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Jessica McGilvray, CBD (CBI), SBD, HCHD

Blissful Birthing TN


Phone: 501-316-8811

Birth Fee: $950

Postpartum Rate: $35

Fee Details: I am a birth, postpartum, sibling, and loss doula with Blissful Birthing TN, a Christian doula agency serving the greater Nashville area. It is our mission to provide evidence based information, unconditional support, and compassionate care to the women we work with and to help our clients find the joy in motherhood during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 100 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 6 years and 25 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Birth Doula
  • Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula
  • Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, May 2014
  • Madriella, January 2018
  • Childbirth International, February 2018
  • Stillbirthday, May 2018
  • Hypnobabies, June 2018
Type of Practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency

Clients per Month: 0 to 4 births and 0 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
I only attend homebirths attended by a licensed medical professional. I do not attend unassisted homebirths.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Breastfeed {Naturally} Certified Breastfeeding Advocate
  • 8 years personal breastfeeding experience

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified
  • Rebozo Training
  • Newborn Care Specialist

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Twins
  • Vaginal breech birth
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother Roasting
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Active volunteer with Nashville Volunteer Doula Program at Vanderbilt and Centennial Women's Center, Active Member of the HEART Doula Network, Active Member of the Nashville Birth Collective, Professional Member of International Cesarian Awareness Network (ICAN), volunteer with the Nashville Breastfeeding Coalition I also provide volunteer loss doula services to women in the greater Nashville Area.

Languages spoken: English

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Chelsea Hethcote

Jessica was such an immense help during the birth of my son. Although I encountered some complications, she was such a great comfort that I really don't know what we would have done without her. She's calm and collected and a wonderful pillar of support!

Posted 12/18/2018

Birth Availability for Jessica McGilvray, CBD (CBI), SBD, HCHD

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