Having a baby?

Let me help YOU, the modern family, navigate through pregnancy, birth & beyond!

Supporting Births Locally

NW Oregon and SW Washington

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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. 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.

Marnellie Bishop, Owner/Doula

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My value as a doula is in how I coach, support and uplift YOU in a positive and meaningful way, building confidence to achieve desired goals. 

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Client Feedback

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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.

What to Expect

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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.

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Birth & Newborn Care Education

There's lot of information surrounding pregnancy, birth and newborn care. As your doula, 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 mothers, their partners and family by teaching, coaching and building useful skills to successfully welcome a new baby into the family.

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Family Centered Approach

As a doula and trained professional, I will offer non-judgmental support of your family's choices from pregnancy, birth and newborn care. Together we will build confidence in your abilities to care for each member of the family.


I am passionate about the doula services I provide and look forward to supporting you and your family.

Ready to take the next step?

Click here & let's talk

Areas of Service

Supporting mothers & families in NW Oregon and SW Washington

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