steph & todd - virtual support
“Jenn is my baby touchstone and absolutely necessary to my survival as a new mom.”
"Where would I be as a first time mother without Jenn?
Jenn is my baby touchstone and absolutely necessary to my survival as a new mom. She is incredibly informed, funny, accessible, patient and unbiased. I never feel judged on my choices as a parent, only supported by her, and she helps me make decisions based on my wishes and parenting style.
Whether I am having an unsure moment or an emotional black hole of doubt kind of day, Jenn is there to encourage, support, lift me up, offer solidarity and resources to show I'm not alone, and help me problem solve.
The amount of knowledge and resources she has is so impressive and essential. We love you Jenn!”
kirsten & travis - birth & postpartum support
“Like many women, I did not grow up with the concept of having a doula. As such, I didn’t know what to expect. In retrospect, I can’t imagine how I would have navigated my metamorphosis into motherhood without Jenn.
Throughout the process Jenn proved to be an intuitive, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and deeply kind support person. In our prenatal meetings she dealt with my questions with patience and without judgement. Despite the fact that I had many off-beat inquiries, I never managed to stump her and she often answered my questions before I asked them. And while Jenn was a professional at every turn, she never made me feel like a client.
At the birth of our son it was tricky to know how Jenn might assist as I ended up having an epidural. With the epidural, I couldn’t move and the comfort measures we had discussed became impossible. Nevertheless, Jenn’s presence was still invaluable as she supported both my husband and me. Even though everything had been thrown off script, she found where she was needed and dove in without hesitation, intuiting my needs when even I didn’t know what they were. As an incredible bonus, she captured the first moments of my baby’s life in photographs that are raw and beautiful.
Once babe was here she provided guidance and resources to help me manage my concerns. Jenn had prepared me for what postpartum life might be like and knowing what I might encounter made me feel confident that no matter the scenario, I would be able to manage it. During one visit, she also provided me with time to take a really indulgent shower; a luxury I had forgotten existed. She also taught me a baby massage routine that we have incorporated into our bedtime routine.
Jenn has so fully been a part of our lives that it’s difficult to remember everything she has done for us. I am a confident and happy mother and a lot of that can be attributed to her support. I cannot recommend her strongly enough. In supporting us as we became a family, Jenn has become a part of ours.”
“In retrospect, I can’t imagine how I would have navigated my metamorphosis into motherhood without Jenn.”
“I am a confident and happy mother and a lot of that can be attributed to her support.”
ashley & joel - postpartum support
“The support Jenn provided in those first few months was invaluable.”
“I couldn't recommend Jenn enough. Like many first-time moms, I wasn't entirely sure I "needed" a postpartum doula—I have family in the city and a strong support network; I was wrong. The support Jenn provided in those first few months was invaluable. She offered an empathetic ear, and poignant resources. I found myself eagerly awaiting our next visit so I could "vent" about all the new challenges and joys I was experiencing.
In a typical visit, Jenn would: 1. Help me prepare a snack or meal for myself 2. Assist with other light-touch household tasks (laundry, baking some muffins, holding the baby so I could book doctors appts or fill out forms) 3. Take some (stunning) candid photos of me and my baby 4. Share a cup of tea with me and talk about whatever was on my mind.
Jenn also accompanied me and my son to our 8 week well-baby doctor's appointment, which was super helpful (both logistically and emotionally).
All around, Jenn was worth every cent. If we choose to expand our family, we plan to hire Jenn as our birth and postpartum doula.”