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Jennifer Whelan

Mother's Little Helper Postpartum Doula Services

Gaithersburg, MD Service range 25 miles


Postpartum Rate

$30 to $35

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $35

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula
  • ProDoula - Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula

Postpartum Doula Experience

5 years and 40 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, January 2017

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smokers, please.

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Babywearing education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Gaithersburg, MD Service range 25 miles

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Erin Rudzinski


I cannot put into words how wonderful Jennifer was in supporting me in my pospatrum recovery and helping me to grow into my new role as a mother. She supported our family through a very difficult time, and I will always be immensely grateful for her. She knows how to support a baby's developmental milestones, was extremely knowlegable when helping us through breastfeeding challenges, and she taught me so many things about how to care for a baby that increased my confidence. Jennifer would help get our house in order when she came, which truly helped to reduce the overwhelm of my postpartum period. My husband and I did not expect to have a postpartum doula, but when I was two weeks postpartum we realized we weren't going to have support from family and needed help. Jennifer was a true blessing and I could not recommend her more highly. 

Rachel Z.


Jen worked with us for our little one's first two months. We didn't know exactly what help we would need, but we knew we would need some! It was especially helpful to have her when we had trouble nursing and had to triple feed. She was so flexible and adjusted timing and hours based on our needs. We felt comfortable leaving our little one in her care so mom could get a much needed nap or shower!


Jessica Minor


Jennifer was incredible and such a wonderful help in the first few months after our daughter was born. She came once our family help had left and was honestly a lifesaver in giving me a break during the day. She helped out with the baby and some household stuff that needed to get done! She always checked-in on me too and how I was feeling and was a wonderful listening ear and gave me more confidence in parenthood! She was great with our dogs and took them on walks, which they loved! Even before coming to our home she was available to answer questions that I had and provided insights into resources and products that I may have found helpful (everything she recommended I now use daily). I am beyond grateful for her help. She was such a calm and positive presence in our home. Next time we have a baby I absolutely would have her come help out again! 



I would highly recommend Jennifer as a postpartum doula - she was with us every day for a week after we got home from the hospital and was such an immense source of emotional and physical support. We had no family staying with us and no prior experience with a baby; I ended up having a very long labor and delivery and both my husband and I were drained at the end of it! Jennifer was so helpful in getting us back on our feet - talking to us, providing reassurance, taking care of the baby and guiding us as we learnt how to do so ourselves. We loved Jennifer's warm, friendly and positive attitude. My husband had a long list of baby related questions for Jennifer each day that she was able to help him with. For me , Jennifer provided the much needed emotional comfort that I needed to heal. It was also great to be able to have her take care of baby while we both got some rest. 

We went on to schedule Jennifer for many more additional days in the weeks that followed. When the pandemic related restrictions came into place, Jennifer was very proactive about refunding the payments we had made and  has continued to be there for us over the phone, providing us with resources and guidance as needed. I am so glad we made the decision to have a postpartum doula and that we had Jennifer!

Angela D


We are so glad we found Jennifer for postpartum support for our newborn son. It was clear that she genuinely cares for her clients and is very reliable. She was a huge help to us as first time parents. She always found a way to soothe our baby and get him down for a nap. I really appreciate the sense of calm she brought to our house when I felt like things were getting crazy! 

Juliet M.


Jennifer is a consummate professional. She is trustworthy, responsible, hygienic, friendly, prompt, and takes direction very well. Jennifer was there when I needed help the most, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a post partum doula. My children and I will always remember her for her cheerful and friendly demeanor. 

Kimberly Litt


Jen was a lifesaver for my family and me during the "fourth trimester" after welcoming our second daughter. I had a tough time with my firstborn and experienced postpartum depression. I wanted to be proactive this time, enlisting support ahead of time. From our first meeting, I knew I could trust Jen to take good care of us. We worked with her for almost three months.

Throughout our time working with Jen, she had a remarkable knack for knowing exactly what I needed, whether that was a meal, a break or a nap. She is extremely punctual, responsible, flexible and full of energy without being at all overwhelming. She has a sixth sense with newborns and a seemingly neverending supply of patience and knowledge. Jen was also great with my three year old, helping to entertain her and provide some much-needed attention at a time she was feeling left out. 

Jen truly made my postpartum period much more enjoyable and easier to manage. I highly recommend Jen to all families seeking a postpartum doula!

M F Nichols


As my due dated approached, I couldn’t help but be intimidated by the common tropes of new motherhood: the exhaustion, the chaotic pile-up of dirty dishes and laundry, the isolation, the frantic internet-searching for practical advice, the inability to eat or shower—let alone heal. Added to this, I was expecting twins. I could not be more thankful to Jennifer for ensuring that this cliché was not my reality. What you need to know about Jennifer is that she is professional, unobtrusive, upbeat, informed, frank, non-judgmental, and tirelessly active. She ran errands, helped keep the nursery stocked and organized, cooked, washed dishes and clothes, helped me figure out breast- and bottle-feeding, and assisted in caring for the babies. Mostly importantly, she made everything logistical recede into the background, so that I could focus on recovery and bonding with my babies. Bringing home two healthy girls was my dream come true. Jennifer provided me with the rest and support I needed in order to experience that joy fully, in the moment.

Postpartum Availability for Jennifer Whelan

= Available. Calendar last updated: 12-11-2021