Portland Oregon Doula

Rebekka Maye, Portland Doula

Childbirth was a completely foreign world to me until ten years ago when I started having my own children, but ever since then babies, birth, and breastfeeding have been my passion. The relationships that I made with my doula, midwives, lactation consultants, and other birth professionals were positively life altering. They provided me with encouragement and support through the highs and lows of my three pregnancies, labors, and births, and helped give me the confidence I needed at the beginning of my parenting journey. For me, giving birth has been the most empowering experience of my life, and it has inspired me to want to support other families as they welcome their babies into loving arms.

My life experience has enriched my doula work by helping me to become a more empathetic, intuitive, and active listener, and my goal as your doula is to hold space for you, provide comfort physically and emotionally, and encourage you to listen to your intuition as you navigate this journey called birth. My specialties as a doula include evidence based information, aromatherapy, and breastfeeding support. Out of hospital birth and single parent support both have a special place in my heart as well.

In addition to being a birth doula, I also love supporting families as a postpartum doula, participating in the local La Leche League breastfeeding support groups, and studying to become a future childbirth educator. In college, my major was in American Sign Language Interpreting with a minor in Spanish. I live with my three boys and our dog, Ryder, in the North Clackamas area and enjoy hiking, puzzles, learning history and geology, and I most recently introduced my sons to rock climbing.

Doula Training

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Birth Doula Training, Mother Tree International

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Postpartum Doula Training, Mother Tree International

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Birth Internship, Mother Tree International

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Trauma Informed Care, Mother Tree International

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Passion For Birth, Lamaze Educator Training

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DONA Birth Doula Certification (in process)

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DONA Postpartum Doula Certification (in process)

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Oregon Traditional Healthcare Worker (in process)

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La Leche League Leader (in process)

Areas Of Specialty

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Unmedicated Birth, Out Of Hospital Birth, Water Birth

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Virtual/Remote Doula Support

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Single Parent Support

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High Risk Pregnancy/Birth

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Medical Induction

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Body Positive

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Trauma Informed Care

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Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

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Recovery From Addiction

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Pregnancy or Infant Loss

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Abortion Support

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Childbirth Education

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Aromatherapy

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TENS Unit

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Birth Story Listening

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Mother Blessing Celebrations

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Postpartum Doula Care

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Infant Massage

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Infant Massage

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Sibling Support

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Babywearing

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First Aid & CPR

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Baby Sign Language

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American Sign Language

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Rebekka’s Testimonials

“Rebekka and I met at a La Leche League meeting, I found out she was a doula and she found out that I was expecting. I didn’t have a doula with my first so I had no idea what to expect. I do know that I didn’t expect to find someone who would walk me through my fears, my anxieties, my over planned lists, and ultimately my home birth. I am a hardcore type A personality. Rebekka saw that, respected that, and helped me work through things associated with type As. For the first time in a very long time, someone made space for me to feel, experience, and work through my homebirth emotions. She encouraged me to talk about my feelings, and even cheered me on when I drew them in sidewalk chalk.  She helped me practice and prepare for a homebirth by giving me strategies to cope with the intensity.  She read my never ending texts, and always knew when to respond. During the birth, she held my hand, helped remind me to breath, and told my husband how to apply counter pressure. She helped with body positioning and really encouraged me to relax.  When I attended that La Leche League meeting, I had no idea I would find someone who would help me through such an intense and intimate process, but I am forever grateful that I did. I am anxiously waiting for another positive test so I can have her by my side again!”

Laura, gresham 

“I’m so thankful for my doula, Rebekka! She was such a great support and helped emotionally prepare me for the birth of my baby, Jaiden. Having her by my side in the operating room, holding my hand, created a positive birthing experience for me and the baby. So grateful she was right next to baby Jaiden comforting him while they cleaned him up and helped stabilize him. Rebekka’s compassion and the love she puts into her work means so much to us.”

joanna, se portland 

“Kat and I want to thank Rebekka for all of her help as our doula for our first child. Not being able to have family nearby and this being our first child, it was great to have her knowledge and support! As our birth plan went out the window, it was great being able to communicate with Rebekka during the labor to ensure that we had another voice to help support us during out process. And now we have a healthy baby boy! Thanks so much, Rebekka!”

TIM & KAT, se Portland

“Not only is it hard to have a baby during COVID, it’s a lot of anxiety and vulnerability that goes into it too. Thank you, Rebekka, for literally holding my hand through it all and advocating for me and being supportive through all of my labor. You’re so strong and amazing and in a short amount of time of knowing you, you have experienced an important part of my journey. Getting to know you was wonderful!”

cierra, ne portland

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Many of the photographs on this site were taken by Portland Birth Photographer: Natalie Broders and She Saw Things

Birth First Doulas is proud to be in alliance with Bridgetown Baby & Community Doula Alliance

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, Wilsonville, Oregon, and Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, Washington

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, Hillsboro Medical Center, WHA Midwifery Birth Center, Andaluz Waterbirth Center, Alma Birth Center, Canyon Birth Center, and Home Births in Portland, Oregon

Doula Service Specialities:  birth doula service, childbirth & parenting classes, newborn classes, certified doulas, natural birth, unmedicated birth, vaginal birth, water birth, epidural assisted birth, birth advocacy, 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, home birth, and a variety of additional doula services in Portland, Oregon

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