Teal Brady, Portland Doula
I am a trained and certified birth and postpartum doula in Portland and Vancouver, Washington as well as a placenta specialist. Prior to birth work, I was an early education teacher and also spent time working in healthcare as a medical assistant. Shortly before giving birth to my daughter, I moved from Maryland to San Francisco. The absence of friends and family nearby made me realize it really does “take a village” to birth and raise a baby. It was then I decided to help other people during this life changing period and began my journey in birth work. Since then, pregnancy and the birth process has continued to fascinate me. I have attended a variety of births in hospitals, at home, and in birthing centers allowing me the benefit of seeing birth in all its multifaceted nature. 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 consider it an honor and privilege to be a part of your birth experience.
In my free time, you can usually find me in the kitchen whipping up something tasty (that probably has too much cheese), making jewelry, restoring antique furniture, gardening, or having a dance party for one. Most of the time I’m either covered in paint or dirt but some of my favorite moments are spent snuggled up with my tiny human, my partner, and our two rescue dogs.