our specialists

Amanda Reilly

Childbirth Educator & Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

Amanda Reilly is an experienced doula and birth assistant throughout Central Oregon. She offers a seasonal childbirth education course, Labor of Love, here at the Bend Birth Center. The class is focused on creating an educated, positive and empowering natural birth experience. It's open to all expecting parents regardless of whether you're having a hospital, birth center or home birth. Amanda also offers placenta encapsulation and placenta print services. 

 
 
 
 
 

Marilyn Watkins, IBCLC

Lactation Consultant

Marilyn Watkin's journey began with the birth of her first child and her desire to be the best mother possible. She joined a support group for new moms and realized they shared many doubts and fears. Years later she returned to school and became a Registered Nurse working in labor and delivery. She established a lactation program within the hospital to encourage and support new families with breastfeeding. With almost 30 years experience, Marilyn offers individualized breastfeeding support which respects a family’s unique values and goals.  Bend Birth Center is excited to incorporate her care as part of our postpartum package.

 

Full Moon Placenta Preparations

Encapsulation - Tinctures - Custom Herbal Blends

Midwife at Bend Birth Center, Morgan Miller, provides 24-hour turn around placenta preparations for the city of Bend. Influenced by her previous work as an herbalist assistant at renowned San Francisco Community Acupuncture, her preparations draw from Traditional Chinese Medicine methodologies. Morgan also offers uniquely tailored Chinese herbal blends for the postpartum period. Full Moon Placenta Preparations strives to continue the "mothering of the mother" through postpartum. Morgan received training for placenta preparations through Full Circle Placenta Specialists, competed her OSHA training with Biologix Solutions and holds a food handling license through the state of Oregon.

 

Roots Billing

Jennifer Vracin is the anchor that holds Bend Birth Center steady. She entered the practice first as a midwifery client and now runs the show. Jen is the master of all things billing and insurance related as well as being our resident beacon of warmth and light. When not at the birth center, you can find Jen and her beautiful family galavanting around at local artisanal craft fairs.