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

We hired Jessica as our doula because my husband travels for work and we don't have family in town, so we wanted me to have a support person in case I went into labor unexpectedly. Then the pandemic hit, and even though we didn't know if the hospital would allow Jessica at our birth, we proceeded our journey with her hoping it would all work out. I was immediately drawn to Jessica because of her calming and encouraging attitude and ample experience as a doula. We had virtual and in person visits, and she prepped us with tools to use during labor if she couldn't be there in person due to hospital restrictions. Jessica really made me feel like I could have a beautiful, unmedicated birth and she provided a lot of great resources throughout my pregnancy. Ultimately, my birth didn't go as planned AT ALL, but Jessica was able to be in the room with us the entire time which was such a blessing and help. Even though I got an epidural, it wasn't balanced so I still felt a lot of contractions on one side. My labor was long, 22 hours, and Jessica stayed for the entire thing! She provided comfort with her "doula tricks" that helped me feel like a human all those hours. She stayed energetic when I, and my husband, were tired. She worked with the nursing staff and never felt like my medical team and her were at odds. She also took our baby's first pictures with her birth photography which are so beautiful and raw. My husband and I are both physicians so we have a lot of medical knowledge, but I would still recommend hiring Jessica to help with all the things we don't learn in medical school that really contribute to a birth experience. I can't thank her enough! Our baby just turned one- so better late than never for our review! We definitely hope Jessica can be there for our next baby when the time comes. 

-Kristin R.

October 03, 2021

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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

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

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