Portland Doula Association

Portland birthworker community


We provide a platform for Portland-based doulas to meet, learn from each other, and grow their businesses. 

Are you a doula?

our mission

To provide networking and continuing education opportunities

To educate the Portland-Area public about the roles of birth and postpartum doulas and to promote doulas as a whole.

To create a strong, unified membership of new and experienced doulas.

To foster a support system for doulas–promoting self-care and decreasing burnout.

To maintain relationships with other professionals who provide services to women, birthing people, and families around pregnancy, birth, postpartum, breastfeeding & infant care.

As an organization we recognize that racial, cultural, and gender discrimination exists and we strive to support individuals and organizations combating such discrimination.

What we do


Monthly Events and Panels

Connect with the birthworkers in our community

Support Group for Doulas

A monthly space for doulas to connect and learn from each other

Yoga for Birthworkers

A donation based class for doulas and birth adjacent professionals

Join us!

Anyone who is a recently trained birthworker or even just curious about birth and postpartum is invited to join our community! Each member brings their own specific qualities and experiences to help PDA keep connecting, informing and supporting doulas everywhere.

Want to become a member?

Members benefit from the power of being a part of a group of doulas who are committed to helping each other grow as business owners and passionate birth-focused folxs!