6 years and 50 births attended
Type of practice: On-call doula service
Clients per month: 0 to 4
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Most of my work has been in a hospital setting. I see such a need for all women giving birth to have a doula as an advocate and personal support.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I have had personally delivered at a birth center and have served a mother in this setting. I feel this is a great alternative to a hospital birth. Unfortunately we do not have any in Western South Dakota.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I am a homebirth mom myself, and I love the opportunity to attend moms with their home births. A home birth can be such a personal peaceful environment to give birth in. I do not attend unassisted births, but welcome serving you in a midwife assisted homebirth,
Fees adjusted for special circumstances. Will consider bartering. Discount for military, and missionary families
Rapid City, SD Service range 100 miles Serving Gillette and Spearfish as well. I charge mileage 1 way outside of the Rapid City area.
For expecting families, having a doula is a wonderful option. Now having Jennifer as your doula is THE BEST option. When Jennifer came on board for my sister’s pregnancy she changed the entire experience for the better. I could visibly see the confidence and overall effect she had on my sister and brother-in-law. She was there for them in ways the rest of our family could not be. As an individual, Jennifer is one of the sweetest women you’ll ever meet. As a professional she demonstrates strength and determination in all the that she does. During labor Jennifer was accommodating and personable with everyone in the room. During delivery she was attentive and fully engaged. She followed through to ensure my sister’s needs were continually met. I’m truly grateful to have had Jennifer partake in our exciting life changing, experience. As far as I’m concerned she’s part of the family now lol!
When I think about my doula experience with Jennifer McCormick the first thought that comes to mind is, "I am so glad she was a part of my labor." Having my husband and Jennifer there felt like I had a major encouraging, strong, support team to have the labor I wanted. With her expertise and exercises, time seemed go by fast until the big event. Then when baby was ready to join us she helped me find my strength until I got to see my baby.
As a first-time mom planning a home birth, I wanted a doula mostly so that I would have as many people as possible at my birth who actually knew what was going on! Jennifer was fantastic in that regard. Having birthed five children herself, with a range of experiences, she was able to give me the reassurance and confidence I needed to approach childbirth with courage. When the homebirth ceased to be an option (because little girl entered the birth canal facing my hip), she traveled with us to the hospital, and stayed until our daughter was born, lending peace of mind through her familiarity with the maternity ward and its practices. I never received pain medication, and she spent hours trading off with my husband to keep pressure on my back. (If you have back labor, this is very, very necessary!) Most importantly, after 17 hours of labor she assured me I had the strength to keep trying for the natural birth I wanted when I was so exhausted I thought it was time for a C-section. I am forever grateful for encouragement (and strong arms!) during the most exhausting but wonderful day of my life.
Working with Jenny was a wonderful experience. Jenny is compassionate and a very good listener. She puts her whole heart into being a doula. She helped me and my husband to be advocates for ourselves. every step of our pregnancy and delivery Jenny what's available and there when we needed her.
I had a wonderful experience with Jennifer as our doula. She spent time visiting with me, I appreciated her checking in on me, and following up on any appointments with the midwife. She was always available when I needed anything. I had a very quick birth, with very little notice (on a holiday), and she was still at the birth center right away. During labor she provided wonderful back massage to help with pain, and offered encouraging words. Post-labor, she helped to support me and my husband by providing anything we needed. Her follow-up visits to check on me and baby were very nice, and almost six months later, she still periodically checks in on us. She has become a friend, and I would definitely recommend her as a doula. She genuinely cares about her clients, and it shows.
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