FRUIT OF THE WOMB: CARING COMPANION
The Support You Deserve
Who I Am
I am a wife and mother of 5! With the delivery of each of my children, I felt the need for a doula before I was ever familiar with the term. Women helping women usher new life into the world is not a new concept and it would thrill me to be a part of this chapter with you! My passion is giving new and veteran mothers the support they need to have the birth experience they desire.
I'm proud to support families on Cape Cod and throughout the South Shore.
How I Assist
We begin our doula/client relationship with one or two prenatal visits where we can get to know one another, along with your partner and other possible members of your birth team. Tell me about your ideal birth! Together we will create a plan and talk about your options and your partner's role during the birth.
I will be available for email and text support throughout the duration of your pregnancy, and on call for phone support from 3 weeks before your due date, to the time of your delivery!
BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM
Whether you choose the hospital, your home, or a birthing center, I will be at your side to offer you continuous support while you labor and during the birthing process. I can be as hands on or off as you choose: helping you with positions, comfort measures, breathing techniques, and affirmations! It is my goal to help make sure your experience is as calm and positive as possible.
Labor and delivery are not the end of the road! I will make a home visit within two weeks after your delivery. We will take the time to talk about our different perspectives of your birth. This will be an opportunity for you to share how you're feeling postpartum - physically, mentally, and emotionally. Let's process your experience together! Need help finding support groups or other new parent/postpartum resources? Let me help!
I have completed the DONA (Doulas of North America) International Birth Doula Workshop and am currently working on the reading and writing requirements to acquire my certification through DONA.
Being a doula is all about passion for the job, as well as gaining experience with each birth. I look forward to partnering with you as you welcome your little one(s) into the world.
Please inquire about my prenatal and birth doula fees. Payments plans are always an option!
Giving birth is scary, but I was constantly uplifted by the wisdom and encouragement that Jessica had given me, while standing by my bedside for my entire delivery.
It was my first time delivering so having someone who has been there (... 5 kids wow!) and knows the questions to ask helped me to stay in a positive mindset, even during the most challenging parts of my laboring journey.
I really appreciated Jess' willingness to speak up to the doctors/nurses about my wants and concerns, especially because I'm always nervous to do so. She was encouraging, had great tips on labor positions, and worked well with my husband. Having her at my birth was a great asset.