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.
I continue to educate myself on the latest data and research regarding pregnancy, birth and newborn care. Using my network of providers and other perinatal professionals, I will will do my best to ensure that you receive the highest level of care and support. I am a Certified Bith & Postpartum Doula through International Doula Institute as well as an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor and Hypnobabies® Hypno-Doula.
Thank you for having an interest in having me become part of your journey into parenthood. My goal is to work hand-in-hand with you and your providers in navigating through pregnancy, birth and in caring for your newborn.
I would be honored to be your doula and/or childbirth educator and parenting CHEERLEADER!
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 cofidently 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.