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.
Here are our board members:
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.