Ali Buchanan
Offers virtual services
Childbirth Educator
Portland, Oregon
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About me

The birthing & postpartum period is transformational. I am honored to be part of your journey. I focus on unbiased, client-centered support and evidence-based care to help you feel empowered in your decisions and parenting goals. My mission is to support your emotional, mental, and physical well-being while centering you & your family's preferences as you navigate into parenthood.


Master of Science, Eastern Illinois University (2009)

Bachelor of Art, Miami University (2005)

Certification and training

Certified Full Spectrum Birth Doula, Doula Training International (2021)

Certified Postpartum Doula , Cornerstone Doula Trainings (2019)

Certified HypnoDoula (2021)

Birthing Mama Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga (2023)

Evidence Based Birth® Instructor (2021)

Community Doula Alliance Doula Trainer (2022)

Memberships and affiliations

Evidence Based Birth® professional member

Acupressure During Labor Allergies Anxiety and Depression Birth and Lactation Birth Doula Birth Support Brain Based Hypnotherapy Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Career Counseling Childbirth Education Doula Trainer Evidence-Based Care Family Planning Healthy Eating Home Birth Hypnobirthing Method Identity Development Labor Doula Mental Health Mindfulness Nipple and Breast Pain Parenting Parenting Support Perinatal Mood Disorders Postnatal Yoga Postpartum Care Postpartum Depression Postpartum Doula Care Postpartum Life Prenatal Yoga Relaxation Techniques Reproductive Mental Health Returning to work (pumping, breastmilk storage, etc) Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum Water birth Yoga


Accepted insurances
PacificSource Health Plans
Service introduction

I am a full spectrum doula and childbirth educator focusing on evidence-based and trauma-informed care. I am an Evidence Based Birth® instructor and teach both the Savvy birth classes and the full 6 week Childbirth Class curriculum. I also teach a postpartum planning curriculum that focuses on physical, emotional, and mental recovery covering the first 6 weeks with baby.

EBB Childbirth Class
Evidence Based Birth® believes that every person has their own unique path. Instead of focusing on medicated vs. unmedicated birth, we focus on giving you tools and helping you learn the evidence, so that you can be empowered to make your own decisions! At the end of this class, my goal is that you have the ability to communicate your goals and expectations for your birth experience to the collaborative team working to support you. Being heard, respected and empowered in your choices. When you take the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, you will get: Mentorship from Ali Buchanan, experienced EBB Instructor Five weeks of online video and document access 4 weekly Zoom discussions with your EBB Instructor and fellow family classmates 3 months of access to online content for review and practice BONUS: Breastfeeding and newborn care videos
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Ratings and reviews
# of Reviews

Ali is an incredible Doula. We have nothing but great things to say about her. She has a very calm demeanor, is very confident but not pushy. Her knowledge and ability to predict our needs has been invaluable.

- Daniel K.