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Amy Jessie

Balsam & Pine Birthing Services LLC

Lexington, KY Service range 85 miles


Birth Fee


Birth Fee


Birth Doula Experience

3 years and 44 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, January 2020

Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per month: 3 to 5

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Currently only accepting Baptist Lex clients who are with Lexington Women's Health

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Please note that there are no birth centers in Kentucky at this time

Attends home births? Some Home Births
A licensed medical professional (e.g., CPM) must be present

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Childbirth education services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reiki
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Stillbirth and infant loss support
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Additional Credentials


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Hope's Embrace volunteer since 2020; Kentucky Home Birth Coalition supporter and advocate since 2020

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Free consultation to be sure we're a good fit! My fee includes remote support through your entire pregnancy, two prenatal visits, being on call 24/7 starting at 38 weeks, and one postpartum visit (typically 3-4 weeks from birth). Fee can be paid in full or divided into payments to suit your budget. I also accept FSA/HSA and can create invoices for insurance reimbursement.

Service Area

Lexington, KY Service range 85 miles

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Client Testimonials for Amy Jessie

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Claire Nickell


Amy should be your number 1 pick, hands down. She will be available, empathetic, hard working, resourceful, quick-minded, compassionate, present, and ever supportive to your every need. She didn't tire to care for me during my labor, even though she arrived at 6am ( I texted her at 5:30) and stayed by my side until the next morning at 9am. And OH how I needed her. I could not have done it without her. She gave me a hope and confidence that I could do my labor naturally, because her knowledge and wisdom was ever constant. And so I did, I stayed so present and focused and loved every bit of my unmedicated labor that she guided me through. Choose her!!! 10 stars 

Jordan T.


I was so appreciative that Amy was available to be my doula for my first child, even though I procrastinated finding one. She was so flexible with scheduling our meetings so that my husband could join. She is friendly, funny, and kind. Amy is very knowledgable about many different coping methods and techniques and had many recommendations for various services I was interested in. Due to my work schedule and distance I was not able to utilize all of her different classes and education. Knowing that I wanted to deliver without an epidural, I also knew that unplanned procedures can happen so I was happy to hear that Amy had experience with patients that had birth complications and even c-sections. 

I didn't want to use a doula just for help with me coping with pain, but also to help support me and my husband emotionally through this new event in our lives! She did just that. Sadly, I had to be induced during an ice storm but Amy was right there when we needed her. She was able to get food to keep my husband's strength up so he could stay by my side. She helped position me in different laboring positions and use the peanut ball when I was too weak to fight with it. 

I do feel like some of the things I was open to try was robbed from us due being on pitocin but Amy did everything she could for me with the situation we were in. She even took photos so I could look back later. My only note is that she can be a little soft spoken so I did have trouble hearing her encouraging words as I was coming down from contractions, but I know she was there cheering me on! I definitely recommend Amy if you're looking for a support person for your birth.

Tessa R.


If I had one word to sum up my experience with Amy, it would be marvelous! The moment I met Amy, I know that her calm presence would be exactly what I wanted. Amy brought every bit of knowledge, comfort, care, and compassion into every part of my doula experience.

For the prenatal visits, she helped explain the benefits of having a doula to my husband, answered every question with supported data and research, and truly helped me believe I could have the birth of my dreams. Any time I reached out, she was ready and willing to answer all of my questions quickly and confidently.

During my birth when I was questioning every moment of whether or not I was going to be able to do it, she comforted me, she empowered me, she calmed my nerves, and affirmed me in every direction! Her soothing voice was exactly what I needed to get through each wave. Without her, I don't think I could have done it. Her presence was exactly what I needed to have the birth of my dreams! She was an excellent advocate for me and helped me to stay firm in what I wanted.

I can not say enough about her and I will recommend her to every expecting mom I know! If I ever become pregnant again, there is no question who I will be calling!

If you are considering hiring a doula, I promise you will not regret choosing Amy! She's an incredible doula, woman, and now friend!

Jessalyn Bridges


Amy was the most wonderful support before, during, and after the birth of our sweet baby. She has a calm about her that I knew would help me to get through the natural labor I so desperately wanted.

Even though my labor was quick and in the middle of a snowstorm, Amy made it in time and I can still remember her voice telling me that I can do this, that I AM doing it, and my body was made for this.

Not only is she an awesome, knowledgeable, doula, she’s also just a good, genuine person.

I would choose Amy to be our doula again in a heartbeat and I definitely will be calling her for the next baby!

Katie Levesque


Amy was an amazing addition to my labor team. My partner and I felt so much more comfortable with the whole process by having her there . She did a wonderful job at helping us create a birth plan and talk through all of the options prior to our due date, and was able to provide us with a lot of helpful information while  we created our plan. At the hospital, Amy was hugely supportive. She helped us fully understand our options when the medical team was not always being clear about them. She stuck with us during more than twelve hours of labor and made sure my husband and I got all the support we needed. Her calm demeanor and caring demeanor helped to keep me and my husband calm and comfortable. I highly recommend Amy as a doula and would hire her again for our next baby in an instant. 

Mary Grace Brewer


I am so thankful for Amy’s presence during the birth of my second baby. Going for a VBAC, I wasn’t exactly sure of what to expect since I had never experienced labor before. My water broke on Christmas  morning and contractions got painful fast. When Amy met us at the hospital, she did such an amazing job at creating an ambiance in our room. She set up Christmas lights, gave me essential oils, music, and I used the tens unit she provided. This all created such a calming atmosphere that helped me push through the pain tremendously. She was there to give me massages, help me try out different positions, and just keep my spirits lifted when I didn’t think I could handle the pain anymore. During the end of my labor, the situation got scary very fast and Amy was there to keep my husband and I calm. We honestly don’t know what we would have done without her. If we were to have any more children, we would choose Amy as our doula over and over again.

Mary R


Amy was a compassionate, knowledgeable and essential part of my birth team. My birth didn't go as planned and my husband and I were able to cope because of her support. She was available throughout my pregnancy and after with an abundance of resources and as someone willing to listen. She stayed at the hospital for most of my induction and I can't imagine not having her with us. If you are looking for a non-judgmental, supportive and kind doula, Amy is for you. I would highly recommend working with her and will work with her again if I have another child.

Caitlin B.


Working with Amy leading up to and during the birth of our first was an absolute dream. From our initial conversation, she made me feel empowered and informed and did a wonderful job of making sure my partner felt just as informed. At the hospital, she stepped right in to making the birth environment exactly what I'd envisioned, and kept me focused even when I had to be induced. I could have never achieved the unmedicated birth I wanted without her support



Amy was a fantastic doula. She fully supported my decisions, freely shared resources and information, and has a warm and caring personality. She was exactly who I needed to help me navigate my pregnancy and delivery. She understood my concerns and helped me be a stronger advocate for my own well-being. Above all, she listened to me and I am so thankful she was beside me. I can't recommend her enough!

Birth Availability for Amy Jessie

= Available. Calendar last updated: 08-31-2023