The home birth of my son Malcolm nearly 3 and a half years ago and the amazing care I received from my family, friends, and midwife, inspired me to offer the gift of support to other women during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I've treated many pregnant women and their babies with Jin Shin Jyutsu before and since then, and was naturally led to become both a labor and postpartum doula.
My labor doula services include:
*2 prenatal visits
*Jin Shin Jyutsu treatments prenatally (optional)
* support and advocacy for you and your partner during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum
*physical and emotional support during labor, including Jin Shin Jyutsu/Acupressure
*birth story and photographs, if desired
*1-2 postpartum visits, which may include help with breastfeeding, infant care, Jin Shin Jyutsu, care of the mother, help with meals, etc..
Studies have shown that women who were supported by a doula during their labor reported: labor and birth as less painful, less anxiety after birth, feelings of increased self-confidence, an easier time with breastfeeding, improved relationship with their partner, and lower incidence of postpartum depression.
The Doula Book, by Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus
I am also available for postpartum doula services on an individual basis by contract.
Contact Jenny at 510-839-9252 or firstname.lastname@example.org