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Jennifer Barnes

Doulas at Essentials

Louisville, NE Service range 40 miles


Birth Fee

Not specified

Postpartum Rate


Birth Fee

Not specified

Postpartum Rate


Birth Doula Experience

4 years and 20 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

4 years and 50 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Madriella Doula Network - Certified Labor Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Madriella Doula Network - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, March 2019
  • Madriella, May 2019

Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per month: 1 to 5 births and 3 to 5 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? No Home Births

Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Child passenger safety technician services
  • Childbirth education services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Infant massage education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep educator

Fee Details

Fees are negotiable and payment plans are available

Service Area

Louisville, NE Service range 40 miles

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Client Testimonials for Jennifer Barnes

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Jessica Whitsett


Jennifer is experienced, confident, energetic, and efficient. After interviewing several doulas we chose Jennifer to support us during the birth of our third child. Due to pregnancy complications, I knew I would be having an induction. I was concerned about what to expect for labor and delivery. In our first meeting Jennifer took the time to listen to our concerns and help us understand options. We ended up needing to deliver earlier than planned. Jennifer was available right when we needed her and helped me get into the right mindset. With Jennifer's support, I was able to have an awesome birth experience, even with the induction. She helped calm my fears, provide reassurance, and move me into positions that helped my labor progress. She is easy to work with and had good rapport with my husband and the medical providers. We are so grateful she was by our side when we welcomed our baby!


Angie C


Hiring Jennifer as our doula when we had our daughter was a huge blessing. She brought such a sense of peace and calming when life felt a bit turned upside down. Early on I needed to triple feed (nurse, bottle feed, and pump) so that my newborn could gain weight. The first night I needed to use my pump, I could not get it to work so I called Jennifer. She immediately came over to support me and helped trouble shoot with my pump. Her calming presence that night helped set the tone for our time together. Having Jennifer as our doula was such a wonderful choice for our family and I  highly recommend her if you are considering hiring a doula for your postpartum team. 



Jen guided us with wealth of new born nursing journey across few sessions. As new parents, her service helped at in home sessions and learning about various nursing techniques. Also she is quick to answer any post Partum questions via messages. Recommend her totally to all new parents. 

Jessica Applegate


Every mom, and especially first-time moms, should work with Jenn! 

I knew very early in my pregnancy that I wanted the help of a doula during labor and delivery. And while those services played a big part in our positive birth experience, it was Jenn's work as a postpartum doula that I am the most grateful for. Jenn would do anything for a mom, and having someone so reliable, knowledgeable and kind on my team gave me the sense of security I needed as a first-time mom. Even with a supportive family in the area, I relied on Jenn to be MY person. Not my baby's person, but my person.

I knew absolutely nothing about breastfeeding before bringing baby home, and I fully credit my success in that area to Jenn. From midnight texts as my milk came in, through problem solving latch issues, to setting up a feeding and pumping schedule that worked for my husband and me, Jenn has really been there. She's a blessing in many ways, but if you're a first-time mom looking to breastfeed, hire her now! 

After getting through jaundice and reflux, we now have a happy and healthy two month old, and Jenn continues to be a support system and a real friend. Thank you, Jenn!

Jessica Vaca


I have so many wonderful things to say about Jenn! She has been my rock since birthing my daughter. It can be so overwhelming with all the new information out there so to have someone who you can talk it through with and who can help you apply that information to your specific situation and family is a gift. She truly cares for me and my daughter and I'm so thankful to have been working with her and that I can continue asking her questions. Having a postpartum doula is a must, especially with first your kiddo. They bring so much more to the table than you could possibly think of. At least Jenn does! :) If you're looking for helpful knowledge, ease, comfort and a grounding resource, you can not go wrong working with Jenn!

Birth Availability for Jennifer Barnes

= Available. Calendar last updated: 10-10-2022

Postpartum Availability for Jennifer Barnes

= Available. Calendar last updated: 10-10-2022