Our Mission

Brave Birth believes in creating sustainability of profession for our Doulas. We respect the needs they have for themselves and their families. We achieve this work/life balance through a group model of membership in which we collectively promote, mentor, and support one another. By creating community for ourselves, we create a supportive community for our clients. Brave Birth believes in the importance of wrap-around care and support throughout the entire childbearing year for our clients, so we created complimentary Pregnancy Circles and Parent Circles, which have quickly become one of our most popular offerings. Our mission is to create a community in which birthing people, families, and doulas all thrive together.

Our Leadership

We like to think we're the luckiest team around, not only because we respect and love one another, but because all of us bring our unique strengths and passions to this work, which creates the solid foursquare foundation upon which the Brave Birth community is built and nurtured. Nicolette Wessling is the owner of Brave Birth and the brilliant brainchild behind its innovative approach and future directions. Beth Keenan has been with our community since jump! Her administrative work and extraordinary people skills keep everyone smiling and cared for. We are forever grateful for the folks who have supported us along the way. Our families. Our friends. Our colleagues. And of course, our amazing clients.

How It All Began

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At a quaint little coffee shop in Portland's Clinton neighborhood, two doulas started a beautiful courtship. Over sips of coffee and bouts of laughter, Nicolette Wessling and Kelly Greblo soon saw in each other the same effervescence and aspirations. They walked away from that moment and couldn't stop thinking about the possibilities. Brave Birth Doula Care was born out of these humble beginnings and since that day it has grown into a beautiful community of support, respect, and love.