When my husband and I first met with Jennifer, we knew right away that we wanted her to be our doula. Her calm voice was very reassuring and I felt it would be encouraging for the journey of labor.
Jennifer met with us a few times before the big day and each time our relationship grew stronger. She was very organized and full of information and tools to guide us in planning. She helped us put together the birth plan and taught us techniques to lead me through natural labor. Our birth plan changed from a birthing center to the hospital but Jennifer was right there with us.
Her magnetism for serenity helped calm my nerves. Words cannot express how grateful I am to have had the chance to have her by my side through delivery.
If anyone is considering a doula, I recommend Jennifer with all of my heart. It doesn’t matter what your birth plan is (or ends up being) she will be there to do as much or as little as you need. She is knowledgeable and comforting for the adventure of birth.
Jennifer is a gift to the birthing community!
We had Jennifer as our doula for the birth of our third child. We didn’t know if my husband would need to take care of our other children during the birth (depending on the timing of the new one!) and Jennifer was completely flexible in how she could support us the best. During our pre-birth meetings, she was thorough in discussing our goals and methods of relaxing/breathing. Even though we had been through natural birth twice earlier, Jennifer had suggestions and techniques that we hadn’t come across before. Her calm demeanor was exactly what we wanted for the birth and she had just the right amount of encouragement during labor to help keep me feeling peaceful and confident. Jennifer was attentive to what I needed during labor, remembering the plans we had discussed, and adjusted if something didn’t work. We are grateful to Jennifer for all of her support, the photos that she took, and her knowledge throughout it all! We highly recommend Jennifer for anyone!
You were so calming with a helpful presence that felt like a positive contribution to Cortney’s birth experience. Not in the least bit overbearing from a medical point of view either. Thank you for working as a team with me. (: I loved that you took photos and provided soothing scents and sounds for Cortney.
I was hoping for a natural childbirth for my second child. I interviewed a couple doulas, but decided on Jennifer because she seemed just right.
Jennifer met with us a couple times before the birth, we really loved how she showed us comfort measures and helped us prepare for the birth.
On the day of the birth, Jennifer was very flexible and ready to help with anything. She has a very peaceful and calm demeanor, which was just what I needed. She was so encouraging, positive and supportive. We did succeed in having a natural birth. Jennifer also helped with encouraging breastfeeding and supporting us after delivery.
Jennifer also took photos of the birth and baby. They are a beautiful candid way to remember this experience.
We are so grateful for Jennifer and her support for our baby’s birth. We highly recommend her for anyone looking for a birth doula.
My wife and I absolutely loved having Jennifer by our side during the birth of our little man. Jennifer did so much for my wife and took such great care of her before, during, and after the birth. I honestly can not think of more amazing person to have shared that experience with. Thank you!
We knew that Jennifer was the right doula for us as soon as we met her. Her quiet, gentle nature coupled with her background in yoga, massage and birth made her the perfect candidate for me and my husband. During my labor, I hardly knew she was there because she allowed my husband to act as my primary caregiver while quietly performing “behind the scenes” support such as light massage, pressure, and equipment use and positioning recommendations. After the birth of my daughter, she stayed to ensure I achieved a proper breastfeeding latch and that my husband and I were comfortable. I would certainly recommend Jennifer to all couples looking for extra labor support without an obtrusive approach.