Jen Nelson
Birth & Postpartum Doula, Birth Arts

Birthing Mamas
My ultimate goal as a doula is to support you in your birthing journey, however that looks to you. Birth is a rite of passage that can be supported through knowledge to empower you to create the birth you envision.

I have confidence that our bodies are designed to give birth and I enjoy supporting birthing parents by sharing my experience and knowledge. I have been a birth doula, a postpartum doula and homebirth midwifery assistant for 20 years and support women in choosing to have a birth at a hospital, home or a birthing center. I believe in supporting the whole family so that the family can better support each other during this amazing and new life experience.

As a Birth Doula I provide evidence based information on prenatal care, relaxation techniques during labor such as positioning and movement, and infant care, all the while supporting you emotionally.  I work as your advocate helping you to form a cohesive birth team.

As a Postpartum Doula I provide evidence based information and support for the whole family as you transition.  I will share information on infant feeding, newborn care, emotional and physical recovery of the birthing parent, parent and baby bonding and attachment, as well as support with house work, preparing meals or caring for other children.  

Outside of my doula life I enjoy gardening, foraging, and time with my family and friends. I contribute to my community by being involved with local food sustainability projects including Florence Farmers Market and the school garden. I love to laugh and have fun.

I am proud to say that I have been trained as a Birth Doula through DONA and BAI and as a Postpartum Doula through Daisy CHAIN.  I give thanks to my mentor who has shared with me her wisdom,, skills, and trust in birth.

I believe that birth is not just about birthing a baby but also birthing a family. I would be honored to walk with you at the beginning of this lifelong journey.


​Western Lane county and the Central Coast including Florence, Mapleton, Deadwood, Reedsport and Yachats, Oregon USA

Phone: 541.999.4880

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All doulas welcome

Follow the link below to learn more about what it means to be a member of Doulas of Lane County.