Testimonial for Jolene Knutzen

Gosh I have written this a couple times now, trying to find the perfect words. Getting to the point - Jolene, you are nothing short of amazing.

I was going for a VBAC (succesful btw!!!) and Jolene provided such great support. She is a fountain of knowledge and just all around cool gal. Very down to earth and just real. I definitely found more than just a doula, but a friend??

During labor I had the goal of no epidural. It was a pretty important goal to me, but I also weighed the pros of if I did receive one. Throughout the process I had Jolene's support of pushing through unmedicated until I hit my wall. When I decided to go ahead with the epidural I was feeling somewhat defeated/as if I was giving up in a sense. I had her reassurance that the call I was making was the right one and in no way did it symbolize quitting. These little yet big moments of emotional support played such a huge role in my overall experience. Not to mention the friendly reminders on how to breathe during contractions and light touches to the shoulders/back that brought a sense of calm and support.

After the epidural it was time to sleep! Granted, there were plenty of times I would find myself wide awake  and boy did it help to have someone else to talk about random stuff. Helped significantly to pass the time.
Mind you, my husband was present but this way he was able to sleep and be awake and ready to go when it was time for baby.

During pushing Jolene could tell I was losing stamina so she stepped in and got us doing the "tug of war" method. She literally saved me with that!

All this to say - Jolene, THANK YOU for such a positive experience. I truly could not have done it without you??

-Brittany Howard

April 30, 2022

a photo from Jolene Knutzen

Jolene Knutzen

Elderberry Nectar of Nebraska Doula

Birth Fee: $900

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $45

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Updated 3/6/2024

Birth Fee: $900

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $45

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