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Jennifer Buonamassa

Labor of Love L.A.

Website: http://www.laboroflovela.net

Phone: 8183249200

Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

Fee Details: It's a pleasure to connect with you! Birth Doula service includes: unlimited phone, text, and email support, 2 prenatal visits in your home where we will discuss your birth preferences, any concerns you may have, comfort measures and positioning, signs of labor, self-care, siblings, pets, and more. I will be on-call for you 24/7 beginning at 38 weeks until your birth. I include two postnatal visits at your home once you and the baby are settled to provide support as you process your birth experience and assist with breastfeeding. * * * Postpartum Doula Service includes: I assist with newborn care, breastfeeding, sibling bonding, accompany you to doctor's appointments, overnight care, and more to support you during the transition as you incorporate your new little one into your home. * * * I am a Childbirth Educator and Lactation Educator. My work is truly a Labor of Love.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 12 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 2 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, April 2019
  • Hypnobabies, July 2019
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association)

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • CAPPA Trained Lactation Educator

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Rebozo Training
  • Infant, Child and Adult CPR Certified - American Heart Association CPR AED Program

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • High risk
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Belly casting
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Additional Education: Spinning Babies, Hypnobabies, Bradley Childbirth Method Member of DASC, ICAN, and DONA International

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Jennifer Buonamassa

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Michel lopez

I was going for a VBAC & I needed someone to help me through the pain and to stay focus on my birthing goals She was so bubbly, friendly, very wise and  aducated . She answered every question and concern she came over and we started my birthing plan she created two one for a vaginal delivery and a second one for a c section just in case we put it all together and talked about different pain techniques The big day came  I rushed to the hospital and yup I was 6cm dialated I quickly progress Jen got there and helped me labor through every contraction just when I though I wanted an epidural Jen made sure to go over my request of No pain meds It was the fear speaking not actual pain So I opted and I’m so glad I did and I’m so glad she was right there it was push time I pushed for 1.5 hours and baby girl wasn’t descending however she tried different positions and made sure I was aware and comfortable every step of the way Unfortunately Dr said my pelvis was flat and baby girl wasn’t coming down the birth canal my other option was a Repeat C section Jen made sure I was okay with the decision and that I had the best experience ever All my c section birth plan request where granted and respected This birthing experience couldn’t of gone the way it did if I didn’t have Jen there She totally made it worth it She stayed a few hours after birth and made sure baby was latching on and my husband was okay she made sure I was okay emotionally and that everything went well. After we had our postnatal visit and she was amazing always takes her time and never rushes we can talk for hours. She always included my husband and my 5 year old daugther in every conversation she’s an angel and I definitely will keep her in mind for my next birth even if it’s a c section My kids births when there older and any family or friends that want to hire a doula she truly loves what she does I love her 

Posted 6/30/2019

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Chad Fischer

Having Jen as our Doula was incredible!  My wife had mentioned getting a Doula in the past but I had no idea what to expect.  Encouraged to be open-minded, we decided to get a Doula to help us during pregnancy and birth. 

Jen was very encouraging throughout the whole process.  She was very knowledgeable about dealing with hospital staff, effective birth planning, pregnancy, and birth.  We had A LOT of questions and she promptly responded to every text message and phone call regardless of the day or time.

When it was finally time to go to the hospital, she showed up within 15 minutes, had her bag of tricks, and was ready to have a baby!  After having our first child without a Doula, this experience with our second child was incomparable; magical.

The part I loved the most was the fact that I didn’t need to deal with or talk to hospital staff.  Labor of Love knew exactly what our birth plan included and acted as our liaison with the hospital.  This allowed me to focus all my attention on my wife.  Plus, when my hands got sore from massaging, had to use the restroom, or just needed to step back for a minute, Jen was right there!  We switched off different positions, tried different methods, I even took a nap, and then a few hours later had a new baby boy in our arms.

This was the best experience and I couldn’t imagine having our second child without Jen.  My wife was very happy with the whole process and I highly recommend! If we happen to get pregnant again, I still have her on speed dial ;) – Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.  Truly amazing.

Posted 6/10/2019

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