Testimonial for Jeni Dansand

 I instantly hired Jeni after a conversation on the phone. Her personality was extremely bubbly, and I loved hearing about her evidence-based approach to pregnancy and birth.

I prepared and anticipated a homebirth with my midwife and Doula Jeni. I did not prepare for five days of pre- labor and back contractions. As my at home laboring slowed down/stalled into the evening, all night, and into the next morning, my back labor became unbearable. Thankfully, Jeni was at my side, literally, by my pool and bed reassuring me the entire time that I will eventually meet my baby.

Her bedside manner, positivity, and continuous reassurance was exactly what I needed as my mindset became weak. I will never forget the morning I made the decision to transfer to the hospital, Jeni was holding my hand while I was in the pool screaming and crying my eyes out. When I firmly decided to transfer to the hospital, I looked at Jeni for a moment and I could see tears swelling in her eyes because she knew this is not what I dreamt my birth to be like. She knew I was so excited for a homebirth, so much so that I never would’ve had a hospital if it wasn’t for her. Thankfully, two weeks prior she forced my husband and I to sit down with her and come up with a hospital plan just in case I were to transfer. I was so reluctant to do so because I didn’t even want to think about having a hospital birth when I was so excited about my homebirth. But thank the Lord, I had a plan in place because I ultimately had a cesarean that I never imagined would of happened.

Thankfully, I had such a peace of mind when I decided to move forward with a cesarean because I knew the plan was already written out and my OB/GYN surgeon was fully informed about what I wanted. Honestly I can’t thank Jeni enough for making sure we had a hospital plan in place. I look forward to using her my next pregnancy!

-Marissa Armstrong

March 15, 2022

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Jeni Dansand

The Valley Doula

Birth Fee: $500 to $1500

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $25

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Updated 6/10/2024

Birth Fee: $500 to $1500

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $25

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Updated 6/10/2024

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