Hi! My name is Jennifer. I am a mother, wife, assistant/aspiring Midwife, Doula, Childbirth Educator, placenta specialist, and Hypnobabies Instructor. I became a doula after leaving active duty in 2012, and began midwifery school shortly after becoming pregnant with my first child, Emma. I have a strong academic and clinical background which has helped me to foster working relationships with health care providers and provided experience and knowledge beyond the average doula.
I have had 3 home births, and am currently an advanced student midwifery intern at a VA birth center
Certified Neonatal Resuscitation Provider
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Provider
Certified Basic Life Saving provider
Actively completing training as a Traditional Midwife
Certified Placenta Specialist
Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula
Certified Childbirth Instructor
Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor
DONA doula trained
ICEA childbirth education trained
I value a standard of excellence and education, and follow the highest professional principles. My goal is to provide you a level of service you won't find anywhere else. Your desires are unique, so we offer individualized, educated support without imposing my own beliefs or opinions in order to guide and enable you to make the best personal decisions.
Your birth requires a TEAM. Your provider, partner, and whomever else you feel needs to be included. My goal is to help create a cohesive environment, ensuring everyone feels important, respected, and comfortable at their level of involvement. I appreciate the expertise, knowledge, and experience of professional care providers and have an excellent history and rapport with our local doctors and midwives.
I strive to understand your needs and provide the best possible care for you and your growing family. I recognize that no two births are the same, and that each family has an absolute right to non-judgmental, evidenced based support in their birthing choices. What matters to me, is you. My goal is to help you find your voice and advocate for your choices. I value honesty and loyalty, making a sincere promise for 110% transparency and candor at all times.
I constantly strive to create an environment that allows you to communicate your desires without alienating your care providers. I fully understand my scope of practice and am specialized at providing information per your request in order to empower you to make an informed choice, without creating conflict or disrupting the cohesiveness within the birth team.
One of the benefits of being an experienced doula in the area are the many relationships formed along the way. I take pride in the ability to connect you to a wide range of local professionals to satisfy your every pregnancy and postpartum need. From photographers to Midwives, and acupuncturists to local baby wearing gurus, I can confidently direct you to excellent professionals. Additionally, my classes provide moms and dads a wonderful opportunity to learn from one another to connect, gain perspective, and build confidence!