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Jessica Payne

Helping Hands Doula


Phone: 9059675488

Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

Birth Doula Experience: 8 years and 100 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 60 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • HypnoBirthing (Mongan Method) - Professional Doula Training Certification

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Doula agency owner
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Reiki Practitioner

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

York Region Representative of The Association of Ontario Doulas

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Jessica Payne

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Crystal Stefano

Jessica was our doula for our first child. Although my son was born earlier Jessica was still able to accomodate us. Anyone looking for someone who can ease any fears Jessica is THE ONE! No matter what fears or questions we had Jessica made sure we were comfortable. I couldn't imagine the birth of our child without her.

Jessica brings a level of professionalism on top of her wonderful personality. Very calm, gentle and definitely one you can talk to. We would definitely call her again for our next child.

Posted 8/21/2014

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Rebecca Illy

I would highly recommend Jessica as a Doula. Jessica took the time out to get to know our family and make us feel comfortable with our pregnancy and birth options. She shared so much knowledge and was always there for my husband and I when ever we had a question. Not only did she educate and prepare us for the birth of our daughter, she is an amazing support system and an incredible woman.

We were able to borrow books to help further our knowledge about pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. She also provides a TENS machine (if the client requests it). She promptly responded to my (many) texts always putting my worries at ease.

At the birth of our daughter Jess was the most incredible support system to both my husband and I. She constantly checked to see what could be done to make labour more comfortable (her suggestions were greatly appreciated). When tension got high because the birth plan had to change she comforted my husband and I and we worked through the issues together. She supported my husband and I throughout my entire 32 hour labour.

What I found most touching was several days after our birth we received the story of the labour process and the birth of our daughter. Jess took notes down during our labour and wrote a beautiful letter explaining all the little things a couple would forget in the moment.

The birth of Charlotte was amazing and having Jessica part of our family and there with us made it all possible.

Posted 3/31/2014

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Darcie Rogers

Jessica was with my husband and I for the birth of our first son in 2011.  Jessica helped me write my birth plan, helped me prepare our bags for the hospital and talked to me about the concerns I had about my labour and delivery and post-partum care.  Because of her support, as my friend and as a professional, I felt very prepared and calm when I went into labour.  Jessica acted as my advocate throughout my entire labour ensuring that the health team at the hospital knew what my birth plan was and that my concerns were heard and addressed.  She also served as a trememdous support to my husband who was nervous during and after my labour and delivery.  

We were so happy that Jessica was with us for the birth of our son and I would recommend her services to anyone I know who is considering hiring a doula!

Posted 2/25/2014

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Ian Tomlinson

Jessica recently served as doula for my wife and I and I have to say I don't think we could have done it without her! She brought my wife so much comfort during her contractions and made great suggestions and provided me with direction on how to help my wife as best I could through her labour.  She kept both of us calm and helped us make decisions on how to proceed with adapting our birth plan as different situatiions arouse. All in all she was so amazing  and I would highly recommend her to anyone  who is expecting!


Posted 1/30/2014

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Mark Ellis

Me and my husband's experience with Jessica as our doula was more than what we ever could expect possible. Right from the very beginning Jessica was highly professional, on time with appointments and her genuine care and concern for me and my baby was prominent. During our prenatal visits Jessica ensured that I was comfortable with everything and answered any questions of mine that I was unsure of. She also went through every possible detail that me and my husband needed to know for the birth, and helped ensured that my birth plan was just how I wanted it. She always helped me to make informed decisions with great articles and evidence-based research so my decisions were concrete and I was satisfied with them. We would speak on a very frequent basis during my pregnancy, and always answered my questions and text messages with care and knowledge. She was very caring and would always want to know how my doctor's appointments went and calmed any fears or worries I had. For my labour, Jessica came over right away and helped me labour at home with such peace and expertise; she guided me through my pain and allowed me to labour at home in comfort before going to the hospital and timed all my contractions. I believe if she did not help me through that part another outcome might have happened if I went to the hospital too early. During my labour Jessica was always there for me when i needed her and through this process I was able to have the vaginal delivery that I always wanted. I was extremely happy with my birthing experience and I now have a friend for life. I would highly reccomend Jessica Payne to anyone who not only needs a doula, but a caring, warm and highly knowledgeable young lady who is commited to both the mother and baby always. Me and my husband will never forget our baby's birth with her, and would love to have her again for our doula for more children to come. -Idelle Ellis

Posted 12/8/2013

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