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Jean Pauley

Bay Area Birth Doulas


Phone: 415-887-8502

Birth Fee: $1950

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $45

Fee Details: Please see my website

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 60 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 26 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Doula Trainings International - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Doula Trainings International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • Doula Trainings International, April 2014
Type of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per Month: 2 births and 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smokers please.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Cornerstone Doula Trainings - Certified Childbirth Educator
  • Evidence Based Birth Instructor
  • Extensive Experience with hypnobirthing

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Midwife in training, Evidence Based Birth Instructor, massage therapist, Reiki Master, meditation practitioner

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified
  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Evidence Based Birth® Instructor
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • Certified newborn care specialist, Certified massage practitioner adults, children and babies

College Education

  • JD

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • Vaginal breech birth
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer for Pro Bono Doulas of Marin

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Mill Valley, CA
Travel Range: 30 Miles

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Client Testimonials for Jean Pauley

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Alison Price Gold

Jean has been a wonderful help since the birth of our second daughter. She is warm, caring, and is easy to trust with my most precious asset. Her overnight Doula care has allowed me to gain some sanity with solid blocks of sleep during the nights that she helps.

Posted 4/14/2016

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Emma McCarthy

Working with Jean gave me both the confidence and comfort to have a birthing experience that left me feeling strong and empowered. From our pre-natal appointments to the actual birth, she was always great about making sure that I was well cared for and that my interests were put at the forefront. With Jean's help, I was able to get through labor without any pain medication, which was one of my primary goals for the birthing experience. In the end, I delivered an incredibly healthy and strong baby in a way that left me feeling very powerful and capable.

Posted 3/13/2016

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Emma Forrest

Jean was our doula for the birth of my first baby!  She was professional, knowledgable, and supportive!  Jean met with us twice before the birth and gave us good information to think about.  Age helped me feel more prepared for the birth.

Hean set up a back up doula in Santa Rosa to be there if she was running late and it ended up being great to have someone there for the earlier part of labor when I got to Kaiser, Santa Rosa.  Jean arrived during my active labor and she immediately took charge and was hands-on providing massage and coaching me through the painful contractions.  It was soo helpful to have her constant coaching and support.  Don't know how I could have done the natural birth without her!  She was also helpful with talking to the hospital staff. 

The birth experience was extremely hard but it was a great experience and everything went well and now we have a healthy baby girl!! 

After we arrived back home Jean came to visit us and check-in to see how we were doing. 

I would definitely recommend Jean!



Posted 11/10/2015

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