Portland OR Postpartum Doula gives advice on postpartum visitors

How to Handle Toxic Family, Baby Visitors & Unsolicited Advice in Your Postpartum

When you come home from the hospital after having a baby, you can feel a lot of things. Worry that you won’t be a good parent, concern over milk supply, emotionally up and down due to the hormones, and pure …

Portland hospital birth center visitor policy

Covid Hospital Visitor Policy – Portland metro area

These are current as of 2/24/2022 but things always change, so always contact your hospital or provider for the most current policies. Even though many things in our world have gone back to “normal” as we move through years of …

Portland Oregon midwife in hospital

Meet Portland Midwife, Alina Palmer

Tell us a little about yourself. What did you learn about birth growing up? As a kid I didn’t learn too much about midwifery. I never guessed I’d be a Portland midwife. When I was 9 years old, thought, I remember …

Postpartum depression and postpartum doula support in Vancouver Wa

Will Postpartum Depression Happen To Me?

No one wants to hear the words “postpartum depression.” But it does exist, it is real and the more we talk about it, the better things go for everyone. “The Baby Blues” is the normal period of sadness that impacts …

Portland hospitals and covid-19 visitor policy

Portland’s Family Birth Centers’ New COVID-19 Visitor Policies

We’ve gotten A LOT of phone calls this week from expectant parents as things shift rapidly around the coronavirus outbreak. One of the most common questions: “I’m having a baby soon and am worried about the visitor policy at the …

Baby and mom swim class

4 Benefits of Water During Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum

Water is the source of life. The benefits of being in the water have been recognized for centuries in many world cultures. Recently in the United States there has been increased awareness of the healing benefits of water. These benefits …

Portland Postpartum doula and how the can improve your health

5 Ways a Postpartum Doula Can Improve Your Health

Did you know that hiring a postpartum doula could actually be good for your health? Doulas aren’t just there to attend to baby—they make sure that you’re getting the care the mom and dad need too. Along with education, simple self …

Ways a Postpartum Doula helps

52 Ways a Postpartum Doula Brings Sanity and Support

Having a baby is the most life altering experience! Families find themselves having so many emotions and needs and the support of this transition is so poorly recognized. Enter the Postpartum Doula!  So what exactly is it then that we do? …