Testimonial for Jen Allan

When people asked about my labour and birth, I said “it was okay.” I didn't talk about how physically challenging, mentally draining or how long it was. I needed time to recover emotionally from the birth. My labour lasted almost 5 days and when my daughter was born, instead of feeling instant gratification, all I wanted to do was sleep and eat. I didn't even want to hold my baby! That overwhelming feeling of joy and intense bonding didn't come until several hours after I gave birth because I was so drained.
Because I was so fixated on my birth not meeting my unrealistic expectations, it took me awhile before I truly appreciated how beautiful my birth actually was. I watched through a mirror, my daughter being born through my vagina and placed on my chest. Without medical interventions, I used the pure force and natural rhythm of my body. I had the birth I wanted and I'm not sure I could've done it without my doula, Jen.
Jen was there for me in many ways providing a tens machine, birthing ball, setting up a bath and provided me with many techniques to help me through the process. Jen encouraged me in times of suffering and kept me focussed on following through with the birth I wanted to have despite the curveballs thrown in my direction. I learned that my body is more capable than I thought possible. I believe the most important thing a doula can do is help bring out the strengths of the birthing mother. Thanks, Jen.

-Jessie Orrin

December 13, 2016

a photo from Jen Allan

Jen Allan

Blue Moon Birth

Birth Fee: $1450 to $1650

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $40

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Birth Fee: $1450 to $1650

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $40

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