Marnellie Bishop (she/her) is a certified birth and postpartum doula and childbirth educator. Marnellie has additional training as an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor and Hypnobabies® Hypno-Doula. She also serves the Portland, OR community as a board member and Director of Finance & Operations at Community Doula Alliance. Prior to pursuing her passion to support families on their perinatal journey, Marnellie completed a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and used her degree to help grow and sell her family’s printing company. As a 2nd generation immigrant to Filipino parents, Marnellie understands the intersectionality that many immigrant families face when it comes to identifying their parenting styles through the lens of their cultural background and today’s parenting values. Through her work as a community member, doula and childbirth educator, Marnellie seeks to help growing families feel empowered and confident in their unique journey through parenthood. Growing up in Pacific Northwest set deep roots for Marnellie and she is proud to call Portland her “forever home.” Marnellie is a wife, mother to two active children and dog-mom to a Lagotto Romagnolo. Traveling, watersports and DIY projects keep Marnellie and her family in a constant state of activity!
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.
When I'm not providing doula and education services, I work alongside my husband in raising our two amazing children. As a family we enjoy spending time on the water, either by cruising around in our boat, paddling in the river or putting our feet in the sand at the beach.
My desire to support growing families started when I became a mother. I was fortunate enough to have a good support network in place and it really helped me have a positive experience. In observing other birthing individuals and their journey, I was disappointed to see the lack of support and care and judgment placed upon them. A birthing individual has a unique power and ability to carry and birth another living being. We should honor, uplift and support one another during such a significant life change. I believe we should equip young families and parents with helpful tools to successfully and confidently navigate into and through parenting.
I would be honored to be part of your support network in navigating pregnancy, birth and beyond!
Marnellie and her husband Scott are parents to Kennedy and Everett and are living in Portland, OR.