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 …

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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 …

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 …

Portland birth doula | Hospital support in Portland Oregon

Have Coffee with Our Birth Doula Maria

Meet Portland Oregon Labor Doula Maria. She is a Baby Nest senior birth doula and has been in the Portland birth world for the past 12 years! Grab some tea or coffee and learn more about what it’s like to …

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How to Reduce Pain in Childbirth with ABC’s

Our Baby Nest doula team came up with this amazing list of ways to reduce pain in childbirth using ABC’s! As birth doulas, we know birth is hard work, but there are things you can do to make it more comfortable, …

How Our Natural Birth Experience United Us as a Couple

Our natural birth experience was amazing, shocking, and beautiful. Reflecting back on my son Elliott’s birth, I’m at a loss for words that can truly describe the experience. Our natural birth experience was amazing, shocking, and beautiful. In preparation to achieve …