Our Birth First Vision

Brooke and Rebecca created Birth First Doulas to help families and doulas find each other! Over the last 25 years of attending births and training doulas in Portland, Oregon, we’ve watched the demand for doula services grow and grow but have not seen an equal expansion in systems and businesses that support doulas to provide their services. Our Birth First vision is to be Portland’s most trusted doula agency and to provide the business framework, professional standards, and reliable reputation from which families and doulas both benefit. You’re looking for skilled professional doulas, and they’re looking for you. Let us streamline the process and provide the structure.

What Sets Birth First Doulas Apart?

Portland, Oregon has a rich community of doulas and at Birth First we believe doulas are at their best personally and professionally when they’re part of a supportive, structured community. All of our doulas have access to a built-in network of back-up doulas, opportunities for continuing education, collegial support, and mentoring from some of the most experienced doulas and doula trainers in town. Our agency is designed to support doulas, so they can best support you.

The Birth First Approach to Doula Care

We honor

your labor and birth experience as a transformative life event.

We believe

there are as many ways to give birth as there are pregnant people in the world.

We practice

informed consent so you can make well-informed decisions.

We encourage

your distinct birthing style and offer complimentary suggestions.

We respect

your family’s beliefs, preferences, and communication styles.

We support

your relationship to promote teamwork and success throughout the process.

We recognize

that birth can be unpredictable and may need openness and flexibility.

We appreciate

medical providers for the expertise and safety they bring to the room.

We understand

that you, your family, and your birth are unique and deserve individualized care.

We honor

your labor and birth experience as a transformative life event.

We believe

there are as many ways to give birth as there are pregnant people in the world.

We practice

informed consent so you can make well-informed decisions.

We encourage

your distinct birthing style and offer complimentary suggestions.

We respect

your family’s beliefs, preferences, and communication styles.

We support

your relationship to promote teamwork and success throughout the process.

We recognize

that birth can be unpredictable and may need openness and flexibility.

We appreciate

medical providers for the expertise and safety they bring to the room.

We understand

that you, your family, and your birth are unique and deserve individualized care.

Ready to find your Birth First Doula?

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Areas We Serve: NW Portland, NE Portland, N Portland, SW Portland, SE Portland, Sellwood, Beaverton, Hillsdale, Tigard, West Slope, Gresham, Tualatin, Milwaukie, West Lynn, Happy Valley, Oregon City, Wilsonville, Vancouver, Camas, Washougal

Hospitals & Birth Centers We Serve: Kaiser Sunnyside, Kaiser Westside, OHSU, Legacy Good Samaritan, Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Meridian Park, Legacy Salmon Creek, PeaceHealth, Providence Portland, Providence St. Vincent’s, Adventist, WHA Midwifery Birth Center, Andaluz Waterbirth Center, Alma Birth Center, Canyon Birth Center, Home Birth

Our Specialities: natural birth, unmedicated birth, vaginal birth, water birth, epidural assisted birth, cesarean birth, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), high risk birth, induction, twins and multiples, previous miscarriage and loss, LGBTQ+ families, single parents, surrogacy, hospital birth, birth center birth, home birth