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 becoming a parent."

Parents today are inundated with information from providers, family, friends and through their own research. Learning about pregnancy, birth, newborn care and postpartum recovery can be daunting. As Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, I will be your guide through pregnancy, birth and into the transition of becoming new parents. I will work with you on establishing your birth preferences. I will help you create a postpartum plan. 

 I believe in a birthing individual’s strength, ability and resiliency to achieve desired goals. My clients walk away from their birth experience feeling confident, empowered, educated and fully supported - mentally, emotionally and physically!

Click below to learn how I can help you have the same experience!

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


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