Laurelea P. | Doula in OR

The North Star Doula

    Practice overview

    My first baby was a high needs newborn who helped me find my passion for baby wearing, navigating the challenges of breastfeeding, alternative approaches to newborn care such as bodywork and cransioscacral therapy. She would scream all day long and I made it my mission to learn everything I possibly could during that stage of our lives. It was a fragile period for me as I struggled recovering physically and emotionally from giving birth with a tiny newborn who required everything I had to give plus a little more. She also helped me find my passion for guiding and empowering women through their motherhood journey so that they could find the knowledge they already have within them on what their family needs or how to find it..

    Years experience


    Families supported


    Birth Rate


    Hourly Rate


    Care philosophy

    My goal as a birth and postpartum doula is to help my clients feel empowered, informed, and supported throughout their pregnancy and postpartum journey.


    • Postpartum doula support
    • Virtual doula support
    • In-home lactation visits
    • Virtual lactation visits
    • 24-hour newborn care
    • Newborn nannying
    • Night nannying
    • Babywearing
    • Childbirth education
    • Birth doula support

    Specialties and Experience

    • High-risk pregnancy
    • Induced and high medical technology labor and birth
    • LGBTQ
    • People of color
    • Postpartum mood disorders
    • Prematurity
    • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
    • Previous life trauma
    • Single parents
    • Special needs babies
    • Survivors of sexual abuse
    • Waterbirth

    Care settings

    • Home


    • English


    • Dona trained full spectrum doula
    • Trauma informed care
    • CPR/First Aid certification
    • Special needs children and adult care
    • Medically fragile care for children and adults


    Pricing packages

    Sunrise and Sunset Shifts
    $ 160
    Wake up to a tidy kitchen and breakfast after a morning nap while I watch your baby. Or have a little extra support with dinner, siblings, and baby during witching hour. Each shift is 4 hours each with the sunrise shift starting around 6am and the sunset shift starting around 4pm. Both shifts are meant to help break up your day and give you an opportunity to heal and recover while your baby and home are being cared for.

    Day Shift
    $ 40 /hr
    A day shift is anywhere between 3 to 8 hours and includes the tasks in the sunrise and sunset doula shifts. It is a great option for education and support for baby as well as parents. Have sibling support, nursery organizing, and meal prep covered while you take a shower, nap, or just have a minute to yourself. Questions are always welcomed. A day shift is a excellent way to get foundational building blocks that you can continue building on your own after doula support has ended.

    Night Shift
    $ 45 /hr
    Get some much needed sleep while I care for your baby and bring them to when they are hungry if you wish. I can also wake you to pump or bottle feed baby while you sleep. Night shift includes 1-2 hours of tidying your space and waking up to breakfast and a clean start for the day. While you are sleeping I will soothe baby in a separate room if they wake, work on them sleeping independently if desired, and support for breastfeeding at night.

    Birth Support
    $ 1000
    This package includes two prenatals which will include postpartum planning and discussing all the things that birth entails as well as what to expect. You will receive birth support when contractions hit and you're ready for my doula support. Text/email support is provided throughout pregnancy.
    Sliding scale pricing available


    Areas served

    • portland


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