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

Jessica is an amazing doula and I cannot recommend her enough! I had expected to have a happy, glowy pregnancy, but it quickly became apparent that wasn’t going to be in the cards for me. Due to complications, I ended up having my baby by caesarean at 37 weeks.

Despite everything, Jessica was there to offer a listening ear, send resources, provide validation, and help me feel empowered to advocate for myself. When I had concerns about my provider’s recommendations or when I felt like I wasn’t heard during prenatal visits, or when I was struggling with debilitating symptoms, she was a source of reassurance that I knew my body and could trust myself to make the best decision. Jessica provided that extra support when I was physically and mentally struggling to stay afloat. I truly don’t know how I would have survived this journey without her.

While I did not have the glowing pregnancy or uncomplicated birth I originally hoped to have, Jessica did everything in her power to make sure that my baby’s birth was special and as positive as possible. I was admitted unexpectedly and she was there from the time I checked in to the hospital until after my baby was born and we were back in our room. I particularly loved that she brought birth affirmation cards, aromatherapy, and soft lighting. This allowed me to remain calm. She was present in the OR and made sure my wishes were honored, from playing my requested songs when my baby was born to having everyone sing “Happy birthday” to her.

After discharge, Jessica brought dinner and reviewed my birth experience. She also spent time helping me navigate breastfeeding, which was infinitely helpful since I initially wasn’t sure I would even try.

Before this experience, I wasn’t sure what the big deal was about having a doula. Now, I am fully a believer that having a doula like Jessica is essential, no matter what kind of birth you have!

-Samantha Bryant

November 30, 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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