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Jessica Porton (previously Brodskiy)

Neshama Maternity Services

Phone: 925-696-6060

Birth Fee: $700 to $1100

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $35

Fee Details: I offer prenatal, birth and postpartum support to families in the East Bay Area, with a special interest in Jewish families. I offer sliding scale, payment plan, and barter options to those in need.

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 20 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years and 8 families served

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: I am only accepting occasional day time postpartum clients at the moment.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • The Hatch Community

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Plus size mothers
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Infant massage education
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Languages spoken: Fluent Russian, conversational Spanish

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Oakland, CA
Travel Range: 13 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: I am currently taking on clients residing in the East Bay.

Client Testimonials for Jessica Porton (previously Brodskiy)

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Sara Haller

Jessica was an amazing doula to work with.  Her calm yet confident energy gave me the reassurance I needed that I could have another unmedicated birth in a hospital setting.  Jessica helped me find more comfortable positions to labor in, even though I needed to stay on the bed for much of the time.  She is excellent at massage, and I loved the counterpressure she applied on my lower back when the contractions peaked.  She made several helpful suggestions about pushing positions as well, and encouraged me to keep going, even when I was ready to give up.  She made me feel supported and empowered, and when the hospital team suggested an intervention that I was unsure about, she suggested I ask the team for some time to consider it, rather than feel pressured to make a decision on the spot.  In the end, I delivered a beautiful baby boy, and I am so thankful for having gotten to be supported by Jessica.  Her reassuring words, energy and action, all helped me have the birth I envisioned for myself.  

Posted 11/4/2016

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Katrina Briones

Jessica is amazing! She is super sweet, and has been very encouraging for both my husband and I! I am currently pregnant with my first child, and Jessica has been really informative and goes above and beyond to answer any questions i have. Jessica is very professional and organized as well. She helps keep me on track with the preparations for my new baby! Having Jessica by my side every step through pregnancy, and also knowing she will be at my birth, is SUCH A RELIEF! I feel a lot more comfortable about everything knowing that I have Jessica to help support/walk me through each step. I highly recommend Jessica as a doula!

Posted 7/6/2016

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miss aneice

jesssica is very prepared ,intelligent ,imformational,and open to learn more she is very kind and sweet she sked alot of questions during my labor she was very helpful and caring when my daughter and i caught a fever during labor and she is still there when i call no matter what the situation is i know that i can call on her she checks on me and my daughter faithfully i really appreciated her comfort and kind energy jessica is a joy to be around very vibrant i absoloutely love her if you're looking for a doula make her your choice .

thank you for everything jessica

sincerly yours darrisha and onnie

Posted 7/1/2016

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Samantha Infante

NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING!!! From the very first meeting, we felt a bright energy that we instantly felt comfortable with Jessica. She made us feel safe and gave us a sense of assurance that we are able to birth our daughter into this world the way we want. No matter the time or day, she was there to answer any questions or relieve any doubt in my mind. I do not know how you do it! You given us the opportunity to feel empowered! Though at times I've said "I can't do this," you've guided me back to labor naturally further than what I could imagine to do on my own. Thank you so much Jessica! You are made for this profession and we are beyond grateful to have you as our Doula!

 

??WE LOVE YOU JESSICA?? 

Posted 6/28/2016

Birth Availability for Jessica Porton (previously Brodskiy)

= Available. Calendar last updated: 6/6/2018 1:17:23 PM

Postpartum Availability for Jessica Porton (previously Brodskiy)

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