Mirra Nerenberg

PDX Birth Magazine!

Well, if you haven’t seen this beautiful magazine in our office or in other providers’ offices, you really need to! Jen Berryman, photographer extraordinaire, has produced one of the loveliest magazines for all things related to birth. She combines her doula work with photography and wanted to give the Portland community something that not only …

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Condoms in my birth bag?!

I’ve been asked many times what’s the weirdest thing in my homebirth bag… Well, I’d have to say condoms now!  Yes, you read that correctly.  I’m now carrying latex-free condoms.  Yes, they work well for preventing pregnancies and STIs, so why would a midwife, delivering babies, be carrying them? Well, I recently attended a great …

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So, What’s the Difference between a Midwife and Doula?

As midwives and doulas, we get this question asked a LOT!   “What does a midwife do that’s different than a doula anyways?”  “Do I need both?” “Do I need either?!” Midwives and Doulas are very different but both work with pregnant families.  It can be confusing, especially when you turn towards the dictionary… Definition …

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Doulas and Partners

A partner’s participation during labor is both irreplaceable and indispensable; nothing can replace that emotional connection between the couple. Partners are also navigating their own transition into parenthood during childbirth and may need support for themselves during this time. To help support both people on their individual and connected  journies, a doula’s work enhances this …

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