Testimonial for Jenny Gillespie

My wife and I were very well-prepared for labor and delivery: we had both read and discussed with each other multiple books about so-called natural childbirth and also many medical conditions and procedures, had taken a birth prep class at our hospital, and had watched videos of positive birth experiences on YouTube. As a husband I felt very well informed about most of what might happen and the decisions I would need to help my wife make on delivery day. But it turns out there’s a lot more to childbirth than knowledge; there is a different kind of confidence that you need, one that comes from having someone present who has experienced hundreds of births and so knows how to handle anything that might come up. And even more, both of you need calmness, which plays such a huge role in letting the mother’s body do what it knows how to do. When my wife was in labor Jenny provided exactly this confidence and calmness, not just for my wife, but for me as support partner as well. This was especially helpful in the hour just before we went to the hospital: Jenny knew just what my wife needed, helped her understand and embrace what she was experiencing, and got us to the hospital at the perfect moment for a successful delivery of a beautiful and healthy baby girl. Post-partum Jenny has been an invaluable resource for practical advice, especially about breast-feeding. I’m so thankful to Jenny not only for the ways she helped my wife but for the way she helped me support my wife at the miracle of our daughter’s birth.

-Curtis Dozier

March 27, 2015

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Jenny Gillespie

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Birth Fee: $2500 to $3000

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

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Birth Fee: $2500 to $3000

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

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Updated 2/7/2024

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