April 27, 2021Press Release Portland Birth Photographer Natalie Broders takes 1st place in international photography competition Natalie Broders, Portland birth photographer, was awarded 1st place in the international photography competition Birth & Beyond Photography Awards for the photo below, titled Three Sisters. Natalie said this about the photograph: “This moment happened organically, with the mother […]


April 27, 2021

1st Place: Award Winning Birth Photographer

Natalie Broders named Overall Winner of 2021 in International Photography Competition

Learn how to tell a birthing person’s cervical dilation using the purple line dilation check instead of an internal cervical check.

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February 16, 2021

The Purple Line During Labor

Natalie’s work was viewed and discussed alongside contending finalist submissions and chosen as one of the most outstanding examples of documentary family photography in 2020.

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February 3, 2021

International Photo Competition Winner

Award Winning Image by Portland Birth Photographer Natalie Broders

What are the current Portland hospital covid restrictions for partners, doulas, support people and siblings during and after birth?

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February 1, 2021

Portland Hospital Covid Visitor Restrictions for Birth

New information shows that low milk supply may be linked with placenta encapsulation.

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January 29, 2021

Reasons NOT to Consume Your Placenta

Doulas should be viewed as a valuable, evidence-based member of the birth care team.

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January 27, 2021

Evidence on: Birth Doulas

What are some questions to ask your midwife or obstetrician when trying interviewing them for your birth? Here’s a list of questions to ask. Midwife: Home Birth or Free Standing Birth Center What are your credentials? How long have you been practicing? Do you work with a partner and do you have adequate backup? Who […]

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January 25, 2021

Questions to Ask Your Midwife or OB

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December 29, 2020

Protected: B’s Birth Story

in this post….& Maternity & Birth & Birth Film & Lifestyle Newborn & Newborn Film Maternity Photography Birth Photography Andaluz Waterbirth Center Portland, Oregon This is Amanda’s birth story, written in her own words. This is my second birth, but my first natural birth. My first was a hospital birth with an epidural. It was […]

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July 6, 2020

Amanda’s Birth Story: Andaluz Water Birth Center in Portland, Oregon

5. Choose your birth attendants and birth place wisely. This is one of THE most important decisions you can make to achieve a natural birth. When you choose a midwife, you’re getting someone who believes in your body’s innate ability to birth your baby. You know you won’t have to go into labor ready to […]

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June 24, 2020

5 things you can do NOW to prepare for your natural birth

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