Birth is better when you don't feel alone

As much as having a baby is pure joy and a dream come true, the idea of birth can also feel scary and overwhelming to most women.  There are so many negative perceptions of birth, but we truly believe that a positive birth can be experienced by all if they have a supportive birth team.  Having a female birth companion can change your experience in an amazing way.  Making the Mom feel comfortable, respected, heard and honored is our goal as a Doula. Birth is better when you don't feel alone or afraid, and with the constant support of a partner and a Doula, this can change everything.

Birth doulas supporting Portland Oregon hospitals and Vancouver Washington Hospitals

What is a Doula?

As Doulas in the Portland, Oregon areas, we are trained and experienced birth professionals who guide and support families during one of the most important times in their lives; pregnancy, the labour process and birth. 

How Baby Nest Doulas Guide You to Have an Easier Birth

Vancouver WA Doula
  • Provide information and emotional support in pregnancy.
  • Help coordinate prenatal resources for optimal health in pregnancy.
  • Provide physical and emotional comfort measures in labour.
  • Advocate for your birth wishes and support your choices.
  • Encourage and support the partner so they are confident to help Mom in the labour process and feel part of the birth experience.
  • Ensure you are adjusting well as a new family after birth.
  • Be your personal birth guide that listens, guides, comforts, assures, encourages and cares.
  • Celebrates your birth story and makes sure you are set up for breastfeeding success and life with a newborn.

Benefits of a Hiring a Birth Doula

It has been medically documented that the presence of a Doula can positively impact the birth experience, providing countless benefits for the Mom, Dad and Baby.

  • Mothers achieve a more comfortable birth with less fear
  • Shortens the length of labour
  • Requests less pain medication, reduces use of epidurals
  • Less inductions and augmentations of labor
  • Fewer assisted births with forceps or vacuum
  • Lower Cesarean rate (see Washington State cesarean rate)
  • Increase in successful VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)
  • Empowerment as a couple in making decisions
  • Linked to better parenting and higher satisfaction with birth outcome
  • Higher satisfaction of their personal accomplishments
Portland OR doula

Peace Health Vancouver WA birth doula
I hired a Baby Nest doula because after a traumatic first birth I knew I needed more support and help. The emotional and mental support our Baby Nest doula provided me was absolutely key to working through all of my contractions and the birth. I loved having her take care of me during my labor. It helped me relax and focus and have the birth I always wanted.
— Megan W. 2nd Baby
 

Doulas for Portland, OR and Vancouver,WA Birthplaces:

Portland & Vancouver Doulas for Legacy Salmon Creek, Legacy Emmanuel, Peace Health Vancouver, Sunnyside Clackamas, Adventist Medical Center, Kaiser Portland, Vancouver Clinic, Pacific Midwifery, OHSU, Good Samaritan, Providence Willamette Falls, Providence, St. Vincents, Providence Portland Medical Center, Canyon Medical Center, Alma Midwifery, Adventist Health, Andaluz Birth Center, Longview, all home births & more.