"Good beginnings make a positive difference in the world, so it is worth our while to provide the best possible care for mother and babies throughout this extraordinary influential part of life" - Ina May Gaskin
“Every birth is a primal experience and beautifully unique for each new family. This is the main reason I have devoted myself to this line of heart felt work. Birth is unpredictable. Knowing this, I would like to help guide you through this process. Together we will gather all the information you need, discuss your birth preferences, and practice labor rituals so that we can create a birth experience that is most aligned with your needs!” -Heidi
Heidi Long is a Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula serving Portland, Oregon families in Northern Oregon. She is a trained and Certified Birth Doula through Natural Resources in San Francisco. She had the opportunity to learn about pregnancy, labor, and birth by two incredible Midwives who started off as Birth Doulas just like herself. Since her training back in 2016, she has been blessed to experience many births along her journey. Each birth attended has added immeasurably to her experience and knowledge. She had the privilege to work alongside Direct Entry Midwives (DEM), Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM), Midwives in training, Nurses, OBGYN's, Birth Doulas as well as an array of professional medical staff during her internship at South Coast Midwifery Birthing Center in Irvine, California. She received a certificate of completion as a Birth Doula Intern in 2017.
Heidi's Postpartum Doula training was taught at Birthingway College of Midwifery in Portland, Oregon. She was trained by two highly committed Postpartum Doulas who carry the passion of their work into the curriculum offered to her cohort. She is committed to supporting the newest beginnings as families continue to grow. She believes it is essential to have a good start as a family so that the special care received in the early days postpartum has a ripple effect into the rest of their lives. She loves teaching new skills to parents on newborn care so that they may become more competent and secure in caring for the newest edition of their family.