Yoga Way to Birth

One of our doulas, Keely Helmick, is training as a Yoga Way to Birth instructor. As part of that process, she is co-facilitating several upcoming birth classes. You can find out more about the dates and location of those classes on our website or visit the Yoga Way to...

Choosing Childbirth Classes in Portland

Choosing the right childbirth class for you and your partner can be difficult; fortunately, Portland has a variety of class types to fit your needs. There are different aspects to consider from the location and type of birth you hope to have, to particular birthing...

Labor Pushing Positions that keep you Upright

I came across this video today while looking for a good visual for how to use a squat bar while pushing during labor.  The video provides a number of upright pushing positions to keep women off their backs and reminds us of the benefits of spontaneous pushing. Explore...

Why Have a Doula?

  You may be wondering what a doula can do to make a difference in your labor. Doulas provide continuous care and support throughout labor and delivery.  They are available prenatally to help the mother (and partner) prepare for the type of birth desired.  After...

Insights from Penny Simkin

This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Northwest Area Childbirth Educators Forum’ conference “Childbirth Education-more important than ever” hosted by renowned childbirth educator, doula and author Penny Simkin.  The day was centered...