I'm sure Jenn could be a success in a variety of professions, but it seems as if she was made to be a doula. Not only because of her expertise, but also because of her love for new life and respect for the birthing process. If you are fortunate enough to work with Jenn, prepare for a compassionate, professional, uniquely skilled addition to your birth team. Jenn supported our family, and my birth journey physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. She was able to sense what is needed in our hospital and postpartum setting. She knew when to step back and when to step forward throughout the journey. As an advocate, she was clear and strong yet kind and friendly with our doctors and nurses. Some of the hospital staff have already referred her to other parents!
Physically, Jenn was a powerhouse. She stayed alert and attentive, offering massages, and essential oil therapy throughout my 24 hour labor. She guided me through birthing ball techniques and danced (yes, danced) with me in the earlier stages of labor. She paid close attention my progress, recognized when I needed her to voice my concerns to doctors, and was an incredible support during the most demanding stages of labor.
Since my son's birth we've stayed connected. She's checked in and offered gentle advice and support.
We feel incredibly grateful to have worked with Jenn!
September 25, 2021