Katrina Rogers

STUMPTOWN BIO:

“In the heart of every caregiver is a knowing that we are all connected. As I do for you. I do for me.”

-Tia Walker

 

My name is Katrina Rogers and I am beyond excited for the opportunity to be part of your postpartum journey! I am a certified Postpartum Doula with Birthingway College of Midwifery and have received a certificate in human lactation from PSU/OHSU and will be sitting for the board exam this fall to become an IBCLC (internationally board-certified lactation consultant). Before going back to school for postpartum care, I gained 17 years of childcare experience with families in both daycare/preschool settings as well as being a nanny for multiple amazing families that I am still close to today. I also received a bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre from Western Oregon University. I consider myself a lifelong learner, and love gaining new skills, understanding and knowledge to further expand my human experience and become a better person. I am so grateful to have such a fulfilling career in postpartum care and look forward to connecting with you and supporting you in whatever way you need. 

As a caregiver and postpartum doula, I strive to meet families where they are at, to be present, and to hold space for them as they navigate and adjust to this complex and joyous time in their lives. When I am done working with a family, I hope that the parents feel heard, taken care of and confident in their own skills to care for their new baby/babies. I hope that when I leave, I have made a lasting impression and that I have helped make the fourth trimester a time of reduced stress, joyous bonding, empathetic guidance and a feeling of self-empowerment for the families I work with. I have a deep calling for this kind of work, and have been a caregiver since I can remember. I have worked with many different families from all walks of life, and I feel such gratitude and joy knowing I made a difference in their lives and that they have touched mine as well. As a doula, I feel I am compassionate, nurturing, outgoing, positive and warm. I feel truly honored to be helping you through such a vulnerable and blissful time in your lives. 

I was born in Portland, OR and loved growing up in the great NW! I now live in the Tigard area with my husband of 6 years, our 1-year-old daughter and our dog and cat. In my free time you can see me spending time with family and friends, singing at the spiritual center I attend, making wire wrapped jewelry, spending time in nature and studying for my IBCLC exam. I am looking forward to connecting more, learning about you and your family and seeing if we are a good fit. 


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Training

Experience

·         Postpartum Doula Workshop: Supporting Transitions After Birth (Birthingway College of Midwifery).

·         American Safety & Health Institute Pediatric CPR, AED, and First Aid for Children, Infants and Adults Certification.

·         Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting class.

·         Enrolled in the Childcare Registry.

·         Certified Childcare Provider (required training hours).

·         Pandemic Mental Health: Tender Care for You & Your Clients.

·         Breastfeeding for Incarcerated Women.

·         Infant Neohormones, Epigenetics and Microbiome.

·         Supporting Breast and Nipple Pain Management.

·         Mindful Breastfeeding.

·         Resolving Cultural Conflicts In Nighttime Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep.

·         Infant Feeding in Emergencies.

·         Breastsleeping – Safe Bedsharing.

·         Lactation Support for the Preterm Infant (NICU graduate).

·         Two days with Dr. Jack Newman (Lactation Support).

·         Ethical Considerations in Lactation Consulting.

Education

School

·         Certificate in Human Lactation through OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, Portland, OR (2021)

·         Certified Postpartum Doula through Birthingway College of Midwifery, Portland, OR (2021)

·         Bachelor of the Arts in Theatre Arts (Emphasis in Musical Theatre) through Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR (2012)

Volunteer experience includes: OHSU- Hematology and Oncology Doernbecher and WEBMAC (Women’s expression of breastmilk advisory committee). Northwest Mothers Milk Bank (1 year). Washington county WIC (4 months).

Professions

Jobs

·         Nanny (11 years. 6 families. 2010- Present)

·         Daycares/Preschools (7 years. 2004-2011)- Infant specialist. 6 different companies.

·         Theatre Teacher (2011-2012)

Client Love

Read what these families have to say about their experience with our lovely doulas.

"Katrina was an invaluable help with my newborn! She was professional but so warm and was caring toward my baby and me. Particularly during the pandemic it was such a relief to have a real, live person to talk to and offer advice as I adjusted to motherhood. Katrina helped care for my little girl but also helped me keep my sanity by cleaning the house when I didn't have the energy! We had a real challenge breastfeeding, but Katrina helped support me and my choices and shared her expertise in lactation so I could troubleshoot our issues." - Emily T

"I didn't know what to expect, but I feel so lucky to have found Katrina to help me and my wife with our daughter. Thinking about the days Katrina was here versus the days we were on our own really makes me appreciate how much we needed her! As a first time dad it was really reassuring to know that someone really knew what they were doing. Katrina helped us get our baby napping better and provided all sorts of developmental activities to engage her even at such a young age. Plus it was a relief to hear from her experience how all of our challenges were totally normal and we were going to figure it out." - Kevin T