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What would it feel like to feel truly supported during your pregnancy? What would it be like to work with someone who can help your body feel well, help you move in the right ways, and then also be there with you at your birth for emotional support?!  Amazing, right?! Well, Dr. Katie is a […]

Woman Warrior – Dr. Katie Kanda

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Ever wonder what it would be like to have an extra support person with you at the hospital while you are giving birth? Someone who knows the system, knows your rights, and can help you understand all that medical jargon?  Well…. That’s what Doula care is all about!  I have a huge soft spot for […]

Woman Warrior – Marnellie Bishop

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Having a midwife as your pregnancy care provider is becoming more and more popular, especially here in Portland, Oregon. And with the spread of COVID-19, many people are opting to give birth at home or a birth center not wanting to risk the exposure of giving birth in a hospital setting.  I honestly didn’t know […]

Woman Warrior – Mirra Nerenberg, LDM, CPM, IBCLC

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Did you know that there are philosophical coaches?  I had no idea until I met Danielle LaSusa. Once I knew I needed to learn more about her and what that actually meant. At our first coffee meeting she opened up to me about her experience with postpartum psychosis after the birth of her daughter. Her […]

Woman Warrior – Danielle LaSusa Ph.D.

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Danielle LaSusa Ph.D. Practical Philosopher

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Sarah Fuller is a lactation consultant and owner of Opus Lactation. She’s a rad human being who deeply cares about equality and using gender neutral language in her work.

Woman Warrior – Sarah Fuller

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Yoga Way to Birth Last week I introduced to you Margot, the Warrior Woman behind Root & Bloom Counseling. (Check it out right here!) There’s so much to Margot, I decided to share her work with Yoga Way to Birth in a separate post.  Margot is such a sweet, kind, and caring soul. I feel […]

Woman Warrior – Margot Strauhull, Part 2

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Root & Bloom Counseling I first met Margot when she was representing Yoga Way to Birth at a Parent Trip event. If you’ve never been, the Parent Trip is a free event (hosted by Doula Olivia and Opus Lactation) for new and growing families to help them navigate parenthood. I learned that in addition to […]

Woman Warrior – Margot Strauhull, Part 1

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 FitMama PDX What would it be like to have more medical practitioners focusing on more care for Mothers postpartum? Is there a better way to support new parents in those weeks/months after their new baby enters the world?  Given the things I’ve heard Mamas say – it seems like we could do better. And I […]

Woman Warrior – Dr. Rachel

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The Tummy Team Introduction Have you ever had a personal experience affect you so much that it transforms your career and life goals and put you on a whole new path?  Gillian Sukachevin did. After the birth of her first child she discovered a passion for working in women’s health with The Tummy Team.  What […]

Woman Warrior – Gillian Sukachevin

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PDX Waitlist Introduction Are you overwhelmed by the idea of finding quality child care for your little one(s)? Do you feel confused about where to even start in your search? Are you asking yourself questions like:   Is it going to work out?  Am I on enough lists?  Is this place good?  What do other […]

Woman Warrior – Ren Johns

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