$500 to $750
0 years and 8 births attended
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
Only Home Births With Certified Nurse Midwives
I am passionate about making sure my clients feel supported and encouraged in their decisions surrounding their birth. I aim to educate and help empower the families I work with. My birth Doula Services include two prenatal visits and one post partum visit. Please visit kellyjernigandoula.com for more info About my services!
Elizabeth City, NC Service range 65 miles
I am so grateful to have Kelly as my Doula for my first child! Living far from family it was a huge comfort to have such a confidant and knowledgable person supporting me. Before I met Kelly, I was frantically researching everything I could find about childbirth, worried I would miss out on some very important detail. Once I met her, we had conversations discussing what to expect and evidence-based strategies to help the process. I felt a huge weight lifted from my shoulders. I was able to relax and enjoy my pregnancy! The day I went into labor, I felt calm knowing that everything I was feeling was normal and I had her support as soon as I needed it. The hot shower she recommended about 10 hours into labor was a lifesaver and really helped me relax for the next few hours of labor. I would recommend Kelly to any expecting women out there!
Kelly was an amazing doula! A few months into my pregnancy I realized I was very anxious and fearful of giving birth and started looking into doula services. From the first conversation I had with Kelly a lot of my fears were alleviated. Kelly has a super calming presence and is just so comforting to be around, I knew I wanted her to be part of my birth experience. Kelly is so genuine and helpful, at our first meeting she explained the basics to me, there was no pressure to book services, but I knew immediately that I didn’t need to look any further or interview any other doulas as she was a great fit.
Throughout my pregnancy Kelly was a great source of knowledge, whenever I had a silly question or just wanted another opinion about something I could reach out to her with ease knowing that she was there to help and I wouldn’t be judged on the silliness of my questions. It was so comforting having a knowledgeable and kind resource just a text/email/phone call away. We had several prenatal meetings with my husband as well which were very helpful.
My birth experience was much faster and intense than I imagined, and Kelly provided exactly the kind of support I needed. When she arrived at my labor and delivery room I was instantly relieved, I knew she was there to solely support me and that everything would be okay. Her calm nature and reassuring presence helped me to get through such an intense time. She also stayed after and helped to get breastfeeding started.
Kelly’s availability and continued support postpartum was so helpful. Those first few weeks after delivery are tough and knowing that she was still there to help with my questions and anything I was going through was such a relief and so helpful.
I would absolutely recommend Kelly’s services, she is a genuine, kind, smart, and nurturing person and offered great knowledge and support throughout my pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum period.
Kelly is exactly what every family needs during any or all stages of a pregnancy. She is a calming and knowledgeable resource to help with expectations and provide support in all aspects of pregnancy and birth experience.
I was seeking an unmedicated birth and had no idea what to expect. Kelly was there to educate me on every stage of my pregnancy and help me prepare for the birth experience I was seeking. Any time that I began to have anxiety about what the labor pains would feel like and if I would be able to handle it or what to expect after the birth, she was readily available to give me resources to read and research or just to speak to me to calm my nerves.
From the drive to the hospital and to the time spent in the labor and delivery room, Kelly was the calm in the room for my husband, mother, and I. She helped me manage the labor pains while I went from 4cm to 9.5 cm dilated without medication with her gentle reminders to not fight against the pain and by putting me in various birthing positions to help the baby move down. And when I screamed out that I could not continue without any pain management, she was there to help me make that decision towards seeing that the epidural was going to be used as a tool to help me get my baby out.
If you are considering a doula you should consider someone who truly cares about you and understands the woman’s body and is passionate about childbirth. Kelly is so passionate about educating and supporting all expecting mothers and their families and would be an amazing doula for anyone seeking these qualities.
With greatest thanks and love,
= Available. Calendar last updated: 02-19-2018