Hi, I'm Jennifer
My Doula journey started when I was 4 years old at the downtown library with my mom and stepfather. Somehow I found a book on natural child birth that had very detailed pictures of the birth process. After looking at it for awhile I brought it to my stepfather opened to the page where a women is giving birth. My stepfather was caught off guard but also intrigued because my mom was pregnant with her second baby. After a very traumatic birth with me they were looking for a better way. That began my moms journey into natural homebirth. She went on to have 8 homebirths with a midwife. I had the privilege of witnessing the last 4 births.
Growing up I was always around babies and children. My dad and stepmom had three kids and my mom and stepdad had 8. That made me the oldest of 11 children! My dream for when I grew up was to get married and have babies of my own. For work as a teen I had a job as a nanny! I nannied two different sets of twin boys. I remember thinking everyday I went to work that I couldn't believe I could get paid for snuggling babies all day!
Then one September I married my one and only love! It wasn't long before we were pregnant and on the journey to growing our family. We now have five amazing children! I was lucky to be able to get a midwife for all five of my homebirths. My last two were born in water. While I'm sad to be done with the baby stage, I am very excited to move forward with my second dream...to be your doula!
Three Years ago I took my Doula certification with MACFE. I am currently Working on My MSP (Maternal Support Practitioner) certificate. I recently also attended a Spinning Babies Workshop.