Birth is an opportunity to transcend. To rise above what we are accustomed to, reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through birth.
— Marcie Macari

So you’re growing a human. Pretty wild, isn’t it?

Maybe you feel that you are totally prepared for this major life transition, or perhaps you’re feeling totally overwhelmed by all that it will entail. Wherever you are in your journey, we’ll meet you there, and walk with you the rest of the way.

We’re Elizabeth and Vera: labor and postpartum doulas and creative visual storytellers. We believe that every birthing person deserves a doula:

  • who knows birth and has seen it all

  • who champions your empowerment through evidence-based information to help you make the best decisions for you and your baby

  • who knows how to support you through the challenges and celebrates with you the many joys

  • who listens to you, trusts you, trusts your body, and your intuition

  • whose warm hands know just where to push to help ease the pain

Portland Oregon Birth Labor Postpartum Doula Photographer Videographer

Portland Oregon Birth Labor Postpartum Doula Photographer Videographer

We believe that how birth happens, matters. We will help you to make a plan, and to plan for the unexpected. We promise to ensure, to the best of our abilities, that you have a good experience of giving birth, and that from day one, you feel empowered to step into parenthood smoothly and assuredly, with a strong community surrounding and supporting you.

Birth is Wild.
You Can Do This.
We’ve Got Your Back.

Evidence-based improvements in birth outcomes with doula support:

  • 39% decrease in the risk of Cesarean

  • 15% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth

  • 10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief

  • Shorter labors by 41 minutes on average

  • 38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score

  • 31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience

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Portland Labor and Birth Doula Services
Portland Labor Birth Postpartum Doula Services