Certified Birth Doula (B&B)
Certified Postpartum Doula (B&B)
Certified Childbirth Educator (B&B)
I am a wife, a mama to two beautiful girls, and a birth and postpartum doula located in the Central Sierra Nevada Foothills. I serve the surrounding areas: Fresno, Clovis, Shaver, Auberry, Prather, Tollhouse, and the small communities in between.
My passion for birth work began as I completed my education to become a nurse, and as I worked as a CNA (certified nursing assistant) at a local hospital. I worked in the hospital setting for over 7 years in the postpartum unit. I loved the interaction I had with the patients, their brand new babies, and their families. My desire to serve expecting families was missing something. Not until I became pregnant with my first child did that something become apparent. I knew I was meant to be a doula.
Both of my birth experiences have shaped me into who I am today. I know that both of those experiences contributed to my ability to help and serve expecting families. My first daughter, Willow, was born via cesarean, after planning a home birth which turned into a hospital transfer. I knew with my second birth I would educate myself on VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). That’s how I became a VBAC-friendly doula. With my second pregnancy, I was able to achieve a HBAC (home birth after cesarean). Instead of looking at my first experience as a negative one, I have used it to help me relate to and serve families who experienced the same situation. Both of my birth experiences have shaped the model of care I provide to my clients and that is compassion, understanding, and sympathy.
My desire to learn is always ongoing. I engage in daily assignments, articles and readings to keep my knowledge current and up to date. I hope to eventually broaden my services to offer placenta encapsulation, prenatal yoga, meal prepping, and so much more. I look forward to joining you on your beautiful pregnancy and birth journey.
Empowering families one birth at a time!
*Jen is not available for births at this time*
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