I felt a connection with Jennifer from our first conversation via Zoom while I was looking for a doula. I initially thought I would only work with a doula postpartum, as my partner and I don't have any family close. I am SO GLAD I decided to go with both the birth and postpartum hours with Jenn! She made our prenatal visits fun but also super informative and helpful with various techniques to prepare my body and also hopefully avoid an induction.
I went well past my due date but went into labor the morning of my induction, I think truly in part to the exercises Jenn continually encouraged me to do. She was also my and my partner's saving grace at the hospital. It was so busy when we arrived that I was in labor in the waiting room for several hours. Jenn was able to come once I was triaged and the first thing my partner said was "she needs you." It was true. I was already so tired of pacing the waiting room in pain that I was mentally/emotionally drained. Jenn provided the support I needed and also was able to advocate for me with the hospital staff in a way I just wasn't able to.
I ended up needing a c-section based on my son's position and failure to progress. Jenn knew that wasn't what I had hoped for, and was so kind and supportive once we made the call, I quickly felt at ease knowing we were doing what was best for me and the baby.
During our postpartum hours Jennifer really felt like the most helpful friend I've ever had. Plus I loved watching her interact with my baby!
Jennifer is super knowledgeable and great at what she does. But the best part of working with her was how much she really, really cares about her clients. We had multiple moments where she knew I was stressed, overwhelmed, scared but am also a person who keeps my emotions guarded. Jenn's compassion and understanding helped me feel comfortable expressing my fears and feelings and led to a deeper level of trust and comfort between us.
April 27, 2022