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Found 3 Pros in Hillsboro, OR, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Families served
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Lindsay Thomas

Portland, OR

3 reviews • 9 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 9 families supported • 2 years experience

My journey as a birth worker all started when I became pregnant with my son Sage. My husband and I were so thrilled at the thought of becoming parents. I decided fairly quickly that I wanted to have a homebirth. It was such a spiritual experience. I didn’t know the strength and endurance I had in me to birth my son. Just knowing what power every single person possesses in bringing their baby's earthside was so profound and magical to me. I soon right after became obsessed with everything that had to do with womb wellness, fertility, pregnancy, birth, and herbal support. I knew right away that I wanted to utilize my compassion and energies on supporting parents in every way I could, especially in the postpartum period. I joined a labor doula workshop at Birthingway College of Midwifery in the summer of 2019 and the Doulas of Color Business Workshop beginning of 2020 to learn more. Shortly after joining, I decided to start my own practice and that is when Hózhó Doula Care was born. I was born and raised in Tulsa, Ok, and have lived in Portland for the past 9 years with my husband, my son Sage, and 2 cats, Bev and Carol. I am a Diné adszáán (Navajo woman) who is strongly passionate about herbal support, anything wellness, reproductive health, and justice. I come from a strong lineage of Diné who have passed down to me what it is to be an Indigenous person in this modern world we live in now and how balance is key to life.

Care philosophy

My approach is a fusion of Holistic, Spiritual, and with Evidence-Based Information Birth is 100% spiritual and physiological. You are bringing another life through from a spiritual portal, you and your baby work together to do this. That alone is such a transcendent interconnected journey. Not one birth is the same, each is different and unique, your story is yours and yours alone.

Areas served

  • Portland Metro
  • Vancouver

Reviews

  • Jacy
    April 6, 2021 at 3:52 pm | Client review

    My son was born on Christmas Day and Lindsey was right there with us.

$ flexible
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Ali Buchanan

Portland, OR

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 5 years experience

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 5 years experience

Ali Buchanan (she/her) is a certified postpartum doula and a trained full spectrum doula where she is honored to work with parents and families to transition into their new roles before and after birth. She's also Executive Assistant to the Dr. Rebecca Dekker of the Evidenced-Based Birth community to provide current research and best practices in order to empower and educate families across the globe. Before answering her calling to birth work, Ali completed a BA in Psychology from Miami University and went on to obtain her MS degree from Eastern Illinois University in Higher Education, where she focused her thesis on Ethnic Lesbian Identity Development within the African American and Latinx communities. In 2015, Ali experienced her ideal first pregnancy and birth but had a devastating postpartum experience leading her to become a postpartum doula helping other moms transition into their new roles. After moving to Portland and finding an amazing community, she continued her education during the pandemic to become a full spectrum doula! She has a passion for working with underrepresented communities, advocating for mental health/self-care, and empowering others to be their best selves in a non-judgmental supportive way!

Care philosophy

The birthing & postpartum period is sacred & transformational. I am honored to be part of your parenting journey. I focus on unbiased, client-centered support and evidence-based care to help you feel empowered in your decisions and parenting goals. My mission is to support your emotional, mental, and physical well-being while holding space for you & your partner as you navigate your new family.

Areas served

  • Portland, Tigard, Tualatin
  • Beaverton, Vancouver (WA)
  • Newburg, Sherwood, Wilsonville

Reviews

  • Jamie
    February 1, 2021 at 2:51 pm | Peer review

    As a mom of three, a birth doula, and childbirth educator, here is what I know: You want Ali on your birth team.
    Even if you read all of the books in preparation or had the most perfect birth experience – becoming a parent is a challenging rite of passage for all of us. It’s impossible to know what you will need most in your postpartum experience until you are holding baby in your arms and living the reality that you were only dreaming and guessing about before. Fun plot twist? Those needs can change multiple times a day in those first few weeks.
    Ali’s compassion, wisdom, and leadership are exactly what every new parent needs in their life. Ali shows up with a wholehearted and authentic passion for supporting families in this stage of life – fueled by her own personal motherhood journey and her commitment to learn the art and science behind quality postpartum doula work.
    I know that if you add Ali to your birth team, you will experience what I have: a friend that listens in a way that makes you feel fully seen and validated, a generous sharing of confidence and grit that will inspire you to persevere in the face of challenge, and if the moment calls for it a smile and laugh that will make you remember that you haven’t always been a sleep-deprived new parent trying to figure out how to make it through the day.
    Ali is equal parts inspiration and encouragement and generously provides the exact kind of energy women need as they transition into motherhood.

$ flexible
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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 Hillsboro, OR offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Hillsboro, 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 Hillsboro, 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 Hillsboro, 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 Hillsboro, 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 Hillsboro, 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 Hillsboro, 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 Hillsboro, 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 Hillsboro, 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 Hillsboro, 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 Hillsboro, 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 Hillsboro, 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 Hillsboro, 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 Hillsboro, 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 Hillsboro, 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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