Words from Clients…
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“Jenny was the doula for our fist baby. As a first time dad I was very scared of the thought of my wife having our child. But with our pre-birth chats with Jenny I slowly grew confidence that we could do this as a team. During labor Jenny never left my wife’s side she was so good at keeping my wife calm and confident as well as helping me stay calm and making sure I knew how and what to do as my role of the husband. My wife was in active labor for a short term of only 5 1/2 hours and gave a perfect natural birth to our 8lb 12.6oz son. I strongly believe Jenny had a lot to do with this short smooth delivery and I recommend her to anyone. She also does amazing newborn photography and can handle a baby so well with such loving care. We will definitely use Jenny’s childbirth services again. Thank you so much for a great first experience.”
“It was a joy to work with Jenny for the home birth of our second son. Her peaceful, calming presence was exactly what we needed. She is multi-talented and truly has the heart of a servant. I would recommend her to anyone.”
“I can’t say enough good things about Jenny! She answered so many of my questions (and often would send me links to read up on the topics I would ask about), she was also good at asking my husband and I questions. She never made me feel stupid for asking questions or sharing concerns about birth. She arrived shortly after we got to the hospital and was very helpful in giving ideas for laboring positions. She helped me keep moving which made the time fly by. She helped my husband know how to help me through each contraction. My husband had been nervous that he wouldn’t feel needed because we had a doula, but that fear quickly went away. Having Jenny helped my husband and I be able to bond even better during labor and delivery.She never over stepped! She respected my birth plans too. I love that Jenny continued to check in with us even after having my baby. We also hired Jenny to capsulate my placenta. I would recommend that to everyone, it was very helpful! She even Took our newborn pictures. Jenny did a good job of being careful with our son and helping him not to fuss. We didn’t have her take pictures during labor and delivery. That’s one thing I wish we had done. I know she would have captured each moment beautifully. I recommend Jenny to all my friends and anyone i know who is pregnant. I can’t imagine having a baby with out Jenny, she helped make it such an enjoyable experience!”
“She was so wonderful! She did my birth photography and newborn photography. All the pictures are amazing. She truely captured the day. She also did my placenta encapsulation. They really helped shorten my recovery and made me feel so much better.”
“Jenny is fantastic!!! She is a beautiful, caring person and a great Doula. She was there for me before I had my baby and helped me to obtain my goal of a natural birth. I cannot adequately express my gratitude for her services. She helped me remain calm and focused. Her calming presence was helpful to my husband also and helped him to be more involved in our daughter’s birth. In addition, she continued to provide support during the next couple of weeks after the birth. She continued to check in and make sure things were going well. I would recommend her.”
“Too many praising words come to mind to describe Jenny! She took a less than photogenic Dad (me) and photographed my wife and I with our daughter that brought tears to my eyes. My wife and I are eternally grateful for the, in the moment, memories she captured. They will last a lifetime and we can’t thank her enough. If you want the best, with a heart of gold, look no further.”
“I used Jenny’s Childbirth Services for Placenta Encapsulation. She was truly amazing! We were in the middle of moving as well and she barred with us through it all! I can’t speak highly enough of Jenny!! highly recommend Jenny!!”
“Jenny was our doula and birth photographer for the birth of our daughter Hannah (10/2015). My husband and I decided to hire Jenny after months of discussion and wondering what exactly her role would be in the birth process. The weeks leading up to our due date, Jenny was very professional and maintained communication multiple times a week checking in on how I (the mother) was doing and sending informative articles on various topics for my husband and I read and discuss. Jenny was great in answering random questions and doing research when she was not sure of the answer.
I was induced on 10/29 at 10pm, 4 days before my due date, due to gestational diabetes. We asked Jenny to join us at the hospital the following day, mid morning, when labor was progressing nicely. Jenny provided great support and encouragement to me as well as my husband. It was nice having an additional person present to step in when Justin needed to step out and he appreciated knowing someone was still with me.
Jenny stayed throughout the remainder of our labor, suggesting different positions to try and help improve our progress. She also helped me to communicate my thoughts and questions clearly with the hospital staff and made sure all concerns/questions were answered before we made a decision.
After 12+ hours of active labor and three hours of pushing, baby was not making progress and I was exhausted. The time came to make a decision about a csection or to continue trying with the relief of an epidural. We opted to have the csection and Jenny was 100% supportive of this decision. She remained at the hospital until we returned to the room with our new bundle of joy. Jenny stayed until nearly 3am on 10/31 to take newborn photos and capture as much of the of the joyful event we had envisioned as possible, despite the deviation in our birth plan.
Jenny went above and beyond, bringing us Steak N Shake after the csection and visiting us later that weekend, bringing fresh brownies for us to share (or not) with visitors. Jenny has a sweet personality and servant’s heart, making her a great doula and now friend. We are so thankful we hired her!
We also hired Jenny for her placenta encapsulation services. While we have nothing to compare it to, as this is our first child, my husband states he noticed a difference in my mood/emotional state the first day after starting the recommended dose.
Jenny has an attention for details, big and small, in all of the services she offers. We highly recommend her!”
“I never knew how great having a doula could be for a dad. Jenny was amazing support to have for the birth of our twins. She was there with us through the false alarms and the day of labor itself. She was amazing with my wife and helping to encourage labor to progress. She helped us think through some big decisions and was a great sounding board. I would recommend Jenny to anyone. It’s one of the best investments you can make for the birth of your child.”
“Facebook says that a 5 star rating is “superb” and that’s exactly the word I would chose to describe Jenny and the services she provides! She was there for me as my birth doula for the birth of my son recently. I chose a hospital birth, but I wanted it to be as natural as possible, and Jenny was a huge part of making that possible. I was induced at 42 weeks, and baby boy was stubborn! Jenny was very patient and calming during my LONG labor and was able to help me manage my pain so well since she knew I didn’t want an epidural. When I did finally ask for some form of pharmaceutical pain relief, Jenny made sure I was informed about what I was offered and that I was certain I wanted to make that choice. Jenny was such a great support, I couldn’t have done it without her!! Even my midwife commented what a joy she was to work with. Also, the photographs Jenny managed to capture were absolutely breathtaking! I’ll never know how she got them one handed, as I was busy squeezing the heck outta her other hand!! She also encapsulated my placenta, and I would absolutely recommend this as a MUST for any new momma. Jenny served as so much more than my doula that it’s hard to put into words how priceless her services are. I would recommend her highly to anyone giving birth, whatever your birth plan may look like. She will always hold a very special place in my heart for the very special role that she played in our lives. ♡”
“For the birth of our first child I knew I wanted someone to help with all of the unknowns-Jenny did a great job putting our minds at ease and encouraging me through the process of labor!”
“We can’t begin to express our thanks to Jenny for sharing our daughter’s birthday with us. Every birth is different (as Jenny knows.) We were expecting a short fast delivery that day but instead were in for a very long day as my water broke prematurely and I was not even dilated, thinned out and baby was still really high. With all that said Jenny was right there helping and encouraging every step of the way. As the day went on she had many suggestions to help time pass quicker and help me get past the back pain that I was experiencing that day. Jenny was able to tell that baby was traverse as the Midwife mentioned also. Jenny had many suggestions to help baby turn, and turn baby did. When contractions were inconsistent Jenny was there with oils, pressure points and ways to help get contractions going more, and they worked. When I was worried and concerned as our daughter was coming more than 3 weeks early and doctors were watching her heat rate closely before she was born. Jenny was there to talk to and help me try to calm my fears. Jenny was there through it all with great ideas to help keep the labor process moving and with excellent words of encouragement. She also put her photography to use and got many great pictures that day to help us remember the day in a special way. After baby was born she also gave my husband and I some time alone to take in the joy and amazement of the wonderful new life well getting some awesome pictures. Jenny also took the time to follow up with me and check how I was doing a few days and even a week later. That meant a lot to me to know that someone cared, even after my daughter’s birth, to check up on me. I believe that Jenny is someone who can get along with anyone even my 8 year old son enjoyed Jenny and he has asked if she was coming back up to the hospital or out to the house to see baby and him. I can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed having Jenny there to spend our special day with us. If I had to rate Jenny I would give her a beyond 5 star rating and make sure to tell all my expecting friends about her. If you are looking for a doula or an infant photographer let me suggest Jenny. Thank you Jenny!!!”