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Found 5 Pros in Albany, OR, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Families served
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$0 $500
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Jessie Heng

Dundee, OR

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 3 years experience

My first job is mother. I have three young children who are my pride and joy. They encourage me everyday to be a better person and I realize that our relationship begins forming during pregnancy. I became a doula after I saw mothers and babies being separated in hospitals in the early days of the pandemic. I couldn't fathom a greater disservice to families and I wanted to try to help. Since then though, I have realized that it is not my job to "save" women. I am here to give you a glimpse into what the perinatal year can be when you take back the power and control of your birth. I'll stand by you, providing you with unwavering support, as you work towards a blissful experience that you and your baby earn together. I am willing to offer many different types of care, including birth support, postpartum care, virtual connection, breastfeeding and childbirth education, parenting support and friendship. I'm a believer of healing trauma and mending relationships and will help you to navigate these complicated human emotions. It has surprised me how many different pieces of our past can arise during pregnancy and birth and I love for my families to be ready to connect those ties. The perinatal year is a very spiritual experience, and I thank God that I get to do this glorious work.

Care philosophy

My wish for a woman in her perinatal year would be to recognize that the mother-baby connection is the center of it all. Doctor's, midwives, and doulas, are not the hero's of your story. Our society has severely damaged many women's view of birth and the resulting trauma runs through all of our communities. Women deserve better than what they are being offered.

Areas served

  • Within 20 Miles of Dundee, OR
$ flexible

Sage Davis

Eugene, OR

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

I have been fascinated with Birth since I was a teenager, and in 2018 I decided to take become a doula. I have done several birth and postpartum doula trainings, a placenta encapsulation training, and continual education in herbalism, diversity, equity and inclusivity in birth work. I deeply value honoring life transitions, and love offering rites of passage ceremonies to honor the transition into motherhood/parenthood. My offerings include, but are not limited to, prenatal, labor, and postpartum doula care, reiki, herbal nourishment, emotional processing and integration, loving touch, ceremonial honoring of life transitions, blessingway, closing of the bones, whether for a birth, miscarriage, or abortion, and placental prints and medicines.

Care philosophy

As a full spectrum doula, it is my goal to help birthing folks feel empowered and supported as they welcome their babies into the world. In the birth room, I am grounded and deeply reverent, I would be honored to serve your family. I do offer sliding scale services, and will soon be able to accept Medicaid.

Areas served

  • Eugene, Springfield, Surrounding rural areas
$ flexible
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Bethany Griffin-Shetler

Silverton, OR

2 reviews • 20 families supported • 10 years experience

2 reviews • 20 families supported • 10 years experience

I work in a partnership at Silver Falls Family Support, where I provide all types of support for families. We believe that support during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum are not luxuries earned by a few, but are rights deserved by everyone. We have created packages that are intentionally designed to allow people from different socioeconomic backgrounds to access support that is right for them. We have various birth and postpartum packages to meet different levels of needs. Check out our economic justice pricing on our website

Care philosophy

I am a firm believer in parenting intuition and that each of us already holds many of the answers that we need. But during pregnancy and childbirth, there are so many new ideas and choices to consider that it can feel incredibly overwhelming. I excel in helping you explore all of your options, focusing in on what really matters to you, and encouraging you to feel confident in your parenting role.

Areas served

  • Silverton
  • Stayton
  • Salem
  • Surrounding areas


  • Sierra
    November 9, 2022 at 11:29 am | Client review

    Bethany is one of the most compassionate, understanding, and supportive individuals I have met. Having her to support me through birth and postpartum journey was such a relief. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

$ flexible
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Sara Halley

Newberg, OR

3 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

My own personal first childbirth experience was full of trauma and abuse of power, I wasn't listened to or heard. I was scared after feeling prepared and confident going into labor. After my second birth, I realized what a difference it made having safe, reassuring and experienced support on my side. It made such an amazing difference and fueled my passion for supporting birthing people. Everyone deserves support, and to be seen and heard and respected during childbirth. It is an innate human right that no one has the power to take away from you. I chose DTI (Doula Trainings International) as my doula certifying body because their programs is one of the most comprehensive and inclusive trainings. I am a birth nerd and daily my goal is to learn at least two new things about birth, pregnancy, birth support, reproductive justice and anything related in order to best be able to serve my clients. My philosophy surrounding pregnancy, birth and beyond is that every person and family is unique, comes from different backgrounds, different cultures and should be able to make the decisions that suit them best based on their needs without judgment from others. Your vision becomes my vision while I am supporting you and I will do everything in my power to help facilitate that for you along the way. Mental health and nutrition support are two things I am passionate about during the postpartum period, and I love helping new parents navigate their new life with baby.

Care philosophy

Every birthing person has the right to a safe birth where they are seen and heard. My passion is to provide you emotional and physical support through your labor and delivery, and to provide education and information throughout pregnancy to ensure you are confident and trust that your body can do this. Because you can! Raising children takes a village, having support makes a difference.

Areas served

  • Willamette Valley and Surrounding Areas


  • Linda
    November 4, 2022 at 11:09 am | Peer review

    Sara is a dedicated experienced Doula and mother. She has a passion to support families in giving birth the way they want to give birth.

$ flexible

Jessica Nocket

Wilsonville, OR

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

My goal is to provide care and love to everyone that needs it during this special time. I would love to, eventually, start a non-profit offering birth and postpartum care to support many family situations, and support children being born in a stress-free environment, with love and good health.

Care philosophy

My care philosophy is to provide support for all families. I understand the many birth and postpartum options available and support the use of them all. If you want a natural birth or medicated birth, to breastfeed or formula feed, are a christian female or a unicorn birther, a person living with disabilities, struggling through a difficult pregnancy or postpartum experience - I support you.

Areas served

  • Greater Portland and Salem areas

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Albany, OR offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Albany, OR offer a wide range of after-birth support services, including:

  1. Caring for and assisting in the recovery of the birthing parent
  2. Providing breastfeeding and lactation support
  3. Offering advice for baby soothing, diapering and bathing
  4. Parent-baby bonding
  5. Caring for older siblings
  6. Light housework
  7. Night nannying or sleep relief services

Some parents require additional physical and emotional support due to their specific situation, lack of family support, or their particular lifestyle. A postpartum doula positively affects the entire family, as many postpartum doulas are involved in sibling care, housework chores, and educating clients on childcare information/techniques.

To find a postpartum doula in Albany, OR, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified postpartum doulas near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many postpartum doulas as you wish and hire a postpartum doula in Albany, OR with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a postpartum doula. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted postpartum doulas Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: Answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated postpartum doulas near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of postpartum doulas: In a few hours, you will have a collection of postpartum doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each postpartum doula to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a postpartum doula with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top postpartum doula choices. Hire your top postpartum doula and start getting the care you deserve.

To find a postpartum doula, you can also browse the available postpartum doulas near you in Albany, OR and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the postpartum doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three postpartum doulas before hiring a postpartum doula near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified postpartum doula near you and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a postpartum doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a postpartum doula in Albany, OR to be $33 per hour, which is the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of Oregon. The cost of a postpartum doula in Albany, OR can range from $27 to $38 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 283 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Oregon. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Oregon is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Albany, OR, you and your postpartum doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

A postpartum doula in Albany, OR is meant to help the entire family and their role is not just limited to the birthing parent and newborn. A doula provides physical and emotional support to parents and siblings, but they also offer information and advice regarding how to feed, bathe, swaddle, and soothe the baby.

They also often help with postpartum depression issues, and are considered child care “consultants” rather than medical professionals. Many postpartum doulas in Albany, OR offer a range of services that can help with parents trying to adjust to a newborn child. These services often include:

  • Sibling care
  • Assist with household chores
  • Parent-baby bonding
  • Physical and emotional recovery
  • Support to parents and extended family

A postpartum doula in Albany, OR can have a lasting positive impact on a family and help them feel more confident about their parenting role and the way that they feed and nurture their baby. They might offer advice regarding feeding, bathing, and parent-baby bonding.

It is important to note that a postpartum doula might offer advice but is not expected to provide medical care of any kind or serve as a replacement to an accredited physician. Postpartum doulas are also not qualified to prescribe medication.

Many new parents want to know about certified postpartum doulas and how exactly they are certified. Since the demand for postpartum doulas has greatly expanded in the last several years, the number of reputable postpartum doula training and certification programs has grown in Albany, OR. Training criteria can differ from program to program, but most follow a similar curriculum which includes core academic curriculum and practical hours and real-life care experience.

One of the most common national postpartum doula training certifications comes from DONA International. A postpartum doula usually receives about 27 hours of practical training before they are a certified postpartum doula.

There are also CAPPA-certified postpartum doulas in Albany, OR, as well. These doulas were certified by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international organization that certifies doulas and other childbirth educators/professionals.

As a reminder, because postpartum doulas are not trained to be a medical professional and diagnose and treat medical conditions, a certification is not required for them to practice.

As their names suggest, a birth doula’s main priority is to provide support services before, during and in the moments immediately after childbirth. A postpartum doula’s obligations usually begin after the birth, for several weeks or months. In many cases, your birth doula will also be a trained and certified postpartum doula, which can provide a continuity of care that many parents find extremely valuable.

Many parents want to know whether a postpartum doula or a baby nurse would meet their needs and expectations. A baby nurse might be focused on making sure that a baby sleeps or feeds properly, but that might be the extent of their role. A postpartum doula generally offers more holistic services for their clients.

A postpartum doula in Albany, OR is expected to be more involved with the family as a whole. They might remain involved in sibling care or also provide emotional support to the partner as both parents adjust to becoming new parents. This may even include support for older siblings, light housework, and even meal prep. A postpartum doula provides more physical, emotional, and informational support than a baby nurse.

You can hire two types of doulas in Albany, OR: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

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