Birth Fee: $900 to $1500
Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 50 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I am currently the Ambassador for Alberta and NWT with DONA International and the current President of the Calgary Doula association.
Languages spoken: English
We were so fortunate to have worked with Jenn for the birth of our daughter. The entire experience was so positive that I can't express how grateful we are to have found her to be apart of our journey. In addition, Jenn also assisted us with our birthing education which was amazing to have the the information geared towards the questions we had, not to mention in the privacy of our own home. Her depth of knowledge regarding birth, lactation and everyday motherhood questions has made for a very positive experience. Jenn is kind, compassionate and motivating making her the best possible person to be on your team through the journey of growing your family! I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking support during their special time!
Jenn was a calm, comforting presence to help guide us through not just our birth but our whole pregnancy journey. We were lucky to have her support welcoming our babe into the world and she definitely contributed to a very positive birth and early post partum experience.
I worked with Jenn in 2017.
I knew I wanted Jenn as my birth doula from the moment I met her. Her calm presence was immediately apparent and put me at ease. She was so caring and gentle during my last trimester and labor and delivery of my child. After we were settled at home, I was still able to contact her if I had questions. She also came to visit us once we were settled in at home.
I know without a doubt that had I not hired Jenn as my doula, I would not have been as confident and secure as I was in the birth process. I felt very supported and cared for.
I have already recommended Jenn to friends of mine and will continue to do so. If I have more children, she will be a must have!
Thank you Jenn, so much for all you have done for me, my husband and little girl.
Susan and Elanor
Jenn was our doula for the birth of our son, and we had such a fantastic experience with her!! She was wonderful at answering our questions throughout my pregnancy. Once we got down to business with labour, she was priceless! This being our first baby, I of couse thought birth was immeninent as soon as I felt a contraction. She came to our house, kept me calm, made sure I was rested and hydrated and supported. My husband is wonderful, but he had no idea what was going on, and Jenn really made the experience so much easier for both of us.
Once we got to the hospital, I felt so suported and "important" to Jenn. We had amazing midwives, but they are busy doing their job, and Jenn is really there for YOU.
I was able to stick to my birth plan, and I really think that Jenn was instrumental in that. She helped me through each contraction, she let me know how things were progressing and what to expect. Labour is such a crazy experiende and it was so reassuring to have a pro there!
Jenn also captured photos of the first moments that we met our son. I have tears in my eyes now as I write this - she captured the moment that I fell in love with him and my life changed forever.
Don't stop reading, I still have more to say about this amazing woman!
She also helped me with breastfeeding right after he was born. AND she helped me through it when I got home - I sent her many late night texts asking about what was normal, how to fix some little troubles that the baby was having.
Our son is now almost 9 months old and I am still in touch with Jenn. I feel like when someone watches you transform into a mother, you make quite the bond!
Jenn is kind, gentle, smart, patient, and so caring. And, she is funny and real! It's like having a trusted friend in the room with you. And then that friend watches you push a baby out.
p.s. our dog loved her too!
I had my first baby with Jenn as my Doula. My mom remembers as soon as Jenn arrived at the hospital i became calm. She helped me stay strong and get through my labour naturally. I will definately need her for me second baby one day! Her post baby care is great too. I felt she was really there for me. Highly recommend Jenn
My husband and I highly recommend Jenn Goodwin as a Doula. We hired Jenn to support our hospital birth when I was 32 weeks. As this was our first we were nervous about how our labour and delivery would go. I also experienced significant medical anxiety, possible complications and was concerned about not knowing the delivery doctor. Jenn was a constant support to us 32 - 41.3 weeks. She met with us multiple times to get to know us and our birth preferences and always checked in by phone or text to see how we were doing and how our appointments went. She also offered information and resources to help us make our decisions.
When L and D came, she was there with us at our home first and stayed with us until we were comfortably in recovery. She helped to normalize the birth process and support my husband and I every step of the way. Because she had taken the time to get to know us we were comfortable with her support. When decisions about our birth needed to be made her calm and confident presence, helped my husband and I feel empowered and in control of our birth.
We couldn’t have done it without Doula Jenn and we wouldn’t choose to do it without her! We are so thankful to have had her support and presence at our birth.
From the first meeting through until after the birth of our babes, Jenn was both compassionate and professional. She was caring, kind and held the space of my birth with love and positive energy. She provided great support to my midwife as my baby showed up quicker then expected and it was truly a pleasure to have her with us during this special time. I would highly recommend Jenn to anyone looking for a Doula. You will not go wrong with this lovely soul.
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