Birth Fee: $1700 to $2000
Fee Details: I charge $1700-$2000 with a sliding scale down to $1500 upon need/request. This allows me to be able to serve more doula clients and sustain my own family as well.
Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 65 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Member of the Portland Doula Association
Languages spoken: English
We hired Jenny as our birth doula in July 2013. My husband and I were expecting our first child in August and felt that a doula would make our experience much more pleasant and less stressful. We were right!
Jenny was absoultely wonderful. She provided continued support to us pre-labor, during the labor and delivery, and after the birth of our precious baby daughter. Both my husband and I felt more secure knowing that Jenny was there for us and on-call before my labor started. My baby was late and Jenny provided invaluable advise and ideas as to how to naturally induce labor; once in the hospital, Jenny arrived shortly after we contacted her and provided us with further support. I felt her presenece was comforting; my husband also appreciated the added help, which allowed him to be more relaxed and enjoy the birth of our little one.
While my husband and I took a camera to take photos of our big day, everything was happening so quickly, we did not even take one picture! Jenny, however, was there documenting it all. She took many great, as well as tastefuly, photos of us and our baby. If it were not for Jenny, we might not have had a single photo of the labor and delivery!
We highly recommend Jenny as a birth doula. Whether you are deliverying at home or at a hospital, like I did, a doula provides tremendous help and support for both the mother and her partner. With her pleasant personality, calming presence, useful ideas, and great photography skills, Jenny defintely contributed to making my labor and delivery a positive experience!
During my first pregnancy, I did not know very much about pregnancy, labor and or delivery. As my weeks went on I did my research and gave questions to my OB, he shot me down in 4 seconds when I mentioned water birth. That pregnancy ended in a c-section due to transverse position. The next time, I swore, would be different. I was not having another C section. I went online and searched local doula’s and found Jenny. We meet up and when we left my husband said, “she is your long lost best friend that has the exact same ideas you have.” He was right, she was. My family didn’t understand why I needed a doula when I had doctors and my husband. I explained it and they stopped asking, pretty sure they never got it. I had a vision of what I wanted, birth is magical and my “best friend” got that, she knew what I meant. I was laboring for FOUR days, major back labor. Jenny texted or called me constantly until I asked her to finally meet me in the hospital. My “plan” did not get followed as much as I wanted, I got my epidual and pitocin, but Jenny was amazingly positive about and supportive even though she knew it wasn’t exactly what I wanted. She did everything she could to make me comfortable, put gloves on, held my leg and helped me push. She took AMAZING photographs as well. My husband was amazed and so happy to have her there to help me. I’m glad she was there to help me with my first VBAC because I was so scared I would not have one. I am happy to have met her and call her my friend. I would never want to be pregnant without a doula best friend to talk to. I have recommended her and a doula in general to every female I have ever met.
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