The birth of your baby will stay with you throughout your lifetime, and I believe every pregnant woman should have the support and knowledge they need to have the best birth experience possible. As your doula I will do my best to prepare you for labor and birth so that you can look back on the birth with feelings of accomplishment and empowerment.
I will help you to prepare for labor, by educating you and your partner on comfort techniques, massage, breathing techniques and educate you on interventions that may come up. I will also help you prepare for the emotional changes that can occur during labor, and how to effectively communicate with your
provider/hospital staff so you can make informed decisions regarding your labor and delivery. I have experience with hospital, homebirth, birth center and VBAC births.
My passion for birth has been with me since a young age, watching birth stories and reading birth blogs became a regular thing when I was pregnant with my first baby. The passion I have for all things birth related grew even more after the birth of my first baby, that’s when I decided I wanted to be a doula. When the time was finally right for my family and I, I trained with DONA international in 2020 at Portland Doula Love and joined a six-month intensive mentorship through them as well. I have also attended a Spinning Babies workshop and use and recommend Spinning Babies to all of my clients. I was born and raised in the California desert, and have been living in Vancouver, WA for seven years with my husband and three kids. We are a Christian family and we enjoy all the outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and taking our inflatable boat on the lake for hours while the kids swim. I also enjoy going to concerts, cross stitching, reading, gardening and going to comedy shows with my husband.
Spinning Babies Workshop, Lake Oswego, OR
Portland Doula Love Six Month Mentorship with Wendy Sharp, Portland, OR
Placenta Encapsulation Course, through Brilliant Birth Academy, online
DONA International Breastfeeding 101 with Wendy Sharp Portland, OR
DONA International Doula Training with Wendy Sharp Portland, OR