I hired Jessica as my doula early in my pregnancy, if I recall it was early in my second trimester. It was important to me to have a long term relationship with my doula leading up to the birth so I felt completely comfortable with them in the birthing room. I expressed this to Jessica and she was completely on board! Throughout my pregnancy, we checked in every doctors visit and discussed what was said. She always provided great recommendations when I asked on what has helped her or pass clients whenever something arose I had a question on. My favorite thing about Jessica that initial attracted me to her was her emphasis on education. When she came to my house to practice pain coping techniques with my husband and I was so pleased! Not only that but all her resources helped me through the labor process at home, before moving to the hospital. Fast forward to the day I go into labor-- I called Jessica to let her know my water broke but I took her advice to not rush to hospital. Using her materials, I labored at home for about two hours before going to the hospital. I kept her updated on the whole process when I got to the hospital. When she did arrive, she checked in on my symptoms, used some lovely essential oils and was right at my bedside while I labored. When transition hit, she was key in keeping me strong and sane as I was sure I couldn't go anymore- this extended to when I needed to push, hearing her voice was so helpful in encouraging me to keep going. Before she left, she helped me latch my baby and baby latched great!
I can't recommend Jessica enough! I loved having her as my doula , she was a pivotal support person at my birth!
October 24, 2022