Being a birthworker means embracing the beauty of life, and I couldn't be more excited to play a role in creating a positive and unforgettable birth story for families. Together, let's celebrate the miracle of birth and make every moment count!
Hey there! I'm Marnellie Bishop, your go-to doula and childbirth educator with a touch of warmth, friendliness, and humor. I'm here to support you on your amazing perinatal journey with honesty and a whole lot of love.
I've got some awesome certifications under my belt, including being a birth and postpartum doula, as well as a childbirth educator. But that's not all! I'm also an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor and Hypnobabies® Instructor and Hypno-Doula, bringing even more knowledge and expertise to the table.
In the beautiful Portland, OR community, I go above and beyond as a board member and Director of Finance & Operations at Community Doula Alliance. I'm truly dedicated to making a positive impact and supporting families in every way possible.
I'm also certified as a Birth Doula for the Traditional Health Worker Registry, showing my commitment to bridging communities and health systems. I understand the importance of person and community-centered care, and I'm all about advocating for Oregon Health Plan members and empowering individuals to take charge of their own health.
Before diving into the world of doula work, I earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and used my expertise to help grow and sell my family's printing company. As a 2nd generation immigrant with Filipino parents, I totally get the unique challenges that immigrant families face when it comes to parenting styles and cultural backgrounds. I'm super passionate about helping growing families feel empowered and confident in their own journey through parenthood.
The Pacific Northwest is where my roots run deep, and I proudly call Portland my "forever home." When I'm not busy supporting families, you can find me enjoying quality time with my amazing husband, two active kiddos, and adorable Lagotto Romagnolo dog. We're always on the move, whether it's traveling, trying out watersports, or diving into fun DIY projects.
With over 6 years of experience, I've supported over 200 families as a birth doula, postpartum doula, and childbirth educator. My warm, friendly, and supportive nature will make you feel like you have a true partner by your side throughout your perinatal journey. Get ready to embark on this incredible adventure with me, Marnellie Bishop, your doula extraordinaire!
Marnellie and her husband Scott are parents to Kennedy and Everett and are living in Portland, OR.