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Jessica Schanaman

Birthroot Doula Services


Phone: (402)860-0078

Birth Fee: $350 to $800

Postpartum Rate: $15 to $25

Fee Details: The fee includes 3 prenatal meetings, being available for support 24/7, being on call 2 weeks before your estimated due date, assisting you and your family during labor and the birth of your baby, birth photography, and 1 postpartum meeting. I also offer many other services. Please refer to the special services section on this page, or contact me for more information. I don't want anyone to feel that they cannot have a doula during their pregnancy and birth due to finances. Everyone should be able to have that support. I offer payment plans and military discount.

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 11 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 1 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • Childbirth International, July 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

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

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smokers
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I will attend home births if there is a midwife or other care provider in attendance.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Expected stillbirth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Teens
  • VBAC

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer at Teen Mother Infant Daycare - Norfolk, NE - 2016 CNA at St John's Lutheran Ministries - Billings, MT - 2017 to present

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Jessica Schanaman

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Kassi and Lucas Jack

After having a doula (Jessica) for my own birth, I would recommend her or hiring a doula 10x over.
My Husband Lucas and I were due with our 4th child, but since it was going to be our last we decided on flipping the switch on what we were used to (hospital environment and epidural) and have a at home water birth. 4th time must have been the charm for us because the birth of our little girl Tilly was absolutly magical. 
Not only was the birth everything I hoped for but my pregnancy was so much more relaxed and I felt so much more reassured with my choices with Jessica as my Doula. 
She helped with the many random questions and concerns I had for my birth as well as provided us with MUCH NEEDED information about the odds and ends of pregnancy and birth that honestly I had never read watched or learned on my own. 
My Labor was fairly quick, but even in the short time it took for Tilly to come earthside Jessica provided a gental familiar  hand in my birth space that helped me push through. 

The birth pool was just the topping on the cake for us and was so soothing and comforting in that transition phase of my labor as well as pushing! I highly recommend a water birth or even the use of the pool for pain relief.

Jessica also encapsulated my placenta, did photo prints of the placenta, and took part of Tilly's chord and made a sweet heart keepsake of it. So far at 2 weeks in with the capsules Iv had:

Much faster recovery after birth, my bleeding subsided much sooner than with previous births, my milk supply is so far going very well and breastfeeding this time around has seemed a lot more bearable! 

Posted 12/14/2019

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Brittany Holmes

We loved our time and experience with Jessica! She became our doula just a month before our son came. Jessica invested a lot of time in us; helping us navigate and nail down our birth plans, being a great source of knowledge and support, and being flexible with us in the craziness of the last few weeks before I gave birth. She was with us every step of the way during the birth; staying up all hours of the night, calming my new mama nerves, and helping me through the ups and downs of birth and contractions. She knew when to hang back and let things happen but also when to be a calming presence.

We ended up having to transfer (we were planning on a homebirth) due to me being a first time mama and not progressing in the time frame I needed to. Jess was with us through it all ( a good chunk of the 33 1/2 hour labor I had with our son).

We love her bunches and were so thankful for the huge part she played in being our doula.

Posted 11/17/2018

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Jessica Lynn

Jessica was very understanding and caring from fhe begining. She taught me many things about oils and ways to be more comfortable during my pregnancy. She worked around our crazy schedule very well and she put together an amazing blessing way that couldnt have gone better. She helped me through many false labors and weeks of contractions. She was there right when i needed her for our birth and stayed the LONG 2 days we were in labor. If it wasnt for jessica i truley dont think i would have acheieved my VBA2C. if i ever have another child, jessica will be right there as i couldnt have asked for better support. And the pictures she took are amazing!!

Posted 4/23/2018

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