Birth can be a beautiful, transforming & incredible experience.
There are three important factors that must exist:
1 - The birthing person is equipped with effective comfort techniques that will short circuit the fear/tension/pain cycle.
2 - The birthing person is well taken care of, pampered and loved during labor.
3 - The birth team, especially the partner, is well educated and able to advocate throughout the experience.
I started my journey in birth in November of 2013, when I experience a healing, beautiful VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), after being told that I wasn't a good 'candidate' for a vaginal birth. After I had my son at home in 2015, my passion for the beauty of birth overflowed. I immersed myself into this passion with the support and love from my family and today, I am also running a non profit organization that helps women and families have the experience that they are entitled to.
Jenn is a Certified Birth Educator, Certified Birth Doula, Placenta Specialist, Certified Lactation Counselor and Certified in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders as well as Certified Mental Health First Aid.
Roland and Jenn met in kindergarten and went through their school years as friends. It wasn't until after they were dating that they realized that they shared a limo to the Senior Prom and even sat next to each other. Roland has been so supportive of Jenn's journey into the world of birth, encouraging her along the way. Roland often accompanies Jenn to her class about partners.
From left to right
Elsie born in 2011
Dorothy born in 2013
Roland (RoRo) born in 2015
Marley born in 2017