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Jennifer Renee Chu - Childbirth Educator, Student Midwife

Little Ones Welcome


Phone: 415.999.0815

Birth Fee: $1200 to $2000

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

Fee Details: CURRENTLY: I am only taking clients in need of CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION, PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION and/or POSTPARTUM DOULA services. *Birth Doula rate is $1200 which includes: THREE prenatal visits and TWO post-partum visits. (Also, Reiki Therapy is offered 'per consent' during births.) *Postpartum rate is $40.00 an hour, and I work the amount of hours that mom and family require.

Birth Doula Experience: 6 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 5 years

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Hospital doula employee

Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

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

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association)
  • ZSFG (Mindfulness-Based Childbirth Educator)

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (University of California San Diego)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training
  • Biologix Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Trained Specialists ~ Certified Placenta Specialist (Cornerstone Doula Training) ~ Student Midwife (National Midwifery Institute) ~ California Licensed Acupuncturist (Labor Induction, Fertility & Pediatric Acupuncture) ~ CERTIFIED DOULA (Heart & Hands)

College Education

  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Teens
  • Twins

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula
  • Babywearing education
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother Roasting
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reflexology
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (Mindfulness-Based Childbirth Educator) ~ ZSFG (Doula Task Force Orientation Coordinator) ~ ZSFG - Family Birth Center (Birth/Post-Partum Doula) ~ Go Diaper Free (Coach and Facebook Moderator for Tiny Potty 18 month+ Program )

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Jennifer Renee Chu - Childbirth Educator, Student Midwife

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Maureen O'Neill

Jenn is amazing. She supported me in my dream to have a natural unmedicated hospital birth. Many women start out wanting that, but because of Jenn I actually had one! She's patient, supportive and totally fearless. Her skills in acupressure and Reike were a huge bonus in delivery and during my post natal visit. Her presence was also very important to my husband. Because of her calm steady confidence he was able to let go of his fear and be there to support me. She is a real gem and we were so fortunate to have found her. I can't recommend her enough!

Posted 11/14/2015

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Gwenaëlle Haag

5 stars !

I hired Jennifer in her postpartum doula capacity for assistance with a breastfed 2 months-old infant who was resisting the bottle. Jennifer came to my home 5 times over the course of 2 weeks. She had the correct intuition on her first visit as to the root cause of the problem (nipple preference). She reminded me of the general guidelines to tackle this problem successfully (work on it when baby is not hungry, establish a consistent routine, patience, patience, patience). Following her advice, we experimented with different bottles/nipples, but she is the one who gave us the particular bottle that our baby finally accepted. I am immensely grateful to Jennifer for her gentle yet knowledgeable guidance, and also for showing such incredible flexibility and availability.

I wholeheartedly recommend Jennifer !

Posted 5/28/2015

Birth Availability for Jennifer Renee Chu - Childbirth Educator, Student Midwife

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Postpartum Availability for Jennifer Renee Chu - Childbirth Educator, Student Midwife

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