entrepreneur, I simply want to be with clients as they grow their families.”
– Crystal Broer, Birth First Doula
“Being a doula with Birth First is by far one of my most rewarding experiences. In this incredible community that Brooke and Rebecca have so intentionally crafted, I feel held, nourished, and valued. The support and mentorship from the co-founders have been an imperative piece to stepping into this work as a full-time doula with confidence. Also, I know that if I have questions or find myself stuck in any way, I can reach out to the team of Birth First Doulas and, with a hive mind and an abundance of care, find what I need to move forward. I am excited to continue my work with Birth First and the amazing clients I have the opportunity to serve.”
– Trina Baumgartner, Birth First Doula
“Best decision I made as a doula was to be part of Birth First Doulas. I’m inspired by our community of birth workers and always feel supported. I love being part of the BFD team!”