Testimonial for Jena Ashwill CD(DONA)

As a first-time mom, I knew early into my pregnancy I wanted a doula to help navigate the profound changes ahead. Working with Jena has been a blessing through this pivotal chapter of life.

Jena came to me highly recommended by someone I trusted. And for what she offers, her rates are extremely reasonable. She was there through all the various needs and concerns of pregnancy, preparing for and then helping during labor and delivery, and I am continuing to work with her postpartum. She was there for me emotionally when other people could not relate. And physically, her expertise as a yoga teacher helped prepare me for a smooth labor and delivery.

What was most valuable was having someone knowledgeable to discuss plans for my end of pregnancy care, birth plan and plans for early postpartum. Once I reached my due date, my midwife wanted to set a date for an induction. Jena talked me through options and potential risks. She held the vision of my birth plan for me when I got anxious and discouraged, and gave me tips to move forward with the birth I wanted. Ultimately, I had an unmediated birth as I had originally planned. In the delivery room, Jena was there to advocate for what I wanted with the doctors and nurses. She helped with comfort measures during labor and made sure my husband and I got a meal after birth.

Jena’s thoughtful services extended beyond the birth. She encapsulated my placenta and delivered it along with some additional mementos - a gesture I deeply appreciated. She continues to check on me, providing both support and valuable information as I navigated postpartum life. Throughout the entire process, her approach was completely nonjudgmental. She is very easy to talk to and I felt  comfortable being vulnerable with her. I wholeheartedly recommend Jena; her significant role in this major life transition has been invaluable and overwhelmingly a positive experience.

-Amanda K

November 15, 2023

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Birth Fee: $1000 to $1200

Postpartum Rate: $30

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Birth Fee: $1000 to $1200

Postpartum Rate: $30

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