Your Nurturing Doula

Learn more about Jaime Collado, the doula behind Nurtured Bend.

Your Guide on your Path to Parenthood

Hello, I’m Jaime Collado, a mother, doula, and your nurturing guide on the path to parenthood. As a doula and the owner of Nurtured Bend, my mission is to be a steadfast companion during your transformative journey, providing personalized, science-based care and unwavering emotional support.

I’m here to help you understand the whirlwind of emotions that come with pregnancy by recognizing the nuances of each unique birthing experience. Leveraging my hands-on experience as a doula and my degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University, I blend mindful and emotional support with sound health care, offering you a comprehensive, compassionate service tailored to your needs and aspirations.

Jaime Collado: Expertise and Empathy

Raised in a family that always nurtured birth and the human body’s miraculous capabilities, I was drawn to supporting humans bearing humans from a young age. As a single mother in my 20s, I further deepened my connection with the birthing process, which reinforced my belief in our bodies’ inherent strength and resilience. This personal experience, combined with my professional expertise, allows me to bring calmness and intuition into every birthing space.

Whether it’s your first pregnancy or you’re welcoming another child, whether at a birthing center, hospital, or your own home, my commitment is to cultivate a birth team that is right for you. My objective is to advocate for you and provide self-empowered choices while ensuring a secure, nurturing environment for you to discover your unique journey to meeting your baby.

FAQs: Answering Your Questions About Doulas

What is a doula?

Doulas are trained to provide continuous emotional, physical and informational support through pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. A doula can help you outline your preferences for birth, make informed choices, support communication between you and your healthcare team, guide your partner into greater confidence, and provide comfort techniques as a consistent presence on your birth team.

Are doulas worth it?

The birth process can often be unpredictable and emotional. Doulas provide continuous support, guidance, and reassurance, making your experience more manageable and less stressful. Many parents find their support invaluable.

How much does a doula cost in Oregon?

The cost of a doula can vary widely based on their level of experience, the services they provide, and your specific needs. We offer a range of birth doula packages and also provide sliding-scale fees to ensure that our support is accessible to all.

Are doulas covered by insurance in Oregon?

Some insurance providers do cover doula services, but it varies from one company to another. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand what’s covered.

What are the limitations of a doula?

Doulas provide emotional, informational, and physical support but do not perform clinical tasks. They do not replace a healthcare provider but work alongside them to ensure a positive birth experience.

Are doulas cheaper than midwives?

Doulas and midwives play different roles in the birthing process. While doulas focus on providing emotional support and advocacy for informative care, midwives have medical training to handle the clinical aspects of birth. Depending on your needs and preferences, you might choose to have one or both at your birth.

Embark on Your Parenthood Path

Beginning your journey to parenthood can feel daunting, but you don’t have to navigate it alone. At Nurtured Bend, I am dedicated to transforming your fears into confidence and excitement, ensuring, joyous and empowered path to parenthood. Let’s embark on this beautiful journey together!