Resources

Birthing From Within

Birthing From Within’s mission is to co-create holistic prenatal care that is informative, transformative, and builds a foundation for birthing in awareness in our birth culture, whatever the birth location, outcome, or events of the birth.

Birthing From Within Promotes a holistic approach to childbirth that examines this profound rite of passage not as a medical event, but as an act of self-discovery.

Birth Support

Looking for training to become a doula or for birth support for your family? Portland is home to a variety of organizations that offer quality and diverse resources to meet your needs.

Doula Love is an organization that provides DONA Birth Doula Training, Introduction to Childbirth, ICEA Childbirth Education Workshops and Foundation of Lactation 101.

Mothertree Birth offers DONA Birth and Postpartum Doula Training, Lamaze Educator Training and Doula Internship Programs internationally.

DONA provides international birth and postpartum doula training and information for parents on the roles and benefits of having a doula.

DONA’s mission is to provide training and certification opportunities for doulas of varied cultures, educational backgrounds, ethnic backgrounds and socio-economic levels.

The International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) is a non-profit African-centered organization located in Portland, Oregon. ICTC was created to promote the health of women and their families and to train Black women aspiring to become midwives. We provide recruitment, education, and support to those desiring to serve their community.

Postpartum Emotional Support

If you are looking for additional postpartum support around loss, grief or postpartum mood disorders, these local non-profits are doing outstanding work in our community.

Baby Blues Connection provides support, information, and resources to women and families coping with pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, and to the professionals who serve them.

Brief Encounters is a nonprofit, nonsectarian group for parents whose babies have died before, during, or after birth. Brief Encounters provides meetings in the greater Portland, Oregon area, as well as local phone support.

Breastfeeding

The breastfeeding relationship between a mother and child is a beautiful yet sometimes complex journey that often needs additional support from a trained specialist. These organizations offer a variety of services from Lactation Consultants to breast-milk banking.

Birthingway Breastfeeding Center provides free support to you and your baby to help create and maintain a healthy and satisfying breastfeeding relationship. Our services are available to all mothers in the Portland Metro Area!

Nursing Mothers Council of Portland is local non-profit organization that aims to support, promote and protect mothers’ breastfeeding goals.

La Leche League International is an international nonprofit organization that distributes information on and promotes breastfeeding.

Northwest Mothers Milk Bank is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, pasteurize, and distribute donor human milk for medical needs.

Awareness

The International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).

ICAN of Portland

Moms Rising combines the best of American innovation and ingenuity. We are a transformative online and on-the-ground multicultural organization of more than million members and over a hundred aligned organizations working to increase family economic security, to end discrimination against women and mothers, and to build a nation where both businesses and families can thrive.