"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers ~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength."
- Barbara Kate Rothman
Merging several years of supporting families and children and my BS in Public Health, I decided to take my love and education in a different direction. Through my own experiences, I witnessed the transformational power of love, support, and birth. Life then brought to my attention the opportunity of becoming a Doula and birth has become my passion ever since. Every woman deserves the opportunity to feel knowledgeable, empowered and supported in her ability to move through the many transitions of pregnancy to motherhood.
Birth is a right of passage that can be honored and supported every step of the way. Our bodies are made for birthing and I believe is one of the most empowering and transformational experiences you will ever be presented with.
You have been offered this opportunity because you can do it, as have all women since the beginning of time.
My mission is for mamas to remember and feel their inner strength, their body's innate wisdom, and their capablity of handling anything that comes their way while having constant unconditional support. I hope that you look back on your birth experience and feel strong, proud and inspired.
We, as women, have been given the gift of bringing in life and deserve the space to remember, celebrate and be loved. We are incredible.
A few kind words from families I've worked with....
"Jen was with us during labor and was amazing in everything she did during what could
have been a stressful time. Jen anticipated every move that needed to be made, from massages
to ambiance to guidance to Nate on how to be the best birthing partner possible."
- Tammy, Nate, Makalyah, & Malia
"As first time parents the birth process was a scary unknown. Although we understood it was a big decision, we had no idea what a huge impact our choice in doula would make. Thank you so much for guiding and supporting us through the process. We felt informed, respected, and cared for from our first meeting through the follow up visit. Working with you was powerfully positive and we're so glad to have had you both at our child's birth.
- Marie, Joe, & August
"Jen was absolutely instrumental in my intervention free birth. I began my search for doulas after finding out I was pregnant with my 3rd child. My first birth was really difficult, and required many interventions. My second child came so quickly that there was no time to even think of pain meds. For my third birth I knew that I wanted a totally natural birth.
She helped me in so many ways! Before the birth she provided support and advice. During the birth she supported me physically and spiritually. She helped make my wishes known to the staff of nurses. After the birth of my daughter she stayed with me for a long time when I otherwise would have been alone. Jen has such a peaceful way, it helped my birth remain stress-free."
- Holly, Wilvert, Mercedes, Leyla, & Mattea
Birth Doula Serving The San Francisco Bay Area