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JESSAMYN KEAR

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Phone: (747) 217-2036

Birth Fee: $1300 to $1700

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

Fee Details: Includes 2 prenatal visits; unlimited phone, text email support; 24/7 on-call beginning 38 weeks; unlimited emotional and physical support through labor & birth; one post-partum visit. Discounted fee for active Military families

Birth Doula Experience: 8 years and 25 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 0 years

Doula Training

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), April 2011
Type of Practice: Solo practice

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

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No overnights
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Lamaze International

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certified Educator of Infant Massage
  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • LMT/LMP (Licensed Massage Therapist/Practitioner)

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Home Birth
  • Over 40
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reflexology

Languages spoken: ENGLISH/SPANISH

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Woodland Hills, CA
Travel Range: 40 Miles

Client Testimonials for JESSAMYN KEAR

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sydney stewart

Jessamyn couldn't have been a better team member for the birth of our second child! She was there when we needed her and told us later had been waiting nearby knowing we were probably further along than we thought. Her poise and presence during my labor were both calming and secure. She has great hands and could voice simply and susinctly direction that helped relax me through the hardest contractions and move the baby into position; she kept me full of fluids and got me to go to the hospital just in the knick of time as we didn't realize how far along I was. She has a beautiful sense of emotional timing, bringing lightness when needed and focusing at other times. Our experience birthing our second daughter was magical and I believe she was a key factor in it.

Posted 4/14/2014

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Jen Carmody

Jessamyn is an amazing doula and I cannot recommend her enough! She is everything we were looking for, and so much more. Jessamyn exudes warmth, joy, compassion and has a deep reverence and respect for birth. She is gentle and lighthearted while also providing firm and grounding support. From our very first meeting (the initial interview), I felt so safe with her and trusted her to support me during the incredible experience of childbirth. Because of her warm spirit and competent, experienced hands, I had complete faith in her and knew that she had my back, both literally and figuratively. It was this trust that allowed me to relax into birth and surrender to the process, both in the weeks before the big event, and during labor and birth. She anticipated my needs at every turn and somehow knew exactly what I needed before I even knew. In a nutshell, Jessamyn put me at ease, both physically and emotionally. She was a vital part of our birth team and I could not imagine giving birth without her by my side. I am forever grateful to her for supporting me through the incredible journey to motherhood.

Posted 4/13/2014

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Tanya Dougherty

It was a pleasure having Jessamyn as our birth partner. I formed an instant "kindred spirit"  relationship with her. She was nurturing throughout the entire pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. Her coaching greatly helped me through the most difficult part of labor. Jessamyn involved my husband during the entire experience and was a great coach and advocate of our birth plan. The birth of my son was peaceful and wonderful. I can't imagine going through labor without her!

Posted 3/26/2014

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Eliza Spaulding

Jessamyn is a wonderful doula! In addition to be extremely caring and supportive, she is knowledgeable, organized, and has just the right touch. During our prenatal visits, she taught us so much about labor and delivery, information that one cannot read in books but comes from participating in numerous births. During L&D, she was with us for what ended up being a very long birth and helped us navigate a complex decision making process that helped honor our wishes. During our post partum visit, she checked in on how we were doing and expressed that she was there to support us in any way. In between visits, we also were in regular contact when questions arose or just to check in. If you're considering working with a doula for your pregnancy, I encourage you to work with Jessamyn. I cannot imagine going through the experience without her!

Posted 3/20/2014

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Beth Lachance

Jessamyn was absolutely wonderful during the homebirth of our baby boy and I can't recommend her enough!  I just felt very comfortable with her right away and we've remained in contact since the birth.  She will definitely be there again when we get around to having our second child.

We had only met twice prior to the birth (an initial coffee shop intro and then a home visit). Since our baby came three weeks early, we missed out on the second home visit, and while I would have loved to have gotten some more time with her to prepare, it all worked out great.  Our birth was relatively straight-forward, but the baby was early and progressed much quicker than anticipated.  Jessamyn managed to help soothe and guide me (and my husband) as well communicate and escalate my progress to the midwives.

She has a calm, fun demeanor, a nifty little bag of tricks to help get you through labor, and she's a masseuse - the best!!!  She's warm, soothing and had the right level of involvement to allow my husband and I to feel like we were being guided and supported, not interfered with.  My midwives, who had not worked with her before, both thought she was fantastic and commented on what a great job she had done and how they enjoyed working with her. 

And while I had no intention of being photographed during the birth, she took pictures (with my permission) and video'd announcing that we'd had a boy to my awaiting parents. I absolutely love that I have them to look back on. 

She's great!!!!

Posted 3/18/2014

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Amanda Camacho

Jessamyn was an outstanding doula from beginning to end and was an advocate for me and my baby throughout my birth experience. She is sensitve, respectful, joyful, calm and encouraging. I intended to give birth at a birthing center, but because of some complications, I was instead transferred to a hospital. Jessamyn stayed by my side throughout and made sure my needs were met and my voice was heard. Before the birth, she spent a lot of time with my husband and I preparing us and answering questions. Afterward, she checked in on my in person, over e-mail and by phone and I am so grateful for all the support she offered during those first weeks. Both my husband and I, without question, would recommend Jessamyn to anyone who is looking for a doula.

Posted 8/13/2013

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