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Doulas Portland OR

Doulas are provide non-medical support to women during labor, childbirth and the postpartum period. Read on to find local doulas in Portland and gain access to pregnancy massage, pregnancy emotional encouragement, childbirth education, breastfeeding supports, newborn care assistance, housekeeping, as well as advice and content on infant soothing skills.

Karr-Morse Robin Med
(503) 227-6091
818 NW 17th Ave
Portland, OR
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Doula, Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Open Adoption & Family Services Inc
(503) 226-4870
5200 SW Macadam Ave Ste 250
Portland, OR
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Doula

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Raeben Nolan
(503) 343-9911
1606 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR
Company
Mother Tree Birth Services
Industry
Doula

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Jesse Henderson
(503) 343-9911
1606 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR
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Mother Tree Birth Services
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Doula

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Jennifer Steele
(503) 343-9911
1606 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR
Company
Mother Tree Birth Services
Industry
Acupuncturist, Doula, Massage Practitioner

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Heather Rauh
(541) 993-3348
1843 SW 16th Ave APT 2
Portland, OR
Practice Groups
Dedicated Doula Services, LLC
Services Offered
Home Birth, Hospital-Supported Births, Placenta Encapsulation, Postpartum Care

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Dedicated Doula Services
(541) 993-3348
1843 SW 16th Ave APT 2
Portland, OR
Payment
Accepted Payment Methods: Self Payment
Payment Assistance: Payment Arrangements
Certifications & Memberships
Memberships: Birth Network
Services Offered
Christian Births, Home Birth, Overnight Stay, Placenta Encapsulation, Postpartum Care

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Stacey Beaupre
(503) 343-9911
1606 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR
Company
Mother Tree Birth Services
Industry
Doula

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Kath Axline
(503) 343-9911
1606 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR
Company
Mother Tree Birth Services
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Doula

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Karin Steuer
(503) 343-9911
1606 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR
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Mother Tree Birth Services
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Doula

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The Difference Between A Midwife And A Doula

The Difference Between A Midwife And A Doula

When it comes to choosing a midwife or doula for your baby's birth, it can get a little confusing. Are a midwife and doula the same thing? Can a doula deliver your baby? Will a midwife administer drugs for pain management?

A midwife can deliver your baby, but she also provides you with emotional support during the delivery. She will help keep you calm and comfortable while you're in labor. However, her role is more clinical than emotional, so she will continuously take your vital signs and make sure that you are dilating normally for delivery. If at any time she feels that you need additional care, she will call a backup doctor and you will go to the hospital to deliver.

If all goes normally, she will delivery your baby and monitor his or her health immediately following birth. Sometimes, women find that a midwife may be very focused on catching the baby as it is born, and may not be able to devote as much emotional care to the mother. Every delivery is different, and some women feel that a midwife was able to give them more attention than they would have received from a physician.

A midwife can't give you pain management drugs, although he or she may have herbal remedies that might be effective against pain. A nursing midwife has a degree in nursing and training in midwifery, while a traditional midwife has received her training in midwifery, but does not have a degree in nursing.

A doula, on the other hand, is focused solely on your emotional and physical comfort during the delivery. A doula can't deliver your baby, so he or she is used in a hospital, birthing center or home birth with a physician or midwife. The doula does not assess the woman's health, or decide when she should go to the hospital or call the midwife. A doula will guide you through breathing techniques to help you relax, as well as make you comfortable with...

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