We are so grateful to have had Jessica as our birth doula! We didn't decide to have a doula at our birth until weeks before our due date, and were so lucky that Jessica was available and flexible. She is so warm, clam, and easy to talk to! She understood our priorities right away and shared a ton of relevant resources during the last weeks of my pregnancy. The prenatal visits were informative and reassuring and helped to ease my mind about birth.
I really believe that having Jessica's support during labor saved me from unnecessary interventions! My water broke before contractions really got going, so the doctors were preparing me to begin pitocin right away. But we decided to wait and see if the contractions would pick up naturally, and with Jessica's help, I never ended up needing pitocin at all! She had lots of suggestions for movements and positions based on what I was feeling, and that ultimately helped to get the baby in the right position and intensify the contractions.
Through-out the whole labor, Jessica was attentive to both my needs and by husband's. She remembered things that we had planned ahead of time that I know I would have forgotten in the moment. She took pictures and notes to help us remember the day. And she was just a pleasure to have in the room, worked great alongside the hospitals staff, and was so easy to chat with in between contractions.
I would highly recommend Jessica to expecting parents looking for a doula with a reassuring presence and collaborative style.
April 21, 2022