My name is Maia, and I will start off by saying Jenn was totally and completely invaluable in my birthing experience! At 4 in the morning I woke up with what I thought was a stomachache, and within a few hours I was timing as contractions. When they became regular and close together, we called her and she drove over. By about noon things had seemed to stall out, but we took the break as a time to practice some counter pressure and other things that became very useful later! After awhile she went home to let us rest. At about midnight the night, things were back in full swing and she met us at the hospital. He still wasn’t born until almost 1 in the afternoon! I was totally exhausted, but she kept my spirits up with encouragement, and reminded me constantly to focus on my breathing, use "low tones", and almost had to make me move around, which really did help! She did a LOT of counter pressure, and massage, without which I don't think I could have had the completely natural birth that I did.
When he FINALLY was born, she helped me with breastfeeding for the first time, and stayed for a few hours until I was ready for her to leave. She came to meet him a week later, and calls me to see how we are all doing. If/when I have another child she will be the FIRST person I call, so she can be my doula again!
She loves what she does, and it shows! 5 stars, Jenn!