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Angela SwordTrained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator Helping Hands, Healing Hearts LLC
Angela achieved a Master’s Degree in Social Work and while in school worked with pregnant teenagers providing education and other tools to assist young mothers in their birth experience. She has been serving children and families in a variety of settings for over 20 years in the areas of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, early care and education, advocacy, counseling, crisis intervention, coaching, mentoring, teaching and more.
Angela’s life as a Doula began in December 2011 and she continues to be inspired by the miracle of birth. Angela is a Certified Birth Doula through DONA International and has received comprehensive training as both a Birth and Postpartum Doula. She facilitates Birthing From Within childbirth preparation classes to empower women to connect to their own body wisdom and provide Birth Partners with tools to confidently support the birthing person physically and emotionally during labor and birth. Angela embraces the philosophy that birth is a rite of passage and time of celebration.
She supports pregnant people in the Greater Portland/SW Washington area by holding sacred space, listening and being in tune with her client and the birth partner, and teaching natural coping techniques and comfort measures to assist families in fulfilling their own birth wishes.
In her free time, Angela enjoys spending time with family and friends to share meals or play games and getting outdoors for local hiking or bike riding. She also is always on the lookout for ways to give back in her community.
Offering weekly and weekend immersion childbirth classes in the Greater Portland area. PORTLAND