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Congratulations! You're expecting! Now what?!


The expectation of a new baby is so exciting! You're here because you or someone you know are pregnant and in search of answers, support and guidance. You might be asking yourself, "OK, I downloaded a baby app and it's giving me all this information - now what?" or  "I have NO idea what I'm doing and I need a trusted resource to help make sense of pregnancy, birth and caring for a newborn."

Whether this is your first baby or you're a seasoned parent, there is always new research and data to review and learn about. As an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, let me be your resource to guide and support your growing family. 

Click here to read more about "What Is A Doula" and how I can support you during this life-changing journey.

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Hi, I'm Marnellie!


As a Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, my goal is to empower YOU to seek out what is important to your family and provide support in whatever challenges you face as you enter into parenthood. Using my network of providers and other perinatal professionals, I will do my best to ensure that YOU receive the highest level of care and support. 

I believe in a birthing individual’s strength, ability and resiliency to achieve desired goals. 

As an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, I seek to answer questions, provide evidence-based information and support your growing family’s choices as you navigate through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

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Supporting Births Locally in NW Oregon & SW Washington


Client Feedback


Talk through difficult decisions

One of the most valuable aspects of Marnellie’s presence during the labor was to help talk through difficult decisions when faced with medical complications and the ongoing flexible support she provided when things didn’t go as planned. 

-- Lorene Y.

Birth preparation

[Marnellie] came right over and helped us finish preparing everything from our birth plan to our hospital bags. 

--Andy S.

Multiple resources of information

[Marnellie] is very responsive and will answer any questions you have in a timely manner. She will also research to provide you with information from various sources. 

-- Natalie O.

Support when you need it

 Marnellie helped us so much after the birth of our daughter! We can’t imagine life without her since we don’t have family in the area. She helped us with all baby care issues like breastfeeding, sleeping, solids, etc. and provided tons of research from different baby philosophies so we could choose which methods we liked. We call her the baby whisperer. 

-- Rachael R.

Certification & Accreditation


What to Expect


Quality Birth & Postpartum Doula Support

I am committed to supporting and assisting YOU in your journey in becoming a family. My goal is to provide information and guidance so that when it's time to have your baby, you feel empowered, confident and in control of your birth experience.

Once you bring your baby home, I will be a listening ear and a useful resource to answer your questions on postpartum recovery, newborn care and parenthood.


Evidence Based Information & Resources

There's lot of information surrounding pregnancy, birth and newborn care. As your doula and  Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, I seek to help you take that knowledge and make informed decisions about your birth and the care of your baby. I will help you find the answers or direct you to resources in your community to provide additional support.

I work cooperatively with pregnant individuals, their partners and family by teaching, coaching and building useful skills to successfully welcome a new baby into the family.


Family Centered Approach

As a doula and trained professional, I listen and respect each birthing individual's needs and choices. I support each family in their own unique way as they navigate through pregnancy, birth and into parenthood. Together we will build confidence in your abilities to care for each member of the family.

Ready to take the next step?

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The Gift of Doula Support

Did you have a doula? Did you find it helpful? Why not give the gift of doula support to a friend or family in need.  After purchase,  Hānau Doula will send a personally signed card in the mail that you can present at a baby shower/sprinkle, postpartum party, lunch, coffee, etc.

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Areas of Service

Portland, Tigard, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Aloha, Forest Grove, Gresham, Troutdale, Sherwood, Newberg, Dundee, McMinnville, Tualatin, Woodburn, Willsonville, Salem, West Linn, Oregon City, Happy Valley, Clackamas, Lake Oswego, Vancouver, Ridgefield, Camas, Battle Ground, Woodland