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Hanau Doula knows that having a baby will change your life. That’s why owner Marnellie Bishop believes that having full access to steady support and fact-based education is critical in your journey to becoming a parent. Located in Portland, Oregon, her doula service provides invaluable tools and resources to assist you in your parenting journey.
A doula ensures that soon-to-be mothers have the support and education necessary to begin their parenting journey. A birth and postpartum doula provides professional support during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Bishop, the owner and founder of Hanau Doula, perceives a doula’s job is to “mother the mother.” She provides consistent support to ensure families feel empowered and confident in beginning their parenting journey. She provides unbiased, non-judgemental, and evidence-based information to provide birthing families with the education to make informative and researched decisions. Pregnancy, birth, and postpartum are all emotionally and physically draining. Expecting parents can quickly become overwhelmed.
Hanau Doula has birth doulas, postpartum doulas, and childbirth classes. Birth Doula Support includes a Birth Plan Checklist, support for your home birth, birth center, or hospital birth, education regarding medicated and non-medicated births, and hypnobirthing support. Birth doula services include consistent emotional, physical, and mental support, a prenatal session, childbirth education, unlimited phone, text, and email support, 24-hour on-call availability from 38 weeks to birth, support during your labor, 8 hours of postpartum support, and guaranteed backup support in case of an emergency. She offers virtual services for anyone who may be concerned about navigating the hospital system or needs help if her family is located far. She teamed up with Ali Buchanan of The Forty Days Doula for anyone looking for double the support.
Hanau Doula is hosting an upcoming class called Your Birthing Day: One-Day Intensive Childbirth Class. They also have an Evidence-Based Birth Childbirth Class Series online across four sessions. Savvy Birth 101 is a workshop developed by Evidence-Based Birth and helps parents prepare for a hospital birth.
Hypnosis can be used to eliminate pain and fear during birth. Especially if you are interested in a calming and relaxing birth experience. The Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula Deepening Your Hypnosis course is a home-study course. Marnellie is a Hypnobirthing Doula ready to assist you in deepening your practice and preparing for labor. If you choose to have a Hypnobirthing Doula, you will have access to different scripts and verbal prompts to guide you through your birth. Additionally, sessions to help you work on your hypnosis practice. Marnellie’s website contains a wealth of resources. Including a blog as well as recommendations for birth photography, lactation support, craniosacral therapy, postpartum corrective exercise, physical therapy, pelvic health, and massages.
Hanau Doula provides various services for individuals looking to start a family and expertly helps you navigate this monumental change in your life. Above all, a doula supports your individual choices and ensures that you are in control of your decisions regarding your body and baby.
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