Portia Harris, Postpartum Doula

Portia Harris, Postpartum Doula

Postpartum Doula, Lactation Consuler

Portia grew up in Monterey Bay, California. Her journey as a Doula developed in 2018 after the unexpected turn of events with her son’s birth. She did not feel supported or was even slightly prepared for a great birth experience. Since that time, she knew if it happened to her, it was likely to happen to another mom and that’s how she decided to become a doula

Vaccinations are up to date including COVID boosted.

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Hi, my name is Portia Harris and grew up in Monterey Bay, California. My journey as a Doula developed in 2018 after the unexpected turn of events with my son’s birth. I did not feel supported or was even slightly prepared for a great birth experience. Since that time, I knew if it happened to me, it was likely to happen to another mom and that’s how I decided to become a doula. Since then I  obtained my certifications to support mothers and their families in any phase of pregnancy. My certifications and training include birth and postpartum, childbirth education, lactation counseling, and newborn care. Today I serve the DMV and Baltimore area where I also have met many great friends, people, and opportunities. One day I hope to become an IBCLC, Nurse, or midwife. I am excited to support you and your family next and continue to fill the gap of families who have experienced a lack of support, education, and empowerment.

Pronouns:  she/her

Certifications

Portia holds certifications in the following areas:

  • Birth and Postpartum Doula
  • Childbirth Educator 
  • Lactation Counselor
  • Newborn care
  • Infant CPR and First Aid

 

She has additional experience with:

  • Preemies
  • Multiples (twins, triplets)
  • Adoptive families
  • Underserved women and teens

 

Service Area

Maryland:  Upper Marlboro, Bowie, Baltimore Severna Park, Severn, Millerstown, Towson, Ellicott City, Baltimore, Pasadena, Catonsville, Annapolis, Laurel, and Columbia. 

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BIRTH DOULAS

Ursula Sukinik

Ursula Sukinik

Owner/CEO, Birth Doula, CMA, Educator

Amira Stokes

Amira Stokes

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Amy Lentner

Amy Lentner

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Educator, Lactation Counselor, Placenta Encapsulation

Brittney Kohl

Brittney Kohl

Birth Doula

Giny Acea

Giny Acea

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Jenn Carlson

Jenn Carlson

Birth Doula, Educator, Placenta Encapsulation

Julia Chemotti

Julia Chemotti

Birth Doula

Kaitlyn Wozniak

Kaitlyn Wozniak

Birth Doula

Laila Moore

Laila Moore

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Lindsey Mehan

Lindsey Mehan

Birth Doula, RN

Lynn Converse

Lynn Converse

Birth Doula, CMA

Nobashea House

Nobashea House

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Velesha “Vee” Burke

Velesha “Vee” Burke

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Birth Advocate, Belly Binding Practitioner

Vynessa Pantano

Vynessa Pantano

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POSTPARTUM DOULAS

Amira Stokes

Amira Stokes

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Amy Lentner

Amy Lentner

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Educator, Lactation Counselor, Placenta Encapsulation

Anette Hagen

Anette Hagen

Postpartum Doula

Giny Acea

Giny Acea

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Laila Moore

Laila Moore

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Laura Durbin

Laura Durbin

Postpartum Doula

Margie Lidoff

Margie Lidoff

Postpartum Doula

Miriam Bloch

Miriam Bloch

Postpartum Doula

Nobashea House

Nobashea House

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Portia Harris

Portia Harris

Postpartum Doula

Royan Miller

Royan Miller

Postpartum Doula, Sleep Trainer, Lactation Counselor.

Velesha “Vee” Burke

Velesha “Vee” Burke

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Birth Advocate, Belly Binding Practitioner

NUTRITIONISTS

Carly Wertheim

Carly Wertheim

Holistic nutritionist

Our BYD Doulas Have Advanced Trainings in:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Breastfeeding (CLC)
  • Attachment Style Parenting
  • Domestic Violence
  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Optimal Fetal Alignment
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Homeopathy for Midwives
  • Rebozo
  • Spinning Babies
  • TENS units
  • VBAC support
  • Multiples
  • LGBTQ
  • Loss and Grief
  • Vaginal Breech Births

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