I am so grateful to have received Jess's doula services for birth and the postpartum period. I had a lot of concerns going into birth, and Jess proved to be a true godsend! Checking in with her prior to birth really helped to prepare me, and her wealth of knowledge/information was hugely helpful. Whatever stage of the proces I was in, Jess had useful ideas, from tips to prepare for labor, relaxation strategies before and during birth to birth pain management suggestions. When the time came, Jess was there and I truly could not have done it without her on my support team. And where I was most grateful to have Jess's support was postpartum-in what was a time of challenging transition, my partner and I SO appreciated our postpartum doula shifts. Jess was there for all the overwhelming firsts-nursing, figuring out the pump, bottle feeding/bottle management, newborn care!-and her nonjudgemental, warm, competent and friendly presence was an amazing support during those first weeks as parents. We both agreed that having Jess's support was invaluable, and the icing on the cake was what a warm and wonderful caregiver she was to our baby girl! I have to admit that I initially questioned whether I really needed a birth doula since I was birthing in a midwifery practice-I did-and whether it would be overkill to have a postpartum doula-it was not. If you are looking for a kind, knowledgable, highly skilled birth and postpartum doula who also happens to be a super cool human being, then look no further. I could not recommend Jess more highly.
July 27, 2022