Our professional team of postpartum doulas is here for you.

Working as a postpartum doula not only takes passion for helping growing families reach their full potential; it also takes tenacity, training, and collaboration.

Every one of our postpartum doulas comes to Family Tree Doula Services with their own unique experiences, comprehensive training, skill sets, and passions. Through our monthly zoom meetings and behind the scenes collaboration, our doulas ask questions and share insights to enrich our understanding of doula work so we can sharpen our skills and utilize our talents as a team. Some of our postpartum doulas have been a part of our team for over 3 years and gladly share their experience with the newer doulas on the team.

This team approach is how we are able to provide the best possible quality of care* to every family we work with. Collaboration is the backbone of FTDS postpartum support because we know that we’re stronger when we work together.

*We expect a lot of our doulas! Our doulas must have proof of completing professional training, attaining certification, undergo a background check, communicate their immunization status for our records, and have current infant/adult CPR certification.

YOUR FAMILY. YOUR WAY. 100% SUPPORT.

If you’re looking for non-judgmental and unbiased postpartum or newborn care support, this is the team of postpartum doulas for you.

Meet our Doulas!

Abby C Postpartum Doula NCS

Abby

TRAVELING DOULA

Certified Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist (Advanced) & Infant Feeding Specialist

ADVICE:

Alisha Postpartum Doula

Alisha P.

PORTLAND DOULA

Postpartum Doula

ADVICE: Provide compassion to yourself, with reminders to not learn the perfect way to care for your baby, but to learn and trust YOUR learned way. We are here to support you completely along the way!

 

Alysha Postpartum doula

Alysha H.

PORTLAND DOULA

Postpartum Doula & Newborn Care Specialist

ADVICE: Each parent and child are a unique diad, meaning that there is no cookie cutter solution for all possible dyads, so don't be afraid to carve your own path.

Barb postpartum doula

Barb

PORTLAND DOULA

Certified Postpartum Doula & Newborn Care Specialist

ADVICE: You know your baby better than any book, website or doula, so trust your instincts, you know what to do!

Caitlyn Postpartum Doula

Caitlyn

PORTLAND DOULA

Certified Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist & Newborn Care Trainer

ADVICE: My favorite advice to give parents is to be prepared for the first night home to be really really hard... But it does get better after that!

Danielle Postpartum Doula

Danielle

CENTRAL OREGON DOULA

Certified Postpartum Doula & Newborn Care Specialist

ADVICE: Provide compassion to yourself, with reminders to not learn the perfect way to care for your baby, but to learn and trust YOUR learned way. We are here to support you completely along the way!

 

Hannah Postpartum Doula

Hannah

TRAVELING DOULA & PORTLAND DOULA

Postpartum Doula & Newborn Care Specialist

ADVICE: Remind yourself when things are hard that everyone navigates newborn parenthood in their own unique way, and that you’re doing a brave and amazing thing just by showing up every day in the way that works best for you and your partner.

Jennifer Postpartum Doula

Jennifer D.

PORTLAND DOULA

Certified Postpartum Doula

ADVICE: Each child is unique and special so do not compare your child to other children, just love them.

Jennifer F Postpartum Doula

Jennifer F.

PORTLAND DOULA

Postpartum Doula & Childbirth Educator

ADVICE: Everything is going to be OK, we can find what it takes to move you through this moment together.

Kim Postpartum Doula

Kim

TRAVELING DOULA & PORTLAND DOULA

Certified Postpartum Doula & Newborn Care Specialist (Advanced)

ADVICE: Enjoy your new role as a parent! Yes, parenthood can be stressful, it should also fun.

 

Krystal Postpartum Doula

Krystal

PORTLAND DOULA

Postpartum Doula & Babywearing Educator

ADVICE: It’s ok to feel like you don’t know what you’re doing, take the advice people give you and use what works best for you.

Meg Postpartum Doula

Meg

CENTRAL OREGON DOULA

Certified Postpartum Doula

ADVICE: Build your family a support community full of people you can depend on as you navigate the celebrations and struggles of your parenting journey.

Sarah H Postpartum Doula

Sarah

PORTLAND DOULA

Postpartum Doula

ADVICE:

Seidah Postpartum doula

Seidah

TRAVELING DOULA

Postpartum Doula & Newborn Care Specialist

ADVICE: Everything is a phase. Good, bad, sticky, or maybe even broken. It will all pass and you will be just fine.

Sheryl Cooksley Founder

ADVICE: Take time to plan your first few months as new parents just as you would your gender reveal, baby shower or even the birth of your baby.

Sheryl Cooksley

Founder, Family Tree Doula Services LLC. Certified Postpartum Doula, Infant Feeding Specialist, Newborn Care Specialist (Advanced), Grandparent Prep Trainer

In 2017, owner, Sheryl Cooksley, redirected her career after a string of personal tragedies and answered her life’s true calling to serve new parents and infants through postpartum doula care. It was out of this desire to see growing families receive the support and encouragement they desperately needed that Family Tree Doula Services was born. FTDS has grown into an ever-expanding team of doulas who’ve worked with families all over The United States and internationally.

Sheryl believes the key to a healthy environment for doulas to flourish is built on a foundation of mutual-respect, mentorship, and encouragement. As a certified postpartum doula and trained newborn care specialist, Sheryl knows firsthand from her years of experience what it’s like to work with new parents. She is generous with her hard-earned wisdom, and her passion to see her team and growing families thrive is the driving force behind everything she does. She understands the vulnerability associated with new parenthood and she sees the invitation as a true privilege.

family tree doula team celebrating
family tree doula agency founder Sheryl Cooksley
family tree doulas
family tree doula team

Our team photos are from our First Ever "Family Tree Jamboree", our version of "doula day camp". The pure joy on the doulas' faces makes me smile. Observing their genuine love and care for each other, seeing their camaraderie and teamwork in person, made me realize that Family Tree has such a special team of doulas. These pictures make me very proud! - Sheryl Cooksley, Founder.

OUR PROMISE

The postpartum doula support you’ll receive from Family Tree Doula Services will be life-changing for every member of your family. After all the preparations you’ve made for the birth of your baby, we would be honored to help you plan for your transition into life as new parents and walk alongside you as you begin this next chapter of your journey.