Testimonial for Jessica Gillan: Bellies, Boobs, Babies & Bliss

Jessica provided me with the knowledge and insight that I needed to succeed in the hospital with a natural birth. I did not want an epidural or chemicals like pitocin to alter my bodies' natural ability to produce milk. With Jessica's guidance, I gave birth to a healthy baby boy, chemical and c-section free! She advocated for me after I had given birth, and made sure the umbilical cord wasn't cut for at least 30 min. When it came to nursing, as a first time mom, I had a shallow and painful latch at first, but with diagrams and descriptions she coached me to the perfect latch so that Enzo got plenty of milk and I didn't have sore boobies! 

   Surprisingly, I learned from many of the nurses that I was the only natural birth they had witnessed! Nurses and doctors alike today are so conditioned to intervene with the natural order that despite all of my requests for no drugs, a nurse almost stuck a shot of pitocin in my leg after giving birth! Jessica asked what it was and stopped her.... "Why?" I asked the nurse. She responded, "To help deliver the placenta." I told her I was sure I would deliver it just fine!

    I will be forever grateful that I had Jessica by my side to assist me in one of the most profound experiences of my life. An experience too many women are robbed of through unnecessary medical intervention. 

Oh I thought I was done! This reminded me...my sons blood sugar was low and the doctor INSISTED he HAD to supplement with formula in a dropper. I reminded him that I was producing plenty of milk, and I could simply pump and supplement with that to raise his blood sugar. Jessica warned me they would push formula... I was so glad I was able to nip that in the butt instead of thinking I had failed my son somehow. We are adequate. We are capable. We are made for motherhood.

-Jatossha

October 31, 2020

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Jessica Gillan: Bellies, Boobs, Babies & Bliss

Doula, CLC, Midwife Assistant, Birth Photographer

Birth Fee: $1500 to $2400

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

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Birth Fee: $1500 to $2400

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