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Jessie Howard CD(DONA), SBD, DFB

Midnight Sun Birth Services LLC

Website: http://www.midnightsunbirthservices.com/

Phone: 970-673-7860

Birth Fee: $700 to $1200

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $35

Fee Details: If you are concerned about your ability to pay for a doula, please get in touch! I believe all women should be able to afford a doula if they want one, so I am open to barter or adjusted payment schedules.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula
  • Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, November 2015
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I will provide services at any area hospitals (NCMC-Greeley), (McKee or MCR-Loveland), or (BFCMC or PVH-Fort Collins)
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I love the Boulder Birth Center, and I will absolutely work with clients who plan on delivering there!
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I will only attend homebirths where a care provider is also present. As a doula, I perform no medical procedures or services.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • I am working towards becoming a certified Breastfeeding Specialist (Lactation Education Resources)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • Certified Aromatherapist
  • Dancing For Birth Certified Instructor
  • Rebozo Certification (Gena Kirby)
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training
  • CPI Certified; Sibling Doula Services

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Dancing For Birth Professionally Trained
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Northern Colorado Doula Association-Secretary 2017

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Greeley, CO
Travel Range: 45 Miles

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Client Testimonials for Jessie Howard CD(DONA), SBD, DFB

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Taryn C

Jessie, was wonderful. She was responsive and flexible with our changing needs as labor progressed.  We did a homebirth which ended with me in the hospital and she kept calm and was able to stay with me or baby, whatever best supported us at the time.  I felt relieved to be able to trust her to help us out whereever we needed.  She was also great with the older kids, getting them and supporting them so they could be present with the birth.  I would definitly use her again. 

Posted 3/27/2018

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Amy Klein

Jessie is calm, cool and collected when it matters most! Our pregnancy and delivery got complicated and was full of the unexpected. Her warmth and kindness were incredibly helpful. We were welcoming our Rainbow Baby, and after two previous losses, we appreciated Jessie's comfort in acknowledging ALL of the emotions involved, both happy and sad. She went out of her way to share educational information and multiple perspectives, and her supportive disposition continued well into postpartum and breastfeeding.

Posted 2/4/2018

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Kari Treadwell

Jessie is amazing. She is very generous and felt like a guadian throughout my labor experience, especially while at the hospital. She was there when we needed her to be, she did not have an "agenda" but was always able to assist in the right way. She is very calm and easy to get along with, while being assertive and knowledgable about a varity of labor choices, I felt safe with her. She focused on movement based labor, which was fun and distracted me away from the intensity of surges (contractions) even though I had a long labor! She was also very comforting and helpful for my husband allowing him to focus on being emotionally supportive of me throughout, letting her guide different labor movements. Her two visits prior to our labor were very informative and empowering for us going in to having a child--we went in to the labor experience feeling confident in the notion that "my body is meant to do this". We went over various resting and active positons and expercises during our early meetings and talked about the few routes our birth plan might go, so that we could be flexible if we needed to change anything--and still have a natural birth! We had one post-partum visit with her which was great to decompress the birth experience with her, she brougth photos, and our son's birthstory in great detail--priceless. Highly recommend her for others wanting to have a doula at their brith. 

Posted 10/22/2017

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K “Kj” Joy

Jessie was phenomenal! From the first time I met her, I was at ease. She was very thorough in preparing to work with me (I believe we met three times). She wanted to know exactly what it was that I wanted out of my birth and how she could help. When the time came (I thought!) Jessie came twice in the middle of the night to help me with contractions that ended up petering out. She was SO sweet and kind about it all! She never once indicated frustration about that (though I certainly did). When my birth finally did come around, she was there, 100%, totally helpful. I was so grateful to have had her there and would highly recommend her to anyone.

Posted 7/27/2017

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