Welcome! I am currently taking a break from offering birth and postpartum services due to the birth of my own little one in May 2019. I will be sure to update when I am ready to return to serving new and expecting families after my own maternity leave.
The Sage Birth Philosophy
Sage Birth was founded by Jessi Martin and provides Birth and Postpartum Doula services to expecting families in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington, in addition to the surrounding areas. The word "sage" takes on several meanings, but in childbirth, a Sage Birth is a calm and memorable one; the birthing person is confident, well informed, and supported as they welcome a new life into the world. I like to make birth a positive, light-hearted experience and encourage families to enjoy labor. It is a birthday party, after all.
"We highly recommend Jessi for birth and postpartum doula services. Jessi was instrumental in helping us during labor and postpartum. She was very kind and attentive to my needs and my husband's for the birth. I also really appreciated the humor she brought because I always look for humor in every situation, and we even joked that when things were no longer funny, then labor was serious." -Birth & Postpartum Client
Why Should You Hire a Doula?
Doulas have been shown to decrease the number of interventions performed during the birthing process and produce better outcomes for parents and babies. I advocate for your preferred birthing experience while providing comfort and confidence throughout the entire process.
Meet the Doula
I'm Jessi, doula and founder of Sage Birth Doula Services. I live in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland with my husband, two wonderfully wild children, and our dog Nirvana. My favorite things in life include family, nature, a good book, and a cup of hot tea. I have always been completely enchanted by birth. It is not only beautiful to watch a new life being welcomed into the world, but also to watch people transform into parents in the same moment. My mission as a doula is to provide the best support, knowledge, and comfort to families so that their pregnancy and birth are among the most adored experiences in their lives.
I have a passion for being a nurturing and supportive companion for women in the childbearing year. Along with an open heart and a safe space for all individuals, I come to you with DONA International training, a degree in psychology with a special interest in counseling, experience as a care worker on the Labor and Delivery floor of a hospital, and the experience of caring for two children of my own. Contact me to set up a free interview and see if the Sage Birth experience is a good fit for you.
I am here to help you advocate for your preferred birthing experience. Whether you choose to birth at home, in a hospital or birthing center, with an epidural or without, I will help you advocate for your choices without judgment.
A Memorable Birth & Postpartum
Bringing a child into the world is one of the most fulfilling and important days in our lives. I am here to make this experience one where the birthing person feels as supported, confident, and empowered as possible. I can also photograph some of these precious moments free of charge. The postpartum experience is also a memorable one, and I strive to help parents enjoy this time to the fullest by providing the support parents need and deserve.
"A Doula for every birth." Currently, only 6% of births are accompanied by a doula. Sage Birth's philosophy is that every birthing person deserves a doula, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, gender expression, age, or religion. Please contact me if you or someone you know is in need of a doula and cannot afford one, as there are many options to explore.
Birth & Postpartum Doula Services
Let's Get Together
Pregnancy, birth, and the blissful experience of caring for a newborn are among the most special moments of your life. As your Doula, I will guide and support you along this journey to ensure that you have a peaceful pregnancy, labor, and postpartum period. Call or email to set up a free consultation with me and see if I am the right birth companion for you. I want you to feel confident and connected to the Doula you ultimately choose. Use the form below to get in touch or visit the scheduling page to quickly and easily schedule a consultation.
Sage Birth | Portland Doula Services
Serving Portland, Vancouver, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Happy Valley, Milwaukie, Oregon City, and surrounding areas