Certified Postpartum Doula, Multiples Specialist, Lactation Educator
Our amazing doula Donna has helped hundreds of parents have success with their babies and breastfeeding goals over the years, and has helped twin families thrive in the Portland area, proving to be one of our most experienced and hardworking doulas. She is currently available for limited doula care, lactation visits both with singletons and twins, and also teaches private in-home classes for ABC. .
As mother of two boys (one just graduating from college—go Ducks!) Donna is passionate about breastfeeding and new parent support. One of our most requested doulas, Donna has served hundreds of ABC clients for the past 12 years. As a past volunteer for Nursing Mother’s Counsel, and additional training as a Lactation Educator with CAPPA, Donna has vast experience supporting new moms as they journey towards breastfeeding and parenting confidence.
Trained with CAPPA as a postpartum doula and also trained and certified with DONA, Donna has been working for over 14 years, and is widely requested by breastfeeding and bottle-feeding moms alike all over Portland.
Clients are impressed with Donna’s reassuring nature, and her knowledge about infants and adjustment to parenting life. Her practical approach, humor and compassion make her a well-loved doula. She works with families of all types, and has specific experience with twins, families adding a sibling, moms with postpartum depression, and families with thousands of questions about their baby! Donna has been described as a life-saver, and we are so glad she chooses to share her time with our client families.
In her off time, Donna loves to work out, long-distance run, and is meeting new goals continually with 5Ks, half marathons and now full marathons, along with her speedy husband. She loves nature and her son’s new puppy, and raising her sons to be hardworking and productive members of society. She and her husband have been married for 23 years, and are proud to call Portland home.