At Doula My Soul, we are passionate about helping families in the Portland Metro area (and beyond) reach their goals around birth, breastfeeding, and early parenting. We help clients with prenatal consults, labor, birth, postpartum, nursing, bottle-feeding, special situations (like tongue-tie or babies with medical special needs), and weaning.
We also offer professional development classes, parent classes, groups, and events to better connect our community with resources and support.
The Doula approach to birth and lactation care is a trauma-informed, family-centered approach. When attending births, we work hard to help you meet your own definitions of success, not ours. In lactation, we look beyond the latch and transfer of baby-- we take a holistic approach to make sure all the pieces of your lives as new parents are serving your goals-- creating an overall sense of wellness in your home. There's so much more to birth, postpartum, and breast- or chestfeeding than just babies and milk!
As care providers, we are always striving to unpack our biases and assumptions on all levels. We know that provider bias directly contributes to stress, trauma, and poor outcomes. So we look beyond ourselves and advocate for our clients, too. We also work to uplift the voices of our wider community that are calling for reform in birth justice. We are committed to improving the entire landscape of birth work!
Some of the areas our team of providers have expertise in are:
- Complex and High-Risk Births
- Sleep Support for Parents & Baby
- Sibling Support
- Tongue & Lip Tie
- Complex Feeding Challenges
- Low Milk Supply
- Trans & Nonbinary Lactation
- Adoptive Lactation
- Non-lactation Infant Feeding Support
We offer home, office, and virtual support for your family. Take a look at our website for more information: www.doulamysoul.com, and please feel free to reach out with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are honored to serve this community, and we hope to get a chance to help your family!