Testimonial for JESSAMYN KEAR

Me and my partner met Jessamyn through the Village Birth. What we wanted was someone who could teach us as much as possible without any sort of philosophical filter. We wanted to make our own decisions, but we also needed support us emotionally who wasn't a friend or relative. Jessamyn provided that and more.

By providing a framework in which to learn Jessamyn allowed for us to empower ourselves. My wife's choices about her body and her care were her own, but I was able to understand and advocate for her so much better because of what I'd learned. Jessamyn helped us build a birth plan and fostered a space in which my wife and I could discuss these matters.

When the day finally arrived there were things that deviated from the ideal plan", but that didn't shake us. I didn't feel like everything I'd learned went out the window. That's because Jessamyn helped integrate so much of what we learned into our basic response to various states of birth. And when we did come up against something we weren't sure about, she was there to help us understand, make our own call and feel good about it. That last part can't be discounted. Jessamyn helps you feel good about the decisions you make. By feeling confident in our decisions we were able to be fully present for the experience emotionally.

It's one thing to know what a doula can provide in abstract, but it cannot prepare you for how that support feels. Since that day I've felt even more connected to my partner and baby than I ever thought possible. Would we have brought a healthy baby into this world without Jessamyn? Very likely. But I can't fathom having the same level of fondness for the experience or confidence in my abilities as a father and spouse without Jessamyn's support.

-Zachary Moss

June 05, 2024

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JESSAMYN KEAR

EXPECTING BLISS

Birth Fee: $3000 to $5000

Postpartum Rate: $50 to $75

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Updated 6/4/2024

Birth Fee: $3000 to $5000

Postpartum Rate: $50 to $75

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Updated 6/4/2024

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