$800 to $1150
$25 to $35
10 years and 96 births attended
2 years and 10 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 3 to 5 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Will attend homebirths with Midwife Present.
I have three birth doula packages. I have several packages for postpartum hours. Please visit my website for more information.
Brampton, ON Service range 40 miles
I started working with Jess when I was at my lowest low - got diagnosed with post partum depression and couldn't put my daughter down for a nap unless she screamed her self to sleep . Jess is very competent and right away knew how to handle Dia ( high needs baby). She showed me a way I could put her down for her naps that was gentle and doable. Putting Dia down for a nap went from a dreadful, stressful experience to a 10 min process that was gentle. She has the touch!
Jessica was our doula to help us with our twin boys. Without her we couldn't have made it the first couple months. She really helped us to have a smooth transition to be in a good state to handle the busy days ahead. She is very knowledgeable and really knows how to take care of babies. I didn't want someone who will come in and just help us with the boys, I obviously needed to trust the person very well as they were sleeping in our house at night. And just from seeing how Jessica interacted with the boys,I could really tell she truly cared about what she does. Definitely recommend hiring Jessica as a doula!
I wish I had enough words and the ability to express what an amazingly wonderful doula Jessica proved to be. Going into this, we were total strangers and by the time her job was over, Jess had become my friend & family.
Her pre delivery visits went great. She always listened to my questions and apprehensions; was thorough in guiding and counselling me. She had a loveable personality and knew how to involve my whole house yet keeping me as the focal point.
When I was in labour, she reached the hospital even before me! She had booked the last room available (they were going out super fast that night) before I even reached there. She had the ambiance all set with her battery operated candles, pilllows and massage tools. She sounded so passionate and encouraging and so full of positive energy that just seeing her put my mind to ease. I knew I was in good hands.
As the labour progressed, she helped me through every contraction. every.single.contraction. She massaged me on my back as if she perfectly knew where to touch, when and how. At the same time, she would help me breathe in the right manner as part of a pain management process. She'd follow my cues. She seemed just enough for me, physically as well as emotionally. My mother and husband though present in the room really didnt have to do much at all. Her every move felt like as if she was reading my mind and feeling my pain. She helped me tremendously even when I decided to go in the hot shower towards the later part of my dilation. Once the baby was out, my doula had become my photographer taking some lovely shots of my baby and us as a family. In her last visit she surprised me with a write up on my birth story which she was written with so much love, affection and accuracy. It left us teary eyed.
If I ever decided to go for baby no 3, it would be surely because of her! Jessica is the best! My birth story was a happy one only because of her! My midwives loved her too.
Our family was so fortunate to have Jess as our doula. She was a fantastic, hands-on support to both my husband and me. She kept us calm and focussed and helped me to have the birth experience I always wanted.
Jess' thorough intake process showed us how much she cared about knowing our preferences so that she could best support us. After finding out about my very stressful first birth with my daughter, Jess committed to helping me to have a much better experience this (second) time.
Leading up to the birth, Jess was available to answer my questions, provided me with helpful resources and checked in with me by phone as my due date got closer. It felt good to have that help to mentally prepare for the big day.
When I was actually in labour, Jess worked incredibly well with my midwives. She coached me on my breathing, held me tight through my contractions and had encouraging words for me throughout. I felt confident and strong and my baby came quickly and easily. It was amazing!
Jess went above and beyond and took pictures leading up to, during and after my son's birth. These photos are family treasures, like the moment when my husband found out we had a baby boy. Jess also wrote a "birth story" for us which captured all of the special moments in our pregnancy/ birthing journey.
Every mother should get to have Jess with them as they labour and await their baby's birth! I literally couldn't be happier with how my son's birth went, and Jess was a huge part of making sure everything went smoothly.
Thank you, Jess!!
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