Hi, I'm Lori Mortimore

As a Doula, I am dedicated to helping mothers, their partners, and families achieve the best possible outcomes during their pregnancy, birth, and early days at home with baby! I am committed to helping your achieve your  goals by providing guidance, support, and encouragement.

     I’ve always had a passion for helping others, having started out as a middle school science teacher. I love helping people learn and reach their fullest potential. My experience teaching has given me insights into how to connect with others quickly and tailor my assistance to the needs of diverse groups of people. During my own experience being pregnant my interest in pregnancy and birth developed into a true passion. Having a small for gestational age baby with some early feeding difficulties inspired me to become a doula so I can help and support others as they navigate the wonderful and sometimes difficult transition in parenthood. 
     When not working with new families, I enjoy spending time outside with my own husband, son, and dog. I love hiking, baking, knitting, and reading. As a (nearly) lifelong resident of Anacortes, I really value our wonderful community here in Northwestern Washington. I have a BS in Biology and a Masters in Teaching Science, so I love science and value an evidence based approach to pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. 

Proven Success Story

As a Doula, I am dedicated to helping mothers and their families achieve their goals by providing guidance, support, and encouragement.

Your birth is so important, it will be a memory you hold for the rest of your life. I am passionate about helping you identify what you want from your birth and supporting you in achieving a birth where you feel empowered and have your needs met. I will also prioritize helping you make a postpartum plan so you can enjoy your early days with your new baby as much as possible. 

How I Work

My Teaching Process

01. We Work Together

A favorite (British) or favorite (American English) was the intimate companion of a ruler or other important person.

01. From The Beginning

Love encompasses a range of strong and positive emotional and mental states, from the most sublime virtue.

03. Multiple Iterations

A goal is an idea of the future or desired result that a person or a group of people envision, plan and commit to achieve.

Education and Certification

Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Southern Oregon University

Master's Degree in Education from Western Governors University

Doula Training and Certification Course and continuing education from DONA International

I regularly attend the The Holding Space- Birth and Wellness Cooperative Lactation Lounge

Take the first step towards achieving your best possible birthing plans and outcomes

Are you ready to talk about your plans for a wonderful pregnancy and successful birthing plan? My individual Doula services can help you identify your concerns and goals, and create realistic plans.