We seek to ensure that all pregnant individuals enrolled in Oregon Health Plan have convenient access to a well-matched doula who will support them through birth and immediate postpartum. In our integrated, diverse model, we direct these services to those most at risk. In Yamhill County, we've identified those individuals to be in families who: speak Spanish as a first language, live in our rural areas, experience addiction, experience homelessness, are in their teens, or have experienced past trauma. Research shows us that at risk, low-income women, especially those of color, are at the highest risk of poor birth outcomes in the United States. Doula care is among the most promising approaches to combating disparities in maternal health, showing improved health outcomes for both mothers and their infants.
As our community continues to diversify, we will continue to grow alongside it by providing culturally matched doulas to each family in need. In order to follow through with this vision, we need more doulas!
We are currently recruiting doulas who are:
bilingual, specifically Spanish & ASL
from rural areas of Yamhill Valley
experienced working with homeless folks
experienced working with addiction
Birth is hard and you deserve to have the support of a doula by your side. YVCD provides doula support at no cost to qualifying families.
Are you interested in having a doula join you on this life changing journey? Contact us for more information and to see if you qualify for support through YVCD.
Let's work together to improve perinatal outcomes in our community. Families will thrive while we work alongside you, tending to their non-medical needs. There is no cost to you or your patients when paired with a Yamhill Valley Community Doula.
The Covid-19 pandemic has created challenges for everyone. in our community As we come together to stay healthy and heal from this tragedy, we will continue working towards raising awareness and providing the resources needed for new families.
Online peer support groups via Compass Perinatal Peer Support
Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga via Boho Yoga Studio