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Certified Doula Trina Baumgartner | Birth First Doulas in Portland, Oregon
Trina Baumgartner Portland Doula

Trina Baumgartner, Portland Doula

I am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Birth Story Listener, and Yoga Teacher with a certification in Prenatal Yoga. When you work with me, you can expect warmth, honesty, and support – a space for you to grow, as well as a safe space for you to come home to yourself. What I love most about birth and parenting is it asks us to become the biggest version of ourselves. The way we navigate, feel, and are supported through this transformation affects the rest of our lives. Our birth experience affects our relationship with ourselves, our partners, our children, and the entire world, for we are birthing the next generation. As a birth worker, I am passionate about whole-heartedly supporting this process and holding space for this transformation. There is a quote by Ram Das that I love that says, “We are all just walking each other home.” For me, home is in our bodies, in our hearts, in our families, and in the world. I believe that with support, all birthing people can feel loved through their transformation – they can seek their biggest selves, discover home and bravery from within, and welcome their babies into this world with grace and glory. 

As a doula and educator, I am skilled and prepared to support you with physical and emotional comfort measures and natural pain coping techniques as well as evidence based educational support throughout pregnancy, birth, and early postpartum. I come from a movement background and my training as a prenatal yoga teacher equips me with a deep understanding of our anatomy, ways to support and balance our bodies, and methods of connecting with our breath as a tool. I also bring my knowledge and practice of Reiki into my birth work, providing relaxation and comfort. I am new to Portland and enjoy exploring the many parks, hiking trails, and good food the city has to offer. I love to talk about all things yoga, spirituality, birth, art, and dog related (this is Portland after all), and I share my many adventures with my 3-year-old rescue, Ember.


Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula through Family Trees Birth Programs

DONA Birth Doula Training through Holistic Beginnings


Intensive 6-Month Birth Doula Internship with Mother Tree Birth Services


Yoga Teacher Training through Sadhana Yoga School


Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training through Prenatal Yoga Center


Lamaze Educator Training through Family Trees Birth Programs


Passed the Lamaze Childbirth Educator Exam


Lactation Counselor Training through Healthy Children Project


Birth Story Listening Training through Birthing From Within


Reiki 1 Certificate with Katherine Noyb


Trauma Informed Care for Birth Professionals through Mother Tree International


Cultural Competency Training: Working With Diverse Populations in Maternal and Child Health through Shafia Monroe


Crossing The Threshold Training through Birthing From Within


Evidence Based Birth Higher Education Courses


CPR and AED for Adult, Child & Infant

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Trina’s Testimonials

“Katrina was there every step of the way. She lovingly guided us from prenatal to postpartum care. My first daughter was born one week after the due date. Katrina was very supportive and checked on me regularly during this waiting period, which wasn’t easy to go through. It was my first pregnancy and my goal was to have a natural birth. Having Katrina on our side, helped me a lot in reaching my goal and to feel safer during this unknown experience. Katrina was proactive in her communication and in her approach, this was comforting for us, especially as new parents. She was creating a safe space that helped us to go through the labor with trust and anxiety-free. For example, during labor, my partner and I were not sure when exactly to go to the hospital. She respected my wish to go through the labor (as most as possible) in the comfort of my home, and knew how to direct us in the process. She was assertive and knew when it was time to propose to take the next step and go to the hospital. As a bonus, she is a great photographer. She captured beautiful moments throughout the labor and birth, while at the same time she was providing positive encouragement to both my husband and me. These photographs are a priceless souvenir for us. We feel grateful to have met Katrina for my first pregnancy. She was a perfect fit for us. She provided the emotional and physical comfort my husband and I needed during this moment. She always made us feel at ease and respected. In addition, she adapted and managed very well her role during this particular Covid 19 time. She was very careful and followed all the recommendations relating to the prevention of the pandemic. Katrina is an amazing doula and I highly recommend her.”


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Birth First Doulas is proud to be in partnership 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