Doulas complete your birth team


Astoria Area Doulas

Note: As our team is changing and growing, please be patient as this page does, too!

 rebeckah orton - owner, director, Certified birth doula (THW), childbirth educator

rebeckah orton - owner, director, Certified birth doula (THW), childbirth educator

Rebeckah is the owner and director of North Star Doula Service. She completed her training at the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University and also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Human Biology. She is an experienced doula and currently sits on the board of directors for the Oregon Doula Association. Rebeckah serves expectant families residing in Clatsop County, Oregon.

Rebeckah is a mother of three and speaks fluent Spanish. She believes in the balance of data, evidence, and instinct in the decision making process and that all families have the right to be fully informed about their care and options.

 faith barrington - certified birth doula (DONA, THW), childbirth educator

faith barrington - certified birth doula (DONA, THW), childbirth educator

Faith is a mother of two beautiful girls. She is experienced with cesareans, VBACs, and recovering from birth trauma. Faith became a doula when she learned how helpful they can be with these issues. She is certified through DONA and is also an Oregon State Certified Traditional Health Worker (THW) Doula. Along with pregnancy and childbirth, Faith has a special interest in fertility/infertility, breastfeeding, cloth diapers, and the "fourth trimester." She serves families in the Clatsop County area. 

 sarah henry - trained birth doula, communications director, childbirth educator

sarah henry - trained birth doula, communications director, childbirth educator

Sarah is a trained doula through Big Belly Services of Seattle, WA.  She was born and raised in Portland, OR. She lives part-time on the peninsula and part-time in Jewell (so she sees clients everywhere) and is raising a blended family with four children. She is experienced and supportive of every type of birth.  Sarah has a strong faith in the ability, instincts and strength of a birthing person and it's her goal to facilitate those qualities before, during and after childbirth. She is passionate about supporting all families, regardless of age, race, financial status, sexual orientation or gender. She is completing her doula certification through DONA and Oregon's Traditional Health Worker program. Sarah serves Clatsop, Columbia and North Tillamook counties.

 
 nayeli jimenez - trained birth doula, childbirth educator

nayeli jimenez - trained birth doula, childbirth educator

Nayeli es una nueva doula quien cumplió su capacitación formal en el año 2017.  Ella es maestra de las clases de preparación del parto en Español. Nayeli es la madre de 5 niños y tiene una pasión de ayudar a su comunidad a evitar traumas y fortalecer a las familias por medio de la educación.  Ella habla Ingles también.

Nayeli is a new doula who completed her formal training in 2017. She teaches Spanish childbirth education courses. She is the mother of five and has a passion for helping strengthen families and avoiding trauma through education.

Nayeli speaks English and Spanish.

 
 kelly fishler - Trained birth doula, childbirth educator, grant writer

kelly fishler - Trained birth doula, childbirth educator, grant writer

Kelly completed her DONA doula training at Bastyr in the fall of 2017 under Penny Simkin and her colleagues. Originally from Alaska and now living in Long Beach, Washington, she loves the PNW. Kelly has a real love of birth and desires to support women throughout pregnancy, labor, and into the postpartum period. In order to do so she will be pursuing postpartum doula training soon. She believes that women give birth best when they are supported to achieve their goals. Kelly uses her quick wit and kind sense of humor to bring laughter wherever she goes. When she isn’t attending births she is attending class or studying. She is also a homemaker, mother, and hobby baker.

 
 tessa lessard - training postpartum doula

tessa lessard - training postpartum doula

Tessa is brand new to North Star, and one of our two new postpartum doulas. She is writing her profile now. Fun fact: twenty years ago, Rebeckah Orton was her first babysitter. The baby in this picture is not Tessa.

 calandra hollAway - trained birth doula, lmt, childbirth educator, community baby shower coordinator

calandra hollAway - trained birth doula, lmt, childbirth educator, community baby shower coordinator

Calandra completed training through Big Belly Services in 2017 and has been serving families in Clatsop County since that time. She is a licensed massage therapist, passionate mother of three, and has a quiet, gentle presence in birth.

 
 lee hogan knot - trained birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, grant writer

lee hogan knot - trained birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, grant writer

Lee is devoted to supporting families in making empowered choices for themselves and to be fully present with their decisions and needs.  She is an excellent resource for alternative healing modalities. Lee trained under Penny Simkin at the Seattle Midwifery School in 2008. She now offers both birth and postpartum doula services. In addition, she is a trained herbalist. She is honored to have supported women and families in a wide range of settings, from elective cesarean to freebirths. She serves families in Pacific and Clatsop Counties.

Lee is also an Integrated Movement Therapist and yoga teacher, as well as the executive director of an alternative education program, The Sea School Cooperative. She lives in Long Beach, WA on her permaculture farm with her partner Brandon and their five children.

 
 kelsey barreto - trained birth doula, billing coordinator, community baby shower coordinator

kelsey barreto - trained birth doula, billing coordinator, community baby shower coordinator

Kelsey is currently working towards becoming an Oregon State Certified Traditional Health Worker (THW) Doula and getting certified through DONA. Kelsey realized after having her two beautiful daughters that her passion is being a mom and all that entails: birth, breastfeeding, cloth diapers, baby wearing, anything “fourth trimester.” She loves sharing her babywearing knowledge and helping new families. Kelsey serves families in South Pacific and Clatsop county area.

 
 ashlee dalton - training postpartum doula, social media coordinator, and billing assistant

ashlee dalton - training postpartum doula, social media coordinator, and billing assistant

Ashlee is currently training to serve as a postpartum doula because she is passionate about the wellbeing of mothers and their children. She started her career as a nanny, but wants to focus her time on the postpartum recovery period. I believe that all mothers deserve the option for help. She has overcome significant odds and is sincere in her desire to help others do the same. Ashley speaks French and loves spending time at the beach.


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