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Delissa OwenTrained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula Delissa Owen, Birth Doula
Born and raised in Alaska, I left after high school to pursue my Bachelors in Social Work at George Fox University. My heart has always been to serve and work with people, but I was unsure of where that would take me before I discovered my love for birth and motherhood. In Oregon, I met my husband and had our first child. We moved back to Alaska in 2017 and are now fully settled in with our two children and dog.
My journey into birth work began before the birth of my eldest when three of my sisters became pregnant at the same time. Through their journeys, I was immersed into a world of excitement, joy, and unknowing. I began to read and research all that I could about pregnancy and birth. As I walked alongside these strong women, I realized that there is something missing in our culture’s prenatal care. There is all too often a large gap between the medical care given to pregnant people and the holistic support they deserve. This is what drew me into birth work. I decided to train as a doula in 2016 with Birth Arts International. I love working with pregnant people and families as they walk through this incredible journey.
In 2021, I decided to train with Birthing From Within as a mentor/childbirth educator and doula. I love the approach that BFW offers. Pregnancy and childbirth can be confusing, frustrating, and anxiety inducing for many. BFW offers a map through the wilderness to gain strength and footing from. A way to move through the journey that brings more confidence with each step taken. I long to bring this approach to every client I work with.