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Jessica Kent

Jessica Kent Birth Services

Website: http://www.jessicakentbirthservices.com/

Phone: 240-285-3785

Birth Fee: $1000

Postpartum Rate: $25

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 70 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 30 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • The Matrona - Certified Holistic Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • The Matrona, July 2016
  • ProDoula, January 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

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

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
I do not attend unassisted homebirths

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • La Leche League Peer Couselor

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

President, Executive Director, The Birthing Circle, Inc. (BirthingCircle.org) Volunteer with TongueTieMd.com and La Leche League Commissioner, Frederick County Commission for Women Event Chair, Frederick Women's March

Languages spoken: English, conversational Spanish

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Randallstown, MD
Travel Range: 45 Miles

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Client Testimonials for Jessica Kent

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Lindsay

Jessica was initially the backup doula for me when my primary doula was unavailable, however, she stepped in and made me completely comfortable and advocated well for me.  I specifically asked for her for the birth of my second baby. She is fabulous, knowledgeable, and I would absolutely recommend her.

Posted 8/18/2019

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Lisa T.

Jessica was an incredible source of knowledge and support during our 2017 pregnancy and birth. She has been bringing babies in to the world since she was a teenager! She's patient, kind, and has an endless 'bag-o-tricks' to get you through any situation. When our baby turned out to be breech and we needed to schedule a c-section, she was still by my side on the day of delivery equipped with a yoga mat to help me get comfortable and helped to calm me before going in for procedure. She was there to help with the first latch after delivery and also managed to snap a few special family photos while my husband and I were fawning over our new baby boy. We interviewed several Doulas but were most impressed with Jessica's wealth of knowledge and experience. She has a HUGE heart and it shows in her dedication to her business and the Doula community at-large. You will not regret working with Jessica!

Posted 8/15/2019

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Sierra D

My experience with Jessica was wonderful. I wish I had her as my doula for my 2 previous (natural) births, but I wasn’t fortunate enough to know her yet. I hired Jessica after she reached out to me on a Facebook post I made searching for a birth doula. We met and she told me all about her service and what to expect in the upcoming months. She was quite thorough. Throughout my pregnancy whenever i messaged her with a question or concern she was quick to offer a response. When the day arrived she was so incredibly helpful. She respected the boundaries I had for personal touch and was calm, clear, and confident in everything she did. When water broke, my amniotic fluid emptied and my baby turned breach. I knew a cesarean was very likely and I was SO SCARED, but Jessica was great at helping me to keep calm with gentle reminders to breathe deeply and peaceful details about cesarean births. We tried to get baby to turn naturally for an hour before I went into the OR. Jessica met back up with me in recovery. Even though she was limited in what she was able to do because of me getting a c section I really believe she made a world of difference for me. I am and will forever be so grateful for her heart for this work and for her assistance in the birth of my third child. I give my highest recommendation in hiring her. 

Posted 8/14/2019

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Stephanie

My experience with Jessica was wonderful. My needs were a bit atypical, as I was surrogate. From the very beginning (pre-natal appointment), Jessica was incredibly knowledgeable and caring. I had done this birth thing before, but she definitely taught me things I didn't know. Because I was a surrogate, I needed my husband to stay with our daughter while I brought another little girl into the world. Jessica was truly a godsend. She encouraged me to voice my concerns when otherwise I would have just followed instructions. She knew questions to ask while I was in labor that I would have never thought of. I didn't have the best experience with my OB, and Jessica made a huge difference in how I felt about the whole delivery.

I'll admit it-- as soon as I got to the hospital (at 6 centimeters), I was ready for an epidural. Jessica offered some suggestions and worked with me. It helped me delay the epidural. At a certain point, I had to lay flat on my back, and that pain was unavoidable. I also labored fully, but the baby wouldn't drop. So I had a c-section. Jessica stayed with me and ensured that I was aware of what was going on. I vividly remember not hearing the baby cry-- Jessica must have seen the fear in my eyes, because she very quickly told me that the baby was fine and getting cleaned.

She also stayed with me after the c-section until I was ready to be transferred to my room. As a side note, I went into labor around 2am and birthed the little one at 12:32pm. Jessica stayed with me the whole time. Our post-partum meeting was focused on educating the new parents on baby wearing and what to expect in general.

I highly recommend Jessica's doula services in any and all situations. If you're a first time mom or not, having a doula is invaluable.

Posted 8/14/2019

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