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Jenn Randall

Awesome Birth Journey, LLC

Website: https://www.AwesomeBirthJourney.com

Phone: 407-690-9263

Birth Fee: $950 to $1050

Fee Details: Special pricing consideration is available for those who are active duty military members, or their spouses, those who have completed my childbirth education classes, as well as those birthing for adoption. DONA TRAINED

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 46 births attended

Doula Training

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

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Must be a smoke-free environment

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Certified through Heart 2 Heart Birth Center see TheEducatedMama.com

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Rebozo Training

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Home Birth
  • Over 40
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • VBAC
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • ASL (American Sign Language)
  • Baby sign language education
  • Babywearing education
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Military families
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have received my both my Doula and Childbirth Education Certifications through Heart 2 Heart Birth Center with Licenced Midwives Michelle Graf-Dixon & Lynn Deer. I am the Program Director at The Educated Mama in Sanford, FL I teach the Natural Childbirth Preparation and Baby Sign Language Classes at The Educated Mama, Sanford, FL. I completed a 5-month, intensive prayer counseling training with Elijah House Ministries. I am certified in use of the Rebozo during pregnancy & labor since attending Gena Kirby's workshop in 2016. I now teach use of Rebozos during childbirth education classes, and hold workshops for other birth workers at The Educated Mama. I have attended the Spinning Babies workshop in February 2016, June 2017 & April 2018. I have served as a lay-counselor, teacher, and intercessor in a number of environments since 1993, specializing in relationships, anger management, temperament assessment, and the motivational gifts as described in Romans, chapter 12. I have taught the temperaments, gifts, and anger management on numerous occasions, in various settings since 1999. I have also served as a Sign Language Interpreter at numerous times since 1989. I am fluent in American Sign Language.

Languages spoken: English, American Sign Language

Client Testimonials for Jenn Randall

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Amber Brazeau

Where do I even begin? Jenn started out as our teacher for our birthing class and after our second session I KNEW I wanted her with us when we had our baby girl. Jenn's knowledge of child birth and her warmth made me feel so safe. Jenn was never pushy or judegmental, she allowed my wife and I to express our thoughts on what we wanted for our birth plan. My birth plan didnt go as I had planned it but it didnt matter, Jenn was there all the way to the end. I will forever hold a special place in my heart for Jenn. I am so thankful I was able to meet her and that she was apart of my birth story. 

Posted 9/30/2019

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Amber Brazeau

Where do I even begin? Jenn started out as our teacher for our birthing class and after our second session I KNEW I wanted her with us when we had our baby girl. Jenn's knowledge of child birth and her warmth made me feel so safe. Jenn was never pushy or judegmental, she allowed my wife and I to express our thoughts on what we wanted for our birth plan. My birth plan didnt go as I had planned it but it didnt matter, Jenn was there all the way to the end. I will forever hold a special place in my heart for Jenn. I am so thankful I was able to meet her and that she was apart of my birth story. 

Posted 9/30/2019

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Aubrey Lesh

Jenn the Doula was not only my child birth educator for both of my children but also my Doula for the birth of my second child. She is extremely knowledgeable in the area of childbirth and other relating topics.  Through taking her classes she prepared me with all of the knowledge that I needed to make my self ready to bring a new life into this world. She challenged me to think about topics and learn about things I would not have considered. For my second birth we decided to have her present as my Doula. Jenn was such a support during my labor, mentally, physically and even spiritually. She kept me on track for what I needed in the moment. Helped me remember to breath and how to help my baby be born. She aided me in pain relief during and after my labor. She was constantly thinking ahead to what I would need next. She would take care of it before I even knew it it needed done. She made sure I was well taken care of and comfortable after the birth. Thankfully I did not need to be transferred to a hospital but if I would have, she would be the one that I would want to advocate for my wishes, not only for myself but my baby. She is such a strong amazing woman. You can tell that this is her passion and that she does this as a labor of love. I was truly blessed to have her by my side during my pregnancy journeys. I hope to have her by my side for any future children I bring into this world. Anyone would be so lucky to have her as their educator, doula or both! 
~Aubrey L.~

Posted 9/29/2019

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Erica

Jenn took action from the first time we met. Jenn guided me through planning my birthing journey, and drew attention towards navigating scenarios that she learned would be important to me. She anticipated my needs by being an unwavering support who provided me mental clarity, techniques of easing the physical aspects of bringing my little one into this world, and an on going resource of mommyhood wisdom. I am grateful of the gift that she shares of being a doula, and honored that she helped me and my family through a birthing journey that took a few turns but ended with my precious gift. Thank you Jenn!

Posted 9/24/2019

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Lauren Firios

Jenn did an incredible job teaching about the whole pregnancy process and educating us on our all of our options as new mommas. She made me feel like a part of her family as she is so loving and welcoming. She also helped me to not be afraid of the birthing process and to embrace it at every moment. Thanks so much Jenn! 

Posted 6/17/2019

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Jordyn Lee

How am I supposed to put into words my experience with Jenn?! She’s outstanding! We fell in love with her during her calm birth class at Heart 2 Heart Birthing Center. I was skeptical whether or not it would be worth it to have her during birth since we’d just got a bunch of information from her class, but my husband said he would feel much better having her there to help us follow our birth plan and remind us what excersises would be best during each stage of labor. I’m so glad I listened to him! Jenn was a life saver during labor. We ran into some positioning problems with our little one and she helped us to move everything in the right direction. I don’t think my birthing process would’ve turned out as positive as it did without Jenn. We highly recommend her as a doula and friend! Thank you, Jenn!

Posted 6/15/2019

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Breeana & Cody Howard

Jenn’s work as a Doula has made a significant difference in the way we perceive child birth. We were adamant about having a natural birth and choosing Jenn was one of the best decisions we made during my pregnancy! As this was our first pregnancy, she answered every question and guided us through the reasons of her answers. The best part was that we could completely trust her and her years of knowledge to help bring our baby girl into the world.

We decided her to hire her based on the rave reviews of the Heart to Heart Birth Center. All the staff had nothing but good things to say about her. So, we met with her. Her vibe was warm and inviting and her classes were very informative from varying perspectives. The valuable content presented helped during my labor….especially moving around while in labor. TBH without Jenn, I am sure my birth story wouldn’t be as beautiful as it was. Since I was focused so much on my breathing and movements Jenn gave me per contraction, I can honestly say the whole laboring process wasn’t as painful as I thought it was going to be.

Jenn is DEFINITELY worth hiring for any type of birth you wish to have! We wish her nothing but the best and hope she continues to help educate families and see many more B-Earth Days!

Posted 4/15/2019

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Alexa

My experience with Jenn as my doula was more than I could have asked for! For my first baby, my sister urged me to hire a doula if I wanted to have a natural, intervention and medication-free birth. I was referred to Jenn through a mutual friend and, from our first phone call, knew she was the doula for me for a few very specific reasons: without my prompting as Jenn shared her "style" of support, she said that 1) she never wants to usurp the role of the husband/partner when there is one 2) she has a big personality, but when labor starts, she gets quiet and watches mom for cues of the mood she needs and 3) we share a Christian faith. These 3 things were secretly very important to me to feel like-minded with my doula. We also took childbirthing classes with Jenn leading up to the birth which were MASSIVELY helpful both to promote a positive understanding and preparation for the birth ahead of time as well as to get to know Jenn. When the time of birth arrived, she was everything promised and MORE. Her emotional anda practical support to me cannot be understated and she  had great rapport with my husband and friend who were with me as well as hospital staff (my midwife LOVED her!). I am so grateful to Jenn for her strength and expertise which led to the first beautiful, powerful, medication-free birth for me!

Posted 3/24/2019

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Linda Green

I'm hoping that my testimony, will help someone believe in themselves after a traumatic experience. My 1st child, was born via c-section and i was left traumatized. I didn't realize that the birth plan I orginally hoped for could possibly change last minute. The day I went into labor, I was only 1-2 cm dialated, no mucous, plug, and my water did not break. The contractions were intense and my poor husband and parents were not able to help guide me through them and I knew immediantely that a Doula was necessary and it was a huge mistake to not have one. I was not able to cope and deal with the labor pains nor was I prepared with different positions and exercises that could've helped me. Long story short, I was rushed to the nearest unfamiliar hospital and I succumb to a cesarian even though we still planned for a vaginal birth. I was cold, shaking, unable to breathe as I normally do, and scared as I waited on the operating table for my son to be pulled from my body. It was awful and the recovery was scary. Thank goddness my husband was there to assist me with recovery. Baby #2 came as a surprise, a year after my son was born. I immediantly searched for a facility that would allow a v-bac (Vaginal birth after cessarian), I knew that I wanted no interventions (ex: midwife breaking water), and I knew a Doula was necessary if I wanted it to be successful. I've seen Jenn before and I was recommended to her while I was pregnant with my 1st child. I instantly fell in love after meeting Jenn for the for the 1st time and I knew she was the ONE. Jenn made me believe that I can have a sucessful v-bac delivery and shared and educated me on many tips. I used the exercises to prepare my body for birth and when I went into labor, I was confident. I admit it was tough, but when I reached 10 cm all by myself, I was amazed at what a womens body could handle. I sucessfully delivered a healthy baby girl vaginally and I thank Jenn and her husband for recommending her to me.

Posted 3/21/2019

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Erin DeFrancesco

My husband and I decided to hire Jenn to be our doula after taking her calm birth class. We originally didn't plan on hiring a doula, but after going through some major life changing events we decided we needed the extra suport. We are very happy we did, and definitly made the right decision in hiring Jenn. We learned a lot from her calm birth class, but in the midst of labor it's easy to forget techniques learned. Jenn was awesome during the labor. She helped me remain calm as possible and to breathe. She also helped my husband, and reminded him of stuff that we learned so that he could help me, and also be apart of the birth of his son. She didn't interfere and knew when to give us our space when we wanted to be alone together. I planned on a natural birth at Heart 2 Heart birth center, but plans changed. After many hours of pushing and the baby not trascending down I had to transfer to the hospital. I was extremely upset and anxious. Jenn remained by my side. I ended up having to have a c-section. This was something I had always feared. Jenn stayed with me while the anesthesiologist administered my epidural, and helped me remain calm even through the contractions. She stayed with us all the way until my husband and I went back to the operating room. After the baby was born Jenn didn't forget about us. she was very supportive and came to visit us at home. She helped us settle the baby when he was fussy and gave us some good pointers. I would have never been able to labor as long as I did at the birth center without Jenn's support. I'm so glad she was with us when we had to transfer to the hospital, as it was very scary for me and with her support I was able to make informed decisions and remain calm. Thankyou Jenn for supporting Sean and me in the birth of baby Garrett. I seriously don't think we could've done it without you. 

Posted 9/21/2018

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Sarah Hart

I had the pleasure of taking Jenn’s Calm Birth Class. I walked in not knowing much and walked out with so much information. I liked how we learned about hospital as well as birth center practices. My favorite part was learning about the comfort techniques. Learning how to breathe correctly and the many comfort techniques made me feel less anxious about birth. Jenn is a very special person, she made me feel so comfortable and I could tell she is very passionate about what she teaches. I liked her so much that I also asked her to be my doula for my birth. Just knowing I have her expertise and support makes me feel great and I’m excited to try everything we learned when the time comes. 

Posted 7/3/2018

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Marisol Darge

I met Jenn at Heart to Heart Birthing Center. She was our birthing class instructor. Our first time meeting I fell in love with her. She gave me such a warm caring feeling from the first hello. After completing the birthing class, I asked Jenn to become my doula. She was always there for me and made me as comfortable as possible. Jenn is so wonderful, I appreciate everything.

Posted 5/25/2018

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Shakyra Cortes

I’m a, newly engaged, first  time mom; naturally, my fiancé and I wanted to be educated on how to accomplish our pregnancy and labor  goals- which led us to enroll  in Jenns 5 week Calm Birth class. From the moment we walked in she greeted us with a big genuine smile and a warm hug. When Jenn finished that first class I immediately asked her what it would take for her to not only be our educator but also our Doula. It’s clear this is Jenniffers calling. The way she genuinely cares for your comfort and the manner in which she supports each of us as individuals and as a whole is incredible and may have something to do with her counseling background. She’s very aware and extremely positive. Her heart for Christ, coupled with her desire to give you the best experience possible made her the right choice for us. If you’re looking for someone qualified and compassionate you found her. Be warned, her laughter is super infectious :) 

 

 

Posted 2/10/2018

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Courtney Hilliard

Jenn is a great doula! If you are looking for a peaceful birthing experience she is the doula for you! 

Posted 1/15/2018

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Marisa b

Jenn gives great material to teach babies and toddlers how to sign. My daughter’s speech is delayed and she has signed a few words in a week! Definitely recommend this class for any young child because it really helps them communicate when they can’t speak yet.

Posted 12/22/2017

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Larissa McCoy

My husband and I took Jenn's "Calm Birth" class at Heart 2 Heart Birth Center and we were very impressed with her teaching ability, patience, and compassion. As new parents, we're so thankful that we hired Jenn to be our doula. It was one of the wisest choices we made. Our natural birth did not go as planned as we ended up transferring to a hospital after 29 hours of labor. She helped keep Mom focused, practicing what we learned in class. We were so glad she was with us for the support through the whole labor, especially at the hospital. She stayed with us until after our daughter was born and helped her latch well for her first feeding. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a qualified doula!

Posted 12/5/2017

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Theresa Ayers

Jenn provided a wealth of knowledge and information! After attending her class my husband and I feel a lot more comfortable and prepared for our journey with a natural birth plan. Her class is something I would recommend to other expectant parents. 

Posted 11/8/2017

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Rachel

Jenn is absoultely amazing! She is very thorough, genunie, and very knowledgable. She helped coach and empower me through the birth of my first child who was born at home via a beautiful water birth. Jenn is clearly passionate about the services she provides and I highly recommend her to families that want a postive memory of such a beautiful life occassion.

Posted 11/6/2017

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Rowan Johnson

My husband and I met Jenn Randall at her Calm Birth class.  Jenn's focus not only on the birth experience but on pregnancy, all stages of labor, our relationship as parents, breastfeeding, postnatal care, and even child development...it was more than we could process all at once, but thanks to her fantastic documentation we now have a virtual "Jenn Library" to draw from.

Once we formally asked Jenn to be our doula she dedicated the entire month to us.  We had three home visits where we received instruction truly catered to our experience.  She went to astounding lengths to get to know us spiritually and emotionally, individually and as a couple.

From early labor to delivery, our birth experience lasted three days.  The moment I realized my contractions were "the real deal," I texted Jenn.  She was able to help me understand where I was in my labor and coach me through the following days.  Because of her we were able to successfully labor at home until ten hours before our son arrived.

Our natural, unmedicated birth was by no means traumatic, but it was difficult.  I firmly believe that without Jenn's coaching and compassion I would not have successfully completed my perfect birth, nor would I remember it as fondly.  She knew when I needed tough love, she knew when I needed sympathy, and she had so many solutions we were comfortable following her lead even in the most distressing moments.  

We emerged with a perfect, healthy boy at 41 weeks gestation.  I had no tearing, Jenn helped him latch within the hour, and we took him home that night.  Jenn even stopped by our house to check on us two days later and, ever humble, receive our feedback on her performance.  

After this experience, I recommend that every birth is accompanied by a doula.  And if you are in Central Florida, there is no one more qualified than Jenn Randall.

Posted 11/4/2017

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Peter Jarosak

Jenn was absolutely amazing. I had doubts mostly because of the additional cost on top of everything else, but my wife wanted her to be apart of the experience. Jenn was completely worth the investment (and so much more) and we can't thank her enough for her time, love, patience, and support.

Posted 11/3/2017

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Joseph Montanez

Absolutely wonderful. Not a negative thing to say. Very helpful and caring. Thank you for everything, Jenn. 

Posted 6/15/2017

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Alexsis Ferguson-Ekstrom

I simply cannot say enough about why any expecting couple should hire Jenn as their Doula. We met Jenn through Heart 2 Heart Birthing Center as she was the one giving the calm birth class which we elected to attend and knew almost instantly that we wanted to hire her to be their day of. And boy are we glad we did.


My water broke at 8:30am on a Saturday, and after calling my husband, and the birthing center, I called Jenn who was on her way stat. She arrived shortly after we did and helped us get settled and unpacked into our birthing suite. She helped my husband and I through all the previously practiced techniques that we learned in class, and in our private meetings with her, but most importantly she was there to support us in any way possible.

Both of us had a lot of fear and anxiety about choosing to have a natural birth, but our meetings with Jenn helped us overcome that. We even felt stronger in our relationship heading into this life changing event. Jenn was there for us from beginning to end for us and would still to this day pick up a phone call from us about new parent issues like breastfeeding, fussy baby, etc.

After a rather quick labor of about 6 hours, my husband and I welcomed our beautiful baby boy into this world, in large part due to Jenn’s immense skill, passion, and kind heartedness. Both of us are so grateful we made the choice to not only have a doula present at the birth, but this one specifically.

Posted 3/15/2017

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Charna Peru

She was very knowledgeable on all things prenatal and very helpful when I was admitted to the hospital. She was my constant go to when medical professionals tried jamming medical jargon at me. She was amazing at helping my husband remember what to do and give him breaks so he could be my rock through the whole experience. I could not have ask for a better doula. 

Posted 2/15/2017

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Emily Doerfler

I took the Calm Birth class for my second son who was born Aug 5th at Heart 2 Heart. The information and tools Jenn provided to me were indispensable durning my labor. I was able to deliver my baby unassisted with the support of the midwifes and my courageous husband. It was so beautiful and fulfilling learning how strong the female body really is. Such a complete difference from my hospital experience that I had with my first. I want to sincerely thank Jenn for the gift of self empowerment that she gave me during those class sessions that lead to me having such a wonderful natural labor.

Posted 9/27/2016

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stephanie kline

Jenn is absolutely amazing! I took her calm birth class and she absolutely rocked it! She not only took the time to answer all my questions and concerns she also showed my husband how he could be helpful and comforting to me during labor and even how to help my discomforts towards the end of pregnancy. Even after the class ended Jenn took the time to help me while I was in the early stages of labor because I was panicked and couldn't remember info. She took the time to comfort and encourage me. Jenn not only knows what she is talking about she is passionate about it and about you and your family. She is the best and not only did I gain knowledge I also gained a friend (:

Thank you for everything Jenn! 

-Stephanie kline

Posted 9/27/2016

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Lynn Deer

First of all, I would like to say that I have known Jennifer over 10 years and during this time she has demostrated that she is honest, reliable and a woman full of integrity.   I am a Licensed Midwife and have been attending births for over 30 years.  I work at Heart 2 Heart Birth Center and have had the priviledge and honor of attending Jennifer's birth.  She has a beautiful family and has had beautiful births.  

I also have had the honor and priviledge of having our patients take Childbirth Classes with Jenn.  She is a fantastic teacher and is loved by all.  One of the things I like best about her is that she does the best follow up of anyone I know!  I recommend her classes and recommend her to be your doula.  She will not let you down.  She will deliver everything she promises and more!  She is very attentive, loving, supportive and knowledgeable!  She will make you feel that you and your birth are the most important thing to her including giving you all the attention you need.  At the same time she will create confidence in your ability to give birth and empower you with your own strength.

Our patients love her and her classes and love having her as a doula.  We always hear compliments and praise and never a complaint from our patients.  You will have made the right choice when you choose Jenn!

 

Lynn Deer, Licensed Midwife

Director of Midwifery at Heart 2 Heart Birth Center

Posted 9/24/2016

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Shira BaTikvah

Jennifer is the AWESOMEST!!! She provided thorough and enthusiastic education about pregnancy and delivery. During labor she was a constant calming companion seeming to know instinctively what was needed to keep this mama's head in the game! My second son was a VBAC...10 pounds and 4.1 ounces. I could not have pushed that big boy out without all the encouragement I received from Jennifer! She celebrated his birth like it was her own child and truly made this the best birth experience possible!

Posted 9/19/2016

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Carlos Gumera

Dear Jennifer,

We wanted to express our gratitude towards you for helping us deliver daughter, Danielle this past Thursday. We appreciate and wanted to thank you for spending over 18 consecutive hours while Victoria was in labor and for coming over to our house the past previous Saturdays, to help us understand the laboring process and teaching us a bit more about each other. We admire the way you displayed a constant calm demeanor during the birth experience. Your knowledge and soothing techniques were in full effect. Victoria and I are extremely grateful to have had you part of this lovely experience.
Love,

Carlos & Victoria G.

Posted 8/30/2016

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Thomas Palumbo

I just want to start by saying that i was the last person who would have "needed" a Doula.  Even after we were half way thru our birthing class, i was not totally convinced but went along with my wifes decision to hire a Doula. How wrong was I. Jen was like family to us by the end of the class. There was no question that her Doula services were a necessity to my wife and I as were were first time parents. What a blessing she was the entire experience. She never left our side the entire 20+ hrs of delivery. You will not find a more knowledgable, caring and AVAILABLE Doula out there. 

Posted 8/29/2016

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