Postpartum Doula Services, Placenta Encapsulation, and Professional Photography Customized Especially for New Moms & Families.

Bringing baby home is an exciting and challenging time, a doula can help!  We know how to help you at home so life with your newborn can be as easy, memorable, and joyful as possible. We have many services to ease and support your postpartum period.  Our Placenta Encapsulation service is easy to reserve and has a 48 hour turnaround guarantee - often delivering back before you've been discharged from the hospital.  Many families enjoy our First 48 or Lifestyle newborn photography sessions to capture baby's first yawns and tiny toes for your birth announcement.  Looking for an extra hand to help with meals, sibling care, or newborn soothing? Postpartum doula care packages available to ease your transition.

Our experienced team is well trusted by moms and families in the Portland Metro and Vancouver, WA areas.

Placenta encapsulation can provide you with a very natural way to help your body recover from birth.  Your postpartum healing is important to us.  We are perfectionists about safety and process your placenta in compliance with OSHA and State Food Safety guidelines.  Review information from studies and recent surveys of other moms who have consumed their placenta in pill form to see if encapsulation is right for you.  Many moms report increased energy, better moods, increased milk supply and more.

It's so easy to book us for your encapsulation.  Our streamlined process is completed online from your phone or tablet.  There is no need to print contracts or mail in payments. 


Maternity and newborn photography is a gift for you and your family to remember the moments that brought you joy and wonder.  Our photography services are customized to fit your lifestyle and what you want to capture.  We offer maternity, newborn, lifestyle, family and special event photography.  We serve the Portland Metro area and completely enjoy taking advantage of the beauty our landscape has to offer in the northwest.   



Postpartum doulas help YOU sleep! After experiencing an overnight doula care session, many moms express how much better they feel after just one stretch of uninterrupted sleep. Are you struggling to recover from birth and keep up with your life demands, sibling care, errands, cooking, etc?  What would it feel like to have someone there to help with questions about your baby's eating and sleeping patterns, help with soothing them and learning to respond to their needs?  Let's chat about what we do to support your postpartum.


Our Portland Team Provides Placenta Encapsulation, Photography, and Postpartum Services 

Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Mentor, Childbirth & Technical Educator

Deanna's journey in health care began in 1996 when she started working as a pharmacy technician. She soon discovered that her own birth experiences and passion for women's health care issues were leading her in a direction towards birth doula work and childbirth education. She took her first doula training in the summer of 2000 and has served hundreds of families and students over the last 15+ years. Deanna is a multi-passionate healthcare worker and business owner but her favorite title of all is 'Nanna' to her two grandsons. She and her husband, Richard are finding this time of their lives the most enjoyable yet, as their blended family (her 4 + his 3) continue to grow up and find their own life paths.

Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Postpartum Doula, Professional Photographer, Nanny

Kalli's passion for photography and working with families began at a young age, prior to college by taking pictures in her free time and babysitting. She further developed her skills and began her career in 2013 as a professional photographer and soon added nanny and pediatric respite worker to her toolbox. In 2015, she discovered that working with women and birth was the direction she wanted to pursue and began training and certification in placenta encapsulation, postpartum doula work, belly binding, and childbirth education. Breathe began as Kalli's vision and she is enjoying this time of creativity and growth which is not just business related... she and her husband Nic are welcoming their first child in 2017!


We write about pregnancy, birth, postpartum and parenting topics of interest - especially geared to Portland area parents.

Kalli’s Birth Story

Kalli’s Birth Story

March 9, 2017

Note: As I describe my birthing time, you will notice that I used the Hypnobabies® method and I replaced certain words for others. ‘guess date’ for ‘due date’ ‘birthing waves’ for ‘contractions’ ‘birthing time’ for ‘labor’ …………………………………. Reflecting on Our Pregnancy As I’ve been snuggling our little bundle of joy and pondering the beautiful moments … Read More

Milagros – SE Portland Baby Boutique Review

Milagros – SE Portland Baby Boutique Review

December 12, 2016

When asking around for a great local place to register and purchase things for our little one I was referred to Milagros Boutique over and over and over again! So, on Friday, we were finally over on the east side and decided to pay this cute little store a visit. From the second we walked … Read More

Pregnancy Hair… Is This Seriously a Thing?

Pregnancy Hair… Is This Seriously a Thing?

November 15, 2016

I could hardly believe it when my mom told me her hair went from straight to curly from one pregnancy to the next, it seemed kind of crazy that our bodies could change that much. When I found out I was pregnant I would say I had pretty low maintenance hair. My hair was straight … Read More