Mary Bolton
She/Her/Hers
LMT, CPMT, CIMT, Labor & Postpartum Doula, Lactation, 
Placenta Encapsulation, Bereavement Specialist
1 (855) DOULA20
(207) 245-0153
Jess Fairclough
She/Her/Hers
RYT 200, Doula, Reiki II
Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, Lactation
1 (855) DOULA20

Mary is the founder of Portland Doula Collaborative and a licensed massage therapist, with additional advanced certification in pediatrics as well as her Bachelors Degree in Human Biology and Health Sciences from USM in Portland. She is also a DONA/CAPPA trained doula offering labor and delivery support, as well as postpartum support. She works with all families including those in high risk medical situations including work with multiples, medically assisted deliveries, high risk pregnancy, breech presentation, and medically fragile infants. She attends births at all hospitals in Maine, New Hampshire, and Eastern Mass, as well as births at home.  (Her 3rd child was born at home!) 

 

As a doula, class facilitator, mother of three kiddos under 12, and practitioner, Mary brings her vast knowledge of integrative holistic treatment plans to visits with her clients.  Her favorite holistic topics are herbal medicine, manual therapy, and medically safe alternatives to pharmaceuticals.  She has taught family based workshops in infant massage, specialized holistic pediatric care, and child birthing education at Maine Medical Center.

Mary provides all of the services offered at Portland Doula Collaborative, including her newly found love of placenta encapsulation but enjoys educating parents, and other providers on the importance of a gentle, non-judgemental approach to birthing that best supports the family as a whole.

Jess is the other half of Portland Doula Co. She fell in love with birth work in 1998 when she attended her first birth. She is a birth and postpartum doula, a yoga teacher, and a Reiki practitioner.  Jess received her doula training through DONA, ProDoula, and Whole Body Pregnancy and has taken many additional workshops on topics such as Racism in Birth Work, How Trauma Impacts the Pregnant Body, and Advanced Breastfeeding. 

 

Jess has experience supporting various births in hospital settings. She is also experienced in postpartum care and supporting parents with multiples.

 

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from USM in Communication and is a Registered Yoga Teacher who is certified in Trauma Sensitive Yoga and teaching yoga for “all bodies”.

 

Jess lives in Portland with her two daughters. She is a healer, an activist, and a constant learner.

We Draw Our Experience From:

  • DONA

  • Prodoula

  • CAPPA

  • Whole Body Pregnancy

  • Spinning Babies

  • Child Birth Institute

  • Institute for Birth, and Death

  • Empty Arms

  • Shiva Shakti Yoga School for prenatal yoga

  • Re+Birth Equity Alliance 

  • Combined 20+ years of experience serving birthing people and families

We believe:

 

  • All Bodies Birth: Birthing bodies come in all gender identities, races, ages, and abilities.

  • All Pregnancy Outcomes Should be Valued: Regardless of the outcome; we value your pregnancy journey. We support abortions, reductions, miscarriage, adoption, surrogacy, etc.

  • Black Lives Matter: Birth outcomes for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) as well as other marginalized people are substantially worse than white birthing people. We want to raise awareness and support black birthers as well as amplify the work of black birth workers. We want to make doula care more accessible and relevant to BIPOC birthers.

  • Postpartum is Forever: We believe parenthood changes us forever, not just the six weeks after a pregnancy has ended. Whether pregnancy has ended due to giving birth, still birth, pregnancy loss, or abortion, we are changed. We honor this sacred transition.

In 2021, We are committed to:

  • Continuing to educate ourselves about the impact of white supremacy, structural inequity, and implicit bias

  • Creating a scholarship fund to make doula care more accessible to all communities

  • Support BIPOC-led organizations by investing. training dollars with BIPOC instructors 

  • Listen, show up, be imperfect, take feedback, take accountability

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